Thaddaeus or Thaddeus (Greek Θαδδαῖος, "Thaddaios", from Aramaic תדי, "Taddai") is a man's given name. It is most likely derived from the Aramaic word תדא, "taddā", meaning 'breast', which would be a nickname for a close friend, as in ", or a younger brother.

The name has numerous other forms, including "Tad", "Tadzio", "Thad". In Armenian, the name is Թադէոս, "T'adeos", or (short form) Թադէ, "T'ade".


*Thaddaeus, usually identified with the Apostle Jude, is mentioned in the Gospels of Matthew and Mark as among the Twelve Apostles.
*Thaddaeus (or Thaddeus) of Edessa was according to Christian tradition one of the Seventy Disciples. He is said to have been sent as a missionary to Edessa in Mesopotamia.
*Taddeo Gaddi (c.1300-1366), an Italian painter, active during the early Renaissance
*Taddeo di Bartolo, a Sienese painter active up to 1422.
*Taddeo Zuccari or Zuccaro (1529-1566), an Italian painter, member of the Roman school of Mannerism
*Thaddeus Stevens (1792-1868), leader of the Radical Republicans during the American Civil War and Reconstruction
*Francisco Tadeo Calomarde y Arría (1775-1842), a Spanish statesman
*José Tadeo Monagas (1784-1868), a Venezuelan President and hero of the Venezuelan War of Independence
*Thaddeus S. C. Lowe (1831-1913), American Civil War scientist and inventor
*Thad Jones (1923-1986), an American jazz trumpeter and bandleader
*Thad Cochran (1937-), United States Senator for Mississippi
*Thad McCotter (1965-), member of the United States House of Representatives from Michigan
*Tadeo Gomez, an American musician
*Thaddeus Young, American basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers.
*Edgar Tadeo, a Filipino comic book artist
*Thaddeus Cahill, inventor of the telharmonium
*Joe Taddeo, an American Distinguished Flying Cross recipient.

Fictional characters

*Thaddeus, also called the other Judas when relating to the 12 disciples or apostles
*Tadzio, a young man in Thomas Mann's novel "Death in Venice".
*Doctor Thaddeus Venture, a lead character in television show The Venture Bros.
*Thaddeus Bird, a character in Bernard Cornwell's "Starbuck Chronicles".
*Thaddeus "Curly" Gammelthorpe, a character in television show Hey Arnold!.
*Thaddeus Roth, principal antagonist of Catherine Jinks' novels Evil Genius and Genius Squad.
*Thadeus, the captain of the hovercraft "Osiris" in the short animation, "Final Flight of the Osiris".
*Thaddeus, Chief of the secret government agency, CONTROL, in the TV sitcom, "Get Smart"
*Thaddeus Beaumont, main character in "The Dark Half" by Stephen King
*General Thaddeus E. "Thunderbolt" Ross is an antagonist of the Hulk. He appears in the 2003 film "Hulk" and in the 2008 reboot "The Incredible Hulk" as well as various animated television series.


**Jorge Tadeo Lozano University

ee also

* Tadeusz - the common Polish-language version of the name

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  • THADDAEUS — I. THADDAEUS Abbas, Scotus gente, floruit Ratisbonae, A. C. 1457. Precibus Conradi praepositi, Chronica patriae suae in unum collegit, et vitas Sanctorum aliquot. Canisius, Tom. 4. Antiqq. Lect. Alius eôdem tempore, Romanus, scripsit Historiam… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Thaddaeus, S. (1) — 1S. Thaddaeus (11. Mai), ein Martyrer in Asien. S. S. Demetrius1 …   Vollständiges Heiligen-Lexikon

  • Thaddaeus, S. (2) — 2S. Thaddaeus (26. Juni), ein Martyrer in Abyssinien, wurde des Glaubens wegen erdrosselt. (V. 157.) …   Vollständiges Heiligen-Lexikon

  • Thaddaeus, S. (3) — 3S. Thaddaeus, Ap. (28. Oct.), der Apostel des Herrn. S. S. Judas7 …   Vollständiges Heiligen-Lexikon

  • Thaddaeus, S. (4) — 4S. Thaddaeus (21. Aug.), einer von den 72 Jüngern und erster Bischof von Edessa, soll zu Berythus in Phönicien gestorben sein. (Mg.) …   Vollständiges Heiligen-Lexikon

  • Thaddaeus, V. (5) — 5V. Thaddaeus (11. Oct.), ein Katechet in Tonkin, wurde im J. 1723 mit zwei Missionären und neun andern Katecheten enthauptet. (Pachtler.) …   Vollständiges Heiligen-Lexikon

  • Thaddaeus, V. (6) — 6V. Thaddaeus (30. Nov.), ein chinesischer Priester und Martyrer mit dem Zunamen Lieu in der Provinz, Zyu Thuan, litt am 30. Nov. 1823 nach 2jährigem Gefängnißleiden für den Glauben an Jesus Christus den Tod der Erdrosselung. (Mg.) …   Vollständiges Heiligen-Lexikon

  • Thaddaeus — One of the twelve apostles in Mark 3:18 and Matt. 10:3 but there are variations in the names of the twelve in each of the four lists in the NT. In Luke 6:16 and Acts 1:13 ‘Thaddaeus’ is replaced by ‘Judas’, son of James. He is also sometimes… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • Thaddaeus — (first century)    Saint and Apostle.    Thaddaeus is mentioned in the Gospels of matthew and mark as one of the twelve disciples chosen by Jesus. luke, however, names the twelfth disciple as the ‘other Judas, not Iscariot’. He has also been… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Thaddaeus (7) — 7Thaddaeus et Zebedaeus (13. Mai), welche von den Carmeliten als Genossen des heil. Martyrers Angelus1 erwähnt werden, stehen bei den Boll. unter den Uebergangenen. Vgl. S. Angelus1. (III. 186.) …   Vollständiges Heiligen-Lexikon

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