Theodora Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Theodora:
Derived from the Greek Theodōra (God's gift), a compound name composed of the elements theos (God) and dōron (gift).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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This is my daughter's middle name. Her full name is Kirsten Theodora. I love that it's a bit old-fashioned, but still beautiful. She's named after my grandmother Teddy (Theodora).
My daughter's middle name. She is Lillian Theodora. I just love both names and it's sentimental for me and for my husband.
My Name is Theodora and I go by Theo. The only thing I dislike about my name is people calling me Dora. I do get 'that's a boys name' a lot, so I have to explain to people that my names Theodora, and then alot of people comment that my parents must have wanted to make my life complicated (my sisters names are Phoebe, Quinn, Layla and Ivy), but I still love my name, it makes me unique and I'm not opposed to being the one with the very old fashioned name :)
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Thea, Dora, Theda, Theo, Teddy, Thora
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Theodora Richards is an American model.
Theodora I (Greek: Θεοδώρα) was empress of the Byzantine Empire and perhaps the most influential and powerful woman in the Roman Empire's history
Theodora Rose Williams (b. 2012), daughter of English singer, songwriter, and actor Robbie Williams
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Theodora "Teddy" Altman in Grey's Anatomy
Theodora Goes Wild is a 1936 American romantic comedy film
Theodora Dix/Speed, from the Anne series
Theodora is a telepathic lesbian character in Shirley Jackson's "The Haunting of Hill House"