Thomas: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Thomas | Boys
Origin of the name Thomas:
Derived from the Aramaic tē’ōma (a twin). The name is borne in the Bible by an apostle who doubted the resurrection of Christ. It is from him that the label "Doubting Thomas" came. Var: Thomass, Tomas. Short: Thom, Tom. Pet: Tommy.
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My 16 year old brother's name is Thomas. He hates it. He is always getting called "Old Tom" at school (even though he goes by Thomas) cause he shares a name with some of their grandfathers. He plans on using his middle name (Tyler) after he graduates.
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Thomas is a sensible name. Not original, modern, or trendy, but old fashioned and classic. My 65 year old uncle is the sixth generation in my fathers family to carry the name Thomas. It is a strong, solid family name.
My 4 year old nephew is Thomas but goes by Tommy for now. The most common comment my brother and his wife get is, "Well you don't hear that name much anymore!" or "Who is he named after?" My brother is starting to wish he hadn't gone quite so traditional.
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Tom, Tommy, Tom-Tom, Tom cat, Timmy, Cutie, Thomsterina, Thomsternator, Tomi, Tomy, Thom, Tomas, Thomass, TT, TC, Mas,Hippothomamas, Tommy Two Times, Tom Sawyer, Sawyer, Thomas
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Thomas, the apostle ("doubting Thomas"), was called "the twin." Some say the name was given because Thomas and Jesus looked much alike. Could be...?
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Thomas Dwaine "Tom" Arnold, American actor and comedian
Thomas Edward "Tom" Brady, American NFL quarterback for the New England Patriots, 3 time Superbowl Champion
Thomas John "Tom" Brokaw, American television journalist
Thomas "Tom" Coughlin, American NFL head coach, 2-time Superbowl Champion as head coach of New York Giants
Thomas Michael "Tom" Fletcher, member of McFly
Thomas Carlyle "Tom" Ford, American fashion designer
Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks, American actor
Edward Thomas "Tom" Hardy, English actor
Thomas William "Tom" Hiddleston, English actor
Thomas Cruise "Tom" Mapother, American actor
Thomas Earl "Tom" Petty, American singer-songwriter
Thomas Geoffrey "Tom" Wilkinson, English actor
Thomas John Patrick "Tom" Welling, American actor
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Thomas Teller Jr., son of Jackson (Jax) Teller on the show Sons of Anarchy. He was named after Jax's late brother, Thomas Teller.
The title character in the 1995 American film comedy Tommy Boy
Thomas the Tank Engine, the leading character in Reverend W.V. Awdry's children's books and the British and American television adaptations
Tom Sawyer, the boastful, playful hero of Mark Twain's novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The lead character in Harriet Beecher Stowe's anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. The term Uncle Tom was later used pejoritively to describe a black man who behaved subserviently toward white people.
A character in the legend of Lady Godiva named Tom gave rise to the term Peeping Tom, still used today to describe a voyeur of unaware person(s), most usually in a sexual context.
tom sawyer is also a song that the band rush sing
Dr. Thomas Wayne, Batman's father (DC comics)
Thomas O'Mallen in the movie Aristocats.
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Global Popularity of the Name Thomas
- #1 in Canada (Quebec)
- #2 in England
- #3 in Australia (Victoria)
- #3 in Wales
- #4 in France
- #5 in Belgium
- #5 in Netherlands
- #7 in Australia (New South Wales)
- #8 in Northern Ireland
- #11 in New Zealand
- #13 in Ireland
- #23 in Scotland
- #29 in Norway
- #31 in Austria
- #37 in Canada (Ontario)
- #52 in Canada (British Columbia)
- #52 in United States
- #54 in Canada (Alberta)