• Gender: Male
  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Gift Of God, Divine Gift

What is the meaning of the name Theodore?

The name Theodore is primarily a male name of Greek origin that means Gift Of God, Divine Gift.

The name Theodore is of Greek origin and is derived from the words "theos," meaning "god," and "doron," meaning "gift." The name was popularized by several saints, including Saint Theodore of Amasea, who was a Christian martyr in the 4th century. It was also borne by several Byzantine emperors and other notable figures throughout history. Today, the name Theodore remains popular around the world and has been used by many notable people and fictional characters. Common nicknames for Theodore include Ted, Teddy, and Theo. The “teddy bear” was named after U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt.

Five famous people named Theodore include:

Theodore Roosevelt - 26th President of the United States

Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss) - American children's book author and illustrator

Theodore Melfi - American film director and screenwriter

Theodore Dreiser - American novelist and journalist

Theodore Levitt - American economist and professor at Harvard Business School.

Five fictional characters named Theodore include:

Theodore "Theo" Decker - protagonist of the novel "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt

Theodore "Teddy" Daniels - protagonist of the novel "Shutter Island" by Dennis Lehane

Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell - character in the TV series "Prison Break"

Theodore "Laurie" Laurence - character in the novel "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott

Theodore "Theo" Raeken - character in the TV series "Teen Wolf"

People who like the name Theodore also like:

William, Sebastian, Henry, Oliver, Benjamin, Owen, Alexander, Eleanor, Alice, Charlotte, Violet, Genevieve, Amelia, Penelope

Names like Theodore:

Tierra, Tudor, Thuraya, Tory, Tiria, Tauri, Taru, Thor, Tarah, Trey, Ture, Tayari, Tuari, Tahira, Taworri, Troya, True, Tierre, Tahir, Tria, Theodora, Terri, Toriah, Thuraia, Tyr, Tedra, Thora, Tarou, Tadria, Trory

Celebrity Babies with this Name:

Theodore Gilkes - son of Maria Sharapova and Alexander Gilkes , born 2022
Théodore Christopher Lomas - son of Victoria Ekanoye and Jonny Lomas , born 2021
Theodore Hayes MacArthur - son of Ali Larter and Hayes MacArthur , born 2010

Stats for the Name Theodore

checkmark Theodore is currently #3 on the Baby Names Popularity Charts
checkmark Theodore is currently #7 in U.S. births
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