Theodore is a name with Greek origins. The meaning of the name Theodore is divine gift. Common nicknames of the name include Ted, Teddy, and Theo. The “teddy bear” was named after U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt.
Other famous Theodores spelled without the “e” include German philosopher Theodor Adorno and Theodor Seuss Geisel, also known as Dr. Suess. Theodor Herzl was a European journalist and founder of modern Zionism. Theodore Dreiser was an American author and Theodore “Ted” Nugent is an American musician.
Fictional characters named Theodore include one of the Chipmunks with his pal Alvin. Theodore Huxtable was a character on The Cosby Show and Theodore Bagwell was a character on Prison Break.
People who like the name Theodore also like names that are old-fashioned and traditional.