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Gender: Female Origin of Thomasin: English, feminine variation of Thomas

Thomasin Origin and Meaning

The name Thomasin is a girl's name of English origin.

Pre-Thomasina female form of Thomas, now seen as more literary and upscale British. In Thomas Hardy's novel The Return of the Native, a leading character is Thomasin Yeobright.

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Kew Says:

2017-08-31T16:26:25

Yep, the first syllable is strongly stressed, and the last syllable is "in". It's TOM-uh-sin.
I'm lucky enough to know a Thomasin. :)

TheNameHunter Says:

2017-08-31T16:16:52

I love this name and its combination of strength and delicate femininity. I was wondering if anyone could suggest the right pronounciation. Is the emphasis on the first syllable, like Thomas? Is the last syllable pronounced "in" or "een?"

AldabellaxWulfe Says:

2017-04-10T15:14:17

I 'discovered' this name while watching The Witch, and at first I thought it was perfect. It's old and unusual, but familiar. It's clearly feminine and yet not excessively so. And while it's a very distinctive name, it also appears to be quite conservative and understated in nature. Again, I thought it was perfect. But something about it was bothering me, and I soon realised that, not only does it resemble Benjamin, but it's also practically identical to the masculine surname Thompson in terms of sound. Add that to the fact that, realistically, a Thomasin in the 21st century would likely go by the male "Tom" or "Tommy", or maybe even "Mason" and, as a result, loathe as I am to admit it, I actually think this makes for a better boy name. Which is quite upsetting. Maybe I'll be able to get over it (I'm kind of hoping I will) but, for the time being, I think it's just too masculine to work for a girl.

paulapuddephatt Says:

2017-02-06T09:02:03

Not seen this name before. It is easier to see how Tamsin developed via this feminine version somehow. I used to think that Thomasina was the original feminine form of Thomas.

EW314 Says:

2016-01-29T11:11:04

This is a recent find for me, and at first I thought it was a bit odd to have "Thomas" so clearly in a female name, but the more I think about this one the more I like it. It has a kind of dainty-yet-strong charm.