Timothy: baby boy name meaning and popularity


This is the English version of the Greek name Timotheos, meaning “honoring God.” It is almost 100% certain that this name will end up shortened to “Tim” by the extended family and general public, so if you’re not into screaming “It’s TIMOTHY! ” eight hundred times a week, better pick a name that isn’t so easy to shorten. Otherwise — fantastic, Tim it is!


Tim (we’ve talked about this), or Timmy.

Famous people named Timothy:

Actors Timothy Olyphant and Tim Curry; football player Tim Tebow; U.S. Senator Tim Kaine; film director Tim Burton; designer Tim Gunn; singer Tim McGraw.

Fun fact:

Timothy “Tiny Tim” Cratchit is a memorable character in the Charles’ Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol.

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