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Timothy

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How popular is the baby 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 81 0 81
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 325 0 325
1924 322 0 322
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 346 0 346
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 1,386 0 1,386
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 6,757 13 6,744 #52 boy name
1948 8,056 17 8,039 #38 boy name
1949 9,362 19 9,343 #34 boy name
1950 10,527 27 10,500 #32 boy name
1951 12,727 14 12,713 #28 boy name
1952 14,198 30 14,168 #27 boy name
1953 15,208 34 15,174 #26 boy name
1954 17,472 42 17,430 #26 boy name
1955 20,781 47 20,734 #22 boy name
1956 23,319 48 23,271 #19 boy name
1957 24,786 56 24,730 #19 boy name
1958 28,839 82 28,757 #13 boy name
1959 30,832 79 30,753 #12 boy name
1960 30,574 90 30,484 #11 boy name
1961 28,343 99 28,244 #15 boy name
1962 27,176 87 27,089 #16 boy name
1963 27,299 102 27,197 #15 boy name
1964 28,192 90 28,102 #15 boy name
1965 28,463 112 28,351 #12 boy name
1966 29,047 115 28,932 #11 boy name
1967 28,721 128 28,593 #11 boy name
1968 26,655 138 26,517 #13 boy name
1969 23,486 107 23,379 #17 boy name
1970 22,582 141 22,441 #20 boy name
1971 20,214 114 20,100 #21 boy name
1972 17,726 114 17,612 #21 boy name
1973 16,148 94 16,054 #22 boy name
1974 15,972 76 15,896 #22 boy name
1975 16,059 105 15,954 #22 boy name
1976 16,755 118 16,637 #21 boy name
1977 18,085 102 17,983 #18 boy name
1978 19,716 107 19,609 #17 boy name
1979 19,210 129 19,081 #18 boy name
1980 19,260 105 19,155 #20 boy name
1981 18,364 145 18,219 #24 boy name
1982 17,594 133 17,461 #25 boy name
1983 16,482 125 16,357 #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 16,485 62 16,423 #28 boy name
1990 15,745 60 15,685 #30 boy name
1991 14,177 29 14,148 #32 boy name
1992 12,886 29 12,857 #34 boy name
1993 11,661 26 11,635 #38 boy name
1994 10,785 19 10,766 #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 7,857 15 7,842 #49 boy name
1999 7,603 14 7,589 #49 boy name
2000 7,268 9 7,259 #58 boy name
2001 6,429 13 6,416 #67 boy name
2002 6,023 9 6,014 #70 boy name
2003 5,490 13 5,477 #76 boy name
2004 5,261 33 5,228 #79 boy name
2005 5,030 8 5,022 #84 boy name
2006 4,705 5 4,700 #93 boy name
2007 4,437 7 4,430 #99 boy name
2008 4,093 6 4,087
2009 3,752 0 3,752
2010 3,446 5 3,441
2011 3,224 0 3,224
2012 3,109 5 3,104
2013 3,038 0 3,038
2014 2,997 0 2,997
2015 2,768 5 2,763

Want to know about the popularity of the Timothy baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,067,783 babies born with the name Timothy in the United States. That's more than enough Timothies to occupy the country of Timor-Leste with an estimated population of 1,066,409 (as of July 11, 2010). 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 30,753 babies. (That's a lot of baby Timothies)

According to the 1989 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Timothy" ranks #31 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Colorado. Imagine that, 221 babies in Colorado have the same name as you in 1989. Across the entire United States a total of 16,485 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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Where is the name Timothy popular?

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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.

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.

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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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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Timothy Hutton

Timothy Hutton is an actor and director with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1965 to present. Timothy was born in 1960 as Timothy Tarquin Hutton in Malibu, California, United States.

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Timothy Treadwell

Timothy was born in 1957 as Timothy Dexter in Long Island, New York, U.S.

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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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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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Other Inspirations for the Name Timothy

Timothy Bottoms
Timothy Busfield
Timothy Delaghetto
Timothy Mcveigh
Timothy Mowry
Timothy Leary

Alternative Meanings

T is for talent, hidden or not.

I is for intense, your zest of living.

M is for musical, your hidden talent!

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

T is for traditional, somewhat old fashioned.

H is for honor, your most valuable possession.

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

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

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Past life for Timothy born Nov 2, 1961

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of France approximately on 1525. Your profession was seaman, dealer, businessman, and broker.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

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