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What does Todd mean?

Todd Pronunciation of Todd [todd] 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.

Associated with: fox (wolf), hunter, britain (england), scottish, clever (intelligent).


Todd has 1 variant: Tod.

Creative forms:
(male) Didd, Todi, ..

(female) Today, Todde, ..

Middle name pairings:
Todd Gary (T.G.), ..

How popular is Todd?

Todd is a very popular first name for men (#88 out of 1220, Top 7%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#423 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Todd reached its highest rank of #31 in the U.S. in the 1960s, and is at #980 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. The only other prominent variation form of Todd (#980 in 2015) listed in the Top 2000 is Tod. Adoption of these forms of Todd was well-received among parents during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.69%) and has become significantly diminished since (usage 0.01%, 98.4%), with versions like Todd becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Todd, Tod 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 names are Budd, Edd, Jedd, Judd, Kidd, Ladd, Radd, Redd, Rodd, Rudd, Tadi, Teddy, Thad, Tobe, Tobi, Toby, Todor, Togo, Tom, Tome, Tomm, Ton, Toni, Tony, Toon, Tor, Tore, Toro, Torr, Toru, Tory and Tov. These names tend to be less frequently used than Todd.

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