Timothy has consistently been one of the top names for baby boys in the United States for well over a century. It's also a Biblical name that has been meaningful to Christians since the Reformation. Timothy is a classic that pairs well with an assortment of middle names.
Meaning of the name Timothy:
Greek: God's honor
Origin of the name Timothy:
Timothy is the English version of the Latin name Timotheus, which is a derivative of the Greek name Timotheos. It means “God's honor” or “honor God,” and is a name from the New Testament of the Bible.
Symbolism of the name Timothy:
Timothy is the name of a Christian saint, a Christian martyr, several bishops and two popes. Combine with its meaning — God's honor — it may be symbolic to new parents of the Christian faith.
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Gender of the name Timothy:
Timothy is a boy's name.
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Emotion evoked from the name Timothy:
The baby name Timothy may evoke images of someone who is peaceful and thoughtful.
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Popularity of the name Timothy:
Timothy has been a top 1,000 baby name for boys in the United States since at least 1900, according to the Social Security Administration. From 1943 to 2007, it was even a top 100 baby name. As of 2020, it ranks at number 193.
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Great middle names for Timothy and their meanings:
- Paul (small)
- David (beloved)
- Michael (who is like God)
- Noah (rest)
- James (supplanter)
- Alexander (protector of men)
- Logan (small hollow)
- George (farmer)
- Ryan (little king)
Famous people with the name Timothy:
- Timothy Olyphant (actor)
- Timothy Dalton (actor)
- Timothy B. Schmit (musician)
- Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley (music producer)
- Timothy Hutton (actor)
Timothys in popular culture:
- Timothy Lovejoy (character on the TV show “The Simpsons”)
- Timothy McGee (character from the TV series “NCIS”
- Timothy Q. Mouse (character from the movie “Dumbo”)
- Timothy Twostroke (character from the movie “Cars”)
- Timothy Drake (character from the DC Comics franchise)