Name: Theodore

Origin and Meaning of the Name Theodore

  • Meaning:
    Gift of God
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Gift of God
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Gift of God
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (THEE oh dor; TAY oh dor)
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Miscellaneous Info for Theodore

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  • Used in:
    English, French and Greek speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Theodore was a pre-Christian name borne by many learned men in ancient Greece, including the ironically-named Theodorus the Atheist. There have been various saints named Theodore, and two popes.

    Theodore Roosevelt was President of the United States 1901-9, and the Teddy bear was named after him.

    Theodore was also the name of a member of the fictional animated band 'Alvin and the Chipmunks'.

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Popularity Rank of Theodore (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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