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Theo is a given name and a hypocorism.

Greek origin[edit]

Many names beginning with the root "Theo-" derive from the Ancient Greek word theos (θεός), which means God,[1] for example:

Germanic origin[edit]

Many other names beginning with "Theo-" do not necessarily derive from Greek, but rather the old Germanic "theud", meaning "people" or "folk".[1] These names include:

People with the name Theo[edit]

See Theo and Théo for a current alphabetical list of all people with the first name Theo or Théo in the English Wikipedia.

Among better known people with this name are:

Fictional characters[edit]

  • Theo, the self-proclaimed 'King of All the Land', protagonist of Ultra Jump Mania and Tari's first companion in the Meta Runner web series
  • Theo Decker, main character in Donna Tartt's novel The Goldfinch
  • Theo Faron, the main character in P.D. James's 1992 novel The Children of Men and of the 2006 film Children of Men based on the novel
  • Theo Fobius, in the webcomic Schlock Mercenary
  • Theo Huxtable, in the sitcom The Cosby Show
  • Theo, a character in the animated television series Looped
  • Theo Kojak, lead character of the Kojak television series
  • Theo Raeken, a fictional character in the 2011-2017 TV series Teen Wolf
  • Theo Saville, one of the main characters on the television series A Million Little Things, son of Eddie and Katherine

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Campbell, Mike. "Meaning, Origin and History of the Name Theodore". Behind the Name. Retrieved July 26, 2011.