Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Theobald m. Gothic þiuda 'people, folk' + Old High German bald 'bold'.

The name of two 11th and a 13th C French saints, and a 13th C king of Navarre.

Czech Republic
Latin
1350 Dypoldo (abl) chlumecky 199; 1355 Dypoldus (nom) ibid. 76; 1358 Dyepoldo (dat) ibid. 270, p. 32, Dyepoldus (nom) ibid. 271, p. 32
England
Latin
1155 Teodbaldus (nom) FPD p. 121, fn. 1; 1194 Teobaldo (dat) RotCur-vol1 p. 8; 1222 Theobaldus (nom) StPaulDom p. 19, theobaldi (gen) ibid. p. 21, theodbaldi (gen) ibid. p. 97; 1279–80 Teobaldus (nom) WaHR-SK p. 52, Theobaldi (gen) ibid. p. 54, Theobaldo (abl) ibid. p. 53, Theobaldus (nom) ibid. p. 52; 1348 Theobaldo (abl) SocAntNor-3-3 10
France
Latin
814 Teobaldus (nom) StVdM-II F2; c823 Tebaldus (nom) irminon-vol2 94, Ved, Teutbaldus (nom) ibid. 43, Ved; 952x97 Teubaldus (nom) St-Bernard-Romans no. 79; 952x993 Teutbaldi (gen) ibid. 132; 952x1000 Teutbaldus (nom) ibid. no. 95; 957x991 Teutbaldus (nom) ibid. no. 81; 958x92 Teotbaldus (nom) ibid. no. 87; 993x1000 Teutbaldus (nom) ibid. no. 89; 1060 Teothbaldus (nom) StVdM-II 730, Teubaldo (abl) ibid. 730; 1079x1101 Tetboldo (abl) CartStPC XXXVII; a1089x1101 Theobaldus (nom) ibid. XXXIX; 1101x1120 Teobaldus (nom) ibid. XXIV; 1101x1129 Tebaldus (nom) ibid. XVIII, Teobaldus (nom) ibid. XVIII; 1102x1144 Theobaldi (gen) ibid. XLV; 1107 Teobaldus (nom) ibid. XVII; a1108 Teobaldus (nom) ibid. XXI; a1114 Teobaldi (gen) ibid. XXXI, Teobaldo (abl) ibid. XXXI, Teobaldus (nom) ibid. XXXI; 1115 Teobaldus (nom) CartNDJosaphat VI, Tetbaldus (nom) ibid. V; a1116 Teobaldus (nom) CartStPC XX; 1120 Theobaldus (nom) CartNDJosaphat VIII; 1125 Tebaldi (gen) NDParisII 2-XLVII, Tebaldus (nom) ibid. 2-XLVII; 1130x1150 Teobaldi (gen) CartStPC XXVII, Teobaldus (nom) ibid. XXVII, Theobaldi (gen) ibid. XXXVIII; 1131 Tebaldo (abl) clairvaux-12thc 4, Thebaldo (abl) ibid. 4, Theobaldo (abl) ibid. 4; 1135 Theobaldus (nom) ibid. 7; 1138x62 Teobaldus (nom) ibid. 82, Theobaldo (abl) ibid. 83, Theobaldus (nom) ibid. 57; 1141 Theobaldi (gen) CartNDdOurscamp CXXXI; 1143 Theobaldus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 10, Theobaudus (nom) ibid. 10; 1144x53 Theobaldus (nom) ibid. 25; 1145 Theobaldus (nom) ibid. 11; a1147 Theobaudus (nom) ibid. 13; 1147 Thebaldo (abl) ibid. 19, Thebaudus (nom) ibid. 14, Theobaldi (gen) ibid. 15, Theobaldo (abl) ibid. 16, Theobaldus (nom) ibid. 15, Theobaudus (nom) ibid. 14; 1150 Teobaldi (gen) ibid. 22; 1151 Theobaldus (nom) ibid. 23; a1152 Theobaldus (nom) ibid. 24; c1156 Theobaldi (gen) CartNDdOurscamp XXXII; 1163 Teobaudi (gen) clairvaux-12thc 100, Theobaldi (gen) ibid. 99, Theobaudi (gen) ibid. 100; 1163–64 Theobaldus (nom) ibid. 106; 1164 Theobaldus (nom) ibid. 120; 1166 Theobaldi (gen) ibid. 129, Theobaldo (abl) ibid. 129; 1171 Theobaldus (nom) ibid. 140; 1174 Teobaldus (nom) ibid. 159, Theobaldus (nom) ibid. 160; 1175 Theobaldi (gen) ibid. 162; 1179 Teobaldo (abl) ibid. 176, Teobaldus (nom) ibid. 176, Theobaldo (abl) ibid. 176, Theobaldus (nom) ibid. 176; 1201 Theobaldus (nom) CartNDdOurscamp LXI; 1206 Theobaldus (nom) NDParisII 2-LXIX; 1214 Theobaldus (nom) CartNDdOurscamp LXXIV; 1222 Theobaldi (gen) NDParisII 2-XCI; 1236 Teobaldus (nom) ibid. 2-XXXIX, Theobaldus (nom) ibid. 2-XXXIX; 1244 Theobald (nom) CartAub; 1246 Theobaldi (gen) NDParisII 2-CVI, Theobaldus (nom) ibid. 2-CVI; 1258 Theobaldi (gen) ArrestReg-volI XXIV, Pentecost, Theobaldo (abl) ibid. XXIV, Pentecost, Theobaldum (acc) ibid. XXIV, Pentecost, Theobaldus (nom) ibid. XIII, BMV, Tieboudi (gen) CartNDdOurscamp CVII; 1259 Theobaldum (acc) ArrestReg-volI VI, BMV; 1301 Theobaldi (gen) MemPic-vol17 p. 219, Theobaldus (nom) ibid. p. 176; 1378 Theobaldi (gen) hanquetvol1 2504, Theobaldo (dat) ibid. 362
Old French
1296 Tybaut (nom) paris1296 p. 10, Tybout ibid. p. 8; 1301 Thiebaus (nom) MemPic-vol17 p. 277, Thiebaut (obl) ibid. p. 233; 1302 Tibaut (obl) NDParisII XXXV; 1313 Thibaut Paris1313 p. 19, Thibout ibid. p. 13, Thiebaut ibid. p. 4, Tibout ibid. p. 55; 1327 Thebaut MemDocMan-2 p. 190
Middle French
1392 Thebaut MemBret-II col. 598, Thibaud ibid. col. 605, Thibaut ibid. col. 611; 1418 Thibault HGParis p. 373; 1421 Thibault favier 28; 1423 Thibault ibid. 377; 1438 Thibault ibid. 133; 1493 Thibault MSR1838 p. 380; 1564 Thibaut RegPCC-1 p. 71; 1565 Thibaut ibid. p. 144; 1567 Thibault ibid. p. 359
Germany
Latin
1042 Tioboldi (gen) quix-vol1 24; 1059 Tietbaldi (gen) ibid. 48; 1098 Tietbaldi (gen) ibid. 25; 1173 Tiboldi (gen) ibid. 99; 1214 Theobaldus (nom) hennes-vol1 15; 1216 Theobaldus (nom) ibid. 20; 1401 Theobaldo (dat) HD1401 no. 347
Middle High German
1339 Diepolden (acc) UrkHeil1 151
Early New High German
1497 Tiepolt Nurn1497 1404
Ireland
Latin
fin12thC Teubold (gen) MunDocIr III, p. 22
Italy
Latin
1195 Tebaldinus (nom) ChStBo1 II; 1285 Tebaldutii (gen) Perugia1285 p. 157
Portugal
Latin
1121 Tibaldi (gen) PHGCRP-I no. 2
Scotland
Latin
1094 Teodbold (nom) ESC XII
Switzerland
Latin
1179 Theobaldus (nom) CartHaut 24; 1186 Tibodus (nom) ibid. 27
Cite as: G. Grim, J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Theobald". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Theobald.