Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Timothy m. Ancient Greek τιμάω 'I honour' + Ancient Greek θεός 'god'.

The name of a 1st C biblical saint and martyr, a 4th C martyr, and a 5th C saint. Wycliffite Bible (1395): Timothe, Tymothe.

England
Early Modern English
1541 Timothie StAnthonlin p. 3; 1542 Timothi ibid. p. 3; 1549 Timothy ibid. p. 8; 1551 Timothy ibid. p. 9; 1553 Timothy ibid. p. 10; 1558 Timothe bruton-vol1 p. 109, Tymothe ibid. p. 29; 1590 Timothe ibid. p. 50; 1594 Tymothie COmar-vol2 p. 102
Finland
Early Modern Swedish
1548 Timosk (gen) Audén1980 p. 170; 1582 Timo (nom) ibid. p. 172, Timå (nom) ibid. p. 172
France
Middle French
1565 Timothée RegPCC-1 p. 112; 1566 Thimotée ibid. p. 254; 1567 Thimothée ibid. p. 344; 1568 Thimotée ibid. p. 371, Timothée ibid. p. 390
Cite as: R. Le Get, S.L. Uckelman. "Timothy". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Timothy.