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Teddy

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33k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
378
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Teddy

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

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A woman's sleeveless undergarment
  2. Plaything consisting of a child's toy bear (usually plush and stuffed with soft materials)
Wiktionary
  1. A diminutive of the male given names Edward and Theodore.

Teddy was also found in the following language(s): Danish

Notable Persons Named Teddy

Teddy Bridgewater is a football player for the Minnesota Vikings. Teddy was born on November 10th, 1992 in Miami.

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Teddy Sheringham is a soccer player for the Redbridge Forest F.C., Millwall F.C., Aldershot F.C., Djurgårdens IF Fotboll, Nottingham Forest F.C., Tottenham Hotspur F.C., Manchester United F.C., Portsmouth F.C., West Ham United F.C., Colchester United F.C., England national under-21 football team, and a. Teddy was born on April 2nd, 1966 in Highams Park, London, England.

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Teddy Long is a wrestler. Teddy was born on September 15th, 1947 in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.

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Teddy Sears is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 2001. Teddy was given the name Edward M. Sears on April 6th, 1977 in Washington, D.C., U.S. Teddy is also known as Sears and Edward M..

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Teddy Pendergrass was a rhythm, blues, soul music, and jazz composer and singing. He plays piano, guitar, drums, and Vocals. He was most active from 1972 to 2008. Teddy was given the name Theodore DeReese Pendergrass on March 26th, 1950 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. He passed away on January 13th, 2010.

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Teddy Park is a hip hop music, k-pop, rhythm, and blues rapping, record producer, and songwriter. He plays Bass guitar, Electric guitar, Piano, and Vocals. He has had major accomplishments since 1998. Teddy was given the name Park Hong-jun on September 14th, 1978 in Seoul.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Teddy

Tariq Teddy is a standup comedian, actor, and comedian. He was most prominent from 1990 to present. Tariq was born Tariq Teddy in Faisalabad.

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How popular is the baby name Teddy in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1890 6 0 6
1897 7 0 7
1898 5 0 5
1900 16 0 16
1901 15 0 15
1902 11 0 11
1903 14 0 14
1904 17 0 17
1905 26 5 21
1906 25 8 17
1907 20 0 20
1908 19 7 12
1909 16 0 16
1910 23 0 23
1911 29 8 21
1912 61 6 55
1913 46 9 37
1914 80 0 80
1915 137 5 132
1916 153 7 146
1917 188 6 182
1918 271 11 260
1919 257 18 239
1920 245 7 238
1921 282 7 275
1922 243 10 233
1923 296 19 277
1924 307 15 292
1925 280 18 262
1926 336 25 311
1927 333 21 312
1928 403 15 388
1929 401 24 377
1930 431 13 418
1931 443 19 424
1932 487 25 462
1933 498 23 475
1934 477 19 458
1935 434 20 414
1936 458 27 431
1937 461 27 434
1938 482 33 449
1939 444 23 421
1940 478 28 450
1941 506 23 483
1942 553 37 516
1943 562 58 504
1944 537 33 504
1945 516 45 471
1946 577 25 552
1947 544 35 509
1948 570 32 538
1949 638 24 614
1950 576 27 549
1951 594 33 561
1952 560 22 538
1953 558 20 538
1954 494 20 474
1955 509 23 486
1956 574 14 560
1957 593 26 567
1958 586 21 565
1959 590 15 575
1960 604 14 590
1961 625 13 612
1962 582 12 570
1963 553 8 545
1964 566 10 556
1965 531 8 523
1966 522 9 513
1967 461 10 451
1968 478 8 470
1969 456 8 448
1970 384 7 377
1971 379 8 371
1972 342 8 334
1973 269 0 269
1974 276 5 271
1975 286 10 276
1976 289 0 289
1977 293 6 287
1978 249 5 244
1979 300 9 291
1980 251 0 251
1981 241 0 241
1982 220 0 220
1983 195 0 195
1984 169 9 160
1985 154 5 149
1986 195 8 187
1987 198 13 185
1988 208 9 199
1989 174 11 163
1990 165 0 165
1991 158 7 151
1992 136 9 127
1993 134 13 121
1994 132 12 120
1995 111 16 95
1996 140 11 129
1997 127 11 116
1998 97 6 91
1999 102 6 96
2000 89 0 89
2001 94 8 86
2002 81 5 76
2003 79 0 79
2004 73 5 68
2005 83 6 77
2006 78 0 78
2007 78 5 73
2008 73 0 73
2009 80 0 80
2010 69 0 69
2011 81 12 69
2012 70 7 63
2013 75 10 65
2014 91 19 72
2015 100 9 91
2016 98 14 84

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Popularity of Teddy as a first name

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Popularity of Teddy as a last name

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Common last names for Teddy

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Taylor
  • Williams
  • Miller
  • Hall
  • Davis
  • Moore
  • Baker
  • Anderson
  • Walker
  • King

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Teddy U.S.
  White 80.95% 64.26%
  African American 5.56% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 8.73% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.44% 16.26%

Of Last Name Teddy

People with the last name Teddy are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Teddy

  • How Popular is the name Teddy? Teddy is the 1,280th most popular name of all time. As a last name Teddy was the 54,530th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Teddy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 33,442 babies born with the first name Teddy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Teddy to occupy the country of San Marino with an estimated population of 32,312 (as of March 31, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Teddy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1890 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Teddy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Teddy is Monday, May 7th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Teddy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Teddy was in 1949 with a total of 614 babies.
  • Random Teddy Factoid: According to the 1937 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Teddy ranks 103rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, 35 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 1937.
  • Weird things about the name Teddy: Your name in reverse order is Yddet. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yetdd. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Teddy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 378 people with the last name Teddy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Teddy? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Teddy as their last name since less than 1 person in 769k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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