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Gender: Female Meaning of Theodosia: "giving to God" Origin of Theodosia: Greek

The name Theodosia is a girl's name of Greek, Russian origin meaning "giving to God". Theodosia and is often added to lists like Colonial Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven / Hell / Purgatory Girls".

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This feminine form of Theodosius has long been buried deep in the attic, but might be a good discovery for the parent who wants to move beyond Theodora. Vice President Aaron Burr named a daughter Theodosia ("Dear Theodosia" is a song in the smash musical Hamilton), and it was the birth name of silent screen vamp Theda Bara. Theodosia actually appeared on the US popularity lists in the 1880s and 90s.

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Famous People Named Theodosia

Saint Theodosia of Tyre, 4th century martyr
Saint Theodosia of Constantinople, 8th century martyr
Theodosia, Empress consort of Leo V the Armenian
Theodosia Burr Alston, daughter of US Vice President Aaron Burr
Theodosia Bartow Prevost Burr, wife of Aaron Burr and mother of Theodosia Burr
Theodosia Burr Goodman, birth name of Theda Bara, American silent film actress
Theodosia Trollope, English poet
Theodosia Salome Okoh, Ghanaian stateswoman who designed Ghana's flag
Theodosia Meade, Countess of Clanwilliam, Irish heiress and landowner
Theodosia Ntokou, Greek pianist

Pop Culture References for the name Theodosia

"My Theodosia" (1941), novel about Aaron Burr's daughter by Anya Seton
Theodosia Throckmorton, character in "Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos" and other books by Robin Lorraine (R.L.) LaFevers
Theodosia "Theo" Warrington (née Lambert), character in W.M. Thackeray's "The Virginians" (1857-9)
Theodosia, Darcy and Stan's baby name in the movie "For Keeps?"
Theodosia, character on Disney's "Girl Vs. Monster"
Theodosia, character in "The Royal Master" by James Shirley
"Dear Theodosia," song from Broadway musical "Hamilton" about Theodosia Burr
Theodosia "Theo" Eirene Houzzara, main character in the "Ash Princess" by Laura Sebastian