Meaning of Thomas
and the Origins of this baby name
The name Thomas has the following meaning:
One who is a twin. Thomas was one of the 12 apostles appointed by Jesus Christ. Because of his refusal to believe that Christ had risen until he personally felt the marks of crucifixion on Christ's body, the term "doubting Thomas" was coined. Nevertheless
This name can be given to both baby boys and girls. It is a unisex name.
As a baby boy name, Thomas is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 36 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).
In 2009, the name Thomas fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 5 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 57 in the Top 1000 charts.
The following chart shows the popularity of the name Thomas in the USA, over the past 100 years.
The name Thomas is pronounced as th-om-us
The following names are baby names related to Thomas and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Thomas: Boys - Bartholomew
, Girls - Tamika
, Both genders - Martha
Popular Variants for the name Thomas: Tam
Common nicknames for the name Thomas are: Tom, Tommy,
We think the name Thomas should fall under the following style category: Biblical
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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Thomas to be: Intelligent, reliable and well educated chap
In one word, you might describe Thomas as a(n) "reliable
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The names of some famous persons by the name Thomas
(or its variants) are:Paul Thomas Mann
, born on 6 June, a famous novelist. Paul Thomas Mann 's background: A German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and 1929 Nobel Prize laureate, known for his series of highly symbolic and ironic epic novels and mid-length stories, noted for their insight into the psychology of the artist and the intellectual. Thomas Alva Edison
, born on 11 February, a famous inventor. Thomas Alva Edison's background: An American inventor and businessman who developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph and a long lasting light bulb. Thomas Jefferson
, born on 13 April, a famous politician. Thomas Jefferson's background: Third President of the United States (1801–1809), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of republicanism in the United States.