Tymoshenko (Ukrainian: Тимошенко) or Timoshenko (Russian: Тимошенко) is a surname of Ukrainian origin. It derives from the Christian name Timothy, and its Ukrainian derivatives, Tymofiy or Tymish. The surname, Tymoshenko, was created by adding the Ukrainian patronymic suffix, -enko, meaning someone of Tymish, usually the son of Tymish.
Famous Tymoshenkos or Timoshenkos
- Stephen Timoshenko (1878–1972), Ukrainian engineer (born in the Russian Empire), father of modern engineering mechanics
- Semyon Timoshenko (1895–1970), Marshal of the Soviet Union, senior Red Army officer at the time of the German invasion of 1941
- Yulia Tymoshenko (born 1960), former Prime Minister of Ukraine
- Olexandra Tymoshenko (born 1972), former Soviet individual Rhythmic Gymnast (an element in rhythmic gymnastics is named after her)
- Daria Timoshenko (born 1980), an Azerbaijani figure skater, a winner of the 1999 World Junior championships
- Yevgeniy Timoshenko (born 1988), an American poker player
- Eastern Slavic naming customs
- Murder of Russel Timoshenko, incident in which a 23 year-old NYPD officer was shot and killed during a traffic stop.
- Timoshenko Medal, awarded for contributions in applied mechanics.
- Timoleón Jiménez (nicknamed Timochenko), Colombian FARC commander.
(Russian) The origin of names and surnames
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