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What does Timon mean?

Timon Pronunciation of Timon as a boys' name is pronounced tee-MOHN. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Timon is "respect". Biblical: a man noted for his wisdom in the first Christian congregation. Shakespeare used the name in his play "Timon of Athens" for a misanthropic Greek of the fourth century, BC. Also the name of the meerkat Timon from Disney's movie "The Lion King". Also form of Timothy.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, biblical, wisdom, play (literary), lion, king


(male) Timan, ..

(female) Timna, ..

Timon Kaisen (T.K.), ..

How popular is Timon?

Timon is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#57985 out of 150436, Top 39%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Timothy (#165 THE PREVIOUS YEAR) is the only prominent alternative form of Timon (NOT RANKED). Adoption of this form of Timon was more pronounced 6 decades ago (#13) and is now much reduced (#165, 91%), with Timothy becoming less fashionable. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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Similar Names

Timon is alike in pronunciation to Teman and Tymon. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Admon, Aimon, Ammon, Amon, Armon, Aymon, Biron, Daimon, Damon, Dilon, Dion, Dixon, Eamon, Edmon, Eilon, Einon, Eion, Gidon, Gilon, Haimon, Jamon, Jimson, Lidon, Lion, Liron, Maimon, Miron, Nixon, Ramon, Rion, Shimon, Simeon, Simon, Simyon, Sion, Symon, Talmon, Talon, Tamson, Taron, Tavon, Teron, Tevon, Theon, Tibor, Tildon, Tilman, Tilton, Tim, Timmo, Timmy, Timo, Tino, Tirohn, Tirone, Tirown (see Tyrone), Tito, Titos, Ton, Toon, Triton, Tynon, Tyron, Tyson, Zinon, Zion and Zivon. These names tend to be more commonly used than Timon.

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