Origin: Greek Τιμαιος
Eng (tie-MEE-əs); Fre (teey-MEY-oh)
Timaeus is a latinized form of the Greek, Timaios (Τιμαιος), meaning, “honour.”
The name was very popular in ancient Greece, being the name of one of Plato’s dialogues, a Pythogorean philosopher who was the inspiration of the platonic dialogue and a Roman sophist.
The name briefly occurs in the New Testament, in Mark 10:46 as the name of the father of Bartimaeus.
As of 2010, its French form of Timéo was the 16th most popular male name in France.
Other forms of the name include:
- Timej Тимей (Bulgarian/Russian/Ukrainian)
- Timeu (Catalan/Portuguese/Sicilian)
- Timaj (Croatian/Serbian)
- Timée (French)
- Timéo (French)
- Timaios Τιμαιος (Greek)
- Timaiosz (Hungarian)
- Timeo (Italian/Spanish)
- Timeus (Late Latin)
- Timaeus (Latin)
- Timajos (Polish)