What does Tommy mean?
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.
(male) Tamy, Temmy, ..
(female) Tomma, Tommya, ..
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)
Charted below is the birth name history of Tommy for boys. Tommy reached its highest position of #76 in the U.S. in the 1940s, and is at #705 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
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.
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.