Boy Names baby nameBartholemew

What does the name Bartholemew mean?

The meaning of the name “Bartholemew” is: “Hill, Furrow, son of Talmai”.

Additional information: The boy name Bartholomew is the Greek form of an old Aramaic name (Bar Talmai), belonging to one of the 12 Apostles, mentioned in various gospels of the New Testament of the Bible. Apostle Bartholomew was killed by the King of Armenia for preaching the gospel to King's brother. He is the patron Saint of Armenia, of plasterers, tanners and cheese-makers, celebrating on August 24th.

The name Bartholomew is also used as a surname.

It is also found as the name of a famous Welsh pirate, Bartholomew Roberts, better known as "Black Bart", one of the most successful pirates of the Golden Age of Piracy. He is believed to have captured far more ships than other well known pirates of his era.

The name is also found in Shakespeare's play " The Taming of the Shrew ".