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Gender: Male Meaning of Thibault: "courageous people" Origin of Thibault: French from German

The name Thibault is a boy's name of French origin meaning "courageous people". Thibault and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

From the experts:

Pronounced TEE-bow, this version, which is also a very common surname in France, has a lot more charm than the name it derives from — Theobald. A variant spelling is Thibaut.

Trivia tidbit: Thibault is the name of a minor character in Peanuts.

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Famous People Named Thibault

Thibault de Montalembert, French actor
Thibault Vinçon, French actor
Thibault Moulin, French footballer
Thibault Bourgeois, French footballer
Thibault Damour, French physicist
Thibault Giroud, French rugby union player
Thibault Rossard, French volleyball player
Thibaut Pinot, French cyclist

Pop Culture References for the name Thibault

Thibault, character in Nicholas Sparks' novel The Lucky One
Thibault of Montigni, "the kindest soul alive" in Quentin Durward (1823) by Sir Walter Scott


Sagebrush Says:


This name makes me think of the part in The Princess Bride movie where the Man in Black and Inigo Montoya talk about what fencing defenses they are using, and the Man in Black says, “Naturally. But I find that Thibault cancels out Capo Ferro, don't you?" I am not ashamed.

headintheclouds Says:


So romantic, so European, and so impossible to use for non-French or European me IRL. Thibault is breathtaking though, everything from its pronunciation, written form and meaning.