This name derives from the Ancient Greek “tīmḗ (τῑμή) Tímon (Τίμων)”, meaning “honorable, estimated”. Timon is one of "the seven" chosen to relieve the apostles by attending to "the daily ministration" to the poor of the Christian community in Jerusalem. The name is Greek, but as Nicolaus is distinguished from the remaining six as a proselyte, Timon and the others were probably Jews by birth. Timon of Athens (Greek: Τίμων) was a citizen of Athens whose reputation for misanthropy grew to legendary status. According to the historian Plutarch, Timon lived during the era of the Peloponnesian War (431–404 BC).