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From Middle French Timothée, from Latin Timotheus, from Ancient Greek Τιμόθεος (Timótheos), from τιμάω (timáō, I honour) + θεός (theós, god)

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  1. Either of two books in the New Testament (1 Timothy and 2 Timothy) which are epistles to Timothy.
  2. A companion of Paul mentioned in the Bible.
  3. A male given name of biblical origin, also borne by early Christian saints.


  • 1611, Bible (Authorized, or King James, Version), 1 Timothy 1:2:
    Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.
  • 1867 William Brighty Rands, Shoemakers' Village, Strahan 1871, pages 89-90:
    The name Timothy was an inspiration of Cherry's own. - - - "Now then, TIMOTHY!" and this she said with a rapid forte crescendo movement which made her mother laugh and also with a jerk which spilt the milk on the little one's forehead. "Well, mother," says Cherry gaily, "I've christened him at all events." And Timothy being a distinctive name, and a scriptural one, it was retained as the appellative of this mite,
  • 1932 A. A. Milne, The Christopher Robin Verses: Cradle Song:
    O Timothy Tim / Has ten pink toes, / And ten pink toes / Has Timothy Tim.

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