Origin:Aramaic
Popularity:72
Meaning:twin
Thomas is a strong and traditional classic. In the Bible, Thomas was one of the 12 apostles. Today Thomas can be found in all spheres of contemporary life, from actor Tom Hardy to NFL star Tom Brady. Distinguished bearers of the name include inventor Thomas Edison and Founding Father Thomas Jefferson. who later became president. Three saints bear the name: theologian and philosopher Thomas Aquinas, Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket and Sir Thomas More. And don’t forget novelists Wolfe, Pynchon and Hardy.

Famous Thomass

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Isiah Thomas
    Basketball Player
  • Thomas Eakins
    Painter
  • Thomas E. Dewey
    United States Governor
  • Thomas Edison
    Inventor
  • Thomas Gibson
    TV Actor
  • Thomas Haden Church
    Actor
  • Thomas Jefferson
    President, United States President
  • Thomas Kyd
    Playwright
  • Thomas Mann
    Novelist
  • Thomas Nast
    Cartoonist
  • Thomas Wolfe
    Novelist

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Source: Social Security Administration

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