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)
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)