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pinWhat 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 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 2 years ago), Judd, Jude (#162), Judson (#960), Tad and Thad are the popular varying forms of Thaddeus (#732 2 years ago). Other variants, like Judsen, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Thaddeus was more pronounced among parents in 2014 (average #728). Jude has been the most well-known version, although Judah appears to be getting popular too, while Judson, Tad, Thad and Thaddeus have become less contemporary. 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.