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Meaning and name origin

Theodore \the(o)-do-re\ as a boy's name is pronounced THEE-a-dor. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Theodore is "God's gift". From Theodorus. Early Christian name and saint's name. President Theodore Roosevelt made the name popular, and the teddy bear is named for him. Authors Theodore Dreiser, Theodore Sturgeon; painter Théodore Rousseau.

Theodore has 19 variant forms: Fedor, Feodor, Fyodor, Teador, Ted, Teddie, Teddy, Tedor, Teodoor, Teodor, Teodoro, Theo, Theodon, Theodor, Theodorus, Theodosios, Theodosius, Todor and Tudor.

There are 2 feminine forms of Theodore: Pheodora and Theodora.


Theodore is a very popular first name for males (#148 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#9078 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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