Bartholomew (name)

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Bartholomew
Gender Male
Language(s) Aramaic
Origin
Meaning son of Talmai
Region of origin Canaan
Other names
Related names Bart, Barry, Barton, Thew, Hew, Matthew, Bert, Berty, Bertha, Olly, Mayhew, Betty, Beth

Bartholomew (originally /ˈbɑːrtəlmi/, BAR-təl-mi; now commonly /ˈbɑːrˈθɒləmj/, bar-THO-lə-mew) is an English given name that derives from the Aramaic name meaning "son of Talmai". Bar is Aramaic for "son", and marks patronyms. Talmai either comes from telem "furrow" or is a Hebrew version of Ptolemy. Thus Bartholomew is either "son of furrows" (i.e., rich in land) or "son of Ptolemy".

Bartholomew is also an English or Scottish surname with the same onomastic meaning as the above as a given name.

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