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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 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 name popularity of the name Ted for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ted and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Edgar, Edmund, Edward, Edwin, Ted, Teddy and Theodore. (2014 statistics).
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. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ted.
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