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Ted

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 13 0 13
1881 7 0 7
1882 14 0 14
1883 13 0 13
1884 10 0 10
1885 10 0 10
1886 10 0 10
1887 20 0 20
1888 21 0 21
1889 25 0 25
1890 20 0 20
1891 22 0 22
1892 15 0 15
1893 12 0 12
1894 23 0 23
1895 24 0 24
1896 30 0 30
1897 28 0 28
1898 39 0 39
1899 34 0 34
1900 75 0 75
1901 64 0 64
1902 87 0 87
1903 71 0 71
1904 94 0 94
1905 120 5 115
1906 89 0 89
1907 112 0 112
1908 113 0 113
1909 122 0 122
1910 127 0 127
1911 97 0 97
1912 244 0 244
1913 247 0 247
1914 309 0 309
1915 403 0 403
1916 462 9 453
1917 508 10 498
1918 572 8 564
1919 581 10 571
1920 552 7 545
1921 625 10 615
1922 610 5 605
1923 599 7 592
1924 622 11 611
1925 669 0 669
1926 777 13 764
1927 772 10 762
1928 839 12 827
1929 861 10 851
1930 989 6 983
1931 989 6 983
1932 1,076 9 1,067
1933 1,049 9 1,040
1934 1,053 0 1,053
1935 1,089 6 1,083
1936 1,072 7 1,065
1937 1,061 0 1,061
1938 1,111 0 1,111
1939 1,085 6 1,079
1940 1,047 0 1,047
1941 1,096 0 1,096
1942 1,257 5 1,252
1943 1,242 7 1,235
1944 1,174 8 1,166
1945 1,237 0 1,237
1946 1,492 0 1,492
1947 1,647 0 1,647
1948 1,475 0 1,475
1949 1,383 5 1,378
1950 1,355 0 1,355
1951 1,392 5 1,387
1952 1,416 0 1,416
1953 1,304 0 1,304
1954 1,347 5 1,342
1955 1,407 0 1,407
1956 1,464 5 1,459
1957 1,635 0 1,635
1958 1,743 5 1,738
1959 1,676 0 1,676
1960 1,695 0 1,695
1961 1,684 5 1,679
1962 1,703 0 1,703
1963 1,583 5 1,578
1964 1,507 0 1,507
1965 1,245 0 1,245
1966 1,073 0 1,073
1967 962 10 952
1968 1,050 0 1,050
1969 1,061 5 1,056
1970 945 0 945
1971 808 7 801
1972 671 5 666
1973 543 0 543
1974 479 0 479
1975 456 0 456
1976 431 0 431
1977 418 0 418
1978 360 0 360
1979 353 0 353
1980 370 6 364
1981 340 0 340
1982 316 0 316
1983 299 0 299
1984 288 0 288
1985 266 0 266
1986 296 0 296
1987 282 0 282
1988 291 0 291
1989 269 0 269
1990 250 0 250
1991 176 0 176
1992 188 0 188
1993 179 0 179
1994 163 0 163
1995 150 0 150
1996 135 0 135
1997 127 0 127
1998 106 0 106
1999 112 0 112
2000 97 0 97
2001 99 0 99
2002 99 0 99
2003 74 0 74
2004 72 0 72
2005 75 0 75
2006 59 0 59
2007 61 0 61
2008 75 0 75
2009 53 0 53
2010 81 0 81
2011 66 0 66
2012 66 0 66
2013 73 0 73
2014 59 0 59
2015 48 0 48

Want to know about the popularity of the Ted baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 74,963 babies born with the name Ted in the United States. That's more than enough Teds to occupy the country of Dominica with an estimated population of 71,293 (as of May 14, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 13 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Ted" was in 1958 with a total of 1,738 babies. (That's a lot of baby Teds)

According to the 1912 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Ted" ranks #95 in popularity as a baby boy's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 7 babies in North Dakota have the same name as you in 1912. Across the entire United States a total of 244 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Ted" mean? The list below shows the origins of Ted as well as things modernly associated with the name Ted such as celebrities named Ted.

Origin and Meaning of Ted

The name "Ted" is of English origin, and it means "Diminutive form of Edward or Theodore". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Ted Nugent

Ted Nugent is a musician and activist specializing in rock and hard rock music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1958 to present. Ted was born in 1948 as Theodore Anthony Nugent in Redford, Michigan, U.S.

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Ted Danson

Ted Danson is an actor, author, and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1975 to present. Ted was born in 1947 as Edward Bridge Danson III in San Diego, California, U.S.

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Ted Levine

Ted Levine is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1983 to present. Ted was born in 1957 as Frank Theodore Levine in Bellaire, Ohio, United States.

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Ted Williams

Ted Williams is a MLB player. Ted was born in 1918 in San Diego, California.

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Ted Kennedy

Ted Kennedy is an officeholder. Ted was born in 1932 as Edward Moore Kennedy in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Ted McGinley

Ted McGinley is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1980 to present. Ted was born in 1958 as Theodore Martin McGinley in Newport Beach, California, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Ted

Ted 2
Ted 2 Trailer
Ted Britt Ford
Ted Talks
Ted 2 Full Movie
Ted Baker
Ted Bundy
Ted Cruz

Alternative Meanings

T is for tried, tried and true you.

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

D is for desire, your thoughts do aspire.

Your name in reverse order is "Det". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Tde". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Ted born Oct 16, 1972

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Australia approximately on 1750. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

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