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What does Theda mean?

Theda \th(e)-da\ as a girls' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Theda is "people". From "theod". Also possibly short form of Theodosia. Exotic silent film celebrity Theda Bara.


Theda has 3 variants: Theida, Theta and Thida.

For more on this name, see also the related girl name Theodora.

Theda has 6 more different forms via Theodosia: Docia, Dosia, Feodosia, Teodosia, Tossa and Tossia.


Theda is a very popular first name for women (#1391 out of 4276, Top 33%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Theda for girls. Theda was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its top position of #485 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Theda name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Theda outside U.S.

Prominent varying forms of Theda appearing in the Top 1000 are Docia, Theodora and Theodosia. Usage of these girl names reached its peak during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.2763%) and is now significantly less, with the versions Docia, Theda, Theodora and Theodosia becoming less stylish. Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Theda and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Docia, Theda, Theodora, Theodosia in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Theda and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Theda is alike in pronunciation to Thada and Thadda. Other recommended similar baby names are Tada, Tadda, Teeta, Thea and Theia. These names tend to be less frequently used than Theda.