Bartholomew
Origin/Usage
Greek, Hebrew
Pronunciation
bahr-THAHL-ə-myoo
Meaning
Rich in land
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Bartholomew is a Hebrew name that is derived from the Aramaic “bar-Talmay” which means “having many furrows” or 'rich in land'. It is believed that the name was brought into Europe only during the Crusades when those who fought in the war named their children with Biblical names.

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Bartholomew Diaz - explorer
Bartholomew of Lucca - historian

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