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Thomas is handsome and actually has cute nicknames, my second favorite boy's name and I just feel it's very versatile and carries this elegance that most names don't have.
CatherineTheGreat  10/11/2018
1
In 2018, 58 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Thomas who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 11th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/5/2018
3
I really love the name Thomas. Even more so as Tom. Just think about Tom Holland!
Tom Flinter  10/2/2018
3
Thomas O'Malley is a stray cat in Aristocats.
kayisforkeen  8/25/2018
-1
An okay name. I prefer Tommy though.
kayisforkeen  8/25/2018
1
Beautiful, classic name! Can never go out of style. It's so simple yet elegant.
Zebralily99  8/7/2018
1
Thomas' English Muffins! :)
That70sShowGeek  7/29/2018
1
Thomas the Tank Engine! Choo choo all aboard.
― Anonymous User  7/21/2018
1
Thomas is a relatively nice name, I actually know one but I forced Tom on him since it sounds a lot more like a young, but grown up man for me and Tommy is also a good nickname, as it reminds me of a playful and athletic adult, and for me, once you meet a person with it that is the opposite of what you imagine on someone with that name, that name sticks with you and reforms the way you see a name. Just like how I can see Helen or Clara on a young baby, I can see Tommy on a grown up boy.
DanielRivera  4/12/2018
1
Thomas Carlyle Meredith, called Carl, is one of Reverend Meredith's sons. He also marries one of Anne's daughters. (Rainbow Valley)
Kitandkat  3/24/2018
0
A very handsome name. Tommy is blegh though, Tom is boring. I prefer the handsome, strong Thomas.
SapphireLace  1/11/2018
4
My oldest son's name. His name sure does fit him. Strong and dapper.
meuand6  11/1/2017
2
I love Thomas unshortened. I also like the spelling Tomas. I would use it as a middle name because of its popularity. I also like the names history.
XironDarkstar  10/7/2017
1
It's my name, nickname Tom is OK. The only people in the entire world allowed to call me 'Tommy' are my late Mother and my cousins...
― Anonymous User  8/22/2017
-1
My father is Thomas, my grandfather was Thomas, and my great-grandfather was Thomas. If I were a boy I would have been Thomas as well. I'm trying to like it to use it for a son of mine eventually, but I just don't find the name appealing. I don't like the nicknames Tom or Tommy either. I'm trying to like it!
― Anonymous User  8/15/2017
2
Thomas Isao Morinaka is an actor and assistant director, known for Kubo and the Two Strings, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End and Letters from Iwo Jima.
cutenose  6/13/2017
1
Thomas Mark Wilhelmsen is an American professional baseball relief pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball. He previously played for the Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers.
cutenose  6/5/2017
1
Thomas Stewart "Tom" Bosworth is a British race walker. He holds the British records for 3k, 5k, 10k and 20k. He is currently ranked first overall in the UK for 20 km. He set the 20km British record in Dudince, Slovakia in March 2016 to better a 20km race walk mark set by Ian McCombie in 1988 clocking 80:41 taking 81 seconds off McCombie’s record, which was set just over a year before Bosworth was even born. He is the British Record Holder for the 10k race walk, 39:36, set in 2015 along with the 5000m race walk, 18:39.47, set in Sheffield at the 2017 British indoor team trials to qualify for the European Indoor Championships.
cutenose  5/11/2017
1
Thomas Robert "Tom" Daley is a British diver. Daley specialises in the 10-metre platform event and was the 2009 FINA World Champion in the individual event at the age of 15. He started diving at the age of seven and is a member of Plymouth Diving Club. He has made an impact in national and international competitions from age 9. He represented Great Britain at the 2008 Summer Olympics where he was Britain's youngest competitor, the youngest competitor of any nationality outside the sport of swimming, and the youngest to participate in a final. In 2009, Daley reached a career-best ranking of number one in the FINA World Diving Rankings for the 10m platform.
cutenose  5/11/2017
1
Thomas Joseph Strada, known by his stage name Tommy Gunn, is an American pornographic film actor. Beginning his career in pornographic films in 2004, Gunn was soon recognized as the 2005 AVN Best Male Newcomer award. He likewise received the 2006 AVN Best Supporting Actor for his role in Pirates and a second AVN Male Performer of the Year for 2007.
cutenose  5/5/2017
1
Also Pronunced "TAWM-as".
heyyyyyyyyyyyy  4/12/2017
1
Thomas Vonn is an American former alpine ski racer with the U.S. Ski Team.
lilolaf  2/24/2017
1
Thomas Hitzlsperger is a German former footballer who played as a midfielder. He spent the early part of his career playing for Aston Villa in England, before returning to Germany to play for Stuttgart, where he won the Bundesliga in 2007. In 2010 he signed for Italian side Lazio, before moving back to England to join West Ham United later that year. He then had brief spells with Wolfsburg and Everton.
cutenose  1/25/2017
2
Thomas Dutronc is a French jazz guitarist. His mother is the singer Françoise Hardy. His father is the singer, songwriter, guitarist, and film actor Jacques Dutronc. On 13 February 2008, he received the UNAC award for his song J'aime plus Paris.
cutenose  1/12/2017
1
In Modern Greek, it can also be Θώμας instead of Θωμάς if you hate the pronunciation of "tho-MAHS"; it can also be pronounced as "THO-mahs".
heyyyyyyyyyyyy  12/20/2016
3
I love the name Thomas and also the nicknames Tom and Tommy, especially when I address my close friends. The best actors who bear this name include Tom Skerritt, Tom Selleck, Tom Cruise, Thomas Gibson and Tom Hiddleston, no wonder it's still a great name.
― Anonymous User  7/11/2016
6
I like Thomas. It's my name and I'm proud to have it. It has a timeless vibe to it.
Mr.Cheese  6/16/2016
3
This is the name of German footballer Thomas Müller.
cutenose  5/23/2016
1
I tend to think of Thomas the Tank Engine more than anything else, and since that show scared me as a child, it's a negative association in my mind. However, other than this it's not a bad name, and when I picture a person named Thomas I picture a young inventor who comes up with the craziest ideas for inventions. I generally like the name, when not thinking of that creepy kids show, but I also dislike the common nicknames Tom and Tommy due to their dullness.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/11/2016
2
Thomas Bangalter is a member of the French electronic music duo, Daft Punk.
lilolaf  3/26/2016
1
English actor Thomas Law, known for playing Peter Beale in EastEnders.
― Anonymous User  8/16/2015
1
Tom Fletcher from Boy Bands Mcfly and Mcbusted.
shauna779  8/10/2015
1
For once I would like to disagree with a few folks - sorry. But I cannot get why anyone would prefer being called Tom over your actual name Thomas.
I am from Germany and live in the US for 15 years now, but to this day it bothers me that most assume they can call me Tom. Be it in a verbal conversation, email and so on. Maybe it is just how I was brought up, or that we always have a formal and non-formal version personal pronoun. It just always feels like someone is butchering your name. If my parents wanted me to be called Tom than they would have done that. It is to the point (my wife is from Russia) where we had to think about my son's name in a way that it can't be butchered in either of the 3 languages or shortened to something stupid. OK I vented - thanks for listening LOL.
thomito  7/29/2015
3
The main character from The Maze Runner is called Thomas.
xgirl  7/19/2015
2
Thomas Brodie-Sangster is an English actor. His famous roles are in Love Actually, Nanny McPhee, Phineas and Ferb, Game of Thrones and the Maze Runner series.
― Anonymous User  3/25/2015
2
The main character from The Matrix trilogy is called Thomas Anderson.
― Anonymous User  2/10/2015
3
Thomas is one of my very favorite names. Thomas is a fantastic name that fit any age and any man. Tommy is a also a nice nickname for when he's young and Tom is great for when he's older.
Ali Hassan  2/3/2015
5
Thomas is an AMAZING classic name! It's very handsome and elegant. Oh, and it sure is awesome and cute. ;)
― Anonymous User  11/7/2014
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I don't like this name, but I like the nickname Tom. The full form just seems a little pretentious to me.
hkols  11/3/2014
4
Thomas "Tom" Kenny is an American voice actor. He has voiced SpongeBob SquarePants, Ice King, Wayne Cramp and many other cartoon characters.
― Anonymous User  7/19/2014
3
Thomas Andrews (7th of February 1873 - 15th of April 1912) was the designer of the ill-fated RMS Titanic, which sunk on the 15th of April 1912. He heroically stayed behind and helped save as many as he could.
DaisyGraceBaker  6/15/2014
3
Thomas is pretty much the best classic boys names there is. It's really not that popular either. In my state Thomas barely makes the top 100. I like Tom because it sounds so friendly, and Tomkin is a super cute baby nickname.
lovewn  6/1/2014
3
I am pregnant with my #3 baby and if it is a boy his name will be Thomas with the nicknames Tom and Tommy it is such a classic name that can grow with him and can't imagine one person saying anything against this name it is cute, fun and just a wonderful old fashion name me and my husband both had it as our #1 name for a boy so it is a very likable name that definitely makes me smile:-)
Carrielwilson  4/6/2014
3
Thomas O'Malley, the streetwise alley cat from Disney' s The Aristocats.
Broadway Baby  3/28/2013
3
The prolific American inventor Thomas Edison is a famous bearer of this name.
lovewn  3/3/2013
2
Thomas is a fantastic manly name. I like the nickname Tom as well; it sounds so friendly. There are many great and some not so great namesakes, but that can be said about all of the classic names. A downside with this name: it seems that there are many ways to make fun of Thomas: peeping Tom, Tommy Salami, Tommy wants his mommy, tom foolery, etc. But Jack is super popular and there are even more ways to make fun of Jack. Thomas may be in the top 100 names but in the US it is quickly falling off of the charts, I have never met a Thomas under 25 years old. It would be a nice name for a gemini =). I love this name!
― Anonymous User  3/3/2013
2
You can't go wrong with a name like Thomas! I know one person who goes by Tom, another one whose real name is actually just Tom, (no idea why) and one who goes by tommy. But I still don't consider it common. And of course, it suits all ages, one of the most important qualities of a name, at least to me :)
Oohvintage  1/19/2013
2
Thomas (1388-1421) was the son of King Henry IV of England and his wife Mary.
CarolinW  6/17/2012
1
Thomas was also the name of another son of King Edward III of England and his wife Philippa of Hainaut. He was named after his older, deceased brother.
CarolinW  6/12/2012
1
Thomas was the name of one of the sons of King Edward III of England and his wife Philippa of Hainaut.
CarolinW  6/12/2012
1
Thomas was the oldest son of King Edward I of England and his second wife Margaret of France.
CarolinW  6/12/2012
3
One of my favourite boys names. It ages nicely too.
Amanda_M87  2/25/2012
1
Sir Thomas Brock (1847-1922) was a British sculptor who created the Queen Victoria Memorial in 1911 outside Buckingham Palace, London.
― Anonymous User  10/12/2011
1
Thomas Shotter Boys (1803-1874) was an English watercolour painter and lithographer.
― Anonymous User  10/10/2011
1
Thomas Bewick (1753-1828) was an English engraver.
― Anonymous User  9/15/2011
1
Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975) was an American painter.
― Anonymous User  9/12/2011
1
Thomas Ball (1819-1911) was an American sculptor famous for the equestrian statue of George Washington in Boston's Public Gardens.
― Anonymous User  9/6/2011
1
Thomas Banks (1735-1805) was an English sculptor.
― Anonymous User  9/6/2011
1
Thomas Barker (1769-1847) was a British painter and lithographer mainly of landscapes and genre scenes.
― Anonymous User  9/6/2011
1
Thomas Jones Barker (1815-82) was a British painter mainly of landscapes and military scenes.
― Anonymous User  9/6/2011
1
Thomas Howard Arundel (1585-1646) was an English collector and patron. Apart from King Charles I he was the greatest English collector of all time.
― Anonymous User  8/29/2011
1
Thomas Pollock Anshutz (October 5, 1851 – June 16, 1912) was an American painter and teacher.
― Anonymous User  8/18/2011
2
I'm not sure why, but I've just found this name to be really cute and wonderful lately. If I ever get married and have a multitude of sons, Thomas will probably be the second or third ^.^
EchoSketcher  7/21/2011
4
It's a good name. Nuff said.
BOONE DIXON  4/10/2011
2
Thomas 'Tom' Hiddleston, English actor, he plays Loki in the upcoming Thor film.
― Anonymous User  2/24/2011
1
Thomas Morgenstern is an Austrian ski jumper. He has won the World Cup in 2007/2008 and 2010/2011 seasons.
enchy  2/18/2011
5
Thomas is my father's name, and going along with the meaning, he is actually a twin! My dad's nicknames include: Tom and Tommy.

I think the whole "no nice philosopher's have been named Tom so no nice Tom's exist" logic is ridiculous.
Book_Reader22  2/8/2011
-1
I love the name Thomas, it's such a beautiful name... but I just can't stand the nickname Tom. Tom ruined the name for me.
― Anonymous User  12/26/2010
1
Thomas is a character on the TV sci-fi drama "The Event". He is one of the antagonists in the story and is quite evil. He tries to kill his mom and commits acts of terrorism against the United States. He is handsome but very, very mean :(
― Anonymous User  12/3/2010
2
I like this name, it's mature but you can still picture it on a kid. One of my good friends is called this.
Chrila96  9/18/2010
1
Sir Thomas More was an English Renaissance writer and philosopher, and regarded as a martyr among Catholics. In 1516, he published "Utopia", which created the concept of a perfect society.
bathos  9/3/2010
2
You know, for everyone saying that Thomas is such a common name. I don't think I've met a single Thomas/Tom/Tommy/etc. under 30!
But I do like that it's fairly well-established and easy to remember. And I like how Thomas sounds. Although I think Thomas as a full name is a bit too formal for everyday use. I like Tommy for a boy/child (since that's what kids will probably call him, anyway), and Tom for a man.
erb816  7/7/2010
2
Thomas Gibson is American actor Thomas Gibson (born 3 July 1962). He's best known for his roles as Dr. Danny Nyland in "Chicago Hope", Greg Montgomery in "Dharma & Greg", and Aaron Hotchner in "Criminal Minds".
AndrewJKD  7/2/2010
1
Thomas Tallis, great Tudor era English composer.
Anton  3/10/2010
1
Thomas Fiss is a singer. He used to be in the band Varsity Fanclub but has now gone solo.
SummerSerenades  2/21/2010
2
Thomas Bernhard was an often criticised yet overall highly acclaimed Austrian novelist.
vomiting  1/15/2010
1
My name is Thomas, and I do think it's quite a common name because I know a lot of Thomases myself. Funnily enough I'm a twin which corresponds nicely with my name's meaning. Thomas is also quite a good name for getting a range of nicknames for example: Tom, Tim, Tommy, Timmo, Tommo, Tommyboy have all been used by others when speaking to me. Although my favourite has got to be Tom, as I feel Thomas is way too formal for normal usage and tom is a really easy name to remember.
havoc8463  10/6/2009
1
Please ignore my previous comment. When I was little I loved Thomas the Tank Engine so this name is pretty good. It's not that common, I guess because I don't know too many Thomases.
CharlieRob  8/7/2009
1
I think right now, it's under used, and it's a classic. I hadn't considered it before, but I'm considering it now. It's a nice name, and I like the nickname Tommy.
Lumiereslove  7/3/2009
1
Thomas Rolfe (January 30, 1615-1675) was the son of tobacco planter John Rolfe and the Indian princess Pocahtonas (Rebecca Rolfe). Becuase of his birth, many European settlers and Native Americans lived in peace for many years.
― Anonymous User  5/30/2009
4
I like this name. It's cute and sweet and it will work for you when you're 99.
Becca_21  5/26/2009
4
I think it's really sweet and I like it. :)
Makenna14  5/5/2009
1
A famous bearer of this name is my celebrity crush, Thomas Batuello. He's the cellist on the Nickelodeon show 'The Naked Brothers Band'.
LittleMissWeekender  5/3/2009
4
My brother is called Thomas. I also know about 11 other people called Thomas. It is a VERY common name.
Polly.C  3/7/2009
1
Had I been a boy, I would have most probably been given this name. I guess I wouldn't have minded it too much, apart from the fact that where I live, the name is just as common as my feminine name.
BlackMartian923  12/22/2008
-4
Thomas is my brother's name. I don't like that name. But I call him Tommy sometimes. I know that will get old though because it's kind of a baby name. I absolutely HATE the name Tom. Ech! No thank you.
annamarie941408  12/1/2008
1
Thomas Dolby, 80s prog rocker. 'she blinded me with science' 'hyperactive'
LesPaulJSP01  11/16/2008
1
Thomas Kincade "The Painter of Light" is a famous artist who lives in California. His family & friends call him Thom.
RooRoo  9/5/2008
1
Thomas Dooley, footballer, born 12th May, 1961, in Bechhofen, Germany.
Emilie007  9/3/2008
1
Tom DeLonge of Blink 182.
bellaumbrella  8/6/2008
2
Mark Harmon's first name is Thomas.
welovejamesarness  7/10/2008
1
Thomas Love Peacock is a poet who bears the name.
greycirce  6/10/2008
-11
This name is simply too common on all sorts of obnoxious people. Think Tom Tancredo, Tom DeLay, and whatever loud-mouthed, bigoted Republicans called Tom there are out there. The name is too common in general anyway! I can't tell the bigots apart. I can barely remember what which one actually *does*. Now that I think about it, I don't know any likeable Thomases, as this has been the name of philosophers and at least one church father. Church fathers and philosophers may not always have agreed with one another on certain issues like faith and religion, but they historically had a tendency to avoid soiling themselves by having relationships with those in their opinion inferior, lowly, dimwitted creatures also known as women. They were just a bunch of privileged jerks in an ivory tower, despising less fortunate people and anyone who wasn't asexual like them. There were some exceptional philosophers, of course, but was any of them named Thomas?
slight night shiver  5/9/2008
1
In Wally Lamb's I Know This Much is True, Thomas is Dominick's Schizophrenic twin. The book is a part of Oprah's book club, and a movie based on it is due out in 2008.
― Anonymous User  4/9/2008
1
Thomas Harmon, a young Union sypathizer, was arrested on charges that he had helped to burn bridges used by the Confederates. He and his father, Jacob, were given a hasty trial and sentenced to death. On December 17, 1861, the two men were led to specially constructed gallows in Knoxville, Tennessee, where Jacob Harmon was forced to watch his son's execution before being executed himself. Both men met their death with dignity and composure.
Patricia Underwood  4/4/2008
1
In the Harry Potter series, the true name of Lord Voldemort (which means 'flight frm death' in French) is Tom Marvolo Riddle.
dreamflower  3/2/2008
4
The actor Freddie Highmore's middle name is Thomas.
BoiCrazii  2/21/2008
2
Thomas Dekker is the voice of Littlefoot in the Land Before Time series.
Patricia Underwood  2/17/2008
4
I love the name Thomas it's the best name ever. You can call him Tom or Tommy too.
― Anonymous User  9/4/2007
2
Thomas Michael Fletcher "Tom" is the lead singer and guitarist of the British band McFLY.
jmacsgurl1991  5/9/2007
2
It's okay. It is getting to be so overused. Can't people think of more unique names than this one?
CharlieRob  5/6/2007
2
Jack Black's birth name is Thomas!
CharlieRob  5/6/2007
2
Tom Cruise should be added to the list, I think.
Maverick-Wolf  5/1/2007
1
I personally prefer the nickname Tom to the actual name Thomas because to me Thomas sounds too formal.
kimmyks  4/9/2007
4
I think that Thomas is the best boy name, it can either be used as a first or middle name.
― Anonymous User  4/8/2007
1
Thomas Harris is a writer that wrote novels (eg. The Red Dragon, The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, etc.).
RaelMayar  3/31/2007
2
I have a friend named Thomas. I like Tommy though. I'd give the name a 4.
peerless  2/15/2007
4
I like the name because then someone can go by Tommy or be more adult-like and go by Thomas.
― Anonymous User  2/9/2007
4
I like the name Thomas. It's versatile, classic and if I had been a boy, I would have been named Thomas after my grandfather.
mymymetrocard  11/10/2006
2
Listen to the German pronunciation of Thomas here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html.
_satu_  10/24/2006
3
Famous bearers: Actor Tom Hanks and Thomas Cruise Mapother.
Maggie_Simpson  8/12/2006
4
Thomas is my brother's name and I think it's a nice name. I wouldn't name my own child that if I have one, but I don't dislike it. I like the nickname Tom.
ekatz7  6/23/2006
1
As stated, Tom Fleton (born Thomas Andrew Felton) is the actor who plays the character of Draco Malfoy in the "Harry Potter" films. He has also been in other movies, such as "The Borrowers". Tom likes to fish, and, as of this writting, plans on attending college in that subject.
Pheadirean  5/24/2006
3
In modern Greek, the name is pronounced tho-MAHS. [noted -ed]
Kosta  5/18/2006
6
I like Thomas for a boy. It is a name he could easily grow up with and it isn't a fad name.
― Anonymous User  4/26/2006
1
Famous bearer is Thomas Mann, a German novelist. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature.
― Anonymous User  3/26/2006
1
Famous bearer: Character: In the remake of 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,' Leatherface's real name is Thomas Hewitt.
rising_SoUtH  3/12/2006
1
Tom Green bears the name.
― Anonymous User  3/6/2006
2
Other famous bearers include novelists Thomas Hardy (best known for "Far From the Madding Crowd," "Jude the Obscure," "The Mayor of Casterbridge," and "Tess of the d'Urbervilles") and, more recently, Thomas Pynchon (best known for "The Crying of Lot 49," "Gravity's Rainbow," and "V.").
― Anonymous User  1/20/2006
2
Anyone who has a little boy will think of Thomas the Tank Engine when they hear this name.
breakofday  12/7/2005
3
You claim Thomas Jefferson as the only President of the U.S., but Woodrow Wilson's first name was Thomas as well.
tractor13  9/17/2005
2
The famous bearer of this name is the 3rd president of the United States Thomas Jefferson. Another famous bearer of this name is Thomas Felton, who played in the Harry Potter films and other movies.
― Anonymous User  6/23/2005
2
In American English, the pronunciation is 'TAHM-as'. In British English (or 'Proper' English :P), the pronunciation is 'TOHM-as'. [noted -ed]
mrpwase  6/21/2005
1
In Hebrew (which like Arabic came from Aramaic), the word Te'om still means twin.
― Anonymous User  6/13/2005

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