Theo meaning, boyTheo (boy)

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What does Theo mean?

Theo \the()-theo\ as a boys' name (also used less regularly as girls' name Theo). Theo means "brave people; God's gift". Theo is a derivative of Theobald (Old German). Theo is also a derivative of Theodore (Greek).


Theo has 31 related forms via Theobald, Theodore: Dietbald, Dietbold, Fedor, Feodor, Fyodor, Teador, Ted, Teddie, Teddy, Tedor, Teobaldo, Teodoor, Teodor, Teodoro, Thebault, Theodon, Theodor, Theodorus, Theodosios, Theodosius, Thibaud, Thibault, Thibaut, Tibold, Tiebold, Tiebout, Todor, Tudor, Tybald, Tybalt and Tybault.


Theo is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#1023 out of 1220, Top 84%) and also a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#67179 out of 88799, Top 76%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Theo for boys. Theo reached its apex rank of #449 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, and is at #509 currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Theo and corresponding names. Ted, Teddy, Teodoro, Theodor and Theodore (#126 last year) are the prominent alternative forms of Theo (#509 last year). Usage of this boy name was at its most widespread during the years 1930-1939 and has become much lower since, with the forms Ted, Teddy and Teodoro becoming less trendy. Theo (#509) is the most trendy birth name among these, with this name going through a revival in popularity. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ted, Teddy, Teodoro, Theo, Theodore in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Teddy, Theo, Theodor, Theodore outside U.S.

Similar Names

Theo is alike in pronunciation to Thaw. Other recommended similar baby names are Teo, Teyo, Theon, Thu and Tye. These names tend to be less frequently used than Theo.