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since 1880

Thomas

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How popular is the baby 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 12,047 49 11,998 #10 boy name
1917 12,666 55 12,611 #10 boy name
1918 13,979 69 13,910 #10 boy name
1919 13,500 66 13,434 #10 boy name
1920 15,020 82 14,938 #11 boy name
1921 15,385 76 15,309 #11 boy name
1922 15,335 67 15,268 #11 boy name
1923 15,951 66 15,885 #12 boy name
1924 16,641 85 16,556 #11 boy name
1925 16,763 78 16,685 #11 boy name
1926 16,712 111 16,601 #11 boy name
1927 17,134 116 17,018 #11 boy name
1928 16,722 142 16,580 #11 boy name
1929 16,388 121 16,267 #11 boy name
1930 17,145 128 17,017 #11 boy name
1931 16,929 89 16,840 #10 boy name
1932 16,921 92 16,829 #10 boy name
1933 16,597 96 16,501 #10 boy name
1934 17,429 62 17,367 #9 boy name
1935 17,749 72 17,677 #9 boy name
1936 18,416 76 18,340 #8 boy name
1937 19,840 66 19,774 #9 boy name
1938 21,451 76 21,375 #9 boy name
1939 22,199 74 22,125 #9 boy name
1940 24,071 86 23,985 #8 boy name
1941 26,715 75 26,640 #8 boy name
1942 31,205 103 31,102 #8 boy name
1943 32,955 91 32,864 #8 boy name
1944 31,697 100 31,597 #8 boy name
1945 31,982 100 31,882 #8 boy name
1946 38,976 109 38,867 #8 boy name
1947 44,934 103 44,831 #8 boy name
1948 43,881 95 43,786 #8 boy name
1949 45,305 100 45,205 #8 boy name
1950 45,718 83 45,635 #8 boy name
1951 48,337 91 48,246 #8 boy name
1952 48,696 78 48,618 #8 boy name
1953 47,091 100 46,991 #8 boy name
1954 47,215 80 47,135 #8 boy name
1955 45,882 72 45,810 #8 boy name
1956 44,908 103 44,805 #9 boy name
1957 44,688 110 44,578 #9 boy name
1958 42,184 117 42,067 #9 boy name
1959 40,410 126 40,284 #9 boy name
1960 39,413 120 39,293 #9 boy name
1961 37,658 110 37,548 #9 boy name
1962 36,644 113 36,531 #9 boy name
1963 35,646 136 35,510 #9 boy name
1964 34,580 113 34,467 #9 boy name
1965 31,747 112 31,635 #9 boy name
1966 29,134 118 29,016 #10 boy name
1967 28,422 138 28,284 #12 boy name
1968 27,578 122 27,456 #12 boy name
1969 27,594 103 27,491 #13 boy name
1970 26,819 132 26,687 #17 boy name
1971 23,298 131 23,167 #17 boy name
1972 19,671 96 19,575 #20 boy name
1973 18,041 101 17,940 #19 boy name
1974 17,381 93 17,288 #20 boy name
1975 16,645 86 16,559 #20 boy name
1976 16,222 101 16,121 #23 boy name
1977 16,720 123 16,597 #22 boy name
1978 16,623 131 16,492 #23 boy name
1979 16,597 122 16,475 #26 boy name
1980 17,676 111 17,565 #25 boy name
1981 17,271 110 17,161 #26 boy name
1982 17,689 110 17,579 #23 boy name
1983 17,709 147 17,562 #24 boy name
1984 17,706 118 17,588 #25 boy name
1985 17,708 113 17,595 #25 boy name
1986 17,474 128 17,346 #26 boy name
1987 18,247 125 18,122 #24 boy name
1988 18,912 117 18,795 #23 boy name
1989 18,500 70 18,430 #23 boy name
1990 18,258 44 18,214 #26 boy name
1991 16,824 41 16,783 #28 boy name
1992 15,317 35 15,282 #27 boy name
1993 14,887 29 14,858 #27 boy name
1994 14,924 21 14,903 #27 boy name
1995 14,189 30 14,159 #27 boy name
1996 13,830 31 13,799 #28 boy name
1997 12,913 19 12,894 #31 boy name
1998 12,902 17 12,885 #31 boy name
1999 12,810 19 12,791 #31 boy name
2000 12,661 23 12,638 #33 boy name
2001 12,160 15 12,145 #33 boy name
2002 11,305 14 11,291 #36 boy name
2003 10,946 16 10,930 #36 boy name
2004 10,535 39 10,496 #37 boy name
2005 10,045 10 10,035 #40 boy name
2006 9,522 17 9,505 #51 boy name
2007 8,932 8 8,924 #52 boy name
2008 8,353 0 8,353 #52 boy name
2009 7,729 13 7,716 #57 boy name
2010 7,126 11 7,115 #62 boy name
2011 6,914 10 6,904 #63 boy name
2012 6,840 10 6,830 #63 boy name
2013 6,773 8 6,765 #61 boy name
2014 7,007 5 7,002 #54 boy name
2015 7,133 10 7,123 #51 boy name

Want to know about the popularity of the Thomas baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,298,810 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 48,618 babies. (That's a lot of baby Thomas)

According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Thomas" ranks #52 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, 301 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 2014. Across the entire United States a total of 7,007 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.

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.

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson is an officeholder. Thomas was born in 1743 in Shadwell, Colony of Virginia, British America.

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Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison is an inventor and businessman. Thomas was born in 1847 as Thomas Alva Edison in Milan, Ohio, U.S.

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Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy is a novelist, poet, and short story writer. Thomas was born in 1840 in Stinsford, Dorset, England.

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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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Other Inspirations for the Name Thomas

Thomas Cromwell
Thomas Sanders
Thomas Jefferson High School
Thomas Ravenel
Thomas Rhett
Thomas The Train
Thomas And Friends

Alternative Meanings

T is for teacher, you truly are.

H is for heavenly, your spirit is strong.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

M is for mild, your mild and gentle way.

A is for admirable, you certainly 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 "Aohsmt". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Thomas born Mar 24, 1981

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern India approximately on 1000. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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