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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.
Baby names that sound like Ted are Tad and Tod.
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Popularity of Ted
Ted is a very popular first name for men (#240 out of 1220) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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