Theoden Name Meaning & Origin
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In the etymology of Middle-earth, the name Théoden is derived from the original Rohirric Tûrac, an old word for King, showing influence from the Sindarin stem tur- ("power/mastery"), also present in Turgon and related names. Some scholars relate Théoden to the Old English word þēoden,1 meaning "leader of a people" (i.e. "King" or "prince").
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Theoden is in Lord of the Rings, Theodin is in The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson, and Theodyn is a rare but traditional English name.