What does Theobald mean?
Theobald /theo-bald/ [3 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Theobald is "brave people". Literary: the variant Tybalt is the name of an important character in Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet".
How popular is Theobald?
Theobald is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#7360 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Theobald and related names. Theo (#509 in 2014), Teddy and Ted are the popular variation forms of Theobald (not ranked). These boy names were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1930-1939 (usage of 0.5713%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.1637%, down 71.4%), with the forms Ted and Teddy becoming less in vogue. Theo (#509) is the most fashionable birth name here, and there is also a rekindling in birth name popularity for this name. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)