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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. THEE-ə-bawld(English)
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Meaning & History

Means "bold people", 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) Thibaud, Thibault, Thibaut(French) Teobaldo, Baldo, Teo(Italian) Tybalt(Literature) Teobaldo, Téo(Portuguese) Teobaldo, Baldo, Teo(Spanish)

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