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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Tomlin

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From a medieval diminutive form of the given name Thomas.

  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tomlin

Lily Tomlin is an observational comedy and improvisational theatre comedian. Lily was given the name Mary Jean Tomlin on September 1st, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.


Mike Tomlin is an american football player. Mike was born on March 15th, 1972 in Hampton, Virginia.


Chris Tomlin is a contemporary worship music and contemporary christian music singing, songwriter, and contemporary worship. He plays Guitar, Piano, and Vocals. He was most active from 1993 to present. Chris was given the name Christopher Dwayne Tomlin on May 4th, 1972.


Josh Tomlin is a baseball player for the Cleveland Indians. Josh was born on October 19th, 1984 in Tyler, Texas.


Lee Tomlin is a soccer player for the Bristol City F.C., A.F.C. Bournemouth, Leicester City F.C., Rushden & Diamonds F.C., Brackley Town F.C., Peterborough United F.C., Middlesbrough F.C., and England national football C team. Lee was born on January 12th, 1989 in Leicester, England.


Gavin Tomlin is a soccer player for the Crawley Town F.C., Gillingham F.C., Aylesbury United F.C., Staines Town F.C., St Albans City F.C., Yeading F.C., Windsor & Eton F.C., Brentford F.C., Fisher Athletic F.C., Yeovil Town F.C., Dagenham & Redbridge F.C., Torquay United F.C., and Southend United F. Gavin was born on August 21st, 1983 in Gillingham, Kent, England.


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Popularity of Tomlin as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tomlin U.S.
  White 75.81% 64.26%
  African American 19.08% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.53% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.52% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.01% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.06% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tomlin

People with the last name Tomlin are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Tomlin

  • How Popular is the name Tomlin? As a last name Tomlin was the 3,036th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Tomlin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Tomlin is Tuesday, February 28th, 1899.
  • How unique is the name Tomlin? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Tomlin. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Tomlin: Your name in reverse order is Nilmot. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tinlmo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tomlin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 11,797 people with the last name Tomlin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tomlin? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Tomlin as their last name.

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