Thaddeus - Meaning of Thaddeus

What does Thaddeus mean?

[ 3 syll. (t)had-deu(s), th-adde-us ] The baby boy name Thaddeus is pronounced as -THAED-iy-ahS (English) †.

1: Thaddeus is largely used in the English language and its origin is Aramaic. Biblical name: The name is of obscure origin; it could be from the Aramaic for 'praise, desired', or else it could be from the Aramaic version of other Greek names. It was borne in the Bible by one of the twelve apostles, whose given name was Lebbaeus (Aramaic), representing a form of Theodoros (Old Greek) or Theodotus (Old Greek). The name was popular in Eastern Europe, and immigrants introduced the name into America. In Ireland, the name is used as an Anglicized form of Tadhg. In literature, the name is known from Jane Porter's historical novel Thaddeus of Warsaw (1803).

The name Thaddeus is used to a great extent; it has 56 variant transcriptions that are used in English and other languages. Variation transcriptions used in English include Addai, Tadd (used in Welsh too), Taddeus, Taddeusz, Taddy, Tadeus, Tadio, Tahd, Thadd, Thaddaeus, Thaddaos, Thaddeau, Thaddeaus, Thaddiaus, Thaddis, Thaddius, Thade, Thadeaou, Thadeaus, Thadeous, Thadia, Thadieus, Thadious, Thadius, and Thadus. The short forms Tad (used in Irish, Latin, and Welsh too) and Thad, and the pet forms Thaddy and Thadis are other English variants.

Foreign variant transcriptions of Thaddeus include Faddei (Russian), Faddey (Russian), Fadey (Russian and Ukrainian), Taco (Dutch), Taddeo (Italian), Tade (Hungarian), Tadeas (Czech), Tadeás (Czech and Slavic), Tadej (Slavic), Tadek (Polish), Tadeo (Italian and Spanish), Tades (Czech), Tadeu (Portuguese), Tadeusz (Polish), Tadey (Russian), Tadi (Albanian), Tako (Dutch), Thaddaios (Greek), Thaddaus (German), Thaddäus (German), Thaddej (Russian), Thaddeo (Italian), Thaddée (French), Thadee (French), and Thadeus (French). Specific foreign variants include the pet forms Tadzio (Polish and Spanish) and Thady (Irish).

Variant forms inherit the origin and thus the meaning of Thaddeus.

2: Thaddeus's origin is Old Greek. The meaning here is 'gift of god; given by god'.

See also the related forms, the Russian Fedot and the English, French, and Greek Theodore.

See also the related categories, god, english, desired (heart), aramaic, praise (honor), apostles (teacher), gift (wise), europe (continental), biblical, greek, obscure, anglicized, and literature.

Thaddeus is an all-time favorite. At present it is still a somewhat popular baby boy name, but not as much as it was before. At the peak of its usage in 1918, 0.031% of baby boys were given the name Thaddeus. It had a ranking of #309 then. The baby name has steeply fallen in popularity since then, and it is of only very modest use in recent years. In 2018, it ranked at #710 with a usage of 0.018%, but it was nonetheless the 2nd most popular after Theodore, out of all boy names in its family. It was more widely used than Thaddeus by 21 times in 2018.

Baby names that sound like Thaddeus include Tacio, Tacitus, Tadashey, Tadashi, Tadashie, Tadashy, Taddeus, Taddeusz, Tadeas, Tadesuz, Tadeus, Tadeusz, Tadzea, Tadzio, Taezo, Taghea, Tahea, Taichi, Taiga, and Taishea.

† Pronunciation for Thaddeus: TH as in "theme (TH.IY.M)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)"

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