Theo name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Theo

User Submitted Origins

Filipino (Philippines)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Nigeria says the name Theo means "It's a short for Theodore, and it means 'God's gift'" and is of Greek origin.
  2. 3 submissions from all over the world agree the name Theo means "Gift of God" and is of Greek origin.
  3. According to a user from Texas, U.S., the name Theo is of Greek origin and means "Gift of God; God's gracious gift".
  4. A submission from Florida, U.S. says the name Theo means "Theo is short for Theodore which comes from the Greek name meaning god-given" and is of Greek origin.
  5. According to 2 people from Spain and France, the name Theo is of Greek origin and means "GOD".
  6. A user from Canada says the name Theo is of Greek origin and means "Theo is from ancient Greek and means 'God'".
  7. According to a user from Georgia, U.S., the name Theo is of Greek origin and means "Divine Gift".
  8. A submission from the United Kingdom says the name Theo means "A little urchin who makes a lot of noise".
  9. According to a user from Australia, the name Theo is of American origin and means "I think it means 'strong Leader'".
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Short form of Theodore, or of the rare given names Theobald, Theophilus or Theodoric, or of Theodora.

  1. A male given name from Ancient Greek 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

Notable Persons Named Theo

Theo James

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.

Theo Rossi

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.

Theo Walcott

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.

Theo Von

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

Theo Epstein

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.

Theo van Gogh

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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    Owner of Ryman
  • Theo van Gogh
    Art Dealer
  • Theo Robinson
    Soccer Player
  • Theo van Doesburg
  • Theo Jansen
  • Theo Zagorakis
    Soccer Player
  • Theo Hutchcraft
  • Theo Angelopoulos
    Film Director
  • Theo de Raadt
  • Theo Ratliff
    Basketball Player
  • Theo Bongonda
    Soccer Player
  • Theo Riddick
    Football Player
  • Theo Parrish
  • Théo van Rysselberghe

Notable Persons With the Last Name Theo

Notable Persons With the Last Name Theo

Michael 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.

Allan Théo

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

DJ Theo

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.


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


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

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Theo

  • What name lists does Theo rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Theo? Theo is the 1,813th 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 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 18,271 babies born with the first name Theo in the United States. That's more than enough people named Theo to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • 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 2019 with a total of 2,002 babies. That's a lot of babies named Theo!
  • Random Theo Factoid: According to the 2018 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Theo ranks 90th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, 85 babies in Massachusetts have the same name in 2018.
  • Weird things about the name Theo: The name spelled backwards is Oeht. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Theo. 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!
  • Theo name meaning

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