Diminutive of Theodora
"gift of God"

Teddy Origin and Meaning

The name Teddy is a girl's name.
Cute boyish short forms like Teddy and Frankie and Billie are in some ways a relic of the past, of the days before unisex names, when girls were given feminized versions of their father's names, but they are starting to come into their own again. Frankie is one choice especially on the rise but Teddy is adorable too, most obviously short for Theodora but it could also work as a nickname for Dorothea or Thea or Althea or Theodosia -- you get the picture. On its own, Teddy feels slighter than Thea.

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Famous People Named Teddy

  • Teddy Marilyn Rothschild (b. 2017)daughter of Nicky Hilton and James Rothschild.
  • Teddy Cadan (b. 2015)daughter of Lena Headey and Dan Cadan.
  • Thaddeus Ann "Teddy" Bensimondaughter of reality TV's Kelly Killoren Bensimon and Gilles Bensimon

Teddy in Pop Culture

  • Dr. Theodora "Teddy" Altmana character on TV's "Grey's Anatomy"
  • Teddy Duncancharacter on TV's "Good Luck Charlie"
  • Theodora Reed 'Teddy'a character on TV's "Sisters"