Pronounced Pron. THAY-aw-den
Other Forms FormsTheoden
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Contributor Contrib.Kai on 7/16/2007
Means "king, ruler" in Old English, probably from þeud "people" and þegen "thane, warrior" This name was invented by J. R. R. Tolkien who used Old English to represent the Rohirric language. In his novel 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954) Théoden is the king of Rohan.