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What does Theodor mean?

Theodor Pronunciation of Theodor [theodor] as a boys' name has its root in Greek, and the meaning of the name Theodor is "God's gift". Theodor is a version of Theodore (Greek): from Theodorus.

Associated with: greek, gift.


13 different relations via Theodore: Fedor, Feodor, Fyodor, Teador, Tedor, Teodoor, Teodor, Teodoro, Theo, Theodon, Theodorus, Todor and Tudor.

Creative forms:
(male) Thedor, Thudor, ..


Middle name pairings:
Theodor Andres (T.A.), ..

How popular is Theodor?

Theodor is a rare given name for males but a somewhat popular last name for both adults and children (#118954 out of 150436, Top 79%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Theodor reached its peak position of #1451 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Theodor name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Teodoro, Theo (#408 last year) and Theodore (#99) are the popular variation forms of Theodor. Other variants, like Feodor, are seldom used. These forms of Theodor were favored by parents a century ago (adoption of 0.49%) and are somewhat less widespread today (adoption 0.26%, 48% less). Theodore has generally been a favorite of parents, though Theo has gained in usage.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Theodor, Teodoro, Theo, Theodore in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Telfor, Theodoric, Theodric, Theon, Theron, Therron, Thor, Trefor and Trevor. These names tend to be more commonly used than Theodor.

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