What does Tim mean?
Tim /tim/ [1 syll.] 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). Biblical: Timothy was an energetic. Tum is a popular surname.
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)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Tim for boys. Tim reached its peak rank of #92 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not ranked currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Tim and associated names. Prominent variation forms of Tim are Timmothy, Timmy and Timothy (#135 the previous year). Forms like Tymon are uncommon. Usage of these boy names reached its peak during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.733%) and has become much less since (usage 0.2163%, ▼70.5%), with the versions Tim, Timmothy and Timmy becoming less fashionable. Timothy (#135) is the most fashionable name for newborns in this list, with this name enjoying a rekindling in popularity. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Tim▼ is alike in pronunciation to Tam, Teom, Thom, Tom▼, Tome and Tomm. Other suggested similar baby names are Jim▼, Kim▼, Sim▼, Tan, Tino, Ton and Wim. These names tend to be less commonly used than Tim.