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Mar 04 2007

Meaning of the name Timothy

Tiny TimThe boy’s name Timothy \t(i)-mo-thy\ is pronounced TIM-oh-thee. It is of Greek origin, and its meaning is “God’s honor”. Biblical: Timothy was an energetic, well-trained young Christian who was a companion of Saint Paul, who wrote to him, “Let no man look down on your youth”. According to tradition, he was martyred after denouncing worshipers of the Greek moon goddess Diana. 19th-century novelist Charles Dickens gave the name an lasting association in his beloved work “A Christmas Carol”. The story turns on the fate of the crippled but ever-cheerful Tiny Tim, who greets every holiday season with the cry, “God bless us, every one!” The name was uncommon until the 18th century. Timoteo and Timo are Spanish forms.

I wanted to know the meaning of my first name so when I looked it up, I realized that it means “God’s Honor”. That seems very appropriate for who I am ???

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