Meaning and Origin of: Theobald

Family name origins & meanings

  • English and German : from a Germanic personal name composed of the unattested element þeudo- ‘people’, ‘race’ + bald ‘bold’, ‘brave’. The English surname represents a learned form, re-created from French Théobald; the common medieval form of the name was Tebald, Tibalt (Old French Teobaud, Tibaut).