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Ted meaning and name origin

Ted \ted\ as a boy's name is pronounced ted. It is of English origin. Short form of Theodore (Greek) "God's gift" or Edward (Old English) "wealthy guard". Tedrick is a variant of the old German name Theodoric, "people's ruler". Tedman refers to Saint Edmund. Newscaster Ted Koppel; actor Ted Danson.

Ted has 6 variant forms: Tedd, Teddey, Teddie, Teddy, Tedric and Tedrick.

For more information, see also related names Edgar, Edwin and Theobald.

Ted is also pronounced similarly to Tad, Tadd, Tod and Todd. Other suggested similar baby names are Aed, Ced, Jed, Ned, Tadi, Teo, Tex, Thad and Zed.

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Popularity of Ted

Ted is a very popular first name for males (#240 out of 1220) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Ted name for boys (2012 statistics). Compare Ted with its variant forms and related boy baby names.


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