Ted Origin and Meaning
The name Ted is a boy's name meaning "gift of god; rich guard".
Like Ed, Eddie and Teddy, Ted is rarely used as an independent name – in the US, at least. In the UK, Eddie ranks just outside the Top 200, Teddy ranks just outside the Top 30, and Ted is a Top 200 pick. With Theodore rising, Ted may have new life among parents who don't want to use the short form Theo.
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Famous People Named Ted
- Edward Moore "Ted" KennedyU.S. Senator from Massachusetts
- Theodore "Ted" Roosevelt IIIU.S. politician and general; son of President Teddy Roosevelt
- Edward Richard George "Ted" HeathBritish Prme Minister
- Theodore Anthony "Ted" NugentAmerican rock musician
- Ted Knight (born Tadeusz Wladyslaw Konopka)American actor
- Theodore Samuel "Ted" WilliamsAmerican baseball player
- Edward James "Ted" HughesEnglish poet
- Edward Bridge "Ted" Danson IIIAmerican actor
- Theodore Fulton "Ted" StevensU.S. Senator from Alaska
- Theodore "Ted" Strickland; U.S. politician; 68th governor of Ohio
- Theodore Tillman "Ted" Shackelford IIIAmerican actor
- Ted JensenAmerican sound mastering engineer
- Ted "Kid" Lewis (born Gershon Mendeloff)British boxer
- Edward James Milton "Ted" Dwanebassist for English band Mumford & Sons
- Rafael Edward "Ted" CruzCanadian,American U.S. Senator from Texas
- Robert Edward "Ted" TurnerAmerican media mogul, founder of CNN
- Edward James Martin "Ted" KoppelBritish,American TV journalist
- Ted Mack (born William Edward Maguiness)American radio and TV host
- Ted GowansCanadian guitarist of band Tegan & Sara
- Ted FuAmerican YouTube filmmaker of Wong Fu Productions
- Theodore "Ted" BundyAmerican serial killer
Ted in Pop Culture
- Ted Baxtercharacter on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show;" played by Ted Knight
- Ted Tonatecharacter from "Ace Attorney" game series
- Theodore Evelyn "Ted" Mosbycharacter on TV's "How I Met Your Mother"
- Ted Chaoughcharacter on TV's "Mad Men"
- Ted Tonkscharacter in "Harry Potter" series.
- Ted "Teddy" Lupincharacter from the Harry Potter series
- Tedsmart,mouth teddy bear in 2012 movie of same name & the 2015 sequel "Ted 2"
- Tayler Mark "Ted" Beenecharacter on TV series Oliver Beene
- Kasane TedUTAU and brother of Kasane Teto
- Ted Theodore Logancharacter in movie "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure"
- Tedthe Generic Guy, character from the comic strip Dilbert
- Tedgamekeeper of Lord Ralph Mayhew on British TV series The Fast Show
- "Ted" 2001 novel by Tony DiTerlizzi and its main character
- Ted Bucklandcharacter on TV's Scrubs
- Father Ted Crillycharacter on British TV series Father Ted
- Theodore Margaret "Ted" Crispcharacter on TV's Better Off Ted
- Ted Lawsoncharacter on TV's Small Wonder
- Ted Shawcharacter on TV's "Defying Gravity"
- Theodore "Ted" Schmidtcharacter on TV's Queer as Folk
- Theodore "Ted" Spraguecharacter on TV's Heroes
- Ted TalbotSr., character on TV series Rectify
- Ted Shackleford aka "The Man With the Yellow Hat"a character in the Curious George series
- Ted Hopecharacter in movie "White House Down"
- Ted Wilsonreoccurring character on TV's "Pretty Little Liars"
- TED Talks (TechnologyEntertainment, Design), lecture series
- Ted Wigginscharacter in the 2012 movie "The Lorax"