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Theodore

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Divine Gift
  • #325 All Time
  • #99 in 2015
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10k Theodora (Greek)

How popular is the baby 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 #78 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 #83 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 #75 boy name
1890 190 0 190 #89 boy name
1891 224 0 224 #76 boy name
1892 239 0 239 #82 boy name
1893 209 0 209 #90 boy name
1894 241 0 241 #81 boy name
1895 208 0 208 #93 boy name
1896 241 0 241 #82 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 #53 boy name
1911 763 10 753 #56 boy name
1912 1,569 8 1,561 #52 boy name
1913 1,656 6 1,650 #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 3,235 16 3,219 #63 boy name
1921 3,178 7 3,171 #65 boy name
1922 3,231 14 3,217 #62 boy name
1923 3,177 19 3,158 #62 boy name
1924 3,240 15 3,225 #65 boy name
1925 3,242 15 3,227 #63 boy name
1926 3,147 17 3,130 #63 boy name
1927 3,146 24 3,122 #62 boy name
1928 2,940 25 2,915 #66 boy name
1929 2,933 30 2,903 #65 boy name
1930 2,978 20 2,958 #67 boy name
1931 2,688 20 2,668 #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 2,207 11 2,196 #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 2,617 6 2,611
1947 2,931 5 2,926
1948 2,838 11 2,827
1949 3,048 6 3,042 #100 boy name
1950 2,968 8 2,960 #99 boy name
1951 3,224 7 3,217 #99 boy name
1952 3,272 10 3,262 #100 boy name
1953 2,955 13 2,942
1954 3,084 13 3,071
1955 2,979 7 2,972
1956 2,956 5 2,951
1957 2,765 8 2,757
1958 2,520 15 2,505
1959 2,404 8 2,396
1960 2,397 11 2,386
1961 2,315 15 2,300
1962 2,331 12 2,319
1963 2,394 9 2,385
1964 2,183 10 2,173
1965 2,148 7 2,141
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 1,354 8 1,346
1974 1,288 19 1,269
1975 1,204 5 1,199
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 1,203 6 1,197
1981 1,145 11 1,134
1982 1,199 6 1,193
1983 1,169 11 1,158
1984 1,074 5 1,069
1985 1,225 16 1,209
1986 1,268 13 1,255
1987 1,228 11 1,217
1988 1,248 9 1,239
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 955 0 955
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 1,136 0 1,136
2008 1,138 0 1,138
2009 1,239 0 1,239
2010 1,330 0 1,330
2011 1,567 0 1,567
2012 1,941 0 1,941
2013 2,423 0 2,423
2014 3,216 0 3,216
2015 4,111 0 4,111 #99 boy name

Want to know about the popularity of the Theodore baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 226,556 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 2015 with a total of 4,111 babies. (That's a lot of baby Theodores)

According to the 1951 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Theodore" ranks #75 in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Hampshire. Imagine that, 17 babies in New Hampshire have the same name as you in 1951. Across the entire United States a total of 3,224 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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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.

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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Other Inspirations for the Name Theodore

Theodore Alexander
Theodore Boone
Theodore Dalrymple
Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
Theodore Roosevelt Jr
Theodore Roosevelt Quotes
Theodore Bikel
Theodore Roosevelt Island
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Theodore Roosevelt Island Parking

Alternative Meanings

T is for treasure, of your friendship.

H is for hug, give one today!

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

D is for dandy, a description of you!

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

R is for refreshing, the sparkling you.

E is for enrich, a quality you share.

Your name in reverse order is "Erodoeht". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Erdheoto". 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 Feb 27, 1992

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 Southern Japan approximately on 1250. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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