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Gender: Male Meaning of Timo: "honoring God" Origin of Timo: Norwegian variation of Timothy

The name Timo is a boy's name of German, Finnish origin meaning "honoring God". Timo and is often added to lists like Cool Boys’ Names—Rare, Unique and Unusual and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

Popular in its own right in Germany and definitely makes a more intriguing and grownup short form of the classic Timothy than Timmy or even Tim.

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Sky85 Says:


It's pronounced Tee-mo

CsprsSassyHrly Says:


How is this pronounced? I've heard this name in southern states pronounced "tee-mo" but since it says it's a variation of Timothy, I wonder if it is actually pronounced "tim-mo". I personally think I prefer the "tee-mo" pronunciation.

-EagleEyes- Says:


It is Finnish, I know two people named this and they are both Finnish.

maibritt Says:


it is used in Germany, but it is not one of these names that are everywhere. I know two Timo's and they are around 11 and 18 years old.

Daphodil Says:


*Sigh*, this is NOT the Norwegian variation of Timothy; Timoteus is. If I'm not completely mistaken, Timo is Finnish...

Zelliew Says:


I'll stick with Timothy

DaisyMaisie Says:


i`m norwegian, and i`ve never heard the name "Timo" before!

Hydra Says:


I'd just like to point out that this is the feminine form of Timon in Ancient Greek.