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Gender Feminine
Scripts Θεοδωρα(Greek)
Pronounced Pron. thee-ə-DAWR-ə(English)
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Meaning & History

Feminine form of THEODORE. This name was common in the Byzantine Empire, being borne by several empresses including the influential wife of Justinian in the 6th century.
DiminutivesDora, Dorean, Doreen, Doretta, Dorinda, Dorine, Dorita(English) Dora(Greek)
Masculine FormsTheodore(English) Theodoros(Greek) Theodoros, Theodorus(Ancient Greek)
Other Languages & CulturesTeodora, Todorka(Bulgarian) Théodora, Théa(French) Theda(German) Teodóra, Dóra, Dorina(Hungarian) Theódóra, Dóra(Icelandic) Teodora(Italian) Teodora, Todorka(Macedonian) Teodora(Polish) Teodora(Portuguese) Teodora(Romanian) Feodora, Fedora(Russian) Teodora(Serbian) Teodora(Spanish) Teodora, Tea, Thea(Swedish)
Same SpellingThéodora, Theódóra
User SubmissionTheodóra


Byzantine empress Theodora, from the Church of San Vitale in RavennaByzantine empress Theodora, from the Church of San Vitale in Ravenna


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