[ 1 syll. tom, to-m ] The baby boy name Tom is pronounced as TAAM in English or TAOM in Dutch †. Tom is mainly used in the English, French, German, and Hebrew languages. Its language of origin is Aramaic. Tom is a contraction of the Dutch, English, French, German, and Scandinavian name Thomas.
Tom is an uncommon baby boy name. In 1900, 0.290% of baby boys were given the name Tom. It had a ranking of #52 then. The baby name has steeply declined in popularity since then, and is today used on a very modest scale. In 2015, within the family of boy names directly linked to Tom, Thomas was the most popular.
† Pronunciation for Tom: T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)"
Details of famous persons named Tom:
Actor Tom Bosley, born 1 October 1927, Chicago, Illinois.
Actor Tom Cruise, born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV 3 July 1962, Syracuse, New York.
Actor Tom Felton, born 22 September 1987, London, England.
Actor Tom Hanks, born 9 July 1956, Concord, California.
Actor Tom Welling, born 26 April 1977, Putnam Valley, New York.
Author Tom Clancy, born 12 April 1947, Baltimore, Maryland.
Cartoonist Tom Toles, Buffalo, New York.
Comedian Tom Green, born 30 July 1971, Pembroke, Ontario, Canada.
Fictional Villain Lord Voldemort, born Tom Marvolo Riddle 1997.
Footballer Tom Brady, born 3 August 1977, San Mateo, California.