Theodore

Theodore - A very unique male name



  Apr 23,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Theodore, meaning gift of God, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #53. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Theodore and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Theodore? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Theodore. The baby boy name Theodore was given to 1,904 baby boys in 2012, ranking #196 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 862 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Theodore peaked in popularity 105 years ago in 1912 on position 51.



Famous with this name

Theodore
Theodore Thomas
Theodore Watts-Dunton


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Theodore is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Theodore is currently topping the baby name charts in District of Columbia at position #49 - and is the least popular in Alabama at position #596.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Theodore is where you live.


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Theodore origin and meaning

Theodore is a 8 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means gift of God. To see famous people named Theodore, pop culture references for the name Theodore and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Theodore

We've found the following names that sound similar to Theodore, sorted by popularity.

Terry / Troy / Trey / Tyree / Tory / Tre / Torrey / Teodoro / Trae / Thor /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012196
2011230
2010260
2009277
2008296
2007300
2006296
2005298
2004309
2003312
2002301
2001306
2000311
1999317
1998290
1997291
1996297
1995284
1994298
1993279
1992259
1991252
1990236
1989216
1988210
1987207
1986200
1985202
1984213
1983205
1982208
1981217
1980203
1979196
1978195
1977195
1976188
1975190
1974180
1973176
1972174
1971164
1970160
1969153
1968149
1967149
1966148
1965142
1964151
1963142
1962146
1961151
1960148
1959145
1958139
1957132
1956118
1955119
1954115
1953112
1952100
195198
195099
1949100
1948104
1947102
1946101
1945101
194496
194396
194291
194195
194090
193990
193883
193786
193687
193578
193474
193368
193267
193170
193067
192965
192866
192762
192664
192563
192465
192361
192262
192165
192063
191954
191864
191763
191665
191564
191464
191360
191251
191156
191053

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
District of Columbia49
Vermont71
Massachusetts81
New Hampshire83
Minnesota89
Connecticut114
Alaska119
Maine122
Oregon131
Washington131
Maryland132
Rhode Island132
South Dakota133
New York135
Michigan140
Illinois143
Colorado146
Wisconsin148
Wyoming151
Delaware154
North Dakota155
Virginia156
Kansas169
Missouri174
Ohio176
Indiana176
Pennsylvania190
Nebraska190
Idaho193
New Jersey209
Montana218
California219
Iowa219
Utah223
New Mexico227
Hawaii241
Florida265
Oklahoma267
Nevada267
North Carolina287
South Carolina298
Arizona300
Georgia358
Texas373
Arkansas383
Tennessee414
Kentucky440
Louisiana585
Alabama596

Even more about Theodore


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Theodore a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Theodore?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1912
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Theodore
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 862
Letter count 8
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +1,904

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