Theodore is the English form of Ancient Greek Theodoros meaning “gift of God” or “God’s gift”. Theodore is also a surname originating from the given name.

Nicknames: Ted, Teddy, Theo

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Theodoros (Greek, Ancient Greek)
  • Theodorus (Latinized Ancient Greek)
  • Tewodros (Amharic, Eastern African)
  • Toros (Armenian)
  • Teodor (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Slovak, Czech, Polish, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian)
  • Todor (Bulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian)
  • Theodor (German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech, Romanian)
  • Teuvo (Finnish)
  • Théodore (French)
  • Tedore (Georgian)
  • Tivadar (Hungarian)
  • Tódor (Hungarian)
  • Teodoro (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese)
  • Teodors (Latvian)
  • Tudor (Romanian)
  • Feodor (Russian)
  • Fyodor (Russian)
  • Fedor (Russian)
  • Fedir (Ukrainian)


Female forms:

  • Theodora (English, Greek, Ancient Greek)
  • Teodora (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Romanian, Polish, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian)
  • Todorka (Bulgarian, Macedonian)
  • Teodóra (Hungarian)
  • Theódóra (Icelandic)
  • Feodora (Russian)
  • Fedora (Russian)


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