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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.


Variations

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

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


Popularity

Ted is a very popular first name for males (#240 out of 1220, Top 20%) 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 Ted for boys. Ted reached its highest rank of #155 in the U.S. in 1930-1939 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ted and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Theodore (#126), Edward (#160), Edwin (#297), Edgar (#300), Edmund, Ted and Teddy. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Edgar, Edmund, Edward, Edwin, Ted, Teddy, Theodore in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Edward, Edwin, Teddy, Theodore outside U.S.


Similar Names

Ted is also pronounced similarly to Tad, Tadd, Tod and Todd. Other suggested similar baby names are Aed, Ced, Ged, Jed, Ned, Tadi, Teo, Tex, Thad and Zed. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ted.

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