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Gender: M Meaning of Theo: "divine gift" Origin of Theo: Diminutive of Theodore Theo's Popularity in 2012: #794

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Many modern parents use Theo as the short form for Theodore rather than the dated Ted--including some celebs, such as Dallas Bryce Howard-- but others bypass the Grandpa name Theodore entirely and skip right to the hip nickname Theo. Short and ultra-chic, Theo's a cool, contemporary baby name choice.

Theo first made an impact as the name of the only son on "The Cosby Show," earlier it was associated with Vincent Van Gogh's supportive brother Theo.

Theo is currently having a burst of popularity in Europe, ranking in the Top 20 in Sweden, France and Belgium--and 2011 was the second year Theo made it into the U.S. Top 1000. Now it's at Number 794, up over 60 points this year alone with every indication of moving higher.

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Famous People Named Theo

Theodorus "Theo" van Gogh, Dutch art dealer & brother of Vincent van Gogh
Theo Darby (b. 2009), Son of Rhys Darby
Theo Rossi, American actor
Theo Paphitis, retail magnate and British entrepreneur of Greek Cypriot origin
Theo James, American actor
Theo Horan (b. 2013), nephew of Niall Horan

Pop Culture References for the Name Theo

Theodore "Theo" Huxtable, character on The Cosby Show
Theodore "Theo" Kojak, character on Kojak
Theo Faron, main character in the film Children of Men