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Tommy

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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 2,145 36 2,109 #91 boy name
1937 2,358 33 2,325 #84 boy name
1938 2,713 47 2,666 #77 boy name
1939 2,663 42 2,621 #77 boy name
1940 2,857 31 2,826 #76 boy name
1941 3,125 38 3,087 #71 boy name
1942 3,583 55 3,528 #73 boy name
1943 3,638 26 3,612 #77 boy name
1944 3,742 49 3,693 #70 boy name
1945 3,483 34 3,449 #76 boy name
1946 4,177 34 4,143 #77 boy name
1947 4,646 55 4,591 #79 boy name
1948 4,246 28 4,218 #79 boy name
1949 3,911 26 3,885 #84 boy name
1950 3,459 26 3,433 #94 boy name
1951 3,608 28 3,580 #94 boy name
1952 3,547 30 3,517 #97 boy name
1953 3,494 29 3,465 #95 boy name
1954 3,436 28 3,408 #100 boy name
1955 3,197 34 3,163
1956 3,143 31 3,112
1957 3,705 34 3,671
1958 3,882 55 3,827
1959 3,812 45 3,767
1960 3,731 45 3,686
1961 3,448 51 3,397
1962 3,453 36 3,417
1963 3,544 49 3,495
1964 3,252 47 3,205
1965 2,787 62 2,725
1966 2,505 42 2,463
1967 2,417 58 2,359
1968 2,414 48 2,366
1969 2,312 62 2,250
1970 2,283 60 2,223
1971 2,040 49 1,991
1972 1,823 47 1,776
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 966 8 958
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 330 0 330
2015 351 0 351

Want to know about the popularity of the Tommy baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 177,920 babies born with the name Tommy in the United States. That's more than enough Tommies to occupy the country of Sao Tome and Principe with an estimated population of 172,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Tommy" was in 1947 with a total of 4,591 babies. (That's a lot of baby Tommies)

According to the 1944 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Tommy" ranks #79 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Indiana. Imagine that, 66 babies in Indiana have the same name as you in 1944. Across the entire United States a total of 3,742 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 Tommy popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Tommy

The name "Tommy" is 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.

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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Tommy Chong

Tommy Chong is an actor, comedian, and musician with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1962 to present. Tommy was born in 1938 as Thomas B. Kin Chong in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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Tommy Lee

Tommy Lee is a musician, songwriter, drummer, and dj specializing in heavy metal, hard rock, glam metal, and alternative metal music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1979 to present. Tommy was born in 1962 as Thomas Lee Bass in Athens, Greece.

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Tommy Flanagan

Tommy Flanagan is a musician and composer specializing in bebop, hard bop, and mainstream jazz music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1 to present. Tommy was born in 1965 as Thomas Lee Flanagan in Detroit, Michigan, US.

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Tommy John

Tommy John is a MLB player. Tommy was born in 1943 in Terre Haute, Indiana.

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Tommy Lee Jones

Tommy Lee Jones is an actor, director, producer, and screenwriter with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1970 to present. Tommy was born in 1946 in San Saba, Texas, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Tommy

Tommy Bahama
Tommy Wiseau
Tommy Sotomayor
Tommy Morrison

Alternative Meanings

T is for treasure, of your friendship.

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

M is for mighty, your inner strength.

M is for mild, your mild and gentle way.

Y is for young, the years never show!

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

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Past life for Tommy born Jul 7, 1952

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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 Germany approximately on 1600. Your profession was jeweler and watch-maker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

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