Timothy (name)

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Gender Male
Word/Name Greek
Meaning "Honouring God" or "Honored by God"
Other names
Nickname(s) Tim, Timmy, Timbo

Timothy is a unisexual given name. It comes from the Greek name Τιμόθεος (Timotheos) meaning "honouring God", "in God's honour", or "honored by God".[1] It is a common name in several countries, including non-English speaking ones.

In the United States, the name was most popular in the 1960s, ranking 13th among all boy's names. Popularity for the name has since declined with its latest rating of 110th in 2009.[2]


  • Afrikaans: Timoteus
  • Ancient Greek: Timoteus, Timotheos
  • Belarusian: Цімаці (Cimaci)
  • Bengali: টিমোথি (Ṭimōthi)
  • Biblical Greek: Timotheos
  • Biblical Latin: Timotheus
  • Bulgarian: Tимотейка (Timoteĭka, Timotei)
  • Catalan: Timoteu
  • Cebuano: Timoteo
  • Chinese Simplified: 提摩太 (Tímótài)
  • Chinese Traditional: 提摩太 (Tímótài)
  • Dutch: Timotheus, Tim, Timo
  • Esperanto: Timoteo
  • Finnish: Timo
  • French: Timothée
  • Georgian: ტიმოთე (Timot’e)
  • German: Timotheus
  • Greek: Τιμοθέος (Timothéos)
  • Gujarati: તીમોથી (Tīmōthī)
  • Haitian Creole: Timote
  • Hausa: Timothawus
  • Hebrew: טימותי
  • Hindi: टिमोथी (Ṭimōthī)
  • Hmong: Timaute
  • Hungarian: Timot
  • Irish: Tiomoid
  • Italian: Timoteo
  • Japanese: ティム (Timu)
  • Kannada: ತಿಮೋತಿ (Timōti)
  • Khmer: ធីម៉ូថេ (Thimauthe)
  • Korean: 디모데 (Dimode)
  • Lao: ຕີໂມເຕ (Tiomte)
  • Latvian: Timotiņš
  • Lithuanian: Timas
  • Macedonian: Тимотеј (Timotej)
  • Māori: Timoti/Temuera
  • Mongolian: Тимот (Timot)
  • Nepali: तिमोथी (Timōthī)
  • Norwegian: Timoteus
  • Polish: Tymoteusz, Tymek, Tymon
  • Portuguese: Timoteo
  • Punjabi: ਤਿਮੋਥਿਉਸ (Timōthi'usa)
  • Romanian: Timotei
  • Russian: Тимоти (Timoti), Timofei, Timofey, Tima, Timka, Timok, Tisha, Tishka
  • Serbian: Тимоти (Timoti)
  • Slovak: Timotej
  • Slovene: Timotej, Tim
  • Spanish: Timoteo
  • Swedish: Timoteus
  • Thai: ทิโมธี (Thi moṭhī)
  • Ukrainian: Тімоті (Timoti)
  • Urdu: تیمتیس
  • Yiddish: טימאטעאוס
  • Yoruba: Tímótì
  • Zulu: Thimothewu


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  1. ^ "Timothy." Nelson's Student Bible Dictionary. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, Inc. 2005.
  2. ^ BabyNameFacts.com - popularity of the name Timothy