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Theodore

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Divine Gift
  • #330 All Time
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10k Theodora (Greek)

How popular is the name "Theodore" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
18802320232#70 boy name
18811780178#79 boy name
18822320232#75 boy name
18831850185#81 boy name
18842110211#81 boy name
18851990199#84 boy name
18862580258#69 boy name
18872010201#82 boy name
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18892310231#76 boy name
18901900190#89 boy name
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18982810281#75 boy name
18992520252#78 boy name
19004290429#61 boy name
19014566450#43 boy name
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19036685663#36 boy name
19048340834#30 boy name
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19066935688#38 boy name
19077120712#38 boy name
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19096038595#51 boy name
19107008692#54 boy name
191176310753#56 boy name
19121,56981,561#52 boy name
19131,65761,651#60 boy name
19141,93671,929#64 boy name
19152,51172,504#64 boy name
19162,65082,642#65 boy name
19172,820112,809#63 boy name
19183,159163,143#64 boy name
19193,441173,424#54 boy name
19203,236163,220#63 boy name
19213,17873,171#65 boy name
19223,230143,216#62 boy name
19233,176193,157#62 boy name
19243,241153,226#65 boy name
19253,243153,228#63 boy name
19263,147173,130#63 boy name
19273,146243,122#62 boy name
19282,938252,913#66 boy name
19292,932302,902#65 boy name
19302,979202,959#67 boy name
19312,687202,667#70 boy name
19322,688152,673#67 boy name
19332,620122,608#68 boy name
19342,541182,523#74 boy name
19352,44062,434#79 boy name
19362,22592,216#87 boy name
19372,325112,314#86 boy name
19382,37092,361#84 boy name
19392,206112,195#90 boy name
19402,31372,306#90 boy name
19412,33752,332#95 boy name
19422,66862,662#91 boy name
19432,61952,614#97 boy name
19442,584112,573#96 boy name
19452,35562,349
19462,61862,612
19472,93152,926
19482,838112,827
19493,04763,041#100 boy name
19502,96682,958#99 boy name
19513,22573,218#99 boy name
19523,271103,261#100 boy name
19532,954132,941
19543,084133,071
19552,97872,971
19562,95652,951
19572,76482,756
19582,520152,505
19592,40382,395
19602,401112,390
19612,312152,297
19622,332122,320
19632,39492,385
19642,183102,173
19652,14772,140
19661,91371,906
19671,874131,861
19681,89651,891
19691,958121,946
19701,83881,830
19711,679111,668
19721,42401,424
19731,35381,345
19741,287191,268
19751,20351,198
19761,186131,173
19771,23181,223
19781,226121,214
19791,24371,236
19801,20261,196
19811,145111,134
19821,19861,192
19831,169111,158
19841,07451,069
19851,224161,208
19861,268131,255
19871,228111,217
19881,24791,238
19891,29001,290
19901,23101,231
19911,09301,093
19921,08901,089
19931,03501,035
19949370937
19959540954
19969050905
19979560956
19989830983
19999120912
20009340934
20019350935
20029750975
20039640964
20041,00501,005
20051,09501,095
20061,13201,132
20071,13501,135
20081,13701,137
20091,23901,239
20101,32701,327
20111,56601,566
20121,94101,941
20132,41302,413
20143,19103,191

Want to know about the populiarty of Theodore? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 222,389 babies born with the name Theodore in the United States. That's more than enough Theodores to occupy the territory of Mayotte (France) with an estimated population of 217,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 232 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Theodore" was in 1919 with a total of 3,424 babies. (That's a lot of baby Theodores)

According to the 1941 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Theodore" ranks #82 in popularity as a baby boy's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, 53 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 1941. Across the entire United States a total of 2,337 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Theodore" mean?

Theodore (Greek): Divine Gift

The name "Theodore" is of Greek origin and it means "Divine Gift". It's a name commonly given to boys.

T is for talent, hidden or not.

H is for happy, your wonderful laugh.

E is for extra, those little things you do!

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

D is for delight, a surprise from within.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

E is for electric, a sparkling trait!

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

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Where is the name Theodore popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Theodore in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the region near the Rockies? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Theodore

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt is an officeholder. Theodore was born in 1858 as Theodore Roosevelt in New York City.

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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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T.R. Knight

T.R. Knight is an actor. T.R. was born in 1973 as Theodore Raymond Knight in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.

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Scott Glenn

Scott Glenn is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1965 to present. Scott was born in 1942 as Theodore Scott Glenn in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 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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Ted Cassidy

Ted Cassidy is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1952 to 1979. Ted was born in 1932 as Theodore Crawford Cassidy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Past life for Theodore born Mar 2, 1941

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of France approximately on 1825. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

Name poster for Theodore

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