Tim name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Tim mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Tim

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Tim is of African Dutch (Afrikaans) origin and means "God has honored you".
  2. A submission from Nevada, U.S. says the name Tim means "Honored by God" and is of English origin.
  3. A submission from Illinois, U.S. says the name Tim means "Honoring God" and is of English origin.
  4. A submission from Rhode Island, U.S. says the name Tim means "Superior god" and is of Geez origin.
  5. A submission from Oregon, U.S. says the name Tim means "The guardian, keeper or protractor".
  6. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Tim is of Fiction origin and means "The keeper of tins and keys".
  7. A user from California, U.S. says the name Tim means "love".
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  1. A male given name, a shortened form of Timothy and, very rarely, of Timon.
  2. (slang, derogatory, Britain, Ireland) A Catholic.
  3. (slang, soccer) A supporter of the Scottish football team Celtic F.C..

Tim was also found in the following language(s): Azerbaijani, Danish, German, Norwegian, Slovene, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Tim

Notable Persons Named Tim

Tim Kaine

Tim Kaine is a Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Chairman of theDemocratic National Committee, 38th Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, and 76th Mayor of Richmond. Tim was born on February 26th, 1958 in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Tim Burton

Tim Burton is a film director, film producer, writer, artist, and screenwriter. He has had major accomplishments since 1982. Tim was given the name Timothy Walter Burton on August 25th, 1958 in Burbank, California, U.S.

Tim Curry

Tim Curry is an actor, voice actor, and singer. He was most active from 1968 to present. Tim was given the name Timothy James Curry on April 19th, 1946 in Grappenhall.

Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow is a football player for the Free agent. Tim was born on August 14th, 1987 in Makati, Philippines.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee

Sir Tim Berners-Lee is a scientist. Tim was given the name Timothy John Berners-Lee on June 8th, 1955 in London.

Tim Allen

Tim Allen is an actor and comedian. He was most active from 1975 to present. Tim was given the name Timothy Allen Dick on June 13th, 1953 in Denver, Colorado, United States.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Tim

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tim

Tiny Tim

Tiny Tim was an americana (music) musician. He plays Ukulele, guitar, and vocals. He was most prominent from 1962 to 1996. Tiny was given the name Herbert Khaury on April 12th, 1932 in Manhattan, New York City, United States. He breathed his last breath on November 30th, 1996.


Tim is a christian, k-pop, rhythm, and blues singer and singing. His most notable accomplishments were from 2002 to present. Tim was given the name Hwang Young-Min on December 23rd, 1981.

Ahmed Abdul-Malik

Ahmed Abdul-Malik was a jazz musician. He plays Double bass and Oud. Ahmed was given the name Jonathan Tim, Jr. on January 30th, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He breathed his last breath on October 2nd, 1993.

Black Magic Tim

Black Magic Tim is a director, cinematographer, editor, visual effects artist, editing, visual effects, and visual effectsartist. He was most active from 1990 to present. Black was given the name Timothy Malcom Wilson .


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tim U.S.
  White 29.87% 64.26%
  African American 13.65% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 51.45% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.67% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.35% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.01% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tim

People with the last name Tim are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Tim

  • What name lists does Tim rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Tim? Tim is the 738th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tim was the 27,081st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tim have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 83,346 babies born with the first name Tim in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tim to occupy the country of Andorra with an estimated population of 78,115 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tim? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Tim first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tim is Saturday, August 29th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Tim born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tim was in 1960 with a total of 6,935 babies. That's a lot of babies named Tim!
  • Random Tim Factoid: According to the 1968 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tim ranks 93rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Montana. Imagine that, 13 babies in Montana have the same name in 1968.
  • Weird things about the name Tim: The name spelled backwards is Mit. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Imt. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tim? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 894 people with the last name Tim.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tim? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Tim as their last name since less than 1 person in 333k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Tim name meaning

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