Meaning and name origin
Tim \tim\ as a boy's name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Tim is "God's honor". Tim is a variant of Timothy (Greek); biblical: Timothy was an energetic, well-trained young Christian who was a companion of Saint Paul, who wrote to him, "Let no man look down on your youth". Somewhat infrequently used as a given name for boys.
Tim is a very popular first name for males (#170 out of 1220, Top 14%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#34558 out of 88799, Top 39%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Tim for boys. Tim reached its highest rank of #92 in the U.S. in 1960-1969 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Tim and its source form. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Timothy (#135) and Tim. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Tim▼ is also pronounced similarly to Tam, Teom, Thom, Tom▼, Tome and Tomm. Other suggested similar baby names are Jim▼, Kim▼, Sim▼, Tan, Timmo, Timmy▼, Timo, Tino, Ton and Wim. These names tend to be less commonly used than Tim.