Name
TOM

Name TOM

Between 1880 and 2019 there were 267,950 births of Tom in the countries below, which represents an average of 1,928 births of children bearing the first name Tom per year on average throughout this period.
On the last available year for each country, we count 3,962 births.
Version Française disponible ici En Français Prénom Tom Variations : Tommie , Tommy

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Information about the first name Tom

We celebrate Tom on July 3rd
The first name Tom is listed in our categories :The first name Tom has been assigned to:
99.93% to boys
0.07% to girls
The country where the first name Tom is the most common is:
US United State of America
This first name is on trend: Male
This first name has 3 letters including 1 vowel and 2 consonants

Tom in Japanese *

Romajitomu
Katakanaトム
Hiraganaとむ
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Tom en Japonais
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Tom in sign language

Tom in binary language

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Origin and meaning of name Tom

US English
Etymology src :
  • From generic use of the proper name Tom.
Etymology src :
  • Shortened from tomato
Etymology src :
  • Rhyming slang from tomfoolery.
Etymology src :
  • From Uncle Tom.
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • tom (plural toms)
  • The male of the domesticated cat.
  • The male of the turkey.
  • The male of the orangutan.
  • The male of certain other animals.
  • (Britain, slang) prostitutes
  • (US, slang) A lesbian.
  • (music) Clipping of tom-tom.
  • (obsolete) The jack of trumps in the card game gleek.
  • (Britain, regional, obsolete) A close-stool.
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • tom (plural toms)
  • (Britain, greengrocers' slang) A tomato (the fruit).
  • Toms 90p a pound
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • tom (uncountable)
  • (Cockney rhyming slang) jewellery
Etymology (Verb) src :
  • tom (third-person singular simple present toms, present participle tomming, simple past and past participle tommed)
  • (intransitive, derogatory, of a black person) To act in an obsequiously servile manner toward white authority.
Etymology (Verb) src :
  • tom (third-person singular simple present toms, present participle tomming, simple past and past participle tommed)
  • (nautical) To dig out a hole below the hatch cover of a bulker and fill it with cargo or weights to aid stability.
Anagrams src :
  • MOT, Mot, OMT, OTM, TMO, mot
Pronunciation src :
  • (UK) IPA(key): /tɒm/
  • (US) IPA(key): /tɑm/
  • Rhymes: -ɒm
General
Adjective src :
  • tom (neuter singular tomt, definite singular and plural tomme, comparative tommere, indefinite superlative tommest, definite superlative tommeste)
  • empty
Anagrams src :
  • mot
Old English
Etymology src :
  • From Proto-Germanic *tōmaz (“empty”). Akin to Old Norse tómr (“empty”), whence Icelandic tómur (“empty”).
Adjective src :
  • tōm
  • empty
  • (figuratively) free from
Descendants src :
  • Middle English: tomeEnglish: toom
Polish
Noun src :
  • tom m inan
  • volume (single book of a publication issued in multi-book format)
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): [t̪ɔ̃m]
PT Portuguese
Etymology src :
  • Probably a semi-learned borrowing from Latin tonus (and influenced by som; compare the Spanish ton, variant of the standard tono, which underwent a similar change, influenced by son, respectively), from Ancient Greek τόνος (tónos, “tone”), from τείνω (teínō, “I stretch”). Cf. also trom, a possible doublet.
Noun src :
  • tom m (plural tons)
  • tone or pitch (property of sound determined by the frequency)
  • (music) tone (interval of a major second)
  • (music) key.
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /tõ/
  • Hyphenation: tom
  • Rhymes: -õ
Noun (See also) src :
  • trom
Scottish Gaelic
Noun src :
  • tom m (genitive singular tuim, plural toman or tomannan)
  • round hillock or knoll, rising ground, swell, green eminence
  • any round heap
  • tuft of anything
  • bush, thicket
  • anthill
  • (Islay) stool
  • volume of a book
  • bank
  • grave
  • (medicine, rare) the plague
  • conical knoll
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /t̪ʰɔum/
SE Swedish
Etymology src :
  • From Old Norse tómr.
Etymology src :
  • Used in Swedish since 1697. From French tome, Latin tomus (“section of larger work”), from Ancient Greek τόμος (tómos, “section, roll of papyrus, volume”), from τέμνω (témnō, “I cut, separate”). Cognate with English tome.
Etymology (Adjective) src :
  • tom
  • empty
Etymology (Pronunciation) src :
  • (Sweden) IPA(key): /tum/
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • tom c
  • a tome, a volume in a series of books, a (thick) book
Etymology (Pronunciation) src :
  • (Sweden) IPA(key): /toːm/
DK Danish
Etymology src :
  • From Old Norse tómr.
Adjective src :
  • tom
  • empty
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /tɒm/, [tˢʌmˀ]
  • Rhymes: -ɒm
NO Norwegian Nynorsk
Adjective src :
  • tom (neuter singular tomt, definite singular and plural tomme, comparative tommare, indefinite superlative tommast, definite superlative tommaste)
  • empty
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /tʊmː/
Adjective (Derived terms) src :
  • halvtom
  • tomflaske
Adjective (Related terms) src :
  • tømme, tømma
NO Norwegian Bokmål
Etymology src :
  • From Old Norse tómr
Adjective (Derived terms) src :
  • halvtom
  • tomflaske
  • tomhet
Adjective (Related terms) src :
  • tømme
Irish
Etymology src :
  • From Old Irish tom (“bush, tuft; hillock, knoll”).
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • tom m (genitive singular toim, nominative plural toim or tomacha)
  • bush, shrub
  • Synonym: tor
  • clump, tuft, tussock
Etymology (Pronunciation) src :
  • (Cois Fharraige) IPA(key): /t̪ˠuːmˠ/
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • tom m (genitive singular toma, nominative plural tomanna)
  • Alternative form of taom (“fit, paroxysm”)
Etymology (Verb) src :
  • tom (present analytic tomann, future analytic tomfaidh, verbal noun tomadh, past participle tomtha)
  • Alternative form of tum (“dip, immerse”)
 

Popularity of the name Tom

Number of TOM births per year

Total births of Tom by country

Births with the first name Tom
Country
Boys
Girls
USUnited State of America
1880 - 2018
135,908
47
FRFrance
1900 - 2018
82,370
0
NONorway
1945 - 2019
16,242
0
GBUnited Kingdom
1996 - 2018
9,460
0
BEBelgium
1995 - 2018
7,709
0
IEIreland
1964 - 2019
2,765
0
DEGermany
2000 - 2018
2,313
128
CHSwitzerland
1912 - 2018
2,243
0
NLNetherlands
2015 - 2019
1,344
0
NZNew Zealand
1900 - 2019
1,254
0
SESweden
1998 - 2019
1,210
0
QCQuebec
1980 - 2018
983
0
ONOntario
1913 - 2016
830
0
BRBrazil
1930 - 2010
740
0
AUAustralia
1944 - 2018
709
0
CZCzechoslovakia
1900 - 2016
501
0
ATAustria
1984 - 2018
448
0
DKDenmark
1985 - 2018
245
0
PLPoland
2000 - 2018
146
0
BCBritish Columbia
1919 - 2018
99
0
ITItaly
1999 - 2018
91
0
ABAlberta
1990 - 2018
84
0
ARArgentina
1922 - 2015
75
0
PTPortugal
2014 - 2019
6
0

Total births of Tom by country (last available year)

Births with the first name Tom
Country
Boys
Girls
FRFrance
2018
2,579
0
DEGermany
2018
271
13
NLNetherlands
2019
252
0
BEBelgium
2018
186
0
IEIreland
2019
163
0
GBUnited Kingdom
2018
112
0
CHSwitzerland
2018
77
0
QCQuebec
2018
74
0
SESweden
2019
65
0
USUnited State of America
2018
34
0
CZCzechoslovakia
2016
27
0
NZNew Zealand
2019
25
0
BRBrazil
2010
23
0
ATAustria
2018
21
0
DKDenmark
2018
20
0
NONorway
2019
7
0
ITItaly
2018
5
0
ABAlberta
2018
4
0
ARArgentina
2015
2
0
PLPoland
2018
2
0

Comments on the name Tom

Film Actors and Actresses with the first name Tom

There are 7775 actors and actresses with the first name Tom
Tom Hoßbach
Tom Méziane
Tom Barker
Tom Rottger-Morgan
Tom Lidgard
Tom Invernizzi
Tom Van Den Berg
Tom Holland
Tom Doromal
Tom Connan
Tom Kirk
Tom Böttcher
Tom Daley
Tom Benracassa-Moreau
Tom Hirst
Tom Cassell
Tom Camp
Tom Fujita
Tom Ljungman
Tom Gramenz
Tom Saunders
Tom Molyneux
Tom Sullivan
Tom Carmody
Tom Scurr
Tom Machell
Tom Brittney
Tom Watson
Tom Kelly
Tom Kaulitz

There are more than 30 actors and actresses with the first name Tom
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Rankings of first name TOM by country

Country ranking (boys)
RankCountryYear
#18FR France2018
#30DE Germany2018
#35BE Belgium2018
#38IE Ireland2019
#53NL Netherlands2019
#95QC Quebec2018
#113CH Switzerland2018
#132CZ Czechoslovakia2016
#134DK Denmark2018
#181SE Sweden2019
#198NZ New Zealand2019
#274AT Austria2018
#388GB United Kingdom2018
#395NO Norway2019
#651PL Poland2018
#856AR Argentina2015
#878AB Alberta2018
#1623IT Italy2018
#1940US United State of America2018
#2525BR Brazil2010
Country ranking (girls)
RankCountryYear
#474DE Germany2018