Theodor 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 Theodor mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Theodor

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to 2 people from Germany and Slovenia, the name Theodor is of Greek origin and means "gift of god".
  2. A submission from Sweden says the name Theodor means "God's Gift" and is of Greek origin.
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Notable Persons Named Theodor

Notable Persons Named Theodor

Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss was a writer, cartoonist, animator, book publisher, and artist. Dr. was given the name Theodor Seuss Geisel on March 2nd, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S. He left this life on September 24th, 1991.

Theo Von

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

Theodor Herzl

Theodor Herzl was a journalist, playwright, writer, political activist, and activism. Theodor was given the name Benjamin Ze'ev Herzl on May 2nd, 1860 in Budapest. Theodor is also known as Herzl Tivadar (Hungarian). He passed away on July 3rd, 1904.

Theodor W. Adorno

Theodor W. Adorno was a philosopher. Theodor was born on September 11th, 1903 in , Prussia, Germany. He died on August 6th, 1969.

Theodor Morell

Theodor Morell was a physician and medical doctor. Theodor was given the name Theodor Gilbert Morell on July 22nd, 1886 in Trais-Münzenberg, Germany. He died on May 26th, 1948.

Theodor Schwann

Theodor Schwann was a scientist in the field of biology. Theodor was born on December 7th, 1810 in Neuss. He died on January 11th, 1882.

  • Theodor Eicke
    Military Person
  • Emil Jannings
  • Theodor Heuss
    President of Germany
  • Theodor Gebre Selassie
    Soccer Player
  • Theodor Mommsen
  • Theodor de Bry
  • Theodor Fontane
  • Theodor Busse
    Military Person
  • Theodor Wolfgang Hänsch
  • Theodor Billroth
  • Theodor Weissenberger
    Auto Racing
  • Theodor Bergmann
  • Theodor Storm
  • Theodor Leschetizky

Notable Persons With the Last Name Theodor

Notable Persons With the Last Name Theodor

Lessing Theodor

Lessing was born on February 8th, 1872. He passed away on August 31st, 1933.

Prince Karl Theodor

He holds the title Prinz von Bayern. Prince was born as the child of Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria and Princess Augusta Wilhelmine of Hesse-Darmstadt on July 7th, 1795 in Munich, Bavaria. He breathed his last breath on August 16th, 1875.

Oskar Theodor

Oskar was born on October 3rd, 1898. He breathed his last breath in 1987.


Common last names for Theodor

Common first names for Theodor

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Theodor U.S.
  White 69.93% 64.26%
  African American 20.92% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.19% 16.26%

Of Last Name Theodor

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

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Fun Facts about the name Theodor

  • How Popular is the name Theodor? Theodor is the 7,624th most popular name of all time. As a last name Theodor was the 114,424th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Theodor have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,745 babies born with the first name Theodor in the United States. That's more than enough people named Theodor to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Theodor? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1884 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Theodor first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Theodor is Saturday, February 1st, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Theodor born? The highest recorded use of the first name Theodor was in 2019 with a total of 84 babies.
  • Random Theodor Factoid: According to the 1964 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Theodor is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name in 1964.
  • Weird things about the name Theodor: The name spelled backwards is Rodoeht. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Dorehto. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Theodor? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 153 people with the last name Theodor.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Theodor? Theodor is one of the most unique last names recorded.
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