Ted is an English contracted form of the English, French, German, and Polish Edgar.
Ted is also an English contracted form of the English, German, and Polish Edmund.
Ted is also an English and Greek contracted form of the English and Polish Edward.
Ted is also an English contracted form of the English and German Edwin.
Ted is also an English and Greek contracted form of the English, French, and Greek Theodore.
Ted is also a form of the English Theodoric.
Ted is an unusual baby name for boys. Its usage peaked in 1933 with 0.102% of baby boys being named Ted. It ranked at #145 then. The baby name has since experienced a steep decline in frequency, and is used only on a very modest scale now. In 2018, among the group of boy names directly related to Ted, Theodore was the most popular.
† Pronunciation for Ted: T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)"
Details of famous persons named Ted:
Actor Ted Knight, born 7 December 1923 - 26 August 1986, Terryville, Connecticut.
Baseball Player Ted Williams, born 30 August 1918 - 5 July 2002, San Diego, California.
Columnist Ted Casablanca, born Bruce Bibby.
Evangelist Ted Haggard, born 27 June 1956, Delphi, Indiana.
Media Mogul Ted Turner, born Robert Edward Turner III, 19 November 1938, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Rock Musician Ted Nugent, born 13 December 1948, Detroit, Michigan.