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GenderMasculine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.TED
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Meaning & History

Short form of EDWARD or THEODORE. A famous bearer was the American baseball player Ted Williams (1918-2002), who was born as Theodore.
VariantsEd, Eddie, Eddy, Ned, Teddy, Theo
Feminine FormTheodora
Other Languages & CulturesTewodros Amharic Theodoros, Theodorus Ancient Greek Eadweard Anglo-Saxon Eduard, Edvard, Toros Armenian Edorta Basque Teodor, Todor Bulgarian Eduard Catalan Eduard, Teodor, Edi, Teo Croatian Eduard, Edvard, Teodor, Theodor Czech Edvard, Teodor, Theodor Danish Eduard, Theodoor, Theodorus, Ed, Theo Dutch Eduard Estonian Edvard, Eetu, Teuvo Finnish Édouard, Théodore, Théo French Eduard, Tedore Georgian Eduard, Theodor German Theodoros Greek Ekewaka Hawaiian Eduárd, Edvárd, Tivadar, Tódor, Ede Hungarian Eadbhárd Irish Edoardo, Teodoro, Teo Italian Eduards, Teodors Latvian Thei Limburgish Teodor, Todor, Toše, Toshe Macedonian Edvard, Teodor, Theodor Norwegian Edward, Teodor Polish Duarte, Eduardo, Teodoro, Dado, Du, Duda, Dudu, Edu, Téo Portuguese Eduard, Teodor, Tudor, Theodor Romanian Eduard, Feodor, Fyodor, Fedor, Fedya Russian Eideard Scottish Teodor, Todor Serbian Eduard, Teodor Slovak Edvard, Teodor, Edi Slovene Eduardo, Teodoro, Lalo, Teo Spanish Edvard, Teodor, Theodor Swedish Fedir Ukrainian

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Entry updated March 21, 2014