The name Timothy is primarily a male name of Greek origin that means To Honor God.
In the New Testament Saint Timothy was an early Christian evangelist and companion to Paul. The name was also borne by various ancient religious historical figures.
Timothy and its variants in other languages have been popular in many western countries. In the United States, Timothy has never left the top 400 since records started in 1880 and peaked in popularity at #11 in 1960, 1966, and 1967. It has also been popular in Canada, England & Wales, Australia, and New Zealand.
Timothy is also a surname.
Famous bearers: Timothy Hutton, actor. Timothy Olyphant, actor. Timothy Omundson, actor. Christopher Timothy, actor.
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