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What does Tomlin mean?

Tomlin Pronunciation of Tomlin as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Tomlin is "little Tom". Also form of Thomas.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, little


VARIANTS Tomalin, Tomlinson



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How popular is Tomlin?

Tomlin is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#2888 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Thomas (#49 VIA LATEST LIST) is the only prominent related form of Tomlin (OUTSIDE TOP 2000). This form of Tomlin reached the peak of its popularity 78 years ago (#8) and has become significantly less conventional since (#49, 84%). (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Thomas in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Adlin, Alin, Amin, Armin, Ashlin, Bodin, Boltin, Bordin, Bowin, Carlin, Colin, Collin, Colwin, Conlin, Daylin, Emlin, Eoin, Gamlin, Garlin, Gaylin, Gorrin, Hamblin, Hamlin, Harlin, Joslin, Jovin, Kalin, Keelin, Koltin, Lorin, Malin, Mallin, Maslin, Morfin, Nolin, Norvin, Olin, Rollin, Romain, Roslin, Rouvin, Talen, Talin, Tallin, Talon, Tarrin, Taylan, Taytin, Thomson, Thorin, Tobia, Tobin, Tomasz, Tomek, Tomeo, Tomey, Tomie, Tomkin, Tomm, Tommie, Tommy, Tonie, Toon, Toren, Toril, Torin, Torran, Torrie, Torrin, Torrio (see Torio), Twain, Ugolin, Weylin, Yamin and Yemin. These names tend to be more commonly used than Tomlin.

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