Timothy: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Timothy

Timothy

Pronunciation: TI-mə-thee (key)

Origin of the name Timothy:

Derived from the Greek timē (honor, respect) and theos (God): hence, "honoring God." The name is borne in the Bible by a young disciple and companion of Paul, to whom Paul addressed two epistles.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Tim, Timo, Timoteo

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My brother is named Timothy. He is currently in the National Guard.

I don't think it transitions well into adulthood. I think of a little boy.

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I knew a girl named Timothy once.

Nicknames for Timothy: | Edit

Tim, Timmy, Timo, T, Moth, Tith, Timmer

Meanings and history of the name Timothy: | Edit

Timothy was the beloved disciple of St. Paul. Two of the epistles in the New Testament are addressed to him.

There is a type of flowering grass called timothy, which is used in making hay. It was named for Timothy Hanson, a New England farmer.

Famous real-life people named Timothy: | Edit

Timothy Omundson, actor from the show Psych.
Tim Conway, actor
Timothy Bottoms, actor
Timothy Hutton, actor
Tim Burton, director
Tim Robbins, actor
Timothy Olyphant, actor
Tim Tebow, American football quarterback
Tim Gunn, fashion consultant and television personality
Tim Brennan, guitarist and accordionist of Dropkick Murphys
"Timmy" (Burch), handicapped 4th grader in South Park
Tim the Enchanter, in Monty Python's Holy Grail

Timothy in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Timothy," song by Buoys about an unfortunate miner
Timothy Mouse, character in the Disney film "Dumbo"
"Tiny Tim" Dickens, A Christmas Carol
'Tim' from the Tim series by Edward Ardizzone.
"Timmy" the dog from Enid Blyton's children's series "Famous Five"
Timothy, a raccoon in the children's show Timothy Goes To School
Tim Finnegan, an Irish song
Timothy Drake former Robin, goes by Red Robin
"Timmy" intellectually disabled boy in South Park

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