Thaddeus Meaning and Origin

The name Thaddeus is a boy’s name meaning “gift of God” and is of Aramaic origin. Thaddeus is a biblical name and is associated with one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ. In the New Testament, Thaddeus is also referred to as “Judas, not Iscariot”, to differentiate him from Judas Iscariot, the disciple who betrayed Jesus. The name Thaddeus has been used throughout history and can be found in various cultures and languages. In the United States, the name has been popular since the 19th century and was particularly common among Polish and Lithuanian immigrants. Some famous people with the name Thaddeus include Thaddeus Stevens, a U.S. congressman and abolitionist, Thaddeus Young, an American basketball player, and Thaddeus McCotter, a former U.S. congressman from Michigan.

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