Theodore belongs to a US president, a singing chipmunk, and more and more real boys with every passing day.
Thanks to Katharine for suggesting our Baby Name of the Day.
Theodore: Gift of God
Long before the chubby chipmunk first appeared on television with Alvin and Simon in the 1960s, this name was well established. In fact, it stretches back to pre-Christian times, making the animated rodent more of a footnote than a defining figure.
In Greek, the name started out as Theodoros. Theos refers to god; doron means gift – God’s gift.
The name was in heavy use in the ancient world – a pioneering sixth century BC architect and a fourth century BC mathematician.