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As rankings go in the United States Thaddeus peaked in the 1910s at #351 and is currently #909. He does not rank in the United Kingdom or Australia for that matter.
Thaddeus is the Greek form of the Aramaic Thaddai meaning ‘heart or courageous heart,’ however this is not an absolute fact as it may also be a form of Theodore which means ‘God’s gift.’ Either way both meanings are quite positive. Pronounce it THAD-ee-as and you’re good to go.
Tadija | Tadeáš | Taddeo | Tadeusz | Tadeu | Faddei | Tadej
Jude Thaddaeus, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus
Thaddeus of Edessa, one of the Seventy Disciples
Thaddeus Stevens, leader of the Radical Republicans during the American Civil War and Reconstruction
Thaddeus S. C. Lowe, American Civil War scientist and inventor
Thaddeus Cahill, inventor of the telharmonium
Doctor Thaddeus Venture, a lead character in television show The Venture Bros
Thaddeus Beaumont, main character in “The Dark Half” by Stephen King
Thaddeus Griffin, the evil twin brother of Peter Griffin from the television show Family Guy
Possible Middle Names:
Thaddeus Alexander | Thaddeus Bryant | Thaddeus Clark | Thaddeus Cole | Thaddeus Finlay | Thaddeus Henry | Thaddeus Jack | Thaddeus Levi | Thaddeus Milo | Thaddeus Vaughn | Thaddeus William
Possible Sibling Names:
Alban | Crispin | Edmund | Gideon | Hugh | Julian | Leander | Leopold | Quentin | Sebastian |
Adela | Beatrix | Cecilia | Eugenia | Felicity | Gloria | Helena | Julia | Lucretia | Veronica
Overall if you are looking for a name that is different, yet familar Thaddeus might just be the name.