Thaddaeus name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Thaddaeus mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Thaddaeus

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  1. A user from Nevada, U.S. says the name Thaddaeus is of Hebrew origin and means "Lauded or object of Laudation".
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  1. (New Testament) supposed brother of St. James; one of the Apostles who is invoked in prayer when a situation seems hopeless

From Ancient Greek Θαδδαῖος (Thaddaîos), of uncertain origin. Relationship to Theodore or Theodosius has been suggested.

  1. An Apostle, identified with Jude.
  2. (rare) A male given name from Ancient Greek; usually spelled Thaddeus.

Thaddaeus was also found in the following language(s): Latin

Notable Persons Named Thaddaeus

Notable Persons Named Thaddaeus

Thaddaeus Ropac

Thaddaeus was born in 1960.

Thaddaeus Washington

Thaddaeus Washington is an athlete for the Edmonton Eskimos. Thaddaeus was born on November 10th, 1983.


Fun Facts about the name Thaddaeus

  • How Popular is the name Thaddaeus? Thaddaeus is the 11,277th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Thaddaeus have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 946 babies born with the first name Thaddaeus in the United States. That's more than enough people named Thaddaeus to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Thaddaeus? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1924 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Thaddaeus first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Thaddaeus is Saturday, May 11th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Thaddaeus born? The highest recorded use of the first name Thaddaeus was in 2005 with a total of 29 babies.
  • Random Thaddaeus Factoid: According to the 1989 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Thaddaeus is not a popular baby boy's name in Ohio. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Ohio have the same name in 1989.
  • Weird things about the name Thaddaeus: The name spelled backwards is Sueaddaht. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Tadhaesdu. How do you pronounce that?
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