Thaddeus: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Thaddeus

Thaddeus

Pronunciation: THA-dee-əs (key)

Related Names:

Tad, Thad, Taddeo

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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.

Nicknames for Thaddeus: | Edit

Tad, Thad, Thatch, Tee (originally just T but his teachers made him add the "ee")

Meanings and history of the name Thaddeus: | Edit

Possibly from a Greek word meaning "heart" but more likely the Aramaic form of Theodore (Theodoros) which means gift of God

Famous real-life people named Thaddeus: | Edit

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 ("Teddy") Ann Bensimon, DAUGHTER of French fashion photographer Gilles Bensimon and ex-wife (reality star) Kelly Killoren

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