Tom: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Tom

Tom

Pronunciation: TAHM (key)

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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Tom Gorman, an American guitarist, composer, and photographer who played alongside with his brother Chris in the alternative rock band Belly.
Thomas Dwaine "Tom" Arnold, American actor and comedian
Thomas John "Tom" Brokaw, American television journalist
Tom Felton, English actor and singer
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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Tom Marvolo Riddle - Lord Voldemort's real name in Harry Potter
"Tom's Midnight Garden" - classic juvenile novel by Philippa Pearce
"Adventures of Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain
Tom the cat from "Tom and Jerry" (cartoon)
Tom Branson - character from Downton Abbey
Thomas Barrow - character from Downton Abbey
Tom, a fictional American Curl kitty character in the story Adventure Wonders

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