Origin of Toddfrom Middle English tod(de), a fox from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- (furry jargon) A male fox.
The use of todd derives from the name Todd as a reference to the Middle English word for "fox". The common term for a male fox, dog, could be confused for the gender-neutral term for a domesticated canine.
- A surname.
- A male given name transferred from the surname.
The family name is from Middle English todde (“fox"), a sign often used outside of roadside inns and adopted as a family name by those who lived there (compare Bush).