Theo: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Theo
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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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
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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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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
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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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