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Of Greek origin.

From the Greek name “Θεόδωρος”, Theódoros, meaning gift of god.

It is composed by two Greek words: “Θεός”, meaning god and “δώρον”, meaning gift.

A name of several saints.

St. Theodore of Amasea, also known as Theodore Tyron, a 4th century soldier and martyr, was the first of the saints, of the Eastern Orthodox Christians.

At least two more saints bear the name and also two popes.

It was a common name in classical Greece and it also became popular in the rest of the Christian world.

Three Russian tsars were named Fyodor, which is Russian for Theodore.

Alternative forms of the name are: Theo, Teodor, Ted, Teddy, Teo, Feodor, Fyodor, Fedya, Tedore, Theodoor.

Feminine forms of the name are: Theodora, Dora, Doretta, Fedora, Tea, Thea, Doreen, Dorita.

Famous bearers are Theodore Roosevelt, Theodore Bikel, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Ted Nugent.