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What does Tommy mean?

Tommy Pronunciation of Tommy [tom-my] as a boys' name (also used less generally as girls' name Tommy). Diminutive of Thomas. Baseball player Tommy John; actor Tommy Lee Jones; fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger; musician Tommy Lee.

Related boy name: Tom.


17 related forms via Thomas: Tam, Tamas, Thom, Thoma, Tom, Tomas, Tomaso, Tomasz, Tome, Tomek, Tomey, Tomie, Tomkin, Tomlin, Tommaso, Tommey and Tommie.

Creative forms:
(male) Tamy, Temmy, ..

(female) Tomma, Tommya, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tommy Cal (T.C.), ..

How popular is Tommy?

Tommy is a very prominent first name for males (#161 out of 1220, Top 13%) and a slightly less prominent surname for all people (#84631 out of 150436, Top 56%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Tommy reached its highest position of #76 in the U.S. in the 1940s, and is at #705 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Thomas (#51 last year), Tomas (#719), Tomie, Tommie, Tom, Thom and Tam are the prominent alternative forms of Tommy (#705 last year) rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Tommy were favored as baby names during 1940-1949 (average #830) and have become much less conventional since (#1434, 85.6%), with forms like Tommy becoming somewhat outmoded.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Tommy is pronounced similarly to Timmo, Timmy, Timo and Tomeo. Other suggested similar names are Jemmy, Jimmy, Remmy, Sammy, Tobey, Toby, Tomm, Toney, Tony, Torey, Torry and Tory. These names tend to be less commonly used than Tommy.