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Origin: Greek

Meaning: the English form of Timotheos, a Greek masculine name meaning "honoring God" or "to honor God" from Greek elements timao (to honor) and theos (god).

In the New Testament, Saint Timothy was a companion of Paul and who was stoned to death when he denounced the pagan worship of Artemis.

Nicknames: Tim, Timmy

  • Timotheos (Greek)
  • Timoteus (Greek)
  • Timotheus (Latin)
  • Timotei (Bulgarian, Romanian)
  • Timo (Dutch, Finnish, German)
  • Timothée (French)
  • Timothé (French)
  • Timoteo (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese)
  • Timotej (Slovene, Macedonian, Slovak)
  • Timoti (Maori)
  • Tymoteusz (Polish)
  • Timofei, Timofey (Russian)

Feminine forms:
  • Timothea (Greek)
  • Timotha (English)