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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Thomas
This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Thomas in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the boy's name Thomas:
Records indicate that 2,266,666 boys in the United States have been named Thomas since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1952, when 48,595 people in the U.S. were given the name Thomas. Those people are now 64 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name Thomas
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8 Positive Comments
"My son is almost 4 now and I liked the name Thomas but his middle name is James and originally I wanted him to be tj but as soon as he was born he was Thomas! Now he likes Tom Tom or tommy but I'm sure as he gets older things wil change but he wil always be Thomas to me!" Jul. 3, 2011:
"what caused that steady number of people named Thomas to all of a sudden sky rocket in1912? does anyone know?" Jan. 8, 2010:
"I was Tommy as a kid and I'm Tom as an adult. I couldn't be happier with my name. It's as solid as they come. One note on Tommy: it's fine for a kid, and it's nice as an occasional adult nickname among family and friends. But it's a hard name to pull off full-time as an adult (Tom is much better). If you want to call your boy Tommy, I'd suggest also calling him Tom as he gets older. Better to to encourage him to naturally go by both than make him wrestle with changing it himself." Mar. 5, 2009:
"its my boyfriend's name and i love him and his name!" Dec. 7, 2007:
"If I were a boy, mum would have called me Thomas. So, when my brother was born guess what he was called? Thomas! Always referred to as Tom though" Apr. 12, 2007:
"Tom cat - nothing androgynous in the use of Tom - top name.....for a guy." Oct. 9, 2006:
"My grandfather used to call me "Thos," said like toss. There's a nickname you don't hear everyday." Jan. 2, 2006:
"This is my son's name. I adore it!! It is masculine, strong, classic and intelligent.- And he can change it to Tom or Tommy (even Thom) if and when he wants. I named him after my 2 favorite teachers but let's not forget Thomas Edison, Thomas Aquinus and Tom Selleck. EVERYONE loves this name!!" Aug. 1, 2005:
1 Negative Comment
"In my experience, people named Thomas are usually huge clumps of egg salad." Dec. 8, 2005:
2 Neutral Comments
"Everyone I have ever met with the name Thomas has been a bit of a scoundrel, including me." Dec. 13, 2007:
"It's my name and I like it, but it has too many negative associations:
"doubting Thomas" "Tom foolery"
"peeping Tom" "Tom cat" "Tom boy" "Tom turkey" "Tom Tom the pipers son stole a pig..." "Tom Thumb" etc." Jul. 18, 2006:
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