Tim - Meaning of Tim
What does Tim mean?
[ 1 syll. tim, ti-m ] The baby boy name Tim is pronounced as TihM †. Tim has its origins in the Old Greek and Germanic languages. It is used largely in English, German, and Greek.
Tim is a derivative of the English Artemas.
Tim is also a derivative (German) of the Dutch and German Dietmar.
Tim is also a shortening (English, German, and Greek) of the English Timothy.
A form of the name is the German and English spelling variant Timm.
See also the related form, the Gaelic, Irish, and Scottish Tadhg.
See also the related categories, english, greek, and german.
Tim is unusual as a baby boy name. Its usage peaked in 1960 with 0.320% of baby boys being named Tim. It was #60 in rank then. The baby name has substantially dropped in popularity since then, and is currently used only on a very modest scale. In 2018, among the family of boy names directly related to Tim, Timothy was the most widely used.
Baby names that sound like Tim include Timm, Timme, Tain, Taine, Tam, Tamm, Tamme, Tan, Tanay, Tanh, Tann, Tawn, Tayn, Tayne, Tem, Tene, Teneh, Teom, Teun, and Thaen.
† Pronunciation for Tim: T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)"
Details of famous persons named Tim:
Actor Tim Curry, born 19 April 1946, Grappenhall, England.
Actor Tim Robbins, born 16 October 1958, West Covina, California.
Clergyman Tim LaHaye, born 27 April 1926, Detroit, Michigan.
Computer Scientist Tim Berners-Lee, born 8 June 1955, London, England.
Country Singer Tim McGraw, born Samuel Timothy Smith 1 May 1967, Delhi, Louisiana.
Filmmaker Tim Burton, born 25 August 1958, Burbank, California.
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