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.

The English vernacular form Tebaud is witnessed in 1379 in the relational byname Tebaudmañ (WRYPT1 p. 139).

Austria
Latin
c1070 Dietpolt (nom) UrkStyria 69; c1075 Dietpolt (nom) ibid. 79; c1115 Diepolt (nom) ibid. 102
Belgium
Dutch
1597x1598 Thibout BoonenGes p. 334, Thybout ibid. p. 385, Thybouts (gen) ibid. p. 382
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, Dypoldo (dat) ibid. 394, p. 36, Dypoldus (nom) ibid. 395, p. 37
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; 1337 Theobaldo (dat) MHCG2 459; 1348 Theobaldo (abl) SocAntNor-3-3 10
Middle French
1568 Tibaut WCS p. 4, tibau ibid. p. 4; 1570 tiebau ibid. p. 40; 1571 tiebault ibid. p. 6; 1574 tiebaut ibid. p. 9
France
Latin
2h12thC Theobaldus (nom) NotSLdN III; 814 Teobaldus (nom) StVdM-II F2; c823 Tebaldus (nom) irminon-vol2 94, Ved, Teutbaldus (nom) ibid. 43, Ved; 933x1000 Teutbaldus (nom) St-Barnard-Romans 148; 952x97 Teubaldus (nom) ibid. 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; 1000x1030 Teubaldo (dat) ibid. 143; 1007x1008 Theobaldus (nom) DocMonSav p. 95; 1060 Teothbaldus (nom) StVdM-II 730, Teubaldo (abl) ibid. 730; 1064 Tetbaldo (abl) LDS CXI; 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 Tetbaldus (nom) CartNDJosaphat V; a1116 Teobaldus (nom) CartStPC XX; c1120 Tetbaldus (nom) CartNoyers CDXXXVI, Tethbaldus (nom) ibid. CDXXXVI; 1122x1139 Teobaudus (nom) CartYonne1 CXXXIII; 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; c1139 Tetbaldus (nom) CartNoyers DXII; 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; c1175–1180 Theboldus (nom) ChartCaen2 p. 71; 1179 Teobaldo (abl) clairvaux-12thc 176, Teobaldus (nom) ibid. 176, Theobaldo (abl) ibid. 176, Theobaldus (nom) ibid. 176; 1188 Theobaldi (gen) NotSLdN II; 1201 Theobaldus (nom) CartNDdOurscamp LXI; 1206 Theobaldus (nom) NDParisII 2-LXIX; 1214 Theobaldus (nom) CartNDdOurscamp LXXIV; 1222 Theobaldi (gen) NDParisII 2-XCI; 1235 Theobaldus (nom) HAP p. 371; 1236 Teobaldus (nom) NDParisII 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; 1292 Theobaldi (gen) MemBret-I 1102, Tibaut (gen) ibid. 1102; 1301 Theobaldi (gen) MemPic-vol17 p. 219, Theobaldum (acc) ArchReimsII1 XII, Theobaldus (nom) MemPic-vol17 p. 176; 1378 Theobaldi (gen) hanquetvol1 2504, Theobaldo (dat) ibid. 362; 1450 Theobaldo (dat) ChronMaillezais p. 167
Old French
1290 Thibout (obl) HistHdVParis p. 106; 1292 Thibaut (obl) ibid. p. 111; 1293 Thibaut (obl) ibid. p. 121, Thibout (obl) ibid. p. 125; 1294 Thibaut (obl) ibid. p. 126; c1294 Thibout (obl) ibid. p. 125; 1295 Thibaut (obl) ibid. p. 128; 1296 Tibaut (obl) ibid. p. 133, Tybaut (nom) paris1296 p. 10, Tybout ibid. p. 8; c1298 Thibout (obl) HistHdVParis p. 138; 1301 Thiebaus (nom) ArchReimsII1 XVIII, MemPic-vol17 p. 277, Thiebaut (obl) ArchReimsII1 XVII, MemPic-vol17 p. 233; 1302 Tibaut (obl) NDParisII XXXV; 1303 Thiebaut (obl) ArchReimsII1 XL; 1306 Tiebaut (obl) ibid. LV; 1313 Thibaut Paris1313 p. 19, Thibout ibid. p. 13, Thiebault ibid. p. 160, 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; 1404 Thibault HistHdVParis no. 4; 1418 Thibault DdB1418 p. 197, HGParis p. 373, Thibaut DdB1418 p. 206; 1421 Thibault favier 28; 1423 Thibault ibid. 377; 1438 Thibault ibid. 133; 1466 Thibault HistHdVParis no. 5; 1493 Thibault MSR1838 p. 380; 1564 Thibaut RegPCC-1 p. 71; 1565 Thibaut ibid. p. 144; 1567 Thibault ibid. p. 359; 1571 Thibaut ibid. p. 477
Germany
Latin
846 Thiatbaldi (gen) OrkGZ no. 38; 1042 Tioboldi (gen) quix-vol1 24; 1059 Tietbaldi (gen) ibid. 48; 1098 Tietbaldi (gen) ibid. 25; 1114 Tietbaldi (gen) UrkStyria 99; 1173 Tiboldi (gen) quix-vol1 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
Israel
Latin
1115 Teobaldus (nom) CartNDJosaphat VI; 1120 Theobaldus (nom) ibid. VIII
Italy
Latin
1193 Theobaldo (abl) HAP p. 340; 1224 Theobaldo (abl) ibid. p. 347
1195 Tebaldinus (nom) ChStBo1 II; 1285 Tebaldutii (gen) Perugia1285 p. 157
The Netherlands
Latin
796 Thiatbaldus (nom) OrkGZ no. 16; 799 Thiatbaldus (nom) ibid. no. 18; 800 Thiatbaldus (nom) ibid. no. 19; 801 Thiatbaldus (nom) ibid. no. 22; 805 Thiatbaldi (gen) ibid. no. 24, Thiatbaldus (nom) ibid. no. 24; 806 Thiatbaldus (nom) ibid. no. 25; 834 Thitbald (nom) ibid. no. 30; 855 Thiodbold (nom) ibid. no. 45
Poland
Latin
1229 theobaldi (gen) CDT1 VI
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; 1235 Tiebaldi (gen) CLC p. 38
Middle French
1350 Thiebault MHN DXXX; 1353 Thiebaut ibid. DL; 1354 Thiebaut ibid. DLV, Thiebauz ibid. DLV, Thyebauz ibid. DLVII
Cite as: G. Grim, J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Theobald". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2020, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2020/1/name/Theobald.