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Tom

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How popular is the baby name Tom in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 399 0 399 #40 boy name
1881 349 0 349 #43 boy name
1882 390 0 390 #46 boy name
1883 392 6 386 #44 boy name
1884 394 0 394 #47 boy name
1885 361 0 361 #48 boy name
1886 389 6 383 #50 boy name
1887 329 0 329 #52 boy name
1888 416 0 416 #49 boy name
1889 379 0 379 #50 boy name
1890 347 0 347 #57 boy name
1891 318 0 318 #60 boy name
1892 381 0 381 #58 boy name
1893 349 0 349 #60 boy name
1894 343 0 343 #60 boy name
1895 341 6 335 #62 boy name
1896 339 0 339 #62 boy name
1897 298 0 298 #63 boy name
1898 337 0 337 #64 boy name
1899 288 0 288 #66 boy name
1900 469 0 469 #52 boy name
1901 291 0 291 #67 boy name
1902 318 6 312 #75 boy name
1903 295 0 295 #73 boy name
1904 318 0 318 #74 boy name
1905 317 0 317 #77 boy name
1906 304 6 298 #80 boy name
1907 320 7 313 #83 boy name
1908 340 0 340 #80 boy name
1909 340 0 340 #88 boy name
1910 428 0 428 #82 boy name
1911 370 5 365
1912 548 10 538
1913 578 5 573
1914 747 12 735
1915 883 14 869
1916 985 15 970
1917 992 11 981
1918 1,120 16 1,104
1919 1,072 14 1,058
1920 1,222 15 1,207
1921 1,104 11 1,093
1922 1,098 13 1,085
1923 1,143 13 1,130
1924 1,111 14 1,097
1925 1,239 20 1,219
1926 1,259 10 1,249
1927 1,281 13 1,268
1928 1,324 17 1,307
1929 1,285 16 1,269
1930 1,348 13 1,335
1931 1,369 8 1,361
1932 1,552 13 1,539
1933 1,433 10 1,423
1934 1,580 0 1,580
1935 1,737 13 1,724
1936 1,703 8 1,695
1937 1,820 12 1,808
1938 1,945 14 1,931
1939 2,035 8 2,027 #97 boy name
1940 2,295 8 2,287 #92 boy name
1941 2,507 9 2,498 #88 boy name
1942 2,889 13 2,876 #89 boy name
1943 2,917 7 2,910 #87 boy name
1944 2,910 9 2,901 #87 boy name
1945 2,903 10 2,893 #89 boy name
1946 3,635 10 3,625 #87 boy name
1947 3,929 11 3,918 #88 boy name
1948 3,445 13 3,432 #94 boy name
1949 2,552 9 2,543
1950 1,833 9 1,824
1951 1,521 0 1,521
1952 1,432 0 1,432
1953 1,380 5 1,375
1954 1,394 6 1,388
1955 1,515 6 1,509
1956 1,925 10 1,915
1957 3,352 0 3,352
1958 4,370 6 4,364 #96 boy name
1959 5,075 12 5,063 #82 boy name
1960 4,912 11 4,901 #86 boy name
1961 4,731 10 4,721 #88 boy name
1962 4,176 7 4,169 #98 boy name
1963 3,704 6 3,698
1964 3,302 8 3,294
1965 2,506 6 2,500
1966 1,857 7 1,850
1967 1,499 8 1,491
1968 1,360 0 1,360
1969 1,215 0 1,215
1970 1,129 0 1,129
1971 871 5 866
1972 581 0 581
1973 458 5 453
1974 422 0 422
1975 304 0 304
1976 324 7 317
1977 286 0 286
1978 244 0 244
1979 262 0 262
1980 237 0 237
1981 244 0 244
1982 195 0 195
1983 199 0 199
1984 186 0 186
1985 180 0 180
1986 188 0 188
1987 176 0 176
1988 188 0 188
1989 187 0 187
1990 215 0 215
1991 192 0 192
1992 151 0 151
1993 145 0 145
1994 116 0 116
1995 134 0 134
1996 125 0 125
1997 125 0 125
1998 132 0 132
1999 116 0 116
2000 99 0 99
2001 96 0 96
2002 139 0 139
2003 131 0 131
2004 107 0 107
2005 125 0 125
2006 108 0 108
2007 94 0 94
2008 96 0 96
2009 99 0 99
2010 80 0 80
2011 82 0 82
2012 83 0 83
2013 81 0 81
2014 76 0 76
2015 67 0 67

Want to know about the popularity of the Tom baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 139,678 babies born with the name Tom in the United States. That's more than enough Toms to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 399 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Tom" was in 1959 with a total of 5,063 babies. (That's a lot of baby Toms)

According to the 1934 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Tom" ranks #81 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Oregon. Imagine that, 17 babies in Oregon have the same name as you in 1934. Across the entire United States a total of 1,580 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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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Tom

The name "Tom" is of Greek origin, and it means "Short form of Thomas". 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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Tom Brady

Tom Brady is a NFL player. Tom was born in 1977 in San Mateo, California.

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Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Tom was born in 1977 as Edward Thomas Hardy in Hammersmith, London, England.

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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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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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Tom Waits

Tom Waits is a singer-songwriter, musician, actor, and composer specializing in rock, avant-garde, experimental, and folk music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1972 to present. Tom was born in 1949 as Thomas Alan Waits in Pomona, California, United States.

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Tom Felton

Tom Felton is an actor and director with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1997 to present. Tom was born in 1987 as Thomas Andrew Felton in Epsom, Surrey, England.

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Tom Petty

Tom Petty is a musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer specializing in rock, rock and roll, roots rock, heartland rock, blues rock music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1969 to present. Tom was born in 1950 as Thomas Earl Petty in Gainesville, Florida, US.

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Tom Welling

Tom Welling is an actor, director, producer, and model with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Tom was born in 1977 as Thomas John Patrick Welling in Putnam Valley, New York, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Tom

Tom Cotton
Tom Ford
Tom Holland

Alternative Meanings

T is for talent, hidden or not.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

M is for musical, your hidden talent!

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

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Past life for Tom born Feb 27, 1991

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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 Sumatra approximately on 1400. Your profession was seaman, dealer, businessman, and broker.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

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