What does Thomas mean?
Biblical: one of the 12 apostles known as "doubting Thomas" as he has an unusual mixture of pessimism and zealous faith. Some say his full name was Judas Thomas (Judas the Twin), and the nickname distinguished him from Judas Iscariot. The name has been popular since the 12th-century martyr Thomas à Becket. Other saints include Thomas Aquinas and Thomas More. See also Tavish. President Thomas Jefferson; inventor Thomas Edison; actors Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks; dancer Tommy Tune; fashion designer Tom Ford.
Thomas has 24 variants: Tam, Tamas, Tamhas, Thom, Thoma, Thomason, Thompson, Thomson, Tom▼, Tomas▼, Tomaso, Tomasso, Tomasz, Tome, Tomek, Tomey, Tomie, Tomislaw, Tomkin, Tomlin, Tommaso, Tommey, Tommie▼ and Tommy▼.
Affiliated boy name: Teom.
Thomas has 1 more alternative form via Tavish, Tom: Tomm.
Thomas has 1 feminine form: Thomasina.Kreatif forms: Themas, Theomas. [more]
How popular is Thomas?
Thomas is a very prominent first name for men (#10 out of 1220, Top 1%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#14 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Presented below is the baby name statistics of Thomas for boys. Thomas reached its top rank of #8 in the U.S. in the 1950s, and is currently at #54. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the boy name Thomas and affiliated names. Tom, Tomas (#658 a year ago), Tommie and Tommy (#725) are the popular variation forms of Thomas (#54 a year ago) listed in the Top 1000. These relations of Thomas were popular during the years 1930-1939 (adoption of 0.84%) and have become much less popular since (adoption 0.31%, ▼63%).
Recommended similar baby names are Boas, Chas, Colas, Demas, Dimas, Georas, Jonas, Rhodas, Rodas, Seoras, Seumas, Tacoma, Tahoma, Talmai, Taos, Tasman, Tazman, Tedman, Tekoma, Teman, Thad, Thaw, Thijs, Thobey, Thobie, Thoby, Thole, Thonus, Thor, Thorald, Thoreau, Thorian, Thorin, Thorn, Thorne, Thorp, Thorpe, Thurman, Tilman, Tobal, Tobias, Tocoma, Tomeo, Toran, Truman and Yonas. These names tend to be less frequently used than Thomas.