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Meaning"gift of God" (Matthew) or "honouring God" (Timothy)
Region of originNetherlands, ultimately Greek, Hebrew

Tijs is a Dutch male given name. It can be a derivative form of Matthijs, which is the Dutch form of Matthew or Matthias, or a short form of Timothijs or Timotheus, Dutch forms of Timothy. Another spelling of this name is Thijs.

It may refer to:

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