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What does Thompson mean?

Thompson Pronunciation of Thompson [thomp-son] as a boys' name is of Aramaic origin, and the name Thompson means "twin". Thompson is an alternate spelling of Thomas (Aramaic).


3 alternative forms via Thomas: Thomason, Thomson and Tomaso.

Creative forms:
(male) Thompton, Tomson, ..

(female) Thomply, Thompna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Thompson Gideon (T.G.), ..

How popular is Thompson?

Thompson is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#19 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Thompson reached its peak rank of #1069 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, but is not listed currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Thompson name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Thompson outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only other popular alternative form of Thompson ranked in the Top 2000 is Thomas (#51 the previous year). Other variants, like Thomson, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Thompson was well-received among parents 8 decades ago (average #795) and has become significantly reduced since (#1025, 84.1% less usage), with the version Thomas becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Thompson, Thomas in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Thomas outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Adamsson (see Adamson), Bronnson, Bronson, Bronsson (see Bronson), Campion, Champeon, Champion, Colson, Coulson, Dodgson, Dotson, Dottson, Hampton, Hobbson (see Hobson), Hobson, Hodgson, Jaimison, Jameson, Jamison, Johnson, Jonson, Kempton, Philipson, Robeson, Robson, Ronson, Sampson, Samson, Shimon, Shipton, Simpson, Tamsen, Tamson, Tanson, Tayson, Tempo, Tennyson, Tharon, Theodon, Theon, Theron, Thom, Thoma, Thonus, Thorbjorn, Thorburn, Thorian, Thorin, Thormond, Thorn, Thornton, Thorp, Thorpe, Thorsson, Thurmon, Thurston, Thyssen, Timon, Tomalin, Tomas, Tomasso, Tomasz, Tomeo, Tomkin, Tomlinson, Tommaso, Tompkins, Tompkinson (see Tompkins), Toon, Torion, Torston, Tyeson, Tymon, Tyson and Woodson. These names tend to be more frequently used than Thompson.

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