Theodore

Pronunciation: the-ho-hdo-hre-h
Origin: Greece
gender-male
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Southern Europe

Theodore is a masculine given name with a rich history and a powerful meaning. The name has its origins in Ancient Greek, where it is derived from the words "theos" meaning "god" and "dṓron" meaning "gift". Combining these two words, Theodore means "gift of God(s)". The name has been used across various cultures and languages and has been popular in different historical periods, including the Middle Ages. It has also been associated with several early Christian saints and notable figures throughout time, such as Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States. The name Theodore has a strong meaning and a classic appeal, making it an attractive choice for parents. Some popular variations of the name include Theodor, Ted, and Theo. The feminine form of Theodore is Theodora, and other names with similar meanings include Dorothy and Godiva, both of which also mean "gift of God(s)".

Theodore Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Theodore is currently #71 on Kiindred
gender-female Boy: Theodore is currently #71 on Kiindred Boy Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Theodore is currently #69 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-male Boy Unique: Theodore is currently #69 on Kiindred Boy Unique Names

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Famous People Named Theodore

  • Theodore Roosevelt: Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States, known for his progressive policies, conservation efforts, and the creation of the Panama Canal. He passed away in 1919.
  • Theodore Melfi: Theodore Melfi is an American screenwriter, film director, and producer known for his work on "St. Vincent" and "Hidden Figures."
  • Theodore Bikel: Theodore Bikel was an Austrian-American actor, folk singer, and musician known for his roles in "The Sound of Music" and "Fiddler on the Roof." He passed away in 2015.
  • Theodore Geisel: Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, was an American children's author and cartoonist known for his beloved books like "The Cat in the Hat" and "Green Eggs and Ham." He passed away in 1991.