Bartholomew Name Meaning & Origin

Bartholomew

Pronunciation: bahr-THAHL-ə-myoo (key)

Origin of the name Bartholomew:

From the Middle English Bartelmeus, a cognate of the Late Latin Bartholomaeus, which is from the Greek Bartholomaios (son of Talmai). Talmai is an Aramaic name meaning "hill, mound, furrows." The name is borne in the Bible by one of the Twelve Apostles of Christ. Short: Bart.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Bart, Bartley, Bartolomé, Bartolomeo, Barton, Batt

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Comments and insights on the name Bartholomew: | Edit

My boyfriends name is Bartholomew, everyone calls him Bart. He is actually Bartholomew II. He wants to name a son Bartholomew III, but I am not into going farther than II, it gets confusing. I would also want my child to have his own name, but that's just my opinion.

Personal experiences with the name Bartholomew: | Edit

My names Emily.
And my dad and step mum have a 3 year old son which is in my blood line, who is my half brother.
I was so happy and excited about the birth, and i'd always loved names. It's strange. I'd make lists and lists of names i liked.
So they left it up to me to name him. With the condition it was Resonable.
I chose the name Bartholomew. I love the name. Did then still do. And so did my parents (:
I'v also met a bart who goes to my school, but hes name is just bart. not bartholomew.

Nicknames for Bartholomew: | Edit

Bart, Bartley, Batt, Bat, Tolly, Thom, Ollie, Art, Artie, Barry, Hall, Beau, Botie, Barley

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Famous real-life people named Bartholomew: | Edit

Saint Bartholomew (also known as Nathanael) one of the Twelve Apostles in the New Testament.
Bartholomew Roberts, a famous Welsh pirate. The character Dread Pirate Roberts in The Princess Bride is named in his honor.
Patriarch Bartholomew I, a Turkish Eastern Orthodox religious leader
Bartholomew Dias, Portuguese explorer, first European to sail round the Cape of Good Hope.
Bat Masterson, American frontier lawman.

Bartholomew in song, story & screen: | Edit

Bartholomew Cubbins, the protagonist in two Dr. Seuss books (The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins and Bartholomew and the Oobleck)
Bart (Bartholomew J.) Simpson, a main character on the American animated television comedy The Simpsons
30 Seconds to Mars front man Jared Leto has directed several music videos under the alias Bartholomew Cubbins
Bartholomew "Barry" Allen - The Flash (DC Comics /CW television series character)
Bartholomew Scott "Bart" Winslow-Sheffield, A character in "Petals on the Wind", "If There Be Thorns", and "Seeds of Yesterday", books/movies by V.C Andrews

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