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ScriptsΘαδδαιος Ancient Greek
PronouncedPron.THAD-ee-əs English

Meaning & History

From Θαδδαιος (Thaddaios), the Greek form of the Aramaic name Thaddai. It is possibly derived from a word meaning "heart", but it may in fact be an Aramaic form of a Greek name such as Θεοδωρος (see THEODORE). In the Gospel of Matthew, Thaddaeus is listed as one of the twelve apostles, though elsewhere in the New Testament his name is omitted and Jude's appears instead. It is likely that the two names refer to the same person.
VariantThaddaeus Biblical
DiminutivesTad, Thad English
Other Languages & CulturesThaddaios Biblical Greek Tadija Croatian Tadeáš Czech Taddeo Italian Tadas Lithuanian Tadeusz Polish Tadeu Portuguese Faddei, Faddey Russian Tadija Serbian Tadeáš Slovak Tadej Slovene Tadeo Spanish


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Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute