|Number in U.S||👶 252,000|
|Rate in 2021||34|
|Name origin||🌍 Greek|
If you’re looking for a name with roots going back to ancient times, then Theodore is one of the best choices. The name Theodore is of Greek origin meaning “gift of God” or “divine gift.” The original Greek name Theodoros is a compound of theos (God) and doron (gift).
The name Theodore entered the top 1000 name ranking list of Social Security Administration’s for the first time in 1900. It remained in the top 100 until 1945. After that point, Theodore started to decrease in popularity but never got close to dropping off the list. The name Theodore dipped down to its lowest ranking in 1999 as No. 314.
However, it made a quick turnaround and in the last ten years, has come back up the list. Theodore was ranked as No. 23 in 2020, the most popular it has ever been since its debut on the list