Origin of timothyafter Timothy Hanson, who took the seed (c. 1720) from New York to the Carolinas
- a masculine name: dim. Tim, Timmy
- either of two books of the New Testament, letters of the Apostle Paul to his disciple Timothy: abbrev. Tim, Tm, or Ti
Origin of TimothyFrench Timothée ; from Classical Latin Timotheus ; from Classical Greek Timotheos ; from tim?, honor (see timocracy) + theos, god (see theo-)
, Saint First century AD.
Origin of timothyProbably after Timothy, Hanson, an 18th-century American farmer.
(usually uncountable, plural timothies)
- Phleum pratense, timothy-grass, native to Europe, but introduced widely and naturalized in US.
- Phleum alpinum, mountain timothy, native to North America.
- Other species of genus Phleum.
Named after Timothy Hanson, who carried the seed from New England to Maryland about 1720.
From Ancient Greek Î¤Î¹Î¼ÏŒÎ¸ÎµÎ¿Ï‚ (Timotheos), from Ï„Î¹Î¼Î¬Ï‰ (timaÅ, “I honour") + Î¸ÎµÏŒÏ‚ (theos, “god")