Theodore is a masculine name of Greek origin. A moniker of presidential proportions, its translation is no less prestigious. Stemming from the Greek words Theos, meaning "god-given", and dōron, meaning "gift”, Theodore stands as "a gift from God." This divine declaration is, of course, most widely associated with Theodore Roosevelt, whose far-reaching legacy includes the 'teddy bear.' Destined to be a beacon for many affectionate nicknames—little Theo, Ted, or Teddy to name a few—will undoubtedly find easy solace in the path of pure intentions.
Famous People Named Theodore
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- Theodore Hayes MacArthurSon of Ali Larter
- Theodore Norman Howard GabelSon of Bryce Dallas Harper
- Theodore RooseveltPresident, United States President
Ancestry, Theodore Family History
Online Etymology Dictionary, Theodore, August 2023
SurnameDB, Last name: Theodore
Britannica, Theodore Roosevelt, president of the United States, September 2023
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