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What does Tome mean?

Tome Pronunciation of Tome [tome] as a name for boys is of Aramaic origin, and Tome means "twin". Tome is a variant form of Thomas (Aramaic).


Tome has 3 variants: Tam, Thom and Tom.

13 more alternative forms via Thomas: Tamas, Thoma, Tomas, Tomaso, Tomasz, Tomek, Tomey, Tomie, Tomkin, Tomlin, Tommey, Tommie and Tommy.

Creative forms:
(male) Tomen, Torme, ..

(female) Tomee, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tome Masen (T.M.), ..

How popular is Tome?

Tome is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#15661 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Tome (unlisted) are Thomas (#51 in 2015), Tommy (#705), Tomas (#719), Tomie, Tommie, Tom, Thom and Tam. These relations of Tome were at the apex of their popularity 75 years ago (average #830) and are now significantly less widespread (#1434, 86% less usage), with forms such as Tom falling out of fashion. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tam, Thom, Thomas, Tom, Tomas in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tomie, Tommie, Tommy in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Tome is pronounced similarly to Teom, Tim and Tomm. Other suggested similar names are Aime, Cosme, Esme, Hume, Isme, Jame, Rome, Tate, Temp, Thole, Tige, Timo, Tobe, Tobee, Tobey, Tobi, Tobie, Toby, Tod, Todd, Togo, Tomeo, Ton, Toney, Toni, Tonie, Tony, Toon, Tor, Tore, Toren, Torey, Toro, Torr, Torre, Toru, Tory, Tov, Tower, Tre, Troye, True, Tune, Tyce and Tye. These names tend to be more frequently used than Tome.

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