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Tom Meaning


What does Tom mean?

The name Tom is of English origin.

The meaning of Tom is "twin".

Tom is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 3 letters and 1 syllable and is pronounced Tom.

The Given Name Tom

Tom is a diminutive of Thomas. See Thomas for further details.

Tom is a great choice for parents looking for a more unique name.

A wonderfully distinctive name.

A creative name, that may be just right for you.

Tom falls into the name categories classic, song.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Tom 'Satch' Sanders, Tom Amandes, and Tom Arnold.

Tom Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 2,130 in baby name popularity for boys with 66 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 1,758 in baby name popularity for boys with 88 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

Want to see how Tom sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Tom Name Popularity Page.

Tom Related Names

Tom is a diminutive of Thomas.

Famous Toms

  • Tom 'Satch' Sanders ~ Basketball Player
  • Tom Amandes ~ Actor
  • Tom Arnold ~ Actor
  • Tom Berenger ~ Actor
  • Tom Bertram ~ Mansfield Park character
  • Tom Buchanan ~ The Great Gatsby character
  • Tom Clancy ~ Writer
  • Tom Cruise ~ Actor
  • Tom Cullen ~ Actor
  • Tom Fears ~ Football Player
  • Tom Felton ~ Actor
  • Tom Gola ~ Basketball Player
  • Tom Hanks ~ Actor
  • Tom Hardy ~ Actor
  • Tom Heinsohn ~ Basketball Player
  • Tom Hiddleston ~ Actor
  • Tom Hooper ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Tom Joad ~ The Grapes of Wrath character
  • Tom Johnson ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Tom Jones ~ Tom Jones character
  • Tom Kitten ~ The Tale of Tom Kitten; The Tale of Samuel Whiskers character
  • Tom Mack ~ Football Player
  • Tom Monaghan ~ Business Mogul
  • Tom Petty ~ Rock Musician
  • Tom Riddle ~ Harry Potter character
  • Tom Rogic ~ Soccer Player
  • Tom Sawyer ~ The Adventures of Tom Sawyer character
  • Tom Seaver ~ Baseball Player
  • Tom Selleck ~ Actor
  • Tom Sizemore ~ Actor
  • Tom Skerritt ~ Actor
  • Tom Waits ~ Actor, Rock Musician
  • Tom Watson ~ Golf Player
  • Tom Welling ~ Actor
  • Tom Wilkinson ~ Actor
  • Tom Wopat ~ Actor

Tom Numerology

What will your new littleTom be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

Children named Tom are often bubbly and delightful but most of all they are read more >>

Tom Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Tom in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Tom.

Just for fun, see the name Tom in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Tom in Nautical Flags page.