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pinWhat does Tom mean?

Tom /tom/ [1 syll.] as a boys' name is of Aramaic origin, and the meaning of Tom is "twin".

Short form of Thomas. Most common in the 19th century as an independent name. Actors Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks.


Tom has 3 variants: Thom, Tomm and Tommy.

Tom has 21 more related forms via Thomas: Tam, Tamas, Tamhas, Thoma, Thomason, Thompson, Thomson, Tomas, Tomaso, Tomasso, Tomasz, Tome, Tomek, Tomey, Tomie, Tomislaw, Tomkin, Tomlin, Tommaso, Tommey and Tommie.

Kreatif forms: Tomce, Tomta, Tomty. [more]

pinHow popular is Tom?

Tom is a very popular first name for males (#154 out of 1220, Top 13%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#3405 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Tom for boys. Tom was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its apex position of #46 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Tom name in U.S.

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

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the boy name Tom and associated names. Thomas (#54 the previous year), Tomas (#658), Tommy (#725) and Tommie are the prominent alternative forms of Tom. Forms like Tam are uncommon. Usage of these boy names was at its apex during the years 1930-1939 (usage of 0.837%) and is now much less (usage 0.3126%, down 62.7%), with the forms Tommy, Tomas, Tom and Tommie becoming less stylish. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Tom, Thomas, Tomas, Tommie, Tommy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Tom, Thomas, Tomas, Tommy outside U.S.

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Tom is alike in pronunciation to Teom and Tim. Other suggested similar baby names are Dom, Tan, Timo, Tod, Tomeo, Ton, Toni, Tony, Toon, Tor and Tov. These names tend to be less frequently used than Tom.