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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.
Famous People Named Ted
Theodore "Ted" Roosevelt III, U.S. politician and general; son of President Teddy Roosevelt
Edward Richard George "Ted" Heath, British Prme Minister
Theodore Anthony "Ted" Nugent, American rock musician
Ted Knight (born Tadeusz Wladyslaw Konopka), American actor
Theodore Samuel "Ted" Williams, American baseball player
Edward James "Ted" Hughes, English poet
Edward Bridge "Ted" Danson III, American actor
Theodore Fulton "Ted" Stevens, U.S. Senator from Alaska
Theodore "Ted" Strickland; U.S. politician; 68th governor of Ohio
Theodore Tillman "Ted" Shackelford III, American actor
Ted Jensen, American sound mastering engineer
Ted "Kid" Lewis (born Gershon Mendeloff), British boxer
Edward James Milton "Ted" Dwane, bassist for English band Mumford & Sons
Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz, Canadian-American U.S. Senator from Texas
Robert Edward "Ted" Turner, American media mogul, founder of CNN
Edward James Martin "Ted" Koppel, British-American TV journalist
Ted Mack (born William Edward Maguiness), American radio and TV host
Ted Gowans, Canadian guitarist of band Tegan & Sara
Ted Fu, American YouTube filmmaker of Wong Fu Productions
Theodore "Ted" Bundy, American serial killer
Famous People Named Ted
Pop Culture References for the name Ted
Ted Tonate, character from "Ace Attorney" game series
Theodore Evelyn "Ted" Mosby, character on TV's "How I Met Your Mother"
Ted Chaough, character on TV's "Mad Men"
Ted Tonks, character in "Harry Potter" series.
Ted "Teddy" Lupin, character from the Harry Potter series
Ted, smart-mouth teddy bear in 2012 movie of same name
Tayler Mark "Ted" Beene, character on TV series Oliver Beene
Ted Theodore Logan, character in movie "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure"
Ted, the Generic Guy, character from the comic strip Dilbert
Ted, gamekeeper of Lord Ralph Mayhew on British TV series The Fast Show
"Ted," 2001 novel by Tony DiTerlizzi and its main character
Ted Buckland, character on TV's Scrubs
Father Ted Crilly, character on British TV series Father Ted
Theodore Margaret "Ted" Crisp, character on TV's Better Off Ted
Ted Lawson, character on TV's Small Wonder
Ted Shaw, character on TV's "Defying Gravity"
Theodore "Ted" Schmidt, character on TV's Queer as Folk
Theodore "Ted" Sprague, character on TV's Heroes
Ted Talbot, Sr., character on TV series Rectify
Ted Shackleford aka "The Man With the Yellow Hat", a character in the Curious George series
Ted Hope, character in movie "White House Down"
Ted Wilson, reoccurring character on TV's "Pretty Little Liars"
TED Talks (Technology, Entertainment, Design), lecture series