Timothy Name Meaning & Origin
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.
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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.
Timothy is a fantastic name. It's playful, but not infantile/childish. It's delicate/innocent (but not at all weak or effeminate), yet handsome and strong. Tim and Timmy are also great nicknames. Bearers of this name should be proud!
I know a great kid named Timothy. No one ever calls him Timmy, mostly they just call him Timothy or T. I like that this name is biblical, but not one of the first biblical names you think of.
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I am married to a Timothy... His full name is Timothy Jesse Turner. We do not call him timothy we call him Jesse or Jess. He hates his name.
- Nicknames for Timothy: | Edit
Tim, Timmy, Timmo, T, Moth, Tith, Timmer, Tom
- 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
Tim Allen, actor
- 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
Timothy "Tim" McGee, NCIS special agent, from the American show, NCIS
Timmy Turner of the Nickelodeon cartoon Fairly Odd Parents