Timothy (given name)

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Timothy
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Pronunciation/ˈtɪməθi/
Gendermale
Origin
Word/nameGreek
Meaning"Honouring God" or "Honoured by God"
Other names
Nickname(s)Tim, Timmy, Timo, Timbo
Related namesTim, Timo, Timofei, Tymish, Timotey, Timoteo, Timotheus, Tymoteusz, Timothée, Tijs

Timothy is a masculine name. It comes from the Greek name Τιμόθεος (Timόtheos) meaning "honouring God", "in God's honour", or "honoured by God".[1] Timothy (and its variations) is a common name in several countries.

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] The name has been used for girls, having a peak in 1968 ranking 908 in the United States[3], and declined since making it a very rare name for girls.

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  1. ^ "Timothy." Nelson's Student Bible Dictionary. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, Inc. 2005.
  2. ^ BabyNameFacts.com - popularity of the name Timothy
  3. ^ BabyNameScience.com - Timothy (Girl) The use of Timothy in baby girls.