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In 2018, 51 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Timothy who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 32nd most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/11/2018
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Timothy is a very nice masculine name. I'm not wild about nicknames so Timothy would need to stand on it's own, which I think it does very nicely.
― Anonymous User  9/12/2018
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Timothy sounds like the name of an unruly little boy. Childish too.
Luvbug86  6/30/2018
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Timothy Q. Mouse is Dumbo’s best friend.
That70sShowGeek  6/6/2018
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I am a Timothy, I always felt it was weak and "Timmy" is for a little boy that some people say to me just to belittle me. I'm not bullied, but don't like the rare times I was called that. I just go by T.J. when I can.
― Anonymous User  4/11/2018
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I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Timothy McVeigh, who was the perpetrator of the Oklahoma City bombing.
GiJeff  1/20/2018
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I love Timothy but Tim just doesn't sound as good as Timothy. And Timmy is okay for a little boy, but a grown man, it probably won't sound so cute. Timothy always appeared to me as a classic, in a John or Susan way, but not boring like John or dated like Susan.
XironDarkstar  12/11/2017
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My dad is called Timothy (Tim for short). I don't understand how people can say what a Timothy's like. It's like whoever named you knowing your personality and character traits when you are very young! I think Timothy and all names in general don't describe what type of person you are. Your name doesn't decide who you are, you do.
Ev3_  12/4/2017
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The name always motivates me in doing everything. I find myself unique among groups all for the sake of the name. I simply love the name.
Timothy Arthur  11/9/2017
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Timothy Michael Samaras was an American engineer and storm chaser best known for his field research on tornadoes and time on the Discovery Channel show, Storm Chasers.
lilolaf  7/3/2017
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Major Timothy nigel Peake (born 1972 Chichester England) is a famous bearer of this name in Britain. He is an astronaut on the international space station :)
Goldcrown  6/17/2016
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Timothy sounds too much like timotay.
Brandon Hudson  12/16/2015
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Timothy is a fantastic name! Bearers should be proud.
Anthony Youssef  6/2/2015
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My given name is Timothy and depending on the relationship people can call me a few different things. I prefer Timothy as a Christian and if we just met that's what you call me, Tim is used by friends and Timmy, being a term of endearment, is only for family and lovers.
fraust  5/24/2015
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Timothy is one of my absolute favorite names. It's playful, yet not infantile. Delicate (but not at all weak or effeminate), yet handsome. Tim and Timmy are also great nicknames. If I had enough sons, I would certainly name one Timothy.
Ali Hassan  2/3/2015
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Sister = Tiffany.
Sabertooth  1/6/2015
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I love the name Timothy. It's handsome, masculine and a strong classic! A superb name for a guy in my opinion! :D.
― Anonymous User  11/7/2014
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This name is perfectly legitimate, but I don't like it for some reason. Its sound seems to communicate diminutiveness (both the long form and the usual nickname 'Tim').
nametoad  6/29/2014
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Timothy Goes to School is a cartoon series based on the Yoko series and other individual books by Rosemary Wells.
― Anonymous User  5/7/2014
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There is a character named Timothy in the movie Cloud Atlas. He is a quite comical, elderly British publicist who was sent to a retirement home by his wealthy brother, who tricked him into thinking it was a hotel.
― Anonymous User  8/3/2013
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Name of the Day: May 29, 2013.
― Anonymous User  5/29/2013
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I cant believe no one mentioned super hottie and, among other things, former James Bond actor Timothy Dalton!
― Anonymous User  8/7/2012
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Timothy McGee is a main character on the TV series NCIS.
Topaz Kitsune  6/21/2012
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This is Reverend Lovejoy's first name on The Simpsons.
Bonquiqui  6/5/2012
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Timothy David Olyphant (b. 1968 in Honolulu, Hawaii) is an American actor.
― Anonymous User  4/30/2012
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Timothy Carlton, English actor and father of actor Benedict Cumberbatch.
― Anonymous User  4/20/2012
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I've known a few guys named Timothy. So far, all have had a nice personality and some were attractive. I can't find fault with the name. I like how it looks and sounds. My only issue is that there are too many nicknames, none of which I like.
GibsonGirl  11/7/2011
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It's a very good name, but I'm so tired of hearing "Tim" and "Timmy". What about just going by Timothy? Or maybe even Moe?
Black_X  8/19/2011
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My father's name is Timothy, and he always goes by Tim. While I admire him greatly, and can't imagine him with any other name, I wouldn't use the name in the future. I'm not crazy about the 'ee' sound at the end of the name, and I think Timmy is childish (almost stereotypically so) while Tim is... weak. Not as bad as Jim, but still not a nickname I would want my child to have.
― Anonymous User  5/29/2011
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My brother's name is Timothy; he is a great guy and a good representative of the name. This name should make a comeback.
she_assassin  11/26/2010
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Timothy Zachary Mosley is Timbaland's real name.
sailormars  9/26/2010
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Timothy Hay is a brand of hay for rodents.
Summah  6/9/2010
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The Feast Day for Saint Timothy is 26th January - the same date as Australia Day.

This could make a subtly patriotic name choice for a baby boy born on Australia Day.
SandSea  3/31/2010
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Timothy Olyphant is an actor that has been in movies such as Perfect Getaway, Catch and Release and the new movie the Crazies. He also has a new show on FX called Justified.
Antique_Cherub  2/15/2010
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Timothy means honoring God.

In Hebrew, Honoring God looks like this: כבוד אלוהים
Deborah Reyes  8/6/2009
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Two famous bearers of the name are actor Tim Roth and Tim Burgess from English band The Charlatans.
Nava  1/18/2009
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Timothy "Tim" Tebow is a winner of the 2007 Heisman Trophy, as well as the University of Florida quarterback.
― Anonymous User  12/17/2008
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Tim is okay, but Timothy sounds wimpy and Timmy is just childish.
― Anonymous User  11/25/2008
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I find the comments on the character of Timothys funny. The oldest of my brothers is named Timothy. It's hilarious that people have such strong feeling about how a person with this name should be, yet my brother doesn't fit any of them.
― Anonymous User  6/30/2008
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"Timothy" is a song by the Australian band Jet from their debut album "Get Born".
FMRadio  12/28/2007
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I'm not sure why, but the name Timothy makes me think of a scrawny, nerdy, shy guy who always gets picked on. Tim sounds a little more tough, but not too much. Not to offend any Timothys or Timothy fans, but I would never name my son Timothy.
pandasayscynical  11/18/2007
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I think it is a great, strong name. Another classic name that generally stays under the "popular" radar. I may use it as a middle name for my kids.
― Anonymous User  10/26/2007
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It's a great name.
reverie  10/26/2007
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It´s also the Czech form. Nameday: 24th January.
Karcoolka  7/9/2007
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Tim Burton (Timothy William Burton), director and creator of Edward Scissorhands, director of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and producer (not director) and creator of The Nightmare Before Christmas is a famous bearer of this name.
The Lilac Pilgrim  6/29/2007
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I like the name Tim but Timothy seems like a name only for a little kid.
― Anonymous User  3/3/2007
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I have a cousin who is named Tim. He is a weirdo and dead beat, so I don't believe that names add much to someone's character. But I love the name anyway! And its meaning.
― Anonymous User  11/6/2006
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Tim Gunn of Project Runway bears this name.
Erica30588  10/29/2006
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Country superstar Tim McGraw bears this name.
Erica30588  10/29/2006
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I know a really horrible person with this name and it has ruined this name for me. The meaning of the name is very nice though.
xKatiex  9/17/2006
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Timothy Frances McTague is in the band UnderOath.
blackgoodbye  9/9/2006
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I like Timothy. It's just whimsical enough, without being goofy. Sounds a little bit elfin.
dramaelf  8/7/2006
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Jesse McCartney's younger brother's name is Timothy 'Timmy' Mark Glover McCartney.
― Anonymous User  8/7/2006
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I know a really horrible person with this name and it has ruined this name for me. The meaning of the name is very nice though.
― Anonymous User  7/24/2006
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Famous bearer: U.S. figure skater Timothy Goeble. *sigh*
― Anonymous User  7/10/2006
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When I hear this name I can't help but think of my old band director. He was terrible and should not be able to teach. I could never like this name after meeting him.
― Anonymous User  6/29/2006
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I love the name Timothy. Just the sound of it is beautiful to me. It gives me the impression of a man who is trying his hardest to be the best person he can be. I like it!
― Anonymous User  6/22/2006
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I can't believe these people who think that a person's name indicates their character! A man who is named Timothy is named Timothy! Period!
Kosta  5/18/2006
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Timothy Findley was a Canadian author. His best-known work is 'The Wars', published in 1977.
DearPrudence  3/23/2006
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The two fastest people in the world (Tim Montgomery and Marion Jones) named their son Timothy "Monty" Motgomery Jr.
dani_08  3/5/2006
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We have a cat named Timothy (called Timmy) so to me, a person with this name is very elegant, proud, intelligent and leader-like. I love this name!
arrowhead909  8/23/2005
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A person named Timothy will hold his family as one of the highest things in his life. It is a great name.
― Anonymous User  7/28/2005
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Timothy is a name for a person who is well rounded, well balanced. A great choice in a name.
ladeeda  5/5/2005
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Those who have the name of Timothy or Tim are fiercely protective of those they love. In most situations, they will put everyone before a thought of themselves. Friendship is held in high regard, and betrayal cuts deep. Their true love will guide them.
― Anonymous User  3/8/2005

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