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What does Theo mean?

Meaning of the name TheoTheodoreTerryTheobaldTippTibaltTheodorTheodosiosTeddyTheodisTheophilThadTedikFedirTódorTeoTeddieTeobaldoTedTheirnTihaultTeodosio

[ 2 syll. (t)heo, th-eo ] The baby boy name Theo is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is -THIY-ow (English) or TEY-ow (Dutch) †. Theo is used predominantly in the English, Dutch, German, and Scandinavian languages, and its origin is Germanic and Old Greek.

Theo is a short form (English) of the name Theobald (English and German).

Theo is also a short form (Dutch, English, German, and Scandinavian) of the name Theodor (Czech, English, German, Romanian, and Scandinavian) as well as a short form (Dutch, English, German, and Scandinavian) of the name Theodore (English, French, and Greek).

Theo is also a short form (Dutch, English, German, and Scandinavian) of the name Theophil (German).

Teo (German variant spelling) is a form of Theo.

See also the related categories, greek, dutch, german, and scandinavian.

Theo is popular as a baby name for boys, and it is also considered trendy. The name's popularity has been rising since the 2000s. At the modest peak of its usage in 2018, 0.080% of baby boys were given the name Theo. Its ranking then was #243. In 2018, out of the group of boy names directly linked to Theo, Theodore was the most widely used. Its use outnumbered Theo's by 5 times in that year. There were times from 1918 to 1924 that the name Theo was given more often to girls, but it is slightly more popular as a baby boy name today. In 1929, 8.065% more baby boys than girls were given the name Theo.

Baby names that sound like Theo include Teo, Teyo, Taddy, Tadee, Tadey, Tadi, Tadie, Tady, Taha, Tahee, Tahey, Taho, Tahoe, Tahu, Tahy, Taiyo, Taiyou, Tammo, Tanno, and Tanny.

† Pronunciation for Theo: TH as in "theme (TH.IY.M)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)"


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