Thomas

Thomas - A unique male name



  Sep 23,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Thomas, meaning twin, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #12. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Thomas and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Thomas? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Thomas. The baby boy name Thomas was given to 6,780 baby boys in 2012, ranking #63 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 242 baby boys were given this name - making this a unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Thomas peaked in popularity 82 years ago in 1936 on position 8.



Famous with this name

Thomas Beaudoin
Thomas Hayes
Thomas Haustein


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Thomas is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Thomas is currently topping the baby name charts in District of Columbia at position #21 - and is the least popular in Nevada at position #102.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Thomas is where you live.


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Thomas origin and meaning

Thomas is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means twin. To see famous people named Thomas, pop culture references for the name Thomas and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Thomas

We've found the following names that sound similar to Thomas, sorted by popularity.

Tomas / Tomasz / Teng / Tong / Tanish / Thong / Thang / Townes / Tung / Tenoch /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201263
201163
201062
200957
200852
200752
200651
200540
200437
200336
200236
200133
200033
199931
199831
199731
199628
199527
199427
199327
199227
199128
199026
198923
198823
198724
198626
198525
198425
198324
198223
198126
198025
197926
197823
197722
197623
197520
197420
197319
197220
197117
197017
196913
196812
196712
196610
19659
19649
19639
19629
19619
19609
19599
19589
19579
19569
19558
19548
19538
19528
19518
19508
19498
19488
19478
19468
19458
19448
19438
19428
19418
19408
19399
19389
19379
19368
19359
19349
193310
193210
193110
193011
192911
192811
192711
192611
192511
192411
192312
192211
192111
192011
191910
191810
191710
191610
191510
191411
191310
191210
191110
191012

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
District of Columbia21
Massachusetts29
Utah30
New Hampshire31
Virginia32
Montana38
Alaska39
Minnesota41
South Carolina42
New Jersey42
New York42
Maine42
Delaware45
Pennsylvania47
Illinois48
Tennessee50
Alabama50
Maryland50
Mississippi51
Rhode Island52
Georgia52
Connecticut55
Vermont56
Michigan59
Missouri60
Washington62
Oklahoma62
North Carolina63
Kentucky65
Oregon65
Florida66
Kansas66
Ohio66
Colorado66
Idaho69
Hawaii71
Indiana72
Wisconsin72
Iowa73
North Dakota73
Nebraska75
West Virginia77
Louisiana79
Arkansas83
Arizona85
South Dakota86
Texas92
New Mexico92
California92
Wyoming93
Nevada102

Even more about Thomas


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Thomas a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Thomas?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1936
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Thomas
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 242
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +6,780

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