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PronouncedPron.THEE-ə-bawld English

Meaning & History

Derived from the Germanic elements theud "people" and bald "bold". The Normans brought the name to England, where it joined an existing Old English cognate. The medieval forms Tibald and Tebald were commonly Latinized as Theobaldus. It was rare by the 20th century.
VariantTheudobald Ancient Germanic
DiminutivesTheo, Tibby English Baldo Ancient Germanic
Other Languages & CulturesBoele Dutch Thibault French Teobaldo, Baldo, Teo Italian Tybalt Literature Teobaldo, Téo Portuguese Teobaldo, Baldo, Teo Spanish


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Entry updated December 3, 2014   Contribute