Timothy (given name)

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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 Tim, Timo, Timofey, Tymish, Timotej, Timotey, Timoteo, Timotheus, Tymoteusz, Timothée

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


In other Language
Belarusian ЦімафейCimafey
Ukrainian ТимофійTymofij, Tymofii
Polish Tymoteusz, Timoteusz
Russian ТимофейTimofei
Serbian ТимотиеTimotije
Bulgarian ТимотейTymotey, Tymotej
Romanian Timotei, Timoftei
Greek Tiiódeos
Latin Timotheus
Spanish Timoteo
Italian Timoteo
French Timothée
English Timothy

In the United States, the name was most popular in the 1960s, ranking 13th among all boys' names. Popularity for the name has since declined, with its latest rating of 110th in 2009. [4] The name has been used for girls, having a peak in 1968, ranking 908 in the United States, [5] and has declined since, making it a very rare name for girls.

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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. "BabyNameFacts.com - popularity of the name Timothy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2008-05-28.
  5. BabyNameScience.com - Timothy (Girl) The use of Timothy in baby girls.

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