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English form, used in the Authorized Version of the Bible (alongside the Latin form Timotheus), of the Greek name Timotheos, from timē ‘honour’ + theos ‘god’. This was the name of a companion of St Paul; according to tradition, he was stoned to death for denouncing the worship of Diana. It was not used in England before the Reformation but has been in steady use since the 18th century.
52nd in the U.S.

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Millions
of people in the U.S have this name
1,069,488
to be exact
Ohio
has the most people named Timothy per capita
1967
marked the height of its popularity
0.15%
99.85%
16%
55+
55%
30-54
18%
13-29
10%
0-12

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