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

Theobald Origin and Meaning

The name Theobald is a boy's name of German origin meaning "courageous people".

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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Pop Culture References for the name Theobald

Theo, Tybalt, Tiebout, Tiebold, Toiboid, Thibaud, Theòbault, Ted, Tybald, 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.