Gender Masculine
Scripts Τίμων(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. /tǐː.mɔːn/(Classical Greek) /ˈtaɪ.mən/(English) /ˈti.mɔn/(Dutch)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Derived from Greek τιμάω (timao) meaning "to honour, to esteem". According to ancient writers, this was the name of a wealthy man of Athens who grew to hate humanity after he lost his riches and his friends deserted him. His story is related in Shakespeare's tragedy Timon of Athens (1607). This name is also mentioned in the New Testament as belonging to one of the original seven deacons of the church, considered a saint.

Related Names

VariantsTimaeus, Timaios(Ancient Greek)
Feminine FormTimo(Ancient Greek)
Other Languages & CulturesTimée(Biblical French) Timeo(Biblical Italian) Timeo(Biblical Spanish) Timéo(French) Tymon(Polish)
User SubmissionsTímon, Timón


People think this name is

classic   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   serious  

Name Days

Romania: July 28


Sources & References

  1. Lexicon of Greek Personal Names, available from
Entry updated June 9, 2023