Timothy (given name)

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

Timothy is a masculine name. It is a version of the Greek name Τιμόθεος (Timόtheos) meaning "one who honours God", from τιμή "honour" and θεός "god".[1][2][3] 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.[4] The name has been used for girls, having a peak in 1968, ranking 908 in the United States,[5] and has declined since, making it a very rare name for girls.

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Patriarchs of Constantinople

Patriarchs of Alexandria

Patriarchs of Seleucia-Ctesiphon

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  1. ^ "Timothy." Nelson's Student Bible Dictionary. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, Inc. 2005.
  2. ^ Harper, Douglas. "Timothy". Online Etymology Dictionary.
  3. ^ τιμή, θεός. Liddell, Henry George; Scott, Robert; A Greek–English Lexicon at the Perseus Project.
  4. ^ BabyNameFacts.com - popularity of the name Timothy
  5. ^ BabyNameScience.com - Timothy (Girl) The use of Timothy in baby girls.

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