What does Thaddeus mean?
Thaddeus [thad-deus] as a boys' name is pronounced THAD-ee-us. It is of Aramaic origin, and the meaning of Thaddeus is "heart". Also possibly derives from Theodorus, meaning "God's gift". Biblical: one of the 12 apostles. Jude is another form of the name.
Thaddeus has 1 feminine form: Thaddea.Creative forms:
(male) Tandeus, Theodeus, ..
(female) Thaddeuse, Thadise, .. Middle name pairings:
Thaddeus Brayton (T.B.), ..
How popular is Thaddeus?
Thaddeus is a somewhat popular first name for men (#611 out of 1220, Top 50%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Thaddeus reached its apex position of #350 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, and is at #703 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Jude (#156 a year ago), Tad, Tadd, Tadeo (#1058), Thad and Thadeus are the popular varying forms of Thaddeus (#703 a year ago). Usage of these forms of Thaddeus was more pronounced among parents in 2015 (average #1416), except for the version Thad which has become less stylish. Thaddeus has been the most well-known version, although Jude appears to be getting popular too.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Amadeus, Andreus, Cadmus, Caduceus, Claudius, Kadmus, Mateus, Shamus, Tacitus, Tandey, Taurus, Teddey, Thacher, Thaine, Thanasis, Thandey, Thandie, Thandiwe, Thandy, Thane, Thaniel, Thaxter, Thayer, Thayne, Theseus, Thonus, Travers and Zacheus. These names tend to be less frequently used than Thaddeus.See names in meaning and etymology.