I LOVE this name! I wasn't so keen on it a few years ago until I met a lovely little boy with the name and ever since then, I've grown to love it. I'm pregnant and if I have a boy I'll be calling him Theo!
ChantelleOlivia  3/5/2020
Best nickname ever for Theodore! I have to name my kid this, Theo is swag and in the real style!
nylonpanda  10/4/2019
Theo Mathew Dahl, son of children's author Roald Dahl and movie actress Patricia Neal. Had a horrific car accident at four months of age in the early 1960's.
― Anonymous User  3/4/2019
My name is Theo. I chose this name for myself when I began my transition, and it is NOT feminine. Just because it rhymes with a female name doesn't make it girly. John and Dawn rhyme, but John isn't 'girly'. My full name is Theo Benjamin Jay, and I love it!
― Anonymous User  3/15/2018
Aaaalright, let's get down to it. Theo: pronounced THEE-o. I'm seeing A LOT of comments on here about how people think it's pronounced "TAY-o", but that's soooo incorrect! Get a life, guys, HONESTLY.
By the way, ugly name. Boys shouldn't be named such a feminine name. It rhymes with Cleo.
mynameisbutthole  3/13/2018
Theo is the name of the Teen Wolf character “Theo Raeken”.
― Anonymous User  1/17/2018
I'm a girl and my name is Theo! (My real name is Theodosia but it's kinda old and I never use it anyway.)
― Anonymous User  6/18/2017
Theo is currently 22nd place in Germany (2016). (source:
cutenose  1/29/2017
Also used in Greek as short form of Theodoros/Theofanis/Theofilos/Theofylaktos or any other name that begins with the Ancient Greek element "theos", means "God".
heyyyyyyyyyyyy  12/25/2016
Nice strong, male name.
― Anonymous User  11/1/2016
Theo is a handsome name and I love it with the nickname Elliot. It goes well with multiple last names. I seriously am going to consider using it even though I am an atheist and using this name is basically naming my kid god. But most people don't look into definition as much anymore.
QuinnBethany  10/15/2016
Cute name, I like it a lot!
― Anonymous User  8/20/2016
There is a character named Theo Theodorakis in Ellen Raskin's novel The Westing Game.
ThatOneAuthorGirl  4/25/2016
Theo is an amazing, masculine name. It sounds so cute. I love this name! ^____^
― Anonymous User  5/17/2015
The actor who famously portraits Tobias "four" Eaton in the Divergent series is called Theo James.
OttilieMaisie  4/3/2015
In The Deadly Dare Mysteries by Malorie Blackman the main character is called Theo. (I highly recommend this awesome book to mystery lovers!)
― Anonymous User  7/5/2014
Theo is a lovely name. I'm surprised it isn't more popular, but I have a feeling it will be soon.
hattie98  3/21/2014
Theo Hutchcraft is the singer of the British band Hurts.
Erme Ioainna  10/10/2013
I prefer the pronunciation TAY-o, which is how I've typically heard it pronounced. It makes an ok name on its own, but as far as nicknames for Theodore I like Teddy :)
― Anonymous User  6/1/2013
Theo - (pronounced Fee-Oh / Fi-Oh)

GREEK, means gift

Love this name :) my sons name!
mummytoTheo  3/31/2012
To reply to the person who thinks her son's name means "gift": Theodore means gift from god, but the dore bit is gift. Theo is the god bit, which you can tell if you think about words like theocracy and theology. You named your son god, not gift. Nothing wrong with that per se, but get your etymology right.
― Anonymous User  1/15/2014
Theo sounds like a boys name to me! I've never known a girl called Theo! Fi-Fi or Thea is a girly spin on the name! My son is called Theo and I'd never dream of calling a girl Theo.
Thea / Theo - very obvious which is a boyish name and which is girly.
mummytoTheo  3/31/2012
Mommytotheo: you can pick and choose a name for your child but you can't decide the pronunciation. Where are you getting Fee-oh from?! There's no F sound involved with the name. You are obviously poorly mispronouncing the name or possibly have some sort of speech impairment, I reckon.

Its Thee-O or at least Tay-o
― Anonymous User  11/29/2014
Theo is much better than Theodore in my opinion, even as a standalone name.

Anonymous user that replied to mummytoTheo: Fee sounds like Thee without the tongue touching the teeth.
thenamer007  5/17/2015
I love the nickname Theo - for a girl. I think it makes an absolutely darling nickname for something like Theodora or Theodosia. It's got spunk and it's vintage, and I like the way it has an almost masculine feel but can still work on a girl.
Then again, I like it on a boy as well, so that's that.
Lunar_Wolf  8/3/2010
I love Theo! It's great for a girl or a boy, though I don't like Theodore or Theodora, just Theo.
harry_sent_me  4/29/2008
In the Mortal Enguines series Theo is one of the main characters in Infernal Devises, and Darkling Plain. He marries Tom and Hester's daughter Wren. Called Theo Ngoni.
CassBlack  4/6/2008
Theo Vilmos is a main character of great sci-fi "The War of Flowers" by Tad Williams and since I read this book I adore the name.
lizka  2/10/2008
Theo is really cute. I think it is cuter for a girl though.
HappyIguana  5/7/2007
Also used for Theodora or Theodosia.
Kosta  5/30/2006
Theo was one of the children on "The Cosby Show."
breakofday  12/16/2005

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