Meaning and name origin
Theo \the()-theo\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Theo), is of Old German and Greek origin, and the meaning of Theo is "brave people; God's gift". Theo is a variant of Theobald (Old German); literary: the variant Tybalt is the name of an important character in Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet". Also a variant of Theodore (Greek): from Theodorus.
Theo is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1023 out of 1220, Top 84%) and also a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#67179 out of 88799, Top 76%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Theo for boys. Theo reached its highest rank of #449 in the U.S. in 1900-1909. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Theo and its source forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Theodore (#126) and Theo (#509). (2014 statistics).