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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Teddy

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Teddy in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Teddy:

  • Records indicate that 30,144 boys in the United States have been named Teddy since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1961, when 609 people in the U.S. were given the name Teddy. Those people are now 58 years old.

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      26 Positive Comments

  • "We are about to have our third boy, and will name him Teddy James (not short for anything, as a stand alone name). We have mentioned it to a few people and get a mixed reaction, which makes me double think it - but at the end of the day its the name WE love for our child - and i am sure as soon as he is here people will keep their opinions to themselves. We had a similar reaction to our first boy's name (Archie) and now look at it? The royals are using it!" Dec. 25, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yo im a Teddy (girl). my ignorant ex used to make fun of my name and tell me that Teddy was just a dumb toy from the 80s, but he was so wrong. i think he was jelly i had such an awesome name. it suits my colorful and loud personality. Teddys unite!" Dec. 8, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "The name I go by is Teddy Osaka. I don't feel that I suit my birth name - it seems foreign to me. My family is quite traditional so to them Teddy seems to be only a nickname, but to any of my friends or whoever is close to me, would understand that it is far more than that. I have had a difficult childhood and tough teenage years with my birth name and identity - I am a western Asian girl. To cope with bullying, stress and being a young carer, I came up with a name that I fell in love with and I have very little issues with the name, people love it. I have had many comments stating that the name suits me well. I have no problem in serious contexts such as in class (I am 17) or in social contexts. I love my name, Teddy Osaka. Its who I am." Aug. 20, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a 12 year old son named Teddy and he absolutely loves his name. He fits his name. We picked the name because at the time no one had that name and we are Red Sox fans and named him after Ted Williams and also Patriots fans with Tedy Bruschi His personality fits his name. His friends actually DO NOT call him teddy bear at all. Its more like the TEdster or Tedmeister He has been the only Teddy in his schools so far and he loves it. because of the uniqueness everyone remembers his name. We have had several people ask if his real name is Theodore and I say yes and they give me the OH!! Yes it is an old fashion name and I love it because its not common. My husband and I have a very common names and it is good for him not to be a name with an initial at the back because of having 5 kids in your class with the same name that is overused like Jacob or Aiden. It's classic and not so made up modern name. BTW for the comment about no lawyers named Ted there are quite a few if you actually want to google it. I have no regrets on such a great name. My only regret is how 12 years later it is starting to become popular." Jul. 25, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 2.5 year old son is Teddy and he rocks it. He is strong and smart and full of character - he's already someone people will not forget." Jan. 24, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love the name teddy. if i have a boy i am thinking Teddy Oliver (so ted or oli for short) or Teddie Jay (ted, jay, or ven T.J for short)" Oct. 19, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our 3rd boy Teddy. He is 6 months old and suits him so well! When he's a little other I can see myself calling him 'Ted' . It's nice to be a little different 😊" Jan. 24, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Teddy. I am a woman, aged 75. I have always liked my name. People I meet usually get around to asking how I got my name. Teddy has been an asset as a name; socially, academically, professionally. I have a less than ordinary but more feminine middle name I might have gone by, but never chose to. Teddy is not short for anything. It also should be spelled correctly, not some silly variation. It is a name that grows with the person. Don't name your child Teddy to be cute or clever. It is a serious name. We Teddys are rare and do not want our name to be come common or popular. I was named by my 10 year old brother, whose Birthday I was born on. It was for the teenage girl on the popular radio show the family liked, "One Man's Family". My 8 year old sister gave me my middle name, for her 3rd grade teacher. My brother was named after our father, my sister for our mother. So, I got a name everyone agreed upon as a good choice. I have known only one other woman by the name of Teddy. She was named for the same radio show character, in the same year of my birth, 1939. I have on occasion run across the name Teddy, spelled in various silly ways, as pen names and stage names." Dec. 27, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My baby is called Edward Joseph James and we call him teddy. I love it. I like the fact he is Edward for his full name so he can have a choice when older. My husband sometimes calls him Eddie and he gets called ted too." Sep. 26, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My boyfriend who is 35 yrs old name is Teddy. His father named him after a close coworker. When I first met him I asked if his name was Theodore and nickname is Teddy. When he said no, his name is just Teddy thought that was unique cause I never thought the name would be used as a standalone. It's a kid friending name. He has a daughter named after him and her is Teddycia." Jun. 16, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am expecting in a couple of months, if its a boy i am deffo calling him teddy. People keep telling me but what about teddy bear?? I think teddy sounds cool and deffo a characters name, its the only boys name that i really like that is not very popular :)" Mar. 14, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a friend nicknamed Teddy. I think it fits him - really does. :)" Jan. 5, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a son Edward - he was called Teddy as a small boy and is now Ted (his decision at 12!)" Dec. 22, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "We have just named our son Edward (a family name) but we are calling him Teddy. Everybody loves the name and so do we." Aug. 19, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love it...We are expecting our second grand-daughter and I am trying to find something very unique to go with Teddy Odom. Have eany idea's? Thanks, Look forward to your opinon." Jul. 21, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our son is due in May. My husband and I love the name Teddy Joseph. Family is not to crazy." Jan. 4, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons is called Teddie but we mostly call him Ted, we love it and know a few Teddies named after my Ted" Sep. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "we went for it. Little boy born April 2010, we called him teddy and although the mother in law pulled a face,most people totally love it. he suits it,we call him ted too and we are soooo glad we stuck with it." Jul. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my boyfriend's name, and I think it suits his happy, bold personality. And no one forgets the name Teddy! So I love it. However, people usually ask me if it is short for anything though." May. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Have been considering Teddy for my son although do not like Edward so just going for it. He looks like a Teddy and my 2 year old daughter thinks it is great, so I can blame her when he gets older if he doesn't like it." Apr. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love it- If I was having a little boy I would call him Teddy. Although I think it is smart of the woman to have the proper name if he has a conservative job" Feb. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Not sure how th egrandparents will react but our little boy is due in April and we plan to call him Teddy Jack. Teddy as his official name not a nickname for edward/Theodore etc. Think it's a lovely name and will go well with our little girl Lola." Feb. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My one year old son is called Teddy, we love the name it really suits him and it always gets a good response from people." Oct. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "it a great name it mine and the teddy bear joke get old after the first grade then teachers are the only one that bring up that joke and with a look that will shut them up" Feb. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "the name teddy is so original and great. I'm caling my first son teddy." Jun. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "having a baby in September and without a doubt if it is a he, he will be called Teddy. I think it so cute yet traditional." Mar. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

      3 Negative Comments

  • "Gosh i met a child today whose name was teddy and it made me mad because my dogs name is teddy NO ONE NAMES THEIR CHILD TEDDY ITS SO DUMBBBBB OMG" Jul. 5, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I don't think " Teddy " is a good name for a boy, neither a girl. Obviously a great name for a stuffed animal. People who name their child Teddy is ridiculous. I'm sorry but no, I don't like it." Sep. 1, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Teddy is not a good name wat about teddy bears everyone will laugh at your kid." Jan. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

      9 Neutral Comments

  • "I can't imagine a Supreme Court judge/ lawyer/ doctor named Teddy." Mar. 27, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our 9 year old is Teddy - we still love the name.His little bro is called Reggie - they are both unique in our school." Oct. 27, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I found out today I am expecting a boy and he will be Teddy (Edward Thomas in case he becomes PM). Fab name." Jan. 16, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Teddy, well it my middle name, but I've been called Teddy since the day i was born. I was a little rough growing up but now I LOVE IT!!!" May. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our son is named Teddy, and I love the name. He is officially "Theodore." When he is older, he may opt to use that, or more likely, Ted. It is easy to spell and say, and not overused. The fact that a girl may be named Teddy is just another sign of the gender-blurring of names. I know a girl named Dylan, but I still consider it a boy's name. Ashley used to be a boy's name, as well with Kimberly. Alex and Sam are now just as likely to be girls as boys. I say, hold on to the good names for boys! The girls can't have everything!" Sep. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I know a guy at my school named Teddy. It surprised me at first; it was my first time knowing somemone named Teddy, yet the name fits him!" Jun. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My newborn baby son is called Teddy and we love it! There have been some remarks about whether he will get teased at school ie. Teddy bear but there at least it is a traditional English name and not one of these silly made up names that so many people opt for." Jan. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Teddy, and I love it! It's a very well-known name which everybody can spell and pronounce, yet it's not an overused name. My Teddy is seven, and I haven't met another boy named Teddy yet." Nov. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My friend is named Teddy and she's a girl. How accurate is this site?" Nov. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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