Timmy, or sometimes Timmie, is a masculine name, a short form of Timothy or Tim. This variation is popular as a nickname and is commonly used when someone is young, but is often used in adulthood. It is a version of the Greek name Τιμόθεος (Timόtheos) meaning "one who honours God", from τιμή "honour" and θεός "god".[1][2][3] Tim (and its variations) is a common name in several countries.

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Word/nameGreek name Τιμόθεος
Meaning"Honouring God" or "Honoured by God"
Other names
Nickname(s)Timo, Timbo
Related namesTim, Timothy, Timo, Timofei, Tymish, Timotey, Timoteo, Timotheus, Tymoteusz, Timothée, Tijs


Fictional charactersEdit


  • Timmy (gorilla) (1959–2011), a longtime resident of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Timothy." Nelson's Student Bible Dictionary. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, Inc. 2005.
  2. ^ Harper, Douglas. "Timothy". Online Etymology Dictionary.
  3. ^ τιμή, θεός. Liddell, Henry George; Scott, Robert; A Greek–English Lexicon at the Perseus Project.