Thomas - boys name

Thomas name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 100%

Thomas name meaning:

The name Thomas is of biblical origin, derived from the Aramaic name "Toma," which means "twin." In the New Testament, Thomas was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus, famously known as "Doubting Thomas" because of his initial skepticism about Jesus' resurrection. Despite his doubts, Thomas later became a devout believer and is recognized as a symbol of faith and loyalty.

As a name, Thomas has been widely used throughout history and across different cultures. It carries connotations of strength, reliability, and dependability. Thomas has consistently been a popular choice for parents due to its timeless appeal and positive associations. It also possesses versatility, as it can be found in various forms across languages, such as Tomás in Spanish and Tomasz in Polish.

Overall, the name Thomas embodies qualities of faith, steadfastness, and reliability, making it an enduring choice for many families seeking a meaningful and classic name for their son.

Origin: Hebrew

A twin.


Saints names, Dickens names

Related names

Thomas , Tamsin , Tavish, Thom, Thomasin, Thomasine, Tom , Toman, Tomas , Tomasina, Tomik, Tommaso , Tommie , Tommy , Tuomas

Other boys names beginning with T


Overall UK ranking: 18 out of 4789

2302 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Thomas

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