Tom

Tom - A very unique male name



  May 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Tom, meaning twin, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #82. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Tom and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Tom? 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 Tom. The baby boy name Tom was given to 37 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1819 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 44,353 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Tom peaked in popularity 109 years ago in 1910 on position 82.



Famous with this name

Tom Holland
Tom Hiddleston
Tom Cruise


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Tom is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Tom is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #1,057 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #2,566.

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 Tom is where you live.


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Tom origin and meaning

Tom is a 3 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means twin. To see famous people named Tom, pop culture references for the name Tom and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Tom

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

Tony / Tommy / Tim / Tommie / Timmy / Toney / Tatum / Timmie / Titan / Tuan /

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
20121819
20111698
20101773
20091497
20081564
20071846
20061452
20051199
20041340
20031304
20021068
20011222
20001297
19991240
19981051
19971138
19961032
19951030
19941072
1993940
1992871
1991765
1990716
1989760
1988702
1987705
1986663
1985676
1984680
1983634
1982632
1981565
1980583
1979551
1978547
1977480
1976440
1975455
1974376
1973365
1972315
1971257
1970219
1969205
1968185
1967175
1966153
1965127
1964107
1963103
196299
196188
196086
195982
195896
1957117
1956161
1955179
1954188
1953183
1952179
1951168
1950146
1949114
194894
194787
194687
194589
194487
194387
194289
194188
194092
193997
1938106
1937108
1936112
1935109
1934113
1933116
1932115
1931125
1930132
1929134
1928134
1927137
1926138
1925137
1924149
1923144
1922144
1921142
1920131
1919139
1918138
1917139
1916139
1915142
1914136
1913136
1912123
1911103
191082

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California1057
Florida1403
New York2035
Texas2566

Even more about Tom


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 Tom a common or unique name?

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

What is the number of syllables for the name Tom?

1 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
1910
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Tom
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 44,353
Letter count 3
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +37

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