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Theodosia

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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 Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

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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

Comments

adadadad Says:

2018-07-20T20:36:55

theda bara

adadadad Says:

2018-07-20T20:35:58

too soon :(

sELEAr Says:

2018-05-08T19:39:51

This name is absolutely gorgeous! I had a great-aunt Theo and she was an amazing painter. So want to use this name for a future daughter!

Sim flower Says:

2018-01-13T23:31:57

I’ll make the world safe and sound for you…
…will come of age with our young nation

Paigeofabook2000 Says:

2017-09-04T02:58:02

Theodosia is my favorite girls' name. <3 If I get to have a little Theodosia someday, her name would be Theodosia Irene. I'd call her Thea. <3

Theodora Graham Says:

2017-08-12T05:26:19

A gorgeous alternative to Theodora. I adore the nickname Dosia for Theodosia, but there are many potential nicknames - Theo, Dodie, Thea, Teddy, Daisy, Dosie, etc.

sablemae98 Says:

2017-06-04T19:31:17

Theodosia Burr's nickname was "Theo", if I remember correctly.

NerdyNameGeek Says:

2017-06-01T00:56:26

t h i s m a n w i l l n o t m a k e a n o r p h a n o f m y d a u g h t e r

perdireinz Says:

2017-04-09T04:56:09

I was thinking the same thing :)

Maddi1224 Says:

2017-03-27T04:11:38

You could call her Teddy. That's what I'm planning for my future daughter someday!

ReallyBadName123 Says:

2017-03-18T16:36:00

Her nickname can be Theo, actually now that I look that up that's a short version of the name and it's a name in it's self, So you could name her Theo if you want it to be less posh. :p

Dipper Says:

2017-03-14T03:08:57

One of my favorite names of all time, and no, not just because of Hamilton.

1daymore Says:

2017-02-02T18:24:28

its gorgeous but Alexander hamilton

MonikerWanderer Says:

2017-01-30T00:08:53

I think this name with the nickname Tia is the best thing ever.

MonikerWanderer Says:

2017-01-29T17:19:29

Gorgeous name. Nothing but good things to say about it! It's not made up, but stands out nicely, sounds beautiful, looks beautiful, has length and nickname potential, and is historical.

MonikerWanderer Says:

2017-01-29T17:17:46

Theo-doe-sha

ladimon Says:

2017-01-17T19:58:57

How does everyone pronounce this? I say Theo-doe-see-a

paulapuddephatt Says:

2017-01-12T15:37:18

I much prefer Theodora, or simply Thea.

grace147 Says:

2017-01-08T19:09:53

please let this name make a come back. it's adorable and so interesting and cool.

ellabella9059 Says:

2016-12-03T05:14:19

If we lay a strong enough foundation, we'll pass it on to you. We'll give the world to you and you'll blow us all away. Someday, someday. Yeah, you'll blow us all away.

headintheclouds Says:

2016-12-03T03:58:44

This is such a Victorian-y fusty frilly name, yet also weighty and grounded-- something like Priscilla in my mind. It's a more offbeat eccentric-arisocrat version of Theodora. I really like the nicknames Thea, Theda, Dosie, Dosia (pronounced like Girls' actress Zosia Mamet's name) and Daisy for this-- it's definitely a nickname kind of full name!
Theodosia has a lot of spunk and makes for the perfect children's book heroine, as evidenced by the middle grade Theodosia Throckmorton series.

eveyalecia Says:

2016-10-14T04:28:55

What about Theo? Or Dosie? Or Odie?

princessepeach Says:

2016-10-04T20:07:19

I want to name my future daughter Theodosia after the song, 'Dear Theodosia,' but I dislike the nicknamed Thea...should I just forget it?

-EagleEyes- Says:

2016-09-24T18:35:14

You will come of age with our young nation. We'll bleed and fight for you, we'll make it right for you. :)

Sagebrush Says:

2016-09-24T15:36:16

I'm dedicating every day to you, domestic life was never quite my style, when you smile...you knock me out I fall apart, and I thought I was so smart :)

Perilheart Says:

2016-09-16T02:59:05

When you came into the world, you cried and broke my heart <3

AllieCat718 Says:

2016-06-06T20:01:09

Never heard of this name before. Interesting!

inkandthesea Says:

2016-06-04T20:26:22

Yes!!This is way cooler than Theodora!But it is a bit of a mouthful.......

actingfun Says:

2016-05-12T20:05:32

You have my eyes, you have your mother's name :)

LostKid Says:

2016-05-04T01:15:38

Dear Theodosia, what to say to you?

ameliejane123 Says:

2016-05-03T15:21:28

I know a beautiful Greek girl named Theodosia :)

actingfun Says:

2016-03-01T01:50:26

I absolutely love this name, and as another user mentioned, "Dear Theodosia" is an adorable song for it to be related to :)

kpearl8 Says:

2015-12-17T07:12:03

This name feels really over the top and posh to me, but somehow I can't not like it :)

QuickReport Says:

2015-12-09T00:08:55

Now has the added bonus of Hamilton's 'Dear Theodosia' - which happens to be a song about parental love.

vintageisfave Says:

2015-10-01T20:11:38

Lovely and sophisticated! I'm stunned by this name:)

yvonne_virginia Says:

2015-07-08T00:19:16

I love this name, especially with the nn Daisy!

lesliemarion Says:

2015-02-12T01:31:51

I don't think of Theodora as cutesie, but I do despise Dora or Dorrie. Dosia is a much nicer nickname and this name has more edge to it with its lovely z sound.