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What does Theo mean?

Theo \the()-theo\ as a name for girls (also used more widely as boys' name Theo) has the meaning "God's gift". Theo is a variant of Theodora (Greek). A somewhat rare girls' name.


Theo has 13 different forms via Theodora: Dora, Fedora, Feodora, Fyodora, Teddey, Teddie, Tedra, Teodora, Teodory, Theadora, Theda, Theodosia and Todora.


Theo is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2597 out of 4276, Top 61%) and also a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#67179 out of 88799, Top 76%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Theo for girls. Theo reached its top position of #602 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Theo and related names. Popular variation forms of Theo appearing in the Top 1000 are Theodosia, Theodora, Theda and Dora. These girl names were at the height of their popularity during 1910-1919 and are now much less widespread, with the versions Theodosia, Theodora, Theo, Theda and Dora becoming somewhat dated. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Theo is alike in pronunciation to Thea, Theia and Thia. Other recommended similar baby names are Te-, Tea, Thu and To. These names tend to be less frequently used than Theo.