Divine Gift






Emily P. Contributor

Theo, short for Theodoros, means 'God's gift' in Greek. So, if you believe your dog is a divine present, Theo is a paw-fect choice! Plus, it's a nod to Theo Huxtable from "The Cosby Show," or even Theo James, the hunky actor from "Divergent." It's a name that's both regal and approachable, just like your dog when he's wearing his favorite crown-shaped chew toy. So, if you want a name that's a blend of classic, cool, and a little bit cheeky, then Theo is a tail-wagging winner!

Traits associated with the name Theo:

Dogs named Theo tend to be loving, good-natured, and strong-willed. This name is also associated with companionship, intelligence, and friendship.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Theo?

That you have a creative side and enjoy giving your pets unique names. It also suggests that you have a strong connection to the name Theo and may have a special meaning behind it.

Is Theo a good dog name?

Theo has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Theo is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Popularity: Overall

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Theo is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Theo outranks the great majority of names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Theo was, in the past month, the 275th most viewed dog name on

As of July 2024, Theo is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

In general, this name has held steady in popularity with visitors.

In the past week, Theo was viewed 0 times, and liked 2 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Theo's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Theo is most adored in Iowa, Michigan and Colorado.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Ohio, Missouri and District of Columbia.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Theo.

Most popular breeds named Theo:

  1. Cocker Spaniel
  2. Shih Tzu
  3. Chihuahua
  4. German Shepherd
  5. Labrador Retriever

Theo is found in these categories:

hipster dog names

Unconventional, nods to vintage charm and popular among indie culture enthusiasts.

cute dog names

Short, sweet, and reminiscent of lovable Theodore from Chipmunks.

greek dog names

Derived from Greek, meaning "God-given" or "gift of God".

french dog names

Derived from Theodore, a common name in French culture.

friendly dog names

Theo means "divine gift", perfect for lovable, tail-wagging pals.

british dog names

Popular in UK, often short for Theodore, meaning God's gift in Greek.

Dog names like Theo:

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Leather Worker
Dog in Oz stories.
Theo dog name meaning

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TEO (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
My TEO is hyperactive, very pretty, he draws people's attention, he likes to play rough with LILA the kitten.
August 28, 2023 ◆ Translated

Let us know what you think of Theo as a dog name!