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What does Theobald mean?

Theobald Pronunciation of Theobald 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".


ASSOCIATED WITH brave, literary


VARIANTS Dietbald, Dietbold, Ted, Teddy, Teobaldo, Thebault, Theo, Thibaud, Thibault, Thibaut, Tibold, Tiebold, Tiebout, Tybald, Tybalt, Tybault



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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)

Which version is better?

Theo (#243 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Teddy (#1647) and Ted are the popular variation forms of Theobald (NOT RANKED). These relations of Theobald were popular as birth names 88 years ago (AVERAGE #385) and are somewhat less widespread today (#1296, 38%), with forms such as Ted going out of style. Theo is the most fashionable birth name here. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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 sound-alike 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.

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