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Popularity
2.3m
in the U.S.
since 1880

Thomas

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: A Twin
  • #11 All Time
  • #54 in 2014
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How popular is the name "Thomas" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 2,542 8 2,534 #8 boy name
1881 2,293 11 2,282 #9 boy name
1882 2,622 12 2,610 #8 boy name
1883 2,316 0 2,316 #10 boy name
1884 2,582 10 2,572 #8 boy name
1885 2,275 9 2,266 #10 boy name
1886 2,345 8 2,337 #10 boy name
1887 2,158 7 2,151 #9 boy name
1888 2,463 14 2,449 #12 boy name
1889 2,245 12 2,233 #12 boy name
1890 2,209 9 2,200 #12 boy name
1891 1,995 13 1,982 #12 boy name
1892 2,429 16 2,413 #12 boy name
1893 2,173 16 2,157 #12 boy name
1894 2,179 9 2,170 #12 boy name
1895 2,167 14 2,153 #11 boy name
1896 2,099 11 2,088 #12 boy name
1897 1,996 16 1,980 #11 boy name
1898 2,172 11 2,161 #10 boy name
1899 1,819 8 1,811 #11 boy name
1900 2,573 16 2,557 #11 boy name
1901 1,832 12 1,820 #11 boy name
1902 2,150 16 2,134 #11 boy name
1903 1,971 9 1,962 #10 boy name
1904 2,073 16 2,057 #11 boy name
1905 2,153 18 2,135 #10 boy name
1906 2,189 13 2,176 #10 boy name
1907 2,187 12 2,175 #11 boy name
1908 2,323 22 2,301 #10 boy name
1909 2,480 12 2,468 #10 boy name
1910 2,869 18 2,851 #12 boy name
1911 3,316 23 3,293 #10 boy name
1912 6,119 34 6,085 #10 boy name
1913 7,133 36 7,097 #10 boy name
1914 8,898 48 8,850 #11 boy name
1915 11,536 46 11,490 #10 boy name
1916 12,046 49 11,997 #10 boy name
1917 12,667 55 12,612 #10 boy name
1918 13,980 69 13,911 #10 boy name
1919 13,502 66 13,436 #10 boy name
1920 15,019 82 14,937 #11 boy name
1921 15,385 76 15,309 #11 boy name
1922 15,334 67 15,267 #11 boy name
1923 15,950 66 15,884 #12 boy name
1924 16,639 85 16,554 #11 boy name
1925 16,766 78 16,688 #11 boy name
1926 16,713 111 16,602 #11 boy name
1927 17,132 116 17,016 #11 boy name
1928 16,719 142 16,577 #11 boy name
1929 16,388 121 16,267 #11 boy name
1930 17,144 128 17,016 #11 boy name
1931 16,926 89 16,837 #10 boy name
1932 16,919 92 16,827 #10 boy name
1933 16,594 96 16,498 #10 boy name
1934 17,431 62 17,369 #9 boy name
1935 17,746 72 17,674 #9 boy name
1936 18,416 76 18,340 #8 boy name
1937 19,838 66 19,772 #9 boy name
1938 21,449 76 21,373 #9 boy name
1939 22,198 74 22,124 #9 boy name
1940 24,071 86 23,985 #8 boy name
1941 26,716 75 26,641 #8 boy name
1942 31,205 103 31,102 #8 boy name
1943 32,956 91 32,865 #8 boy name
1944 31,695 100 31,595 #8 boy name
1945 31,977 100 31,877 #8 boy name
1946 38,973 109 38,864 #8 boy name
1947 44,941 103 44,838 #8 boy name
1948 43,893 95 43,798 #8 boy name
1949 45,301 100 45,201 #8 boy name
1950 45,703 83 45,620 #8 boy name
1951 48,327 90 48,237 #8 boy name
1952 48,695 78 48,617 #8 boy name
1953 47,068 101 46,967 #8 boy name
1954 47,211 80 47,131 #8 boy name
1955 45,879 72 45,807 #8 boy name
1956 44,903 103 44,800 #9 boy name
1957 44,690 110 44,580 #9 boy name
1958 42,179 117 42,062 #9 boy name
1959 40,412 126 40,286 #9 boy name
1960 39,419 120 39,299 #9 boy name
1961 37,654 110 37,544 #9 boy name
1962 36,649 113 36,536 #9 boy name
1963 35,645 136 35,509 #9 boy name
1964 34,577 113 34,464 #9 boy name
1965 31,747 112 31,635 #9 boy name
1966 29,135 118 29,017 #10 boy name
1967 28,423 138 28,285 #12 boy name
1968 27,578 122 27,456 #12 boy name
1969 27,594 103 27,491 #13 boy name
1970 26,821 132 26,689 #17 boy name
1971 23,296 131 23,165 #17 boy name
1972 19,667 96 19,571 #20 boy name
1973 18,042 101 17,941 #19 boy name
1974 17,379 93 17,286 #20 boy name
1975 16,644 86 16,558 #20 boy name
1976 16,220 101 16,119 #23 boy name
1977 16,725 123 16,602 #22 boy name
1978 16,621 131 16,490 #23 boy name
1979 16,597 122 16,475 #26 boy name
1980 17,677 111 17,566 #25 boy name
1981 17,273 111 17,162 #26 boy name
1982 17,686 110 17,576 #23 boy name
1983 17,706 147 17,559 #24 boy name
1984 17,706 118 17,588 #25 boy name
1985 17,703 113 17,590 #25 boy name
1986 17,471 128 17,343 #26 boy name
1987 18,245 125 18,120 #24 boy name
1988 18,908 117 18,791 #23 boy name
1989 18,501 70 18,431 #23 boy name
1990 18,258 44 18,214 #26 boy name
1991 16,821 41 16,780 #28 boy name
1992 15,318 35 15,283 #27 boy name
1993 14,888 29 14,859 #27 boy name
1994 14,924 21 14,903 #27 boy name
1995 14,189 30 14,159 #27 boy name
1996 13,828 31 13,797 #28 boy name
1997 12,913 19 12,894 #31 boy name
1998 12,900 17 12,883 #31 boy name
1999 12,809 19 12,790 #31 boy name
2000 12,661 23 12,638 #33 boy name
2001 12,162 15 12,147 #33 boy name
2002 11,305 14 11,291 #36 boy name
2003 10,946 16 10,930 #36 boy name
2004 10,534 39 10,495 #37 boy name
2005 10,043 10 10,033 #40 boy name
2006 9,521 17 9,504 #51 boy name
2007 8,929 8 8,921 #52 boy name
2008 8,349 0 8,349 #52 boy name
2009 7,728 13 7,715 #57 boy name
2010 7,125 11 7,114 #62 boy name
2011 6,906 10 6,896 #63 boy name
2012 6,833 10 6,823 #63 boy name
2013 6,764 8 6,756 #61 boy name
2014 6,977 5 6,972 #54 boy name

Want to know about the populiarty of Thomas? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,291,517 babies born with the name Thomas in the United States. That's more than enough Thomas to occupy the country of Lesotho with an estimated population of 2,217,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 2,542 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Thomas" was in 1952 with a total of 48,617 babies. (That's a lot of baby Thomas)

According to the 1989 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Thomas" ranks #30 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Washington. Imagine that, 299 babies in Washington have the same name as you in 1989. Across the entire United States a total of 18,501 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Thomas popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Thomas" mean? The list below shows the origins of Thomas as well as things modernly associated with the name Thomas such as celebrities named Thomas.

Greek

Origin and Meaning of Thomas

The name "Thomas" is of Greek origin, and it means "A Twin". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise is an actor and filmmaker with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1981 to present. Tom was born in 1962 as Thomas Cruise Mapother IV in Syracuse, New York, U.S.

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Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger is a fashion designer. Tommy was born in 1951 as Thomas Jacob Hilfiger in Elmira, New York, U.S.

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Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Tom was born in 1981 as Thomas William Hiddleston in Westminster, London, England.

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Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks is an actor and filmmaker with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1978 to present. Tom was born in 1956 as Thomas Jeffrey Hanks in Concord, California, U.S.

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Sean Connery

Sean Connery is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1954 to 2012. Sean was born in 1930 as Thomas Sean Connery in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Tom Selleck

Tom Selleck is an actor and film producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1969 to present. Tom was born in 1945 as Thomas William Selleck in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

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Alternative Meanings

T is for tender, loving nature.

H is for hand, that you always give.

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

M is for melody, the song of life.

A is for able, for you surely are.

S is for sensational, you know how to make a splash!

Your name in reverse order is "Samoht". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Htamso". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Thomas born Apr 29, 1993

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Oceania approximately on 1575. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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