Gender: Male Meaning of Tom: "twin" Origin of Tom: Diminutive of Thomas

The name Tom is a boy's name meaning "twin". Tom and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding then Eliminating - Boys Themed".

From the experts:

Just like Sam and Ben, Tom could be revived as a simple, well liked name on its own.

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Pop Culture References for the name Tom

Tommy, Tommie, Tommey, Thom, Tomm, Teo


cmailest Says:


I just wanna know..who is out here looking at a newborn baby and naming it Tom??

Myanover Says:


Tom means twin defiantly a good name😇

Tom Says:


Tom is sexy

Laura Says:


Tom is strange