Of Greek origin.
Feminine form of the masculine name Theodore.
From the Greek name “Θεόδωρος”, Theódoros, meaning gift of god.
It is composed by two Greek words: “Θεός”, meaning god and “δώρον”, meaning gift.
Theodora was a common name in the Byzantine Empire.
Most influential and powerful of all the Byzantine empresses, was Empress Theodora, wife of Emperor Justinian I.
She co-regent with Justinian, in the 6th century.
Famous musicians Keith Richards and Robbie Williams named their daughters Theodora.
Other forms of the name are: Dora, Teodora, Doreen, Doretta, Dorita, Theda, Fedora, Thea.