Theodora Meaning and Origin

A sweet name, with lots of vintage charm, it’s lush and strong-sounding. It also has a whole host of nicknames to choose from: Teddy, Thora, Dottie, Theo, Thea, Theda, Dodie, Edie, Ora, Eda, Dora, Dory, and Odie.

Theodora is a girl’s name meaning “gift of God” and is of Greek origin. The name Theodora is feminine of derived from Greek, theos, “god” and δῶρονdoron, “gift”. The elements of the name are the same as Dorothea but in a different order. Theodora was borne by several early Christian saints, and Byzantine empresses and princesses. When early Christians reinterpreted the meaning of the name from the Pagan “gift of the god(s)” to ”gift of God,” Theodora took on a new life. Current Popularity: #834.

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