Bartholomew (name)

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Pronunciationoriginally /ˈbɑːrtəlmi/,
now commonly /bɑːrˈθɒləmj/
Word/nameAncient Israel
Meaningson of Talmai
Region of originCanaan
Other names
Related namesBart (diminutive), Barry, Barton, Batt, Barty, Thew, Hew, Matthew, Bert, Berty, Bertha, Olly, Mayhew, Betty, Beth, Bartle, Battle, Abort, Meybar, Holobart, Mayview, Barrirro, Birro, Birra

Bartholomew is an English or Jewish 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 or Filius. Thus Bartholomew is either "son of furrows" (i.e., rich in land) or "son of Ptolemy".

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

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