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Pronunciation /ˈtɪməθi/
Word/name Greek name Τιμόθεος
Meaning"Honouring God" or "Honoured by God"
Other names
Nickname(s) Timmy, Timo, Timbo
Related names Timothy, Tim, Timo, Timofei, Tymish, Timotej, Timotey, Timoteo, Timotheus, Tymoteusz, Timothée, Tijs

Timotheus is a masculine male name. It is a latinized version of the Greek name Τιμόθεος (Timόtheos) meaning "one who honours God", from τιμή "honour" and θεός "god". [1] [2] [3] The English version Timothy (and its variations) is a common name in several countries.



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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.