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Todor (Bulgarian, and Serbian : Тодор/Todor) is a Bulgarian, Macedonian and Serbian given name, a local rendering of the name Theodore. [1] The Hungarian form of the name is rendered similarly as Tódor. It is the most common name in Bulgarian villages such as Velingrad and Plovdiv.


As a form of the name Theodore, Todor also ultimately comes from the Greek Θεόδωρος (Theodoros), signifying "gift of god", from θεός (theos) "god" and δῶρον (doron) "gift". [2] Slavic equivalents bearing a similar meaning are Bozhidar and Bogdan . The name Todd is similar too but has different meaning.

The Bulgarian diminutives of Todor are Тошко (Toshko), Тошо (Tosho) and Тоше (Toshe) and the Macedonian diminutive is Тоше (Toše) and Тодорче (Todorče).

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  1. Campbell, Mike. "Bulgarian Names". Behind the Name. Retrieved 2009-03-05.
  2. Harper, Douglas (November 2001). "Theodore". Online Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved 2009-03-05.