US Popularity:397
Meaning:God's honor
Timothy is a masculine name of Greek origin. Coming from the name “Timotheos,” the name means “honoring God,” and is a wonderful way to introduce baby to your faith. In the New Testament, Timothy was a saint and companion of Saint Paul, which can make for a meaningful set of twin names. If you’re a literature buff, the name Timothy may remind you of Tiny Tim, the child from A Christmas Carol. With his optimism and infectious joy in even the hardest of times, he makes for a wonderful example of resilience to inspire baby.

Famous People Named Timothy

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Timothy Hutton
  • Timothy Olyphant
  • Timothy Thomas Fortune
    Civil Rights Activist

Timothy Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Timothy is currently #538 on The Bump
Boy:Timothy is currently #314 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Timothy is currently #397 in U.S. births
Boy:Timothy is currently #211 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 9
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky

  • Behind the Name, Timothy May 2020

  • Abarim Publications, Timothy meaning

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Timothy

  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

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