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What does Theodora mean?

Theodora \the(o)-do-ra\ as a girls' 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.


Variations

Theodora has 14 variants: Dora, Fedora, Feodora, Fyodora, Teddey, Teddie, Tedra, Teodora, Teodory, Theadora, Theda, Theo, Theodosia and Todora.

For more information, see also related girl names Doretta, Doria, Dorothy and Teddi.

Theodora has 6 more alternative forms via Dorothea, Theda: Doritha, Dorotha, Dorothee, Theida, Theta and Thida.


Popularity

Theodora is a very popular first name for women (#1099 out of 4276, Top 26%) but a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Theodora for girls. Theodora reached its peak rank of #591 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Theodora and corresponding names. Popular alternative forms of Theodora are Dora, Dorotha, Dorothea, Dorothy (#731 the previous year), Theda, Theo and Theodosia. These girl names reached the top of their popularity during the years 1910-1919 and are now significantly less popular, with versions such as Dora, Dorotha, Theda, Theo and Theodora becoming somewhat dated. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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

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


Similar Names

A recommended similar baby name is Pheodora. This name tends to be less commonly used than Theodora.

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