Meaning and name origin
Theodora \the(o)-do-ra\ as a girl's name is pronounced thee-a-DOR-ah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Theodora is "God's gift". Feminine of Theodore. The name began as a simple expression. Between Theodora and Dorothea, the difference is the order of the elements in the phrases "God's gift" and "gift of God". Actress/vamp Theda Bara.
Theodora is a very popular first name for females (#1099 out of 4276, Top 26%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Theodora for girls. Theodora reached its highest rank of #591 in the U.S. in 1900-1909 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Theodora and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Dorothy (#731), Theodora, Theodosia, Theo, Theda, Dorothea and Dora. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Pheodora. This name tends to be less commonly used than Theodora.