First name origins & meanings:
- Italian: Courageous; one who praises
- Latin: Courageous; praiser
First name variations: Thaddeus, Thaddaus, Thaddea, Thada, Tadeo, Tadeusz, Tadgh, Thad, Taddy, Tadda, Tad, Ted, Thadea, Thaddeaus
Last name origins & meanings:
- Italian: from a vernacular form of the personal name
Thaddeus. This is the name ascribed in St. Mark’s Gospel to one
of Christ’s disciples, referred to elsewhere as Judas son of James. It
represents an Aramaic form Thaddai, which is probably of Hebrew
origin, meaning ‘beloved’.
- Italian: altered form of the personal name
Teodoro, Greek Theodōros (see Theodore).
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