Thaddeus

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Usage

Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish

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Origin and Meaning

Latinised form of the Greek name Θαδδαιος (Thaddaios) of uncertain meaning. Theories include:

1) Greek spelling of an Aramaic version of a short form of a Greek name:

1a) Θεοδωρος (Theodoros) (see Theodorus) [1] [2] [3]
1b) Θεοδοτος (Theodotos) = 'given to god' [1]

2) Greek name meaning: 'praise' [4]

3) Greek form of an Aramaic name meaning 'brave' [5]

4) Greek form of the Aramaic name Thaddai meaning 'heart' [3]

Related Names

Taddeus
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Swedish
Thaddeus
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Swedish

See also Tadas (Lithuanian) and Tadeusz (Polish)

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Thaddeus
Genitive: Thaddeus'
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Thaddeus
Genitive: Thaddeus' / Thaddeus

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[6]
12 19 0 0 12 19
Denmark Denmark[7]
6
n.a.
0
n.a.
6
n.a.
Norway Norway[8]
5
n.a.
0
n.a.
5
n.a.
Finland Finland[9]
n.a.
5 0 0
n.a.
5
Greenland Greenland[10]
0 0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Thaddeus.


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  2. Adrian Room: Brewer's Dictionary of Names (1992)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Mike Campbell: Behind the name http://www.behindthename.com
  4. Friedrich Wilhelm Weitershaus: Das große Vornamenlexikon (1998)
  5. Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  6. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  7. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  8. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  9. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  10. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/