Timothy

Timothy - A very unique male name



  Jun 24,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Timothy, meaning honoring God, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #289. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Timothy and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Timothy? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Timothy. The baby boy name Timothy was given to 3,065 baby boys in 2012, ranking #119 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 535 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Timothy peaked in popularity 58 years ago in 1960 on position 11.



Famous with this name

Timothy Dalton
Timothy Spall
Timothy Hutton


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Timothy is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Timothy is currently topping the baby name charts in South Carolina at position #70 - and is the least popular in North Dakota at position #234.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Timothy is where you live.


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Timothy origin and meaning

Timothy is a 7 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means honoring God. To see famous people named Timothy, pop culture references for the name Timothy and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Timothy

We've found the following names that sound similar to Timothy, sorted by popularity.

Timmothy / Timoteo / Tahmid / Tonatiuh / Timonthy / Timothey / Temitayo / Tandy / Thimothy /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012119
2011123
2010114
2009109
2008107
200799
200693
200584
200479
200376
200270
200166
200058
199949
199849
199743
199640
199540
199439
199338
199234
199132
199030
198928
198825
198726
198627
198526
198426
198326
198224
198124
198020
197918
197817
197718
197621
197522
197422
197322
197221
197121
197020
196917
196813
196711
196611
196512
196415
196315
196216
196115
196011
195912
195813
195719
195619
195522
195426
195326
195227
195128
195032
194934
194838
194752
194660
194569
194492
194399
1942108
1941122
1940134
1939153
1938167
1937193
1936256
1935285
1934303
1933290
1932299
1931305
1930316
1929333
1928348
1927324
1926363
1925327
1924321
1923335
1922348
1921395
1920363
1919365
1918352
1917350
1916354
1915338
1914367
1913342
1912361
1911289
1910289

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
South Carolina70
Alaska71
Massachusetts76
Alabama79
Mississippi84
Delaware87
Kentucky88
Tennessee89
West Virginia89
Virginia94
New Hampshire96
Ohio99
Pennsylvania101
Maryland103
North Carolina108
Maine111
Oregon113
Florida113
Georgia115
District of Columbia117
Washington117
Indiana123
Connecticut125
New Mexico125
Illinois132
Michigan134
Montana134
Wisconsin134
Colorado135
New Jersey138
New York141
Minnesota142
Oklahoma143
Louisiana144
Iowa148
Arkansas153
Rhode Island157
Hawaii159
Missouri165
Texas180
Nevada184
California187
Nebraska191
Arizona194
Utah195
Kansas196
Idaho202
South Dakota215
North Dakota234

Even more about Timothy


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Timothy a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Timothy?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1960
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Timothy
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 535
Letter count 7
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +3,065

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