Thaddeus Name Meaning & Origin
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While student-teaching, I taught a student named Thaddeus who went by Teddy. I thought his name was Theodore, but was surprised to find out it was instead such a cool name. I think this name is totally BA.
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Tad, Thad, Thatch, Tee (originally just T but his teachers made him add the "ee")
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Possibly from a Greek word meaning "heart" but more likely the Aramaic form of Theodore (Theodoros) which means gift of God
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Thaddeus was one of the twelve apostles in the New Testament; he is also known as Jude, or Jude Thaddeus.
Jude Thaddeus is the patron saint of lost causes. It is to whom Danny Thomas prayed that he might find work acting, and after whom he named St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Thaddeus Stevens, an ardent abolitionist and powerful US Senator during the US Civil War era
Thaddeus ("Teddy") Ann Bensimon, DAUGHTER of French fashion photographer Gilles Bensimon and ex-wife (reality star) Kelly Killoren
Thaddeus Rowe Luckinbill, Jr. (b. 2007), son of American actress Amelia Heinle
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Thad is a character on the FOX show glee, one of the students from Dalton Academy in the second season.