The name Ted is a boy's name . Ted and is often added to user-created lists like Fighting Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Rate the Previous Signature!".
From the experts:
Like Teddy, Ed, and Eddie, Ted is rarely used as an independent name -- though the TED Talks have given it a new intellectual image. Wtih Theodore rising, Ted may have new life among parents who don't want to use the short form Theo.