Tim (given name)

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Pronunciation /ˈtɪm/
Word/name Greek name Τιμόθεος
Meaning"honouring God"
Other names
Nickname(s) Timmy, Timo, Timbo
Related names Timothy, Timo, Timofei, Tymish, Timotey, Timoteo, Timotheus, Tymoteusz, Timothée, Tijs

Tim is a name, originally a short form of Timothy. It is a version of the Greek name Τιμόθεος (Timόtheos) meaning "one who honours God", from τιμή "honour" and θεός "god". [1] [2] [3] Tim (and its variations) is a common name in several countries.


In Glasgow, Scotland Tim is a slang term for a Catholic. [4] [5]

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  1. "Timothy." Nelson's Student Bible Dictionary. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, Inc. 2005.
  2. Harper, Douglas. "Timothy". Online Etymology Dictionary .
  3. τιμή, θεός . Liddell, Henry George ; Scott, Robert ; A Greek–English Lexicon at the Perseus Project.
  4. "Dictionaries of the Scots Language:: SND :: snd00090541" . Retrieved 29 January 2023.
  5. "People assume it is Protestants laughing at jokes about Catholics and vice versa..." The Irish Times. Retrieved 29 January 2023.