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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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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 232 0 232 #70 boy name
1881 178 0 178 #79 boy name
1882 232 0 232 #75 boy name
1883 185 0 185 #81 boy name
1884 211 0 211 #81 boy name
1885 199 0 199 #84 boy name
1886 258 0 258 #69 boy name
1887 201 0 201 #82 boy name
1888 249 0 249 #80 boy name
1889 231 0 231 #76 boy name
1890 190 0 190 #89 boy name
1891 224 0 224 #76 boy name
1892 239 0 239 #83 boy name
1893 209 0 209 #90 boy name
1894 241 0 241 #82 boy name
1895 208 0 208 #93 boy name
1896 241 0 241 #84 boy name
1897 215 0 215 #85 boy name
1898 281 0 281 #75 boy name
1899 252 0 252 #78 boy name
1900 429 0 429 #61 boy name
1901 456 6 450 #43 boy name
1902 642 0 642 #34 boy name
1903 668 5 663 #36 boy name
1904 834 0 834 #30 boy name
1905 834 0 834 #33 boy name
1906 693 5 688 #38 boy name
1907 712 0 712 #38 boy name
1908 648 5 643 #47 boy name
1909 603 8 595 #51 boy name
1910 700 8 692 #54 boy name
1911 763 10 753 #56 boy name
1912 1,569 8 1,561 #52 boy name
1913 1,657 6 1,651 #60 boy name
1914 1,936 7 1,929 #64 boy name
1915 2,511 7 2,504 #64 boy name
1916 2,650 8 2,642 #65 boy name
1917 2,820 11 2,809 #63 boy name
1918 3,159 16 3,143 #64 boy name
1919 3,441 17 3,424 #54 boy name
1920 3,236 16 3,220 #63 boy name
1921 3,178 7 3,171 #65 boy name
1922 3,230 14 3,216 #62 boy name
1923 3,176 19 3,157 #62 boy name
1924 3,241 15 3,226 #65 boy name
1925 3,243 15 3,228 #63 boy name
1926 3,147 17 3,130 #63 boy name
1927 3,146 24 3,122 #62 boy name
1928 2,938 25 2,913 #66 boy name
1929 2,932 30 2,902 #65 boy name
1930 2,979 20 2,959 #67 boy name
1931 2,687 20 2,667 #70 boy name
1932 2,688 15 2,673 #67 boy name
1933 2,620 12 2,608 #68 boy name
1934 2,541 18 2,523 #74 boy name
1935 2,440 6 2,434 #79 boy name
1936 2,225 9 2,216 #87 boy name
1937 2,325 11 2,314 #86 boy name
1938 2,370 9 2,361 #84 boy name
1939 2,206 11 2,195 #90 boy name
1940 2,313 7 2,306 #90 boy name
1941 2,337 5 2,332 #95 boy name
1942 2,668 6 2,662 #91 boy name
1943 2,619 5 2,614 #97 boy name
1944 2,584 11 2,573 #96 boy name
1945 2,355 6 2,349
1946 2,618 6 2,612
1947 2,931 5 2,926
1948 2,838 11 2,827
1949 3,047 6 3,041 #100 boy name
1950 2,966 8 2,958 #99 boy name
1951 3,225 7 3,218 #99 boy name
1952 3,271 10 3,261 #100 boy name
1953 2,954 13 2,941
1954 3,084 13 3,071
1955 2,978 7 2,971
1956 2,956 5 2,951
1957 2,764 8 2,756
1958 2,520 15 2,505
1959 2,403 8 2,395
1960 2,401 11 2,390
1961 2,312 15 2,297
1962 2,332 12 2,320
1963 2,394 9 2,385
1964 2,183 10 2,173
1965 2,147 7 2,140
1966 1,913 7 1,906
1967 1,874 13 1,861
1968 1,896 5 1,891
1969 1,958 12 1,946
1970 1,838 8 1,830
1971 1,679 11 1,668
1972 1,424 0 1,424
1973 1,353 8 1,345
1974 1,287 19 1,268
1975 1,203 5 1,198
1976 1,186 13 1,173
1977 1,231 8 1,223
1978 1,226 12 1,214
1979 1,243 7 1,236
1980 1,202 6 1,196
1981 1,145 11 1,134
1982 1,198 6 1,192
1983 1,169 11 1,158
1984 1,074 5 1,069
1985 1,224 16 1,208
1986 1,268 13 1,255
1987 1,228 11 1,217
1988 1,247 9 1,238
1989 1,290 0 1,290
1990 1,231 0 1,231
1991 1,093 0 1,093
1992 1,089 0 1,089
1993 1,035 0 1,035
1994 937 0 937
1995 954 0 954
1996 905 0 905
1997 956 0 956
1998 983 0 983
1999 912 0 912
2000 934 0 934
2001 935 0 935
2002 975 0 975
2003 964 0 964
2004 1,005 0 1,005
2005 1,095 0 1,095
2006 1,132 0 1,132
2007 1,135 0 1,135
2008 1,137 0 1,137
2009 1,239 0 1,239
2010 1,327 0 1,327
2011 1,566 0 1,566
2012 1,941 0 1,941
2013 2,413 0 2,413
2014 3,191 0 3,191

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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 1949 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Theodore" ranks #67 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, 297 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 1949. Across the entire United States a total of 3,047 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Theodore popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Greek

Origin and Meaning of Theodore

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

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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Alternative Meanings

T is for tender, loving nature.

H is for happy, your wonderful laugh.

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

D is for dashing, the romantic you!

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

R is for realist, the way you are.

E is for elegant, born within you.

Your name in reverse order is "Erodoeht". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Edohreot". 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.

Past life for Theodore born May 9, 2004

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 Borneo approximately on 1550. Your profession was farmer, weaver, and tailor.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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