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Timothy Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Timothy is of Greek and English origin.

The meaning of Timothy is "to honor G-d".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 135 in baby name popularity for boys with 2981 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

View the Timothy Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Timothy has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Timothy to other names.


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Related Names

The names Timofey, Timotej, Timoteo, Timoteus, Timotha, Timothea, Timothee, Timoti, Tymoteusz are all forms of Timothy.

Timothy has the diminutives (nicknames) Tim, Timmy.

Other Tidbits

Timothy falls into the easy nickname name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Timothy Allen, Timothy McGraw.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Timothy in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Timothy.

Just for fun, see the name Timothy in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Timothy in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.