Teddy - boys name

Teddy name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 99%

Teddy name meaning:

The name "Teddy" is a diminutive form of the name "Edward." It originated in the English language and gained popularity in the late 19th century. The name Teddy is commonly associated with the term “teddy bear,” which refers to a stuffed toy bear. Teddy bears have been immensely popular since their creation in the early 20th century, and they are often seen as symbols of comfort and companionship.

The name Teddy carries a warm and endearing connotation. It evokes feelings of affection, innocence, and playfulness. It is a name that is often given to boys, but it can also be used as a nickname or term of endearment for people of any gender. The name Teddy is often associated with qualities such as kindness, gentleness, and a nurturing nature. Overall, the name Teddy brings to mind a sense of comfort, joy, and a playful spirit, making it a popular choice for parents seeking an adorable and lovable name for their baby boy.

Origin: English

Form of Theodore. Divine gift.

Related names

Theodore , Fedyenka, Fyodor, Ted , Teddie , Teddy , Telly, Teodor , Theadora , Theo , Theodora

Other boys names beginning with T


Overall UK ranking: 26 out of 4789

1875 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • England (24)
  • Wales (38)
  • Scotland (101)

Historical popularity of Teddy

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