Meaning and Origin of: Theodore
Boy name origins & meanings:
- Greek : Gift of God
Boy name variations
Family name origins & meanings:
- French (Théodore) and English : from the personal name Théodore (Greek Theodōros, a compound of theos ‘God’ + dōron ‘gift’), which was relatively popular in the Middle Ages because of its auspicious meaning. There was considerable confusion with the Germanic personal name Theodoric (see Terry). As an American family name, it has also absorbed various other European cognates, e.g. Greek Theodorakis, Theodoropoulos.