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 bruton1 p. 109, Tymothe ibid. p. 29; 1569 Tymothie SurMus II; 1583/4 Tymothie ibid. p. 60, Tymothy ibid. p. 136, Tymothye ibid. p. 35; 1590 Timothe bruton1 p. 50; 1594 Tymothie COmar-vol2 p. 102; 1597 Timothe bruton1 p. 124
Middle French
1578 timothee WCS p. 44; 1592 Timothée ibid. p. 24; 1595 Timothée ibid. p. 51
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; 1572 Thimotée ibid. p. 499; 1588 Timothée raymond1588 p. 568
Cite as: R. Le Get, S.L. Uckelman. "Timothy". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2020, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2020/1/name/Timothy.