Theodore (name)

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Theodore
Theodore Tyro.jpg
Gender Male
Origin
Word/name Greek
Meaning "God's Gift"
Other names
Related names Theodora, Dorothy

Theodore is an English masculine given name. It comes from the Greek name Θεόδωρος (Theōdoros) meaning "God's gift" (from the Greek words Θεός, (theos) "God" and δώρον (dōron) "gift").[1] The name was popular among early Christians and was borne by several saints.

Cognates: in Armenia, Thoros (Թորոս). In Georgian, Theodore (თევდორე). In French, Théodore as well as Dieudonné. a direct translation of the Greek. In German, Theodor. In Dutch, Theodoor. In Latin, Theodorus. In Hungarian, Teodor. In Spanish, Portuguese and Italian, Teodoro. In Russian, Fyodor (Фёдор) . In Bulgarian, Todor (Тодор), Teodor (Теодор) and Božidar (Божидар). In Romanian, Tudor (which is also a surname) and Teodor. In Irish, Téodóir. In Lithuanian, Teodoras. In Estonian, Tuudor. In Esperanto, Teodoro. In Latvian, Teodors. In Czech, Norwegian, Polish, Serbian, Catalan, Bulgarian and Slovene, Teodor (Теодор). In Japanese, Seodoa (セオドア). In Serbian, Teodor (Теодор), Todor (Тодор) and Božidar (Божидар). In Croatian, Teodor and Božidar. In Sicilian, Teodoru. In the Scandinavian languages, Theodor. In Finnish, Teuvo. In Arabic, Tawadros (تواضروس). In Ethiopian, Tewodros.

Short forms: in English, Theo, Ted, Teddy. In Georgian, Tedo (თედო). In Russian, Fedya (Федя). In Bulgarian, Toshko (Тошко) or Tosho (Тошо), and Božo (Божо). In the Scandinavian languages, Teo or Theo. In Greek, Theodoros (Θεόδωρος), Thodoros (Θόδωρος), Thodoris (Θοδωρής), Thodorakis (Θοδωράκης) and Doros (Δώρος).

The given names Jonathan, Nathanael, Mattaniah, Matthew, Dosetai, Bogdan (or Bohdan), Ataullah, Danish, Adeodatus and Devadatta have similar meanings. The feminine form of Theodore is Theodora. The name Dorothy is derived from the same two Greek roots, in reverse order. Godiva is from an Anglo-Saxon version of "gift of God".

Notable people named Theodore[edit]

Fedor / Feodor / Fyodor[edit]

For an extended listing of above three variants, see Fyodor
Fedor
Feodor
Fyodor

Tawadros / Tewadros[edit]

For an extended listing, see Tawadros (disambiguation) and Tewodros
Tawadros
Tewodros

Theodor[edit]

  • Theodor W. Adorno, German philosopher
  • Theodor Seuss Geisel (better known as Dr. Seuss), American author and cartoonist
  • Theodor Herzl, founder of modern political Zionism
  • Theodor "Teddy" Kollek (1911–2007), mayor of Jerusalem from 1965 to 1993
  • Theodor Mommsen (1817–1903). German historian of the 19th Century. The 1902 Nobel Prize in Literature
  • Theodor W. Hänsch (30 October 1941 in Heidelberg, Germany). Is a German physicist. The 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics for contributions to the development of laser-based precision spectroscopy

Theodore[edit]

Theodorico[edit]

Theodoros[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ MFnames.com – Origin and Meaning of Theodore