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Tom is also a common name in modern Hebrew (mainly for boys, but also for girls). It has no record in the Old-Testament, so it was probably taken from Latin Thomas/Tom. However, it wasn't taken for no reason: the word "Tom" in Hebrew means "Purity" (of the heart), or "Naivety" which makes it perfect for a child. But, It also means "End" or "Edge" which gives it a rather disturbing meaning...
-- Anonymous User  4/3/2005
Famous Bearer: Tom Cruise (actor).
-- skywalker  7/3/2005
What a great solid name, just the ultimate!
-- doreenrugby  8/9/2005
This name is also popular amongst Greek-Australians, used as a nickname for Anastasios (Áíáóôáóéïò).
-- Georgia  8/16/2005
Tom (Marvolo Riddle) is the infamous murderer of Lily and James Potter in the Harry potter books.
-- Anonymous User  10/1/2005
Tom is the cat in the "Tom and Jerry" cartoon series.
-- breakofday  12/16/2005
Famous bearer is Tom Hanks, an Academy Award-winning American actor.
-- Anonymous User  3/25/2006
There is a poem/nursery rhyme that reads: Tom, Tom the piper's son/Stole a pig and away he run./The pig was eat, and Tom was beat,/And Tom went running down the street.
-- Anonymous User  7/10/2006
You can't forget Tom Collins from the movie/musical "Rent"!
-- lavieboheme1993  7/16/2006
Tom Felton plays Malfoy in Harry Potter. He also plays the little kid in the King and I.
-- Anonymous User  10/3/2006
I don't like this name much because of what it reminds me of either Death Eaters (Tom Felton plays Malfoy and Tom Riddle is Voldemort) or Tom Cruise. Neither do much to make the name Tom appeal to me.
-- annemm  10/22/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Tom here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html
-- _satu_  10/24/2006
Most kids in Hong Kong are using English textbooks with a main character called TOM. So if you say this name, everyone will remember a nerdy face.
-- sanchee  11/17/2006
Male cats are reffered to as "toms" and a boyish girl is a tomboy, which is kind of weird.
-- Anonymous User  1/9/2007
Famous bearer: Thomas "Tom" Chamberlain, brother of Joshua Chamberlain's brother, also served in the Civil War.
-- johnnyreb  2/1/2007
Tom is the nickname of Thomas Michael Fletcher, Lead singer and guitarist for the British band McFLY.
-- jmacsgurl1991  5/9/2007
'Tom's Rhinoplasty' is a well known building/company in the T.V. series South Park.
-- Rockos_Modern_Life_1  6/3/2007
Tom Cruise puts me off this name, but Tom Hanks makes it alright again. A Tom that doesn't jump on couches, isn't whiny, egotistical or a cult follower is a good Tom.
-- Anonymous User  6/26/2007
Two words: TOM WELLING. Star of the hit show Smallville. An incredible hottie, he plays young Clark Kent (pre Superman!)
-- emc  7/8/2007
Tom Kenny provides the voice for Spongebob Squarepants, the star of the hit Nickelodeon cartoon show.
-- emc  7/8/2007
Reminds me of Voldemort in a flash now.
-- spaz123  8/3/2007
Tom the founder of myspace.com! Tom Anderson =)
-- rayne_is_lola  8/20/2007
This name is also commonly used in the Netherlands and the Dutch pronunciation is TAWM, it's pronounced very short, a lot shorter than the English TAHM pronunciation. [noted -ed]
-- X-Mar  10/19/2007
Tom Sturridge (born Thomas Sidney Jerome Sturridge) is a British actor.
-- little_sootball  2/16/2008
Tom Higgenson, lead singer of the band Plain White T's.
-- jasmineenimsaj  3/9/2008
Tom Morello! Tom Morello as in Rage Against the Machine! As in Audioslave! As in The Nightwatchman! As in innovative guitar solos, usually heavily distorted with pedals and toggle switches and God knows what else!
-- aqualime  3/31/2008
In John Steinbeck's novel, The Grapes of Wrath, the main character is named Tom Joad. His father has the same name. Wow, I can't believe no one's mentioned this before, that book is amazing.
-- ArcaneFool  5/2/2008
This is the name, or nickname, of so many dislikeable people. Tom Cruise, Tom Tancredo, Tom DeLay, the annoying Tom Green, and blah blah blah. This seems to coincide with unpleasant personalities.
-- slight night shiver  5/10/2008
A famous bearer of this name is Tom Kaulitz, guitarist of the German rock/pop band Tokio Hotel. Cool fact: 'Tom' is a nickname for 'Thomas' which means 'twin' and Tom Kaulitz has a twin brother, Bill (singer of band). :)
-- Anonymous User  8/10/2008
Unfortunately, this name makes me think of Tom Cruise. I can't stand him or the ridiculous things that he does. Tom's also kind of boring, and is better off as a nickname.
-- bananarama  9/22/2008
Personally I LOVE this name. It is too common, however.
-- mytimenow  10/3/2008
When I hear this name I think of Tom Marvolo Riddle (aka Lord Voldemort). I would name my son after Tom. In honor of Tom Riddle.
-- deatheater1408  10/9/2008
This name is also used in Limburgish. The Limburgish pronunciation is the same as the Dutch pronunciation.
-- Lucille  10/19/2008
A famous bearer is Tom from Roots. This is Kunta Kinte's daughter's son's son. It is a very strong name and in the series, Tom is a leader.
-- 2mousegetsthecheese  10/24/2008
Far, far, FAR too common for my liking. Thomas is a fine name, but this diminutive of it I can't stand.
-- Anonymous User  4/25/2009
Tom is my name and I am a girl. Tom was actually in the top 1000 in 1883 as Rank 918 & in 1886 as Rank 1100.
-- Anonymous User  8/19/2009
I think it's a very good name for a boy. Every time I hear this name I imagine damn hot & sexy Tom Felton! But also I call "Tom" my best friend Tamara.
-- Anonymous User  8/26/2009
Tom DeLonge is great!
-- Ravynne  9/30/2009
Peeping Tom.
-- lucyskydiamonds  2/1/2010
Three-time Super Bowl winning quarterback Tom Brady.
-- Treima  6/10/2010
Tom Dice, Belgian musician. Was in Eurovision Song Contest 2010.
-- LullabyMoon11  9/9/2010
Officer Tom Hanson from 21 Jump Street, played by Johnny Depp.
-- Aloicious  1/13/2012
Ugly name, and far to delicate for a boy.
-- Marisa500  3/29/2012
This name is only good as a nickname. Do not give him this as his full name! It is not strong enough therefore it will make it more difficult for him to be taken seriously throughout life as 'Tom' sounds funny.. therefore is good only as a nickname.
-- Anonymous User  7/24/2012
I wonder why France seems to love this name so much. It's been in their top 10 before, which is quite strange to me. Tom should only be left as a nickname, its just a little too plain as a full name.
-- Anonymous User  6/15/2013
Tom was given to 82 baby boys born in the US in 2012 as a full name.
-- Oohvintage  7/20/2013
Sexyness but tyronne is a sexyer name.
-- Tom21  11/14/2013

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