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What does Theobald mean?

Theobald /theo-bald/ 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".


Theobald has 16 variants: Dietbald, Dietbold, Ted, Teddy, Teobaldo, Thebault, Theo, Thibaud, Thibault, Thibaut, Tibold, Tiebold, Tiebout, Tybald, Tybalt and Tybault.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Therbald, Trenbald, ..

(female) Theoda, Theota, ..

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. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Theobald and related names. Theo (#509 in recent rankings), Teddy (#1978) and Ted are the popular variation forms of Theobald (not ranked). These relations of Theobald were popular as birth names 84 years ago (average #385) and are now significantly less widespread (#1495, 78%), with forms such as Ted going out of style. Theo is the most fashionable birth name here. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ted, Teddy, Theo in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Recommended names are Bernald, Derald, Donald, Everald, Fernald, Gerald, Gerrald, Jerald, Jerrald, Leopold, Mcdonald, Reinald, Reynald, Roald, Ronald, Sewald, Siegwald, Teofil, Teofilo, Terrall, Thad, Theodon, Theodor, Theodore, Theodric, Theon, Theophile, Thobey, Thobie, Thoby, Thole, Thoma, Thomas, Thorald, Thornly, Thorold, Thorvald, Tobal, Torald and Trumball (see Trumble). These names tend to be more commonly used than Theobald.