Thaddeus

Thaddeus (Greek Θαδδαῖος, Thaddaios, from Aramaic תדי, Taddai / Aday) is a male given name. It means a heart or courageous heart.[2][3][4]

Thaddeus
Pronunciation/θæˈdəs, ˈθædi-/
GenderMale
Language(s)Aramaic
Origin
Meaning"courageous heart" or "courageous" (Greek)[1]
"one who praises" (Latin)[1]
Other names
Alternative spellingThaddaeus
Nickname(s)Thad
Thady
Tad
Ted
Teddy
Todd
Toddy
See hypocorisms for more
Related namesTadeusz
Tadeo
Taddeo
Tadas
Tadzio

As of the 1990 Census, 'Thaddeus' was the 611th most popular male name in the United States, while 'Thad', its diminutive version, was the 846th most popular.[5]

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Fictional charactersEdit

Thaddeus character in the film “Your Highness”

    • Thad Castle, on television series Blue Mountain State
    • Thaddeus "Rusty" Venture, on the animated series The Venture Bros.
    • Tadzio in the film of Death in Venice
    • Thaddeus Bradley in the movie Now You See Me

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b King, Laura; King, Geoff (8 April 2010). Brilliant Baby Names. Pearson UK. ISBN 978-0273741664 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "Thaddeus | meaning of Thaddeus | name Thaddeus". Thinkbabynames.com. Retrieved 2013-06-18.
  3. ^ "Thaddeus (meaning and origin)". I-am-pregnant.com. Retrieved 2013-06-18.
  4. ^ Mike Campbell. "Meaning, Origin and History of the Name Thaddeus". Behind the Name. Retrieved 2013-06-18.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-01-21. Retrieved 2011-01-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)