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Meaning and Name Origin

Todd \t(o)-dd\ as a boys' name is pronounced tahd. It is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Todd is "fox". The name possibly refers to a fox hunter. It remains a dialectal word for a fox in some parts of Britain. Tod is a Scottish nickname for a clever or wily person. Hockey player Todd Bertuzzi.


Todd has 1 variant: Tod.


Todd is a very popular first name for men (#88 out of 1220, Top 7%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#368 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Todd for boys. Todd was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its highest rank of #31 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Todd name in U.S.

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

Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Todd and affiliated names. The only other prominent variation form of Todd listed in the Top 1000 is Tod. Adoption of these boy names reached its peak during the years 1960-1969 and has become significantly less since, with the versions Tod and Todd becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Tod, Todd in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Todd and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Todd is alike in pronunciation to Tad, Tadd, Ted and Tedd. Other suggested similar baby names are Rodd, Tadi, Teddy and Thad. These names tend to be less frequently used than Todd.