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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.


Tim has 17 different relations via Timothy: Timmo, Timmothy, Timmy, Timo, Timofei, Timofeo, Timofey, Timon, Timoteo, Timothe, Timotheo, Timotheus, Timothey, Tymmothy, Tymon, Tymoteusz and Tymothy.

Kreatif forms: Timma, Timty, Tytim. [more]

pinHow 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Tim name in U.S.

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

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Tim, Timmothy, Timmy, Timothy in U.S.

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

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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.