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Origin: Greek
Meaning: Honor God

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Timothy

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Timothy in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Timothy:

  • Records indicate that 1,053,390 boys in the United States have been named Timothy since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1959, when 30,720 people in the U.S. were given the name Timothy. Those people are now 61 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Timothy

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      16 Positive Comments

  • "I really don't like my name, Timothy. But, I love being called Tim." Jun. 11, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "Timothy is a wonderful name. It is obviously masculine but not butch. It will look good on a business card when they grow up, but in the meantime, call them Timmy." Mar. 27, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a Timothy who goes by Timothy and I don't think it sounds too young or old. I think it's what you are used to." Oct. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "When w adopted our "Timothy" he was a James. We wanted a biblical name for our son and his new dad's name is Timothy. He became Timothy James Nathaniel (TJ).....Timothy's mom" May. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "well i have been named Nick my WHOLE life unlike some people i know. i know its pretty weird to keep one name your WHOLE life but i like the name Nick its... oh... oops wrong website" Mar. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I used to get the Timmy the Tooth thing in like elementary school, but now the only nickname i get is "Timmay!". So I guess, thanks south park lol. Still doesnt get me anywhere with the girls either though. haha." Aug. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "You should try the Irish version of Timothy which is Tadhg which is very popular in Ireland" Dec. 12, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My frends dunt rily call me that name bicus itis my sek2nd name.... i tink Timoty is a great name, posible ill name my baby dat name!" Nov. 29, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am called timmy the tooth but other than that its cool. its not a real girl getter name because i dont have a g/f but people look up to me" Nov. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We called our first son Timothy Bartholomew. Great strong name. He gets the odd Timmy, but mainly Tim or Timothy. He and we all love it." Sep. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "It is a great name my son and cousin are named Timothy." Jun. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my son's name is Timothy, I wasn't very fond of this name when my husband suggested it, but now I can't imagine him having any other name." Jun. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a Timothy myself. I go by Tim with friends and some girls insist on Timmy, and my mom will usualy call me Timothy. I like the name." May. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My brother's name is Timothy. I've always thought it good name, but now as an adult I like it even more. People always know how to pronounce it and if they can't spell, T I M isn't too difficult." Mar. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a son Timothy and he is as beautiful as the name!" Dec. 5, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Timothy makes me think of a young leader. Just like Timothy in the Bible! Timothy is a great name." May. 23, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "I LOATHE my name. Tim/Timothy is a name for a child that is inherently diminutive. DO NOT NAME YOUR CHILD TIMOTHY." Feb. 11, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I hate that name cuz of Timothy McVeigh who bombs Oklahoma City building." Aug. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      7 Neutral Comments

  • "My friends and I agree I have one of the most boring names in existence, given my last name is also very common. That said, I don't dislike my name. I just wish my dad had been more original, as I am the third consecutive Timothy in my family." Jul. 30, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "i go by timo with my family. girls call me timmy and guys call me tim." Feb. 24, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Here is something funny- I am allergic to Timothy and that is my name (Timothy is a type of hay). I like my name alot, the only complaint would be that sometimes it gets confused with Jim. Most call me Tim except girls who call me Timmy." Jul. 12, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a Timothy as well, its a great name, I mean we get Tim, Timmy, Timothy, Timotea, Tadhg. most gf use the Timmy in a kind of sexy naughty way, mom is always fond of TIMOTHY, and when my gf is pissed off its TIM, and of course south park invented the TIMMMMYYY... great drunk name to say PEACE" Dec. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my fiance's name is timothy. me and almost everyone i know calls him 'tim' though. his parents hate it. i don't call him that to annoy them, but i think timothy sounds so young... tim sounds a little older." Mar. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Timmmmmmmmaaaaaaaaaayyyy. Yeah, I got that nick name too, especially after I've had a few too many." Aug. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I used to get the Timmy the Tooth thing in like elementary school, but now the only nickname i get is "Timmay!". So I guess, thanks south park lol. Still doesnt get me anywhere with the girls either though. haha." Aug. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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