Gender: Male Meaning of Thompson: "son of Tom" Origin of Thompson: English

Thompson Origin and Meaning

The name Thompson is a boy's name of English origin meaning "son of Tom".

Thompson is not as popular as Jackson or Harrison, but a novel way to circumvent Junior for the son of a Thomas.

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Pop Culture References for the name Thompson

Thomson, Tompsen, Thomasen, Tompson, Thomason, Thomsen, Thompsen


ginnnn Says:


Thompson is my surname. Unlike other surnames-turned-names, which are short and sweet (e.g. Jackson, Harrison, as mentioned above), I think it would be better as a surname. Naming a child, for example, "Thompson Smith", sounds like a hyphenated surname when said out loud.

Haids1987 Says:


I know an insane family with this surname. Bad, bad connotations.

lesliemarion Says:


I love this surname turned name. I think of Thompson seedless grapes and cute men in overalls and Thoreau's Walden Pond. Ah, all that a name can convey to us!