Name: Theodosius

Origin and Meaning of the Name Theodosius

  • Meaning:
    Giver of God
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    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (thee o DOE shuss)
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    Theodosius was originally a Roman family name, which was used often after Flavius Theodosius or Theodosius I. It has now fallen mostly into disuse in English. Unlike names such as Dorothea, which are rooted in 'doros' ('gift'), the name Theodosius was created from the Greek 'theos' (meaning 'god') and 'dosis' (meaning 'giving'). Until relatively recently the suffix '-dotis' was still used in the Catholic Latin Mass at the end of nouns for people who gave things. Thus the name means 'God giving' or 'giver of God'.

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