Theo

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Theo
Gendermale/female (mostly male)
 
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Theo
Gendermale/female (mostly male)

Theo is a given name, deriving from the Greek word Theos which means god,[1] short for many different names in which 'Theo-' is the first element, for example:

Thea is a feminine given name of similar origin.

Many other names beginning with "theo" do not necessarily derive from Greek, but rather the old Germanic "theud" meaning "people" or "folk".[1] As these names are not common today and in the ancient times they were not spelled with "theo" it is unlikely this nickname was ever applied to these individuals. These names include:

Notable people named Theo

References

  1. ^ a b Mike Campbell. "Meaning, Origin and History of the Name Theodore". Behind the Name. http://www.behindthename.com/name/theodore. Retrieved 2011-07-26.