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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] As these names are uncommon today, and in the ancient times they were not spelled with the element "Theo", it is unlikely this nickname was ever applied to these individuals.[citation needed] 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]

See also[edit]


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