Origin of the name THEODOBALD.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name THEODOBALD.
Old German name, meaning "people bold" or "people's prince."
(q.v.). (Surnames, Weekley, 1916).
3 In the autumn of
551, Procopius, De Bello Gothico, iv. 24, relates that the
Emperor Justinian, after the death of the Austrasian King Theodobert
(A.D. 548), sent to his son and successor Theodobald his Minister
of State, to move him to an alliance against the Goths, etc. Upon
this Theodobald sent the distinguished Frank, Leudard, with three
other men of distinction, to Constantinople. Cf. Walch, Ketzerhist.
Bd. viii. S. 210. (A History of the Councils of the Church,
Hefele, v.4, 1895)