Rank 10th Boy Name ๐Ÿ”ฅ Popular

In 2022, the name Theodore was 10th most popular baby name for boys and 18th most popular baby name overall. In 2022, 10,768 babies were named Theodore in the United States.

In 2022, 1 out of every 312 babies in the United States were named Theodore. In a classroom of 30 students, there is approximately a 9.2% chance that another student would have the same name. Today, the average age of someone named Theodore is around 36 years old.

The name "Theodore" is very common.

Nicknames for Theodore include Ted, Teddy and Theo.

Theodore Meaning & Origin

Theodore is a classic Greek name that means "gift of God," often evoking connotations of strength, divinity, and generosity.

The name Theodore is described as intellectual, cordial and ambitious.


Theodore is pronounced theoh-dohre in English. The name Theodore has 8 letters and 2, 3 or 5 syllables, depending on pronunciation.

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Name Trends (1972 to Present)

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Fun Facts about Theodore

  • The name Theodore was shared by two of the United States notable presidents, Theodore Roosevelt and Theodore "Teddy" Wilson.

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