Gender Masculine
Usage German
Pronounced Pron. TEE-lo
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Meaning & History

From Tielo, a Low German diminutive of names that began with Diet (for example Dietrich), from the Germanic element theud meaning "people". Saint Tillo was a 7th-century man of Saxony who was kidnapped and brought to the Low Countries by raiders. After his release he became a Benedictine monk and did missionary work in France.

Related Names

VariantsThilo, Till, Tillo
Other Languages & CulturesTheoderich, Theodoricus, Theudoricus, Theutrich, Þiudreiks(Ancient Germanic) Diederik, Tijmen, Dick, Diede, Diederick, Dirk, Ties(Dutch) Dederick, Derrick, Dirk(English) Tiidrik, Tiit(Estonian) Thierry(French) Durk, Tiede(Frisian) Theodoric(History) Tielo(Medieval German)

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Entry updated July 2, 2017