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pinWhat does Thaddeus mean?

Thaddeus /thad-deus/ [2 sylls.] 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 15 variants: Tad, Tadd, Taddeo, Taddeusz, Tadeo, Tadio, Tadzio, Thad, Thaddaeus, Thaddaios, Thaddaos, Thaddaus, Thaddius, Thadeus and Thady.

Thaddeus has 6 more relations via Jude: Jud, Judah, Judas, Judd, Judsen and Judson.

Thaddeus has 1 feminine form: Thaddea.

Kreatif forms: Tandeus, Theodeus, Thordeus. [more]

pinHow 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)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Thaddeus for boys. Thaddeus reached its apex position of #375 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, and is at #732 presently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Judah (#243 a year ago), Judd, Jude (#162), Judson (#960), Tad and Thad are the popular varying forms of Thaddeus (#732 a year ago). Variants like Judsen are seldom used. Usage of these boy names was at its peak in 2014 (usage of 0.2719%), except for the versions Judson, Tad, Thad and Thaddeus which have become less stylish. Judah (#243) and Jude (#162) are two of the more fashionable names for newborns here, and there is also a revival in birth name usage for Jude. Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the boy name Thaddeus and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Thaddeus, Judah, Judd, Jude, Judson in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Tad, Thad in U.S.

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