Origin of timothy
- Probably after Timothy Hanson, an 18th-century American farmer
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Ancient Greek Î¤Î¹Î¼ÏŒÎ¸ÎµÎ¿Ï‚ (Timotheos), from Ï„Î¹Î¼Î¬Ï‰ (timaÅ, “I honour") + Î¸ÎµÏŒÏ‚ (theos, “god")
- Named after Timothy Hanson, who carried the seed from New England to Maryland about 1720.