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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.