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Gender: Male Meaning of Theobald: "courageous people" Origin of Theobald: German

The name Theobald is a boy's name of German origin meaning "courageous people". Theobald and discussed in our forums with posts like "Rate the Previous Signature!".

From the experts:

This is one of the least known or used of the Theo names, quite possibly because of its last syllable. In Samuel Butler's 1903 novel The Way of All Flesh, there is a clergyman character named Theobald Pontifex.

You might want to consider the French version Thibault or the Shakespearean Tybalt instead.

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Famous People Named Theobald

Saint Theobald of Dorat, French saint
Saint Theobald of Marly, French Cistercian abbot
Saint Theobald of Provins, French hermit
Theobald I and II, Dukes of Lorraine
Theobald I-III, Counts of Blois
Theobald I of Navarre, Count of Champagne
Theobald II-V, Counts of Champagne
Theobald of Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury
Theobald Theodor Friedrich Alfred von Bethmann-Hollweg, Chancellor of Germany
Theobald Boehm, inventor of the piccolo
Theobald Smith, American epidemiologist
Theobald "Toby" Butler, Irish solicitor-general
Theobald "Toby" Jones, Irish politician
Theobald Mathew, Irish reformer

Pop Culture References for the name Theobald

Miss Theobald, headmistress in the St. Clare's school series by Enid Blyton

Ted, Tybald, Tiebout, Tiebold, Toiboid, Thibaud, Theòbault, Theo, Tybalt, Dietbald, Dietbold, Tibold, Tibalt, Tybault, Thebault, Teddy

Theobald's International Variations

Tiobóid (Irish Gaelic) Tiobaid (Scottish Gaelic) Teobaldo (Spanish) Thibault (French)


Catastroffy Says:


Yes, the "bald" syllable certainly isn't very attractive. I much prefer Thibault or Theodore, but I'm not saying that Theobald is necessarily a bad name.