The 47 Best Middle Names for Theo or Theodore

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Picking a baby name is a really important task.

Not only does it need to sound good to you, there’s also some research that shows a person’s name plays a big role in who they become later in life.

It’s no wonder new parents put hours and hours of thought and research into picking a first name.

But what about the middle name?! It tends to get overlooked until the last minute.

That’s why I’ve been putting together my How To Pick A Middle Name series. So with a quick glance, you can find the perfect middle name for your son!

Without any further ado, here are the best middle names for a boy named Theodore or Theo.

I’ve compiled these from baby name databases, parent discussion forums, and other sources then whittled them down to the ones I personally think sound the best.

Hope it helps!


Middle name ideas for a boy named Theodore or Theo

Let’s get right into this list of boy middle names for Theo.

You may or may not find your top choice here, but hopefully it’s a good jumping off point for your research!

  1. Theodore (Theo) Alexander

  2. Theodore (Theo) Andrew

  3. Theodore (Theo) Anthony

  4. Theodore (Theo) Bennett

  5. Theodore (Theo) Benson

  6. Theodore (Theo) Blake

  7. Theodore (Theo) Bryce

  8. Theodore (Theo) Caleb

  9. Theodore (Theo) Christopher

  10. Theodore (Theo) David

  11. Theodore (Theo) Davis

  12. Theodore (Theo) Devon

  13. Theodore (Theo) Dwight

  14. Theodore (Theo) Elias

  15. Theodore (Theo) Ellis

  16. Theodore (Theo) Everett

  17. Theodore (Theo) Francis

  18. Theodore (Theo) Franklin

  19. Theodore (Theo) George

  20. Theodore (Theo) Gregory

  21. Theodore (Theo) Griffin

  22. Theodore (Theo) Harris

  23. Theodore (Theo) Henderson

  24. Theodore (Theo) Isaac

  25. Theodore (Theo) Jackson

  26. Theodore (Theo) James

  27. Theodore (Theo) Jameson

  28. Theodore (Theo) Joseph

  29. Theodore (Theo) Kenneth

  30. Theodore (Theo) Lawrence

  31. Theodore (Theo) Louis

  32. Theodore (Theo) Matthew

  33. Theodore (Theo) Maxwell

  34. Theodore (Theo) Michael

  35. Theodore (Theo) Morgan

  36. Theodore (Theo) Nathan

  37. Theodore (Theo) Noel

  38. Theodore (Theo) Oliver

  39. Theodore (Theo) Parker

  40. Theodore (Theo) Patrick

  41. Theodore (Theo) Philip

  42. Theodore (Theo) Stephen

  43. Theodore (Theo) Tyler

  44. Theodore (Theo) Vincent

  45. Theodore (Theo) Watson

  46. Theodore (Theo) William

  47. Theodore (Theo) Zachary

My favorite middle names for Theodore are Theodore Jackson and Theodore Joseph.

I like the dignified sound of these combinations of names — they’re sort of presidential, in a way! There are so many choices, though, so you should pick the one that sounds the best to you.


Meaning of the name Theodore

According to BabyCenter, Theodore is a name of Greek origin that means, “divine gift,” or “god-given.”

The name Theodore was number 68 on the popularity list for boy’s names of 2020, moving up ten spaces from the year before.

Shortened versions are, of course, Theo, and also Ted or Teddy.

Some famous Theodores are president Theodore Roosevelt (who strangely had no middle name!) and baseball player Theodore “Ted” Williams, whose middle name was Samuel.


Wrapping Up

By no means is that an exhaustive list!

Use some of your favorites from the list as a way to spark more brainstorming. Explore alternatives and variations. Let them marinate for a while.

And if you decide you’re not completely sold on Theo, check out some other popular boy names like Sebastian or Levi.

Before you go, don’t miss these guides all new parents need:

Hope this helps!

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