Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Gift of God
Main Origin Language: Greek
(Or View Theodore Girl)

In 2017 the name Theodore...

• was given to 5,911 baby boys
• was the 62nd most popular name for baby boys
• was 420% more popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Colorado
• was least popular in Mississippi, Alabama, and West Virginia
• was about as popular as Leo and Jeremiah
Babies Named Theodore Born Per Year
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Per 100,000
Total Number
(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Theodore...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 2017
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1999
• is 10% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 219% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Merritt, Ellis, Harlan, Mavis, Birdie, Opal
• has the most opposite popularity history to Raul, Gilberto, Ricardo, Alisia, Maritza, Pricilla
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Theodore Per State
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Geographically the name Theodore...

• 4% more popular east of the Mississippi than west of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Jack, Henry, Leo, Quinn, Eleanor, Violet
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Ayden, Zaiden, Cason, Paris, Kyleigh, Trinity
Girl Names With Similar Spelling
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Theodore by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Theodore are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Theodore will be the only kid named Theodore in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Theodore compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Theodore rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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