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Tommy

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178k
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since 1880
Last Name
354
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Tommy

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

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Tom"my
Senses
  1. Bread, -- generally a penny roll; the supply of food carried by workmen as their daily allowance.(Slang,Eng)
  2. A truck, or barter; the exchange of labor for goods, not money.(Slang, Eng)
  3. Same as Tommy Atkins; -- a shortened form.(Colloq)

Note: Tommy is used adjectively or in compounds; as, tommy master, tommy-store, tommy-shop,etc.

Wiktionary

Tom +‎ -y

  1. A diminutive of the male given name Thomas.
  2. (uncommon relative to the male given name) A diminutive of the female given name Thomasina.
  3. (colloquial) Tommy Atkins; a typical private in the British army; a British soldier.

Tommy was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Tommy

Tommy Lee Jones is an actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. He has had major accomplishments since 1970. Tommy was born on September 15th, 1946 in San Saba, Texas, U.S.

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Tommy Wiseau is an actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. His most notable accomplishments were from 2003 to present.

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Tommy Chong is an actor, comedian, musician, and weed enthusiasts/activist. He was most prominent from 1962 to present. Tommy was given the name Thomas B. Kin Chong on May 24th, 1938 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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Tommy Hilfiger is a fashion designer. Tommy was given the name Thomas Jacob Hilfiger on March 24th, 1951 in Elmira, New York, U.S.

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Tommy Lee is a heavy metal music, hard rock, glam metal, alternative metal, rap metal, electro house, and progressive house musician. He plays Pearl Drums, Avedis Zildjian Company, Remo, Schecter Guitar Research, and Randall Amplifiers. He has had major accomplishments since 1979. Tommy was given the name Thomas Lee Bass on October 3rd, 1962 in Athens, Greece.

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Tommy Flanagan is an actor. He has been prominent since 1992. Tommy was born on July 3rd, 1965.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Tommy

Tommy is a comics character.

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Michael Tommy is a soccer player for the Mighty Blackpool F.C., Mighty Barrolle, Club Sport Herediano, A.D. Belén, Puntarenas F.C., C.S. Cartaginés, Municipal Liberia, and Sierra Leone national football team. Michael was born on June 30th, 1979 in Freetown.

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Andy Tommy was a football player. Andy was born on December 24th, 1911 in Hartland, New Brunswick. He died on April 23rd, 1972.

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Mikaela was born in 1995.

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Priscila was born in 1991.

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Young was born on December 25th, 1910 in Silay.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 5 0 5
1881 8 0 8
1882 7 0 7
1883 11 0 11
1884 6 0 6
1885 7 0 7
1886 13 0 13
1887 18 0 18
1888 10 0 10
1889 9 0 9
1890 14 0 14
1891 8 0 8
1892 16 0 16
1893 16 0 16
1894 14 0 14
1895 25 5 20
1896 17 0 17
1897 15 0 15
1898 18 0 18
1899 21 0 21
1900 42 0 42
1901 31 0 31
1902 32 0 32
1903 54 10 44
1904 32 0 32
1905 46 9 37
1906 28 0 28
1907 44 0 44
1908 63 6 57
1909 66 7 59
1910 90 8 82
1911 71 0 71
1912 100 9 91
1913 131 11 120
1914 195 14 181
1915 215 22 193
1916 228 17 211
1917 285 23 262
1918 335 38 297
1919 333 35 298
1920 368 23 345
1921 436 36 400
1922 529 32 497
1923 506 27 479
1924 607 39 568
1925 757 51 706
1926 803 51 752
1927 920 43 877
1928 1,115 53 1,062
1929 1,205 43 1,162
1930 1,423 36 1,387
1931 1,575 41 1,534
1932 1,647 33 1,614
1933 1,663 34 1,629
1934 1,973 34 1,939 #98 boy name
1935 2,063 34 2,029 #95 boy name
1936 2,144 36 2,108 #91 boy name
1937 2,361 33 2,328 #84 boy name
1938 2,712 47 2,665 #77 boy name
1939 2,664 42 2,622 #77 boy name
1940 2,857 31 2,826 #76 boy name
1941 3,125 38 3,087 #71 boy name
1942 3,584 55 3,529 #73 boy name
1943 3,637 26 3,611 #77 boy name
1944 3,743 49 3,694 #70 boy name
1945 3,483 34 3,449 #76 boy name
1946 4,177 34 4,143 #77 boy name
1947 4,647 55 4,592 #79 boy name
1948 4,248 28 4,220 #79 boy name
1949 3,910 26 3,884 #84 boy name
1950 3,460 26 3,434 #94 boy name
1951 3,611 28 3,583 #94 boy name
1952 3,540 30 3,510 #97 boy name
1953 3,497 29 3,468 #95 boy name
1954 3,437 28 3,409 #100 boy name
1955 3,201 34 3,167
1956 3,142 31 3,111
1957 3,703 34 3,669
1958 3,883 55 3,828
1959 3,812 45 3,767
1960 3,729 45 3,684
1961 3,448 51 3,397
1962 3,452 36 3,416
1963 3,545 49 3,496
1964 3,252 47 3,205
1965 2,786 62 2,724
1966 2,507 42 2,465
1967 2,415 58 2,357
1968 2,415 48 2,367
1969 2,311 62 2,249
1970 2,283 60 2,223
1971 2,041 49 1,992
1972 1,821 47 1,774
1973 1,773 41 1,732
1974 1,611 31 1,580
1975 1,585 33 1,552
1976 1,413 21 1,392
1977 1,360 26 1,334
1978 1,346 25 1,321
1979 1,302 25 1,277
1980 1,278 20 1,258
1981 1,225 12 1,213
1982 1,189 17 1,172
1983 1,026 20 1,006
1984 984 10 974
1985 998 17 981
1986 979 16 963
1987 997 9 988
1988 958 12 946
1989 963 6 957
1990 989 8 981
1991 910 7 903
1992 890 7 883
1993 829 10 819
1994 837 6 831
1995 861 9 852
1996 872 9 863
1997 1,003 8 995
1998 951 0 951
1999 967 8 959
2000 967 8 959
2001 847 6 841
2002 809 8 801
2003 679 9 670
2004 694 9 685
2005 631 6 625
2006 586 0 586
2007 543 0 543
2008 532 7 525
2009 468 0 468
2010 420 0 420
2011 368 0 368
2012 385 0 385
2013 367 0 367
2014 333 0 333
2015 352 0 352
2016 320 0 320

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Popularity of Tommy as a first name

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Popularity of Tommy as a last name

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Common last names for Tommy

  • Smith
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Thompson
  • Davis
  • Thomas
  • Wilson
  • Taylor
  • Moore
  • White
  • Jackson
  • Harris
  • Martin
  • Miller
  • Walker
  • Robinson
  • Clark

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tommy U.S.
  White 29.38% 64.26%
  African American 20.90% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 22.88% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 20.06% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.24% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.54% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tommy

People with the last name Tommy are most frequently White, African American, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or American Indian and Alaska Native

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Fun Facts about the name Tommy

  • How Popular is the name Tommy? Tommy is the 404th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tommy was the 57,516th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tommy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 178,249 babies born with the first name Tommy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tommy to occupy the country of Sao Tome and Principe with an estimated population of 172,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tommy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Tommy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tommy is Sunday, September 19th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Tommy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tommy was in 1947 with a total of 4,592 babies. That's a lot of babies named Tommy!
  • Random Tommy Factoid: According to the 1958 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tommy ranks 36th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Georgia. Imagine that, 309 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 1958.
  • Weird things about the name Tommy: Your name in reverse order is Ymmot. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mytom. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tommy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 354 people with the last name Tommy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tommy? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Tommy as their last name since less than 1 person in 833k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.