Gender Masculine
Usage German
Pronounced Pron. TEE-lo  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Variant of Till. Saint Thillo was a 7th-century man of Saxony who was kidnapped and brought to Flanders by raiders. After his release he became a priest and did missionary work in France.

Related Names

VariantsTill, Tilo
Other Languages & CulturesDick, Diederick, Diederik, Dirk, Ties(Dutch) Dederick, Derrick, Dirk(English) Tiidrik, Tiit(Estonian) Thierry(French) Durk(Frisian) Theoderich(Germanic) Theodoric, Theodoricus, Þiudareiks, Theudoricus(Gothic) Dirk(Low German) Tielo(Medieval German) Þeudōrīks(Old Germanic)
Surname DescendantThälmann(German)


Entry updated December 7, 2022