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Teddy

Source:
A Dictionary of First Names
Author(s):

Patrick Hanks,

Kate Hardcastle,

Flavia Hodges

Teddy ♂, occasionally ♀ 

Originally a pet form of Theodore, but now generally used for Edward, and also as an independent given name. Teddy bears were so named after the American president Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919). Occasionally it is also used as a girl's name, in part as a pet form of Edwina.