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Theo

First Name
13k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
207
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Theo

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

Wiktionary

Short form of Theodore, or of the rare given names Theobald, Theophilus or Theodoric, or of Theodora.

  1. A male given name and nickname.
  2. (less common) A diminutive of the female given name Theodora.

Theo was also found in the following language(s): Dutch, Norwegian, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Theo

Theo James is an actor and musician. He was most active from 2010 to present. Theo was given the name Theodore Peter James Kinnaird Taptiklis on December 16th, 1984 in Oxford. Theo is also known as Taptiklis and Theodore Peter James Kinnaird.

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Theo Rossi is an actor, producer, philanthropist, film producer, and philanthropy. Theo was given the name John Theodore Rossi on June 4th, 1975 in Staten Island.

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Theo Walcott is a soccer player for the Arsenal F.C., A.F.C. Newbury, Swindon Town F.C., Southampton F.C., England national under-16 football team, England national under-17 football team, and England national under-19 football team. Theo was born on March 16th, 1989 in Stanmore, London, England.

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Theo was given the name Theodor Capitani von Kurnatowski on March 19th, 1980 in Covington, Louisiana.

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Theo Epstein is a president of baseball operations for the chicago cubs, chicago cubs, and president of baseball operations for thechicago cubs. Theo was given the name Theo Nathaniel Epstein by his parent Leslie Epstein on December 29th, 1973.

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Theo van Gogh was a film producer, television director, television producer, television presenter, screenwriter, actor, critic, interviewer, author, columnist, blogger, activist, film director, interview, blog, and activism. His career lasted from 1980 to 2004. Theo was given the name Theodoor van Gogh on July 23rd, 1957 in The Hague, Netherlands. He breathed his last breath on November 2nd, 2004.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Theo

Michael Theo is a soccer player for the Moreland Zebras FC, South Melbourne FC, Football Kingz FC, Blackpool F.C., and Norwich City F.C. Michael was born on February 11th, 1981 in Melbourne, Australia.

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Allan Théo is a musician. He was most active from 1998 to present. Allan was given the name Alain Rouget on April 11th, 1972.

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DJ Theo is a house music, techno, and electronic music disc jockey, record producer, and remix. DJ was given the name Theo Pisani in Long Island, New York, United States. DJ is also known as Pisani and Theo.

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Theo is a sports team member for the Associação Atlética Coruripe.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 16 7 9
1881 16 8 8
1882 22 10 12
1883 21 7 14
1884 23 16 7
1885 19 11 8
1886 23 15 8
1887 29 19 10
1888 26 17 9
1889 26 18 8
1890 24 12 12
1891 32 21 11
1892 34 25 9
1893 30 19 11
1894 29 17 12
1895 39 25 14
1896 36 24 12
1897 39 28 11
1898 41 25 16
1899 26 16 10
1900 36 22 14
1901 37 19 18
1902 59 35 24
1903 47 29 18
1904 58 31 27
1905 57 34 23
1906 44 27 17
1907 60 31 29
1908 58 24 34
1909 66 44 22
1910 64 29 35
1911 67 36 31
1912 103 53 50
1913 112 50 62
1914 145 64 81
1915 189 98 91
1916 195 98 97
1917 179 91 88
1918 192 105 87
1919 201 109 92
1920 195 98 97
1921 203 96 107
1922 211 102 109
1923 167 75 92
1924 208 111 97
1925 200 102 98
1926 194 90 104
1927 167 58 109
1928 154 62 92
1929 146 71 75
1930 145 55 90
1931 128 43 85
1932 117 41 76
1933 101 39 62
1934 95 39 56
1935 109 39 70
1936 103 30 73
1937 73 33 40
1938 83 19 64
1939 91 27 64
1940 70 32 38
1941 73 34 39
1942 71 26 45
1943 94 33 61
1944 71 27 44
1945 101 53 48
1946 74 31 43
1947 74 35 39
1948 80 33 47
1949 58 22 36
1950 72 31 41
1951 64 18 46
1952 59 18 41
1953 51 18 33
1954 47 16 31
1955 56 23 33
1956 50 11 39
1957 57 20 37
1958 47 11 36
1959 43 8 35
1960 47 7 40
1961 52 16 36
1962 38 12 26
1963 41 8 33
1964 51 13 38
1965 43 0 43
1966 29 6 23
1967 29 0 29
1968 24 0 24
1969 34 5 29
1970 35 7 28
1971 23 0 23
1972 26 0 26
1973 27 0 27
1974 32 0 32
1975 63 6 57
1976 58 0 58
1977 51 0 51
1978 45 0 45
1979 44 6 38
1980 36 0 36
1981 31 0 31
1982 33 0 33
1983 26 0 26
1984 23 0 23
1985 76 0 76
1986 85 0 85
1987 75 0 75
1988 77 0 77
1989 77 0 77
1990 66 0 66
1991 65 5 60
1992 59 0 59
1993 50 0 50
1994 54 0 54
1995 56 0 56
1996 53 0 53
1997 62 0 62
1998 63 0 63
1999 76 0 76
2000 101 0 101
2001 84 0 84
2002 103 5 98
2003 109 0 109
2004 133 0 133
2005 139 0 139
2006 156 0 156
2007 191 0 191
2008 188 0 188
2009 186 0 186
2010 221 0 221
2011 245 0 245
2012 287 0 287
2013 362 0 362
2014 550 0 550
2015 764 0 764
2016 952 9 943

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Popularity of Theo as a first name

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Popularity of Theo as a last name

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Common last names for Theo

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  • Johnson
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  • Thompson
  • Anderson
  • Moore
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  • Nelson
  • Evans
  • Robinson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Theo U.S.
  White 79.23% 64.26%
  African American 10.14% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 8.21% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Theo

People with the last name Theo are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Theo

  • How Popular is the name Theo? Theo is the 2,100th most popular name of all time. As a last name Theo was the 89,403rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Theo have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 13,428 babies born with the first name Theo in the United States. That's more than enough people named Theo to occupy the territory of Wallis and Futuna (France) with an estimated population of 13,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Theo? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 16 new born babies.
  • When was Theo first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Theo is Sunday, September 5th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Theo born? The highest recorded use of the first name Theo was in 2016 with a total of 943 babies.
  • Random Theo Factoid: According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Theo is not a popular baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 2006.
  • Weird things about the name Theo: Your name in reverse order is Oeht. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oeth. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Theo? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 207 people with the last name Theo.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Theo? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Theo as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • 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).
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