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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 has 14 variant forms: 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 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).

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

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

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).

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

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

Similar Names

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