Of English or Greek origin.

It is a diminutive of the names Edward or Theodore.

Other forms of the name are: Eddie, Eddy, Ed, Teo, Teodor, Eduardo, Ned, Ted.

Famous bearers are Teddy Pendergrass, Ted Kennedy, Teddy Riley, Teddy Sheringham, Teddy Bridgewater, Teddy Wilson, Teddy Dunn.