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What does Tim mean?

Tim Pronunciation of Tim as a name for boys is of Greek derivation, and the meaning of Tim is "God's honor". Tim is a version of Timothy (Greek).



OTHER FORMS VIA TIMOTHY Timmo, Timmy, Timo, Timon, Tymon



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How popular is Tim?

Tim is a very prominent first name for males (#170 out of 1220, Top 14%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#30091 out of 150436, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Tim reached its peak rank of #90 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not ranked currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tim name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Tim outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Prominent variation forms of Tim are Timmy and Timothy (#147 THE PREVIOUS YEAR). Other forms, like Tymon, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Tim was well-received among parents in the 1960s (USAGE OF 1.71%) and has become much less since (USAGE 0.15%, 92%), with versions like Timmy becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tim, Timmy, Timothy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Tim, Timothy outside U.S.

Similar Names

Tim is alike in pronunciation to Tam, Teom, Thom, Tom, Tome and Tomm. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Jim, Kim, Sim and Wim. These names tend to be less commonly used than Tim.

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