Theodora

First Name
10k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Theodora

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  • A user from Cyprus says the name Theodora is of English Greek origin and means "Gift of god".
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Wiktionary

From the Ancient Greek feminine form of Theodore.

  1. A female given name, most famously borne by two empresses of Byzantium.

Theodora was also found in the following language(s): Danish and Latin

Notable Persons Named Theodora

She holds the title Empress of the Byzantine Empire and Empressof theByzantine Empire. Her career lasted from 527 to 548. Theodora was born in 500 in Cyprus. She breathed her last breath on June 28th, 0548.

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Theodora Porphyrogenita is a monarch. They hold the title Empress regnant of the Byzantine Empire and Empress regnantof theByzantine Empire. Their career lasted from 1042 to 1056.

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Theodora Richards is a model. Theodora was given the name Theodora Dupree Richards on March 18th, 1985.

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Sarah Orne Jewett was a novelist and short story writer. Sarah was given the name Theodora Sarah Orne Jewett on September 3rd, 1849 in South Berwick, Maine. She breathed her last breath on June 24th, 1909.

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Theodora Guerin was a religious. She holds the title Foundress, Superior General of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, and Superior General of theSisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Theodora was given the name Anne-Thérèse Guérin on October 2nd, 1798 in Étables-sur-Mer. She breathed her last breath on May 14th, 1856.

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Theodora Kroeber was a writer and anthropologist. Theodora was given the name Theodora Kracaw on March 24th, 1897 in Denver. She passed away on July 4th, 1979.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Theodora

She holds the title Empress of the Byzantine Empire and Empressof theByzantine Empire. Her career lasted from 527 to 548. Theodora was born in 500 in Cyprus. She breathed her last breath on June 28th, 0548.

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Princess Theodora was royalty. She holds the title Margravine of Baden. Princess was born as the child of Prince Andrew of Greece, Denmark, and Princess Alice of Battenberg on May 13th, 1906 in Corfu. She breathed her last breath on October 16th, 1969.

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She holds the title Martyr. She passed away in 120.

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They died in 922.

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daughter was born in 946.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 11 11 0
1881 5 5 0
1883 11 11 0
1884 6 6 0
1885 18 18 0
1886 8 8 0
1887 12 12 0
1888 18 18 0
1889 18 18 0
1890 26 26 0
1891 23 23 0
1892 22 22 0
1893 15 15 0
1894 20 20 0
1895 28 28 0
1896 21 21 0
1897 20 20 0
1898 29 29 0
1899 16 16 0
1900 24 24 0
1901 19 19 0
1902 24 24 0
1903 24 24 0
1904 39 39 0
1905 40 40 0
1906 41 41 0
1907 37 37 0
1908 52 52 0
1909 42 42 0
1910 40 40 0
1911 50 50 0
1912 60 60 0
1913 87 87 0
1914 78 78 0
1915 134 129 5
1916 122 122 0
1917 134 129 5
1918 166 166 0
1919 133 133 0
1920 180 175 5
1921 184 184 0
1922 172 172 0
1923 158 158 0
1924 177 177 0
1925 153 153 0
1926 136 131 5
1927 162 156 6
1928 155 150 5
1929 141 141 0
1930 114 114 0
1931 108 108 0
1932 115 115 0
1933 90 90 0
1934 87 82 5
1935 86 86 0
1936 60 60 0
1937 167 167 0
1938 146 146 0
1939 138 131 7
1940 126 126 0
1941 140 140 0
1942 189 189 0
1943 141 141 0
1944 140 140 0
1945 142 142 0
1946 125 125 0
1947 143 143 0
1948 131 131 0
1949 134 134 0
1950 105 105 0
1951 103 103 0
1952 124 124 0
1953 118 118 0
1954 103 103 0
1955 100 100 0
1956 104 104 0
1957 90 84 6
1958 90 90 0
1959 110 110 0
1960 83 83 0
1961 88 88 0
1962 83 83 0
1963 75 75 0
1964 85 85 0
1965 63 63 0
1966 70 70 0
1967 69 69 0
1968 43 43 0
1969 56 56 0
1970 41 41 0
1971 51 51 0
1972 53 53 0
1973 53 53 0
1974 49 49 0
1975 46 46 0
1976 42 42 0
1977 37 37 0
1978 30 30 0
1979 29 29 0
1980 41 41 0
1981 35 35 0
1982 38 38 0
1983 42 42 0
1984 40 40 0
1985 49 49 0
1986 51 51 0
1987 49 49 0
1988 41 41 0
1989 42 42 0
1990 39 39 0
1991 36 36 0
1992 42 42 0
1993 58 58 0
1994 49 49 0
1995 54 54 0
1996 46 46 0
1997 33 33 0
1998 52 52 0
1999 48 48 0
2000 44 44 0
2001 37 37 0
2002 47 47 0
2003 52 52 0
2004 44 44 0
2005 41 41 0
2006 49 49 0
2007 47 47 0
2008 41 41 0
2009 45 45 0
2010 47 47 0
2011 61 61 0
2012 67 67 0
2013 95 95 0
2014 85 85 0
2015 81 81 0
2016 106 106 0
2017 104 104 0

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Popularity of Theodora as a first name

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Popularity of Theodora as a last name

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Fun Facts about the name Theodora

  • How Popular is the name Theodora? Theodora is the 2,511th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Theodora have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 9,984 babies born with the first name Theodora in the United States. That's more than enough people named Theodora to occupy the country of Saint Barth with an estimated population of 8,902 (as of January 1, 2009).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Theodora? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 11 new born babies.
  • When was Theodora first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Theodora is Friday, July 28th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Theodora born? The highest recorded use of the first name Theodora was in 1942 with a total of 189 babies.
  • Random Theodora Factoid: According to the 1998 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Theodora is not a popular baby girl's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 1998.
  • Weird things about the name Theodora: Your name in reverse order is Arodoeht. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Thdoaroe. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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