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The American President Theodore Roosevelt was commonly called Teddy. The Teddy Bear was named for him.
breakofday  12/16/2005
This was Corey Feldman's character's name in "Stand By Me."
roxxmuhsoxx  2/2/2006
The meaning of this name "gift of God" seems so fitting. I had dog named Teddy, and that dog was one the best friends I ever had.
Arowen Half-Elven  3/7/2006
"Teddy" reminds me of "teddy bear", but also reminds me of "teddy boy".
iva_toneva  6/19/2006
Teddy Kent was one of Emily's childhood friends in L.M. Montgomery's Emily trilogy.
annasui  8/9/2006
Also a short form of Edmund.
bellaboo  12/7/2006
Teddy Sheringham is a Premiership footballer who has played for many clubs, most notably Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and West Ham.
tottenham_forever  1/12/2007
A famous rock singer, Teddy Geiger, who sings "For You I Will (Confidence)", "Underage Thinking", and a version of "You'll Be In My Heart" on the Disney Mania 4 soundtrack. Teddy is his name, NOT a pet form of any other name.
Writer_13  4/11/2007
Actually, Teddy Geiger's full name seems to be John Theodore "Teddy" Geiger II.
Feorsteorra  1/13/2018
Spoiler warning for those who haven't read the final Harry Potter book: Teddy Remus Lupin is the son of Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks in the Harry Potter series.
Nochenne  7/22/2007
A nickname for a little boy, and an old-fashioned one at that. Then there's the Teddy bear association.
slight night shiver  5/8/2008
I love teddy bears, but Teddy is too cutesy as a given name. It's better off as a nickname. Now I'm even seeing people spell it Teddie and give it to girls, like with Lily Allen's half-sister. It sounds cutesier and rather infantile on a girl.
bananarama  10/6/2008
In "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott, Jo March calls Theodore Laurence "Teddy" although everyone else calls him "Laurie".
Sk8ynat  1/26/2009
Teddy is absolutely the CUTEST nickname anybody could ever have! I love this name, but a) only on boys, and b) as a nickname (particularly for the name Theodore). This nickname is so cute, it even made the very evil character Theodore (Teddy) "T-Bag" Bagwell on the show Prison Break a little more likeable!
KillYourEgo  7/5/2009
This is an adorable nickname for a boy or man of any age.
vomiting  1/4/2010
The older sister on the famous TV show, “Good Luck Charlie” on Disney Channel is named Teddy.
Myth Writer Dreamer  9/16/2010
To the whole "Good Luck, Charlie" thing, I'm thinking her name is Theodora. Teddy is a cute nickname for a girl, too.
― Anonymous User  1/5/2011
Teddy bear, Teddy bear
Turn around
Teddy bear, Teddy bear
Touch the ground
Teddy bear, Teddy bear
Show your shoe
Teddy bear, Teddy bear
That will do.
high_chronicles  1/11/2012
Sela Ward played the second oldest sister on the NBC hit drama Sisters and her character's name was Teddy.
― Anonymous User  9/9/2012
I know someone who uses this as a nickname for Theadora.
― Anonymous User  2/28/2013
Leonardo DiCaprio played a man named Teddy in the movie Shudder Island.
― Anonymous User  6/27/2013
Aww, Teddy is an adorable name! Xoxo :3.
― Anonymous User  6/6/2014
Teddy Ruxpin was a children's talking bear toy.
― Anonymous User  5/27/2015
It's a cute nickname for a young child, but it should be kept at that: a nickname. It would sound stupid for a teenager or adult.
IsolationHedge  7/21/2015
The name Teddy was given to 91 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/22/2016
My cousin is pregnant, and though she's planning on naming her son Theodore fully, she's already calling him Teddy and is planning on making that his nickname. I think it is so precious! I love it!
sydneyvail  10/10/2016
So cute! I would consider it for both a future son or a future daughter. It works on a little kid but it also can work on an adult as well. I love it!
TrinHarris  10/10/2016
This can also be a feminine diminutive of Theodora due to an actress Teddy Altman.
leoBeyene2002  12/23/2017
Teddy Flood is a character in the HBO TV series "Westworld". He is a gunslinger who is looking for Dolores in order to restart their relationship.
― Anonymous User  3/13/2018

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