What does Thomas mean?
Thomas [thomas]▼ as a boys' name is pronounced TAH-mas. It is of Aramaic origin, and the meaning of Thomas is "twin". Biblical: one of the 12 apostles known as "doubting Thomas" as he has a 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.
SEE ALSO Teom
ALTERNATIVE FORM VIA TAVISH, TOM Tomm
FEMININE FORM ThomasinaCREATIVE FORMS
(male) Themas, Thoman, ..
(female) Tholas, Thomis, .. MIDDLE NAME PAIRINGS
Thomas Jamar (T.J.), ..
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)
Thomas reached its top rank of #8 in the U.S. in the 1950s, and is currently at #51. (2015 U.S. SSA RECORDS)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Tam, Thom, Thompson, Tom, Tomas (#719 A YEAR AGO), Tomie, Tommie and Tommy (#705) are the popular variation forms of Thomas (#51) listed in the Top 2000. These relations of Thomas were popular in the 1940s (ADOPTION OF 2.9%) and have become much less popular since (ADOPTION 0.4%, ▼86%).
Similar NamesRecommended 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.