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1.1m
in the U.S.
since 1880

Timothy

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: To Honor God
  • #36 All Time
Girls
Boys

How popular is the name "Timothy" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 70 0 70
1881 63 0 63
1882 71 0 71
1883 62 0 62
1884 77 0 77
1885 64 0 64
1886 74 0 74
1887 54 0 54
1888 76 0 76
1889 82 0 82
1890 56 0 56
1891 66 0 66
1892 71 0 71
1893 62 0 62
1894 71 0 71
1895 60 0 60
1896 72 0 72
1897 58 0 58
1898 75 0 75
1899 60 0 60
1900 77 0 77
1901 62 0 62
1902 62 0 62
1903 49 0 49
1904 58 0 58
1905 73 0 73
1906 53 0 53
1907 82 0 82
1908 67 0 67
1909 67 0 67
1910 75 0 75
1911 88 0 88
1912 128 0 128
1913 160 0 160
1914 174 0 174
1915 253 0 253
1916 246 0 246
1917 260 0 260
1918 287 0 287
1919 249 0 249
1920 270 0 270
1921 257 8 249
1922 289 0 289
1923 324 0 324
1924 323 0 323
1925 324 5 319
1926 274 0 274
1927 325 0 325
1928 302 5 297
1929 292 0 292
1930 312 5 307
1931 346 0 346
1932 341 0 341
1933 345 0 345
1934 336 0 336
1935 376 5 371
1936 439 0 439
1937 674 0 674
1938 893 10 883
1939 1,076 8 1,068
1940 1,387 0 1,387
1941 1,639 7 1,632
1942 2,285 10 2,275
1943 2,593 13 2,580 #99 boy name
1944 2,762 11 2,751 #92 boy name
1945 3,603 10 3,593 #69 boy name
1946 5,175 21 5,154 #60 boy name
1947 6,758 13 6,745 #52 boy name
1948 8,055 17 8,038 #38 boy name
1949 9,360 19 9,341 #34 boy name
1950 10,521 27 10,494 #32 boy name
1951 12,725 14 12,711 #28 boy name
1952 14,208 30 14,178 #27 boy name
1953 15,197 34 15,163 #26 boy name
1954 17,467 42 17,425 #26 boy name
1955 20,777 47 20,730 #22 boy name
1956 23,319 48 23,271 #19 boy name
1957 24,791 57 24,734 #19 boy name
1958 28,832 81 28,751 #13 boy name
1959 30,833 79 30,754 #12 boy name
1960 30,574 90 30,484 #11 boy name
1961 28,339 99 28,240 #15 boy name
1962 27,172 87 27,085 #16 boy name
1963 27,305 102 27,203 #15 boy name
1964 28,189 90 28,099 #15 boy name
1965 28,460 112 28,348 #12 boy name
1966 29,047 115 28,932 #11 boy name
1967 28,724 128 28,596 #11 boy name
1968 26,659 138 26,521 #13 boy name
1969 23,481 107 23,374 #17 boy name
1970 22,586 141 22,445 #20 boy name
1971 20,215 114 20,101 #21 boy name
1972 17,726 114 17,612 #21 boy name
1973 16,149 94 16,055 #22 boy name
1974 15,971 76 15,895 #22 boy name
1975 16,057 105 15,952 #22 boy name
1976 16,751 118 16,633 #21 boy name
1977 18,082 102 17,980 #18 boy name
1978 19,716 107 19,609 #17 boy name
1979 19,207 129 19,078 #18 boy name
1980 19,262 105 19,157 #20 boy name
1981 18,360 145 18,215 #24 boy name
1982 17,594 133 17,461 #25 boy name
1983 16,479 125 16,354 #26 boy name
1984 17,124 125 16,999 #26 boy name
1985 17,274 133 17,141 #26 boy name
1986 16,975 107 16,868 #27 boy name
1987 17,506 118 17,388 #26 boy name
1988 16,915 115 16,800 #25 boy name
1989 16,486 62 16,424 #28 boy name
1990 15,745 60 15,685 #30 boy name
1991 14,178 29 14,149 #32 boy name
1992 12,886 29 12,857 #34 boy name
1993 11,661 26 11,635 #38 boy name
1994 10,786 19 10,767 #39 boy name
1995 9,804 18 9,786 #40 boy name
1996 8,937 19 8,918 #40 boy name
1997 8,517 14 8,503 #43 boy name
1998 7,856 15 7,841 #49 boy name
1999 7,603 14 7,589 #49 boy name
2000 7,267 9 7,258 #58 boy name
2001 6,429 13 6,416 #67 boy name
2002 6,020 9 6,011 #70 boy name
2003 5,490 13 5,477 #76 boy name
2004 5,258 33 5,225 #79 boy name
2005 5,030 8 5,022 #84 boy name
2006 4,703 5 4,698 #93 boy name
2007 4,437 7 4,430 #99 boy name
2008 4,088 6 4,082
2009 3,745 0 3,745
2010 3,444 5 3,439
2011 3,223 0 3,223
2012 3,104 5 3,099
2013 3,033 0 3,033
2014 2,981 0 2,981

Want to know about the populiarty of Timothy? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,064,929 babies born with the name Timothy in the United States. That's more than enough Timothies to occupy the country of Djibouti with an estimated population of 923,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 70 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Timothy" was in 1959 with a total of 30,754 babies. (That's a lot of baby Timothies)

According to the 1947 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Timothy" ranks #33 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Michigan. Imagine that, 497 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 1947. Across the entire United States a total of 6,758 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Timothy" mean? The list below shows the origins of Timothy as well as things modernly associated with the name Timothy such as celebrities named Timothy.

Greek

Origin and Meaning of Timothy

The name "Timothy" is of Greek origin, and it means "To Honor God". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Tim Burton

Tim Burton is a film director, film producer, writer, and artist with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1982 to present. Tim was born in 1958 as Timothy Walter Burton in Burbank, California, U.S.

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Timothy Olyphant

Timothy Olyphant is an actor producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1995 to present. Timothy was born in 1968 as Timothy David Olyphant in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

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Tim Curry

Tim Curry is an actor, voice actor, and singer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1968 to present. Tim was born in 1946 as Timothy James Curry in Grappenhall, Warrington, England.

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Tim Allen

Tim Allen is a comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1975 to present. Tim was born in 1953 as Timothy Alan Dick in Denver, Colorado, U.S.

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Tim Robbins

Tim Robbins is an actor, director, producer, and screenwriter with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1979 to present. Tim was born in 1958 as Timothy Francis Robbins in West Covina, California, U.S.

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Timothy Dalton

Timothy Dalton is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1967 to present. Timothy was born in 1946 in Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire, Wales.

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Alternative Meanings

T is for treasure, of your friendship.

I is for impressive, your list of qualities.

M is for musical, your hidden talent!

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

T is for touching, the way you show you are.

H is for heavenly, your spirit is strong.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

Your name in reverse order is "Yhtomit". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Imyhtto". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Timothy born Jan 9, 1978

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Yukon approximately on 1850. Your profession was philosopher and thinker.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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