Boy name origins & meanings
- German : The boldest
- Greek: Gift of God
What does Theo mean and stand for?
Famous people who gave their babies this name
According to Social Security Administration data, Theo is rapidly increasing in popularity after entering the top 1000 in 2010. Since then, it's managed to jump an average of 50 spots each year, reaching its peak of 172 in 2020.
However, it is the 10th most popular name on FamilyEducation.com.
According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Theo was at its peak popularity in November 2016.
Originally used as a nickname for Theodore, Theo has made its own way in recent years. Theo first made an impact as Vincent Van Gogh's supportive brother, and later was recognized as the name of the only son on The Cosby Show. In recent years, celebrities such as Roald Dahl, Rhys Darby, NIgel Marvin, Kelly MacDonald, and Tomas Ledin all bypassed the name Theodore for the sons, instead settling on Theo as a given name.
Where is it Popular?
Theo was searched for most often in the following states: