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Timothy Name Meaning and Origin

Timothy Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

Honoring God, God's honor

Name Origin


The name Timothy means 'honoring God' or 'God's honor'. It originates from the Greek name Timotheos, which is a combination of the elements 'timao' meaning 'to honor' and 'theos' meaning 'God'. The name has a strong religious connotation, symbolizing a person who is dedicated to honoring and serving God.

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Timothy Phonetic Appeal

Name Pronunciation Smoothness:

Timothy is a smooth and easy-to-pronounce name with clear syllables and a pleasant rhythm.

Name Melody Rating:

The name Timothy has a good flow and rhythm, with emphasis on the first syllable making it easy to say and remember.

Famous People Named Timothy

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● Timothy Olyphant

Timothy Olyphant is an American actor known for his roles in TV series such as 'Justified' and movies like 'Live Free or Die Hard'. He is praised for his charismatic on-screen presence and versatility as an actor.

● Timothy Dalton

Timothy Dalton is a British actor who portrayed James Bond in the films 'The Living Daylights' and 'Licence to Kill'. He is known for bringing a darker and more serious portrayal to the iconic spy character.

● Timothy Spall

Timothy Spall is an English actor recognized for his roles in films like 'Mr. Turner' and the 'Harry Potter' series. He is acclaimed for his versatile acting range and ability to bring depth to his characters.

Timothy Name Popularity Insights

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Potential Negative Connotations of Timothy

The name Timothy is generally free from negative associations or cultural symbols. It is a classic and timeless name that is widely respected and carries positive connotations of faith and honor.

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