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Gender: Male Origin of Teddy: Diminutive of Theodore or Edward

The name Teddy is a boy's name . Teddy and is often added to lists like Cute Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Rate the Previous Signature!".

From the experts:

Teddy is in some ways one of those midcentury boys' nicknames -- like Jimmy or Bobby or Billy -- yet because it was never that popular, it feels timeless too. The preferred short form of Theodore these days may be Theo and of Edward may be....Edward, but Teddy can work adorably for either and grows up to Ted.

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Famous People Named Teddy

Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, 30th President of the United States
Edward "Teddy" Kennedy, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts
Edward Theodore "Teddy" Riley, American R&B musician
Teddy Dunn, American actor
Teddy Pendergrass, American R&B singer
Teddy Wilson, American jazz pianist
Teddy Edwards, American jazz saxophonist
Edward "Teddy" Goldsmith, Anglo-French environmentalist
John Theodore "Teddy" Geiger Jr., American singer-songwriter
Tedy Bruschi, American football player and current ESPN analyst
Teddy Sheringham, English footballer
Teddy Bridgewater, American football player for the Minnesota Vikings
Teddy James Thomas, son of Adam Thomas & Caroline Daly
Edward "Mad Teddy" Smith, associate of Ronnie and Reggie Kray

Pop Culture References for the name Teddy

Edward "Teddy" Remus Lupin, character in the Harry Potter series.
Theodore "Teddy" Duchamp, one of the 4 main characters in the film "Stand By Me", based on the novella "The Body" by Stephen King
Edward "Teddy" McNicholas, character in Eleanor Henderson's novel "Ten Thousand Saints"
Teddy Grant, the president's youngest son in TV's "Scandal"
Teddy Falls, place in TV's "Fringe"
Teddy bear, stuffed toy
Teddy boy, British youth subculture
Teddy Craft, character in Kevin Smith's horror film "Tusk"
Teddy Kent, character in "Emily of New Moon"
Teddy Sanders, NASA director in "The Martian"
Teddy, also known as Father and Ted, a main character in "Pinstripe"
Teddy Altman, from the Young Avengers comic books
Edward "Teddy" Todd, main character in "A God in Ruins" by Kate Atkinson