Given Name TIMOTHY

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: TIM-ə-thee (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

English form of the Greek name Τιμοθεος (Timotheos) meaning "honouring God", derived from τιμαω (timao) "to honour" and θεος (theos) "god". Saint Timothy was a companion of Paul on his missionary journeys and was the recipient of two of Paul's epistles that appear in the New Testament. He was of both Jewish and Greek ancestry. According to tradition, he was martyred at Ephesus after protesting the worship of Artemis. As an English name, Timothy was not used until after the Protestant Reformation.
DIMINUTIVES: Tim, Timmy (English)
FEMININE FORM: Timotha (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Timoteus, Timotheos (Ancient Greek), Timotheos (Biblical Greek), Timotheus (Biblical Latin), Timotei (Bulgarian), Tim (Danish), Tim, Timo, Timotheus (Dutch), Timo (Finnish), Timothée, Timothé (French), Tim, Timo, Timotheus (German), Timoteo (Italian), Timotej (Macedonian), Timoti (Maori), Tim (Norwegian), Tymoteusz (Polish), Timoteo (Portuguese), Timotei (Romanian), Timofei, Timofey (Russian), Timotej (Slovak), Timotej, Tim (Slovene), Timoteo (Spanish), Tim (Swedish)

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Entry updated December 8, 2017