GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: TIM-ə-thee (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
From 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. 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.
Related Names
DIMINUTIVES: Tim, Timmy (English)
FEMININE FORM: Timotha (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Timoteus, Timotheos (Ancient Greek), Timotheos (Biblical Greek), Timotheus (Biblical Latin), Timotei (Bulgarian), Tim (Danish), Timotheus, Tim, Timo (Dutch), Timo (Finnish), Timothée (French), Timotheus, Tim, Timo (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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