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Tim

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83k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
894
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Tim

"Tim" is a name of Greek origin, and it means "Short form of Timothy". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Wiktionary
  1. A male given name, a shortened form of Timothy and, very rarely, of Timon.
  2. (slang, derogatory, Britain, Ireland) A Catholic.
  3. (slang, soccer) A supporter of the Scottish football team Celtic F.C..

Tim was also found in the following language(s): Danish, German, Norwegian, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Tim

Tim Kaine is a Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Chairman of theDemocratic National Committee, 38th Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, and 76th Mayor of Richmond. Tim was born on February 26th, 1958 in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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Tim Burton is a film director, film producer, writer, artist, and screenwriter. He has had major accomplishments since 1982. Tim was given the name Timothy Walter Burton on August 25th, 1958 in Burbank, California, U.S.

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Tim Curry is an actor, voice actor, and singer. He was most active from 1968 to present. Tim was given the name Timothy James Curry on April 19th, 1946 in Grappenhall.

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Tim Tebow is a football player for the Free agent. Tim was born on August 14th, 1987 in Makati, Philippines.

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee is a scientist. Tim was given the name Timothy John Berners-Lee on June 8th, 1955 in London.

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Tim Allen is an actor and comedian. He was most active from 1975 to present. Tim was given the name Timothy Allen Dick on June 13th, 1953 in Denver, Colorado, United States.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Tim

Tiny Tim was an americana (music) musician. He plays Ukulele, guitar, and vocals. He was most prominent from 1962 to 1996. Tiny was given the name Herbert Khaury on April 12th, 1932 in Manhattan, New York City, United States. He breathed his last breath on November 30th, 1996.

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Tim is a christian, k-pop, rhythm, and blues singer and singing. His most notable accomplishments were from 2002 to present. Tim was given the name Hwang Young-Min on December 23rd, 1981.

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Ahmed Abdul-Malik was a jazz musician. He plays Double bass and Oud. Ahmed was given the name Jonathan Tim, Jr. on January 30th, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He breathed his last breath on October 2nd, 1993.

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Black Magic Tim is a director, cinematographer, editor, visual effects artist, editing, visual effects, and visual effectsartist. He was most active from 1990 to present. Black was given the name Timothy Malcom Wilson .

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How popular is the baby name Tim in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 12 0 12
1881 12 0 12
1882 11 0 11
1883 16 0 16
1884 16 0 16
1885 16 0 16
1886 14 0 14
1887 18 0 18
1888 10 0 10
1889 14 0 14
1890 17 0 17
1891 15 0 15
1892 12 0 12
1893 19 0 19
1894 8 0 8
1895 15 0 15
1896 14 0 14
1897 7 0 7
1898 12 0 12
1899 13 0 13
1900 22 0 22
1901 8 0 8
1902 18 0 18
1903 25 0 25
1904 14 0 14
1905 19 0 19
1906 15 0 15
1907 19 0 19
1908 21 0 21
1909 30 0 30
1910 34 0 34
1911 23 0 23
1912 36 0 36
1913 37 0 37
1914 55 0 55
1915 40 0 40
1916 56 0 56
1917 48 0 48
1918 67 0 67
1919 58 0 58
1920 64 0 64
1921 54 0 54
1922 49 0 49
1923 65 0 65
1924 62 0 62
1925 60 0 60
1926 65 0 65
1927 65 0 65
1928 49 0 49
1929 74 0 74
1930 61 0 61
1931 72 0 72
1932 88 0 88
1933 101 0 101
1934 114 0 114
1935 131 0 131
1936 133 0 133
1937 163 0 163
1938 270 0 270
1939 245 0 245
1940 333 0 333
1941 388 0 388
1942 512 0 512
1943 618 0 618
1944 605 0 605
1945 779 0 779
1946 1,134 0 1,134
1947 1,329 0 1,329
1948 1,295 0 1,295
1949 1,014 7 1,007
1950 759 5 754
1951 717 0 717
1952 697 0 697
1953 744 0 744
1954 818 5 813
1955 1,144 0 1,144
1956 1,713 0 1,713
1957 3,268 12 3,256
1958 5,557 8 5,549 #74 boy name
1959 6,843 13 6,830 #60 boy name
1960 6,949 13 6,936 #60 boy name
1961 6,256 13 6,243 #65 boy name
1962 5,601 10 5,591 #71 boy name
1963 5,021 5 5,016 #79 boy name
1964 4,707 11 4,696 #82 boy name
1965 3,735 14 3,721 #97 boy name
1966 3,149 8 3,141
1967 2,631 7 2,624
1968 2,081 8 2,073
1969 1,556 9 1,547
1970 1,343 16 1,327
1971 1,059 9 1,050
1972 738 5 733
1973 523 0 523
1974 411 0 411
1975 330 5 325
1976 294 5 289
1977 256 0 256
1978 246 0 246
1979 147 0 147
1980 166 0 166
1981 163 0 163
1982 139 0 139
1983 96 0 96
1984 122 0 122
1985 102 0 102
1986 73 0 73
1987 83 0 83
1988 92 0 92
1989 95 0 95
1990 75 0 75
1991 67 0 67
1992 78 0 78
1993 64 0 64
1994 69 0 69
1995 51 0 51
1996 61 0 61
1997 57 0 57
1998 61 0 61
1999 74 0 74
2000 91 0 91
2001 79 0 79
2002 79 0 79
2003 88 0 88
2004 60 0 60
2005 84 0 84
2006 78 0 78
2007 77 0 77
2008 70 0 70
2009 69 0 69
2010 65 0 65
2011 48 0 48
2012 41 0 41
2013 51 0 51
2014 74 0 74
2015 61 0 61
2016 68 0 68

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Popularity of Tim as a first name

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Popularity of Tim as a last name

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Common last names for Tim

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  • Jones
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Murphy
  • Sullivan
  • Davis
  • Mccoy
  • Clark
  • Taylor
  • Robinson
  • Walker

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tim U.S.
  White 29.87% 64.26%
  African American 13.65% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 51.45% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.67% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.35% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.01% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tim

People with the last name Tim are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Tim

  • How Popular is the name Tim? Tim is the 723rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Tim was the 27,081st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tim have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 83,172 babies born with the first name Tim in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tim to occupy the country of Andorra with an estimated population of 78,115 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tim? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Tim first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tim is Saturday, August 29th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Tim born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tim was in 1960 with a total of 6,936 babies. That's a lot of babies named Tim!
  • Random Tim Factoid: According to the 1961 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tim ranks 60th in popularity as a baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, 656 babies in California have the same name as you in 1961.
  • Weird things about the name Tim: Your name in reverse order is Mit. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tim. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tim? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 894 people with the last name Tim.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tim? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Tim as their last name since less than 1 person in 333k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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