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Meaning and name origin

Tom \tom\ as a boy's name. Short form of Thomas (Aramaic) "twin". Most common in the 19th century as an independent name. Actors Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks.

Tom has 3 variant forms: Thom, Tomm and Tommy.

Tom is also pronounced similarly to Tam, Teom, Tim and Tome. Other suggested similar baby names are Dom, Tan, Thoma, Timo, Tod, Tomeo, Tomey, Tomie, Ton, Toni, Tony, Toon, Tor and Tov.


Tom is a very popular first name for males (#154 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3986 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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