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What does Theodora mean?

Theodora Pronunciation of Theodora [theodo-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.

Associated with: greek, gift.


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

Affiliated girl names: Doretta, Doria, Dorothy and Teddi.

1 more alternative form via Dorothea, Theda: Theida.

Creative forms:
(female) Theldora, Theodota, ..

(male) Theodoro, Theotroy, ..

Middle name pairings:
Theodora Lisa (T.L.), ..

How popular is Theodora?

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)

Theodora reached its peak rank of #574 in the U.S. in the 1920s, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Theodora name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Theodora are Dora (#1966 from current records), Doretta, Dorothea, Dorothy (#714), Fedora, Teddi, Teodora, Theda, Theo and Theodosia. These relations of Theodora reached the top of their popularity during 1920-1929 (average #1010) and are now significantly less common (#1880, 99.6% less usage), with versions such as Theodora becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Theodora, Dora, Doretta, Dorothea, Dorothy in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Fedora, Teddi, Teodora, Theda, Theo, Theodosia in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Adora, Aldora, Cedra, Chandara, Chandra, Deadra, Debora, Dedra, Deedra, Deidra, Delora, Derora, Devora, Eleanora, Eleonora, Eleora, Fadora, Fyedora, Gwennora (see Guinevere), Honora, Isadora, Leanora, Lenora, Leodora, Leondra, Leonora, Madora, Medora, Meliora, Nedra, Needra, Nehora, Noora, Panndora (see Pandora), Phadra, Phaedra, Phedra, Pheodora, Shadira, Sheera, Shemira, Sonora, Teara, Temira, Temora, Teodosia, Teofila, Teona, Tesora, Thada, Thamarra, Thamera, Thea, Theia, Thekla, Thelma, Theofania, Theofila, Theone, Theoni, Therena, Theressa, Thomasa, Thora, Thyra, Tiandra, Tiera, Tierra, Timora, Tora, Tzefira, Tzephira (see Zephyr), Tzipora, Tzippora and Ysadora. These names tend to be less commonly used than Theodora.

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