Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. TAHM(American English)
TAWM(British English, Dutch, Norwegian)
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Meaning & History

Short form of Thomas. Tom Sawyer was the main character in several of Mark Twain's novels, first appearing in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Other famous bearers include American actors Tom Hanks (1956-) and Tom Cruise (1962-), as well as American football player Tom Brady (1977-).

Related Names

VariantsThom, Tommie, Tommy(English) Maas(Dutch)
Feminine FormsThomasina(English) Tamsin, Tamsyn(English (British)) Tomine(Norwegian)
Other Languages & CulturesTe'oma(Ancient Aramaic) Thomas(Biblical) Thomas(Biblical Greek) Thomas(Biblical Latin) Toma(Bulgarian) Tomàs(Catalan) Toma, Tomica, Tomo(Croatian) Tomáš(Czech) Toomas(Estonian) Tuomas, Tuomo, Tomi, Tommi(Finnish) Thomas(French) Toma(Georgian) Thomas(Greek) Tamás, Tomi(Hungarian) Tómas(Icelandic) Tomás(Irish) Tommaso, Tomaso(Italian) Tomass, Toms(Latvian) Tomas(Lithuanian) Toma(Macedonian) Tamati(Maori) Tomasz, Tomek(Polish) Tomás, Tomé(Portuguese) Toma(Romanian) Foma(Russian) Tavish, Tam(Scottish) Tàmhas, Tòmas(Scottish Gaelic) Toma(Serbian) Tomáš(Slovak) Tomaž(Slovene) Tomás(Spanish) Tomos, Tomi, Twm(Welsh)
Same SpellingTom 2

Popularity

People think this name is

informal   common   natural   strong   boring   simple   comedic  

Name Days

Estonia: December 21
Norway: December 21

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Entry updated January 21, 2022