Tommy - Meaning of Tommy
[ 2 syll. tom-my, to-mmy ] The baby boy name Tommy is also used as a girl name, but the use for boys is much more common. Its pronunciation is TAAM-iy- †. Tommy is used chiefly in the English and Hebrew languages, and its origin is Aramaic. Tommy is a diminutive form of the name Thomas (Dutch, English, French, German, and Scandinavian).
Tommy is a classic favorite. At present it is still a somewhat popular baby name for boys, though it was in more widespread use previously. At the modest height of its usage in 1944, 0.267% of baby boys were given the name Tommy. It ranked at #70 then. The baby name has since experienced a steep fall in popularity, and is in recent years of occasional use. In 2018, its usage was only 0.017% and its ranking #729. Within the group of boy names directly linked to Tommy, Thomas was the most frequently used. In 2018, it was used 21 times more than Tommy. In the past century Tommy has mostly been a baby boy name.
† Pronunciation for Tommy: T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"
Details of famous persons named Tommy:
Actor Tommy Lee Jones, born 15 September 1946, San Saba, Texas.
Fashion Designer Tommy Hilfiger, born 24 March 1951, Elmira, New York.
Rock Musician Tommy Lee, born Thomas Lee Bass, 3 October 1962, Athens, Greece.