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Thomas meaning and name origin
Thomas \th(o)-mas\ as a boy's 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 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 ŕ Becket. Other saints include Thomas Aquinas and Thomas More. Tomás (toh-MAHS) is a Spanish form. See also Tavish. President Thomas Jefferson; inventor Thomas Edison; actors Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks; dancer Tommy Tune; fashion designer Tom Ford.Thomas has 24 variant forms: Tam, Tamas, Tamhas, Thom, Thoma, Thomason, Thomson, Thompson, Tom, Tomas, Tomaso, Tomasso, Tomasz, Tome, Tomek, Tomey, Tomie, Tomislaw, Tomkin, Tomlin, Tommaso, Tommey, Tommie and Tommy.
For more information, see also the related name Teom. Baby names that sound like Thomas are Demas and Dimas.
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Popularity of Thomas
Thomas is a very popular first name for men (#10 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#12 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
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