Gender: Male Origin of Ted: Diminutive of Theodore or Edward Meaning of Edward: English, "wealthy guardian"

The name Ted is a boy's name . Ted and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change two letters (5 names)".

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.

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Pop Culture References for the name Ted

Teddey, Tedik, Teddy, Tedd, Tedson, Tedek, Teddie


Nozomi Says:


I personally don't like this name something about it throughs me off. :/ Plus will it age well, I think not.

sameosameo12 Says:


It's cute, don't get me wrong. I wouldn't use it hardly at all, though, I will be honest. If it's possible, I want to enter a name similar to Ted. It's a name called Ted Teddy, which can be either a name where you call them T.T. but that, of course, wouldn't be the most intelligent option. It just depends on the parent, honestly. Anyways, cute name!!