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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 "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

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

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Famous People Named Tom

Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother), American actor
Thomas Alan "Tom" Waits, American singer-songwriter
Thomas Andrew "Tom" Felton, British actor
Thomas John "Tom" Brokaw, American television journalist
Thomas Michael "Tom" Fletcher, member of British band McFly
Thomas Carlyle "Tom" Ford, American fashion designer
Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks, American actor
Thomas William "Tom" Selleck, American actor
Thomas Dwaine "Tom" Arnold, American actor and comedian
Thomas Edward Patrick "Tom" Brady, American NFL football player
Tom Jones (born Thomas Jones Woodward), Welsh pop singer
Tom Braidwood, Canadian actor
Edward Thomas "Tom" Hardy, English actor
Thomas William "Tom" Hiddleston, English actor
Thomas Stanley "Tom" Holland, English actor
Tom Nicon, French model
Tom Kaulitz, German singer of band Tokio Hotel; twin brother Bill Kaulitz
Tom Tykwer, German film director
Thomas Earl "Tom" Petty, American singer-songwriter
Thomas John Patrick "Tom" Welling, American actor
Thomas Geoffrey "Tom" Wilkinson, English actor
Thomas Kennerly "Tom" Wolfe, American author and journalist
Thomas "Tom" Bergeron, American television host
Thomas Patrick "Tom" Cavanagh, Canadian actor
Tom George Cassell aka Syndicate, English YouTuber
Thomas Robert "Tom" Daley, British diver
Thomas Baptiste "Tom" Morello, American singer of band Rage Against the Machine
Michael Thomas "Tom" Green, Canadian actor/comedian
Thomas Matthew "Tom" DeLonge, American singer of band Blink-182
Thomas Dale "Tom" DeLay, U.S. Congressman and House Majority Leader from Texas
Thomas Edward "Tom" Bosley, American actor
Thomas Leo "Tom" Clancy, American novelist
Tom Spencer aka Tomohawk1989, English YouTuber
Tom Felton, British Actor
Thomas John "Tom" Ellis, Welsh Actor

Pop Culture References for the name Tom

Tom Sawyer, main character in Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and secondary character in "Huckleberry Finn"
Tom Marvolo Riddle aka Lord Voldemort, character in the "Harry Potter" series
Tom, the Leaky Cauldron's bartender from the "Harry Potter" Series
Tom Thumb, English folk character the size of his father's thumb
Tom Joad, main character in book/film "The Grapes of Wrath"
Thomas "Tom" Wade, main character in G. A. Henty's, In the Heart of the Rockies
Dr. Tom Kent, Character in British TV show Casualty
Dr. Tom Sherwood, character from movie "The English Teacher" played by Greg Kinnear
Tom Long, character on TV's "Hart of Dixie"
Tom Natsworth, character in the Mortal Engines series
Long Tom, character in G. A. Henty's, At Agincourt
Tom Price, character in TV show "Walker, Texas Ranger"
Tom Branson, character in the TV show "Downton Abbey"
Tom Okinawe, character in the CBBC TV show "Wolfblood"
Tom Builder, a main character in Ken Follett's "The Pillars of Earth"
Tom Tressilis, character in G. A. Henty's, Under Drake's Flag
Tom Marin, Hanna Marin's father on TV's "Pretty Little Liars"
Tom Diaz, character on TV's "Stuck in the Middle"
Tom Howard, character in "The Hole"
Tom, character in short story "Out There" by author Justine Avery
Tom Patterson, character in DC Universe
Reverend Tom Hereward, character in TV's "Call the Midwife"
Tom Cobalt, character in the Addicted Series
Tom Dooley, song by the Kingston Trio
Tom Nook, character from the video game "Animal Crossing"

Tommy, Thom, Tommey, Tommie, 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