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From Middle French Timothée, from Latin Tīmotheus, from Ancient Greek Τῑμόθεος (Tīmótheos), from τῑμάω (tīmáō, I honour) + θεός (theós, god).


  • IPA(key): /ˈtɪməθi/
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  • Hyphenation: Tim‧o‧thy

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  1. Either of two books in the New Testament (1 Timothy and 2 Timothy) which are epistles to Timothy.
    Synonym: (abbreviation) Tim.
  2. A companion of Paul mentioned in the Bible.
  3. A male given name from Ancient Greek of biblical origin, also borne by early Christian saints.
    • 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.
  4. An unincorporated community in Tennessee, United States; named for early postmaster Timothy Stephens.
  5. A rare English surname originating as a patronymic.
  6. A surname from Irish, a rare adopted anglicization for Mac Tomaltaigh (son of Tomaltach) (Tumulty).

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