Theo: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Theo

Theo

Pronunciation: THEE-oh (key)

Origin of the name Theo:

A short form of Theodore (God's gift), Theo is also bestowed as an independent given name.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Theo: | Edit

my 1 year old nephew i named Theo. He is such a cute little pudding I adore him!!

Oh - Thanks for the Theodore reference - I may use this as my own lil nickname for him!!xx

Personal experiences with the name Theo: | Edit

This is my son's name and he is named after his father, Theophilos
(NOT Theodore as everyone always ask!!)

At the time, I didn't want a "junior" so I shortened my husband's name and threw it out there one afternoon (and 5 months pregnant). My husband was touched that I suggested this name, he was taken a bit back.

Unfortunately, when we told his family about the name (Theo) all I got was weird looks (my husband knew why but didn't clue me in right away). "Theo" in Greek, means "uncle". We would be naming a son "uncle" and later in life, he would be known as "Theo Theo" - we did have a boy and yes, his name is "Theo" !!

Oh well, things could have been worse! :-)

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Famous real-life people named Theo: | Edit

Theo Albrecht
Theo Epstein - GM of Boston Red Sox
Theo Tams - Canadian Idol winner
Theo van Gogh - Brother of Vincent
Theo Paphitis - British entrepreneur
Theo Walcott - Soccer player
Theo James - Actor

Theo in song, story & screen: | Edit

Theo Huxtable, The Cosby Show
Theo Faron, character in the P.D. James novel (and subsequent film) Children of Men
Children's book "Theo and the Blue Note"

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