Thom name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Thom

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From Proto-Vietic *tʰəːm

    Notable Persons Named Thom

    Notable Persons Named Thom

    Thom Yorke

    Thom Yorke is an alternative rock, electronic music, and experimental rock musician. He plays Vocals, guitar, piano, and Keyboard instrument. He has had major accomplishments since 1985. Thom was given the name Thomas Edward Yorke on October 7th, 1968 in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England. Thom is also known as The White Chocolate Farm, Tchock, and Sisi Bakbak.

    Thom Tillis

    Thom Tillis is a Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives. Thom was born on August 30th, 1960 in Jacksonville, Florida.

    Thom Evans

    Thom was born on April 2nd, 1985 in Harare.

    Thom Hartmann

    Thom Hartmann is a radio/tv host, political commentator, author, and former entrepreneur. Thom was given the name Thomas Carl Hartmann on May 7th, 1951 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.

    Thom Browne

    Thom Browne is a fashion designer and fashion design. Thom was born Thom Browne in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

    Thom Barry

    Thom Barry is an actor. He was most prominent from 1994 to present. Thom was born on December 6th, 1950 in Cincinnati.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Thom

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Thom

    Sandi Thom

    Sandi Thom is a pop music, folk music, rhythm, blues, and rock music musician. She was most prominent from 2004 to present. Sandi was given the name Alexandria Thom on August 11th, 1981 in Banff, Aberdeenshire.

    Bingu wa Mutharika

    Bingu wa Mutharika was a President of Malawi and Chairperson of the African Union. Bingu was given the name Ryson Webster Thom on February 24th, 1934 in Thyolo. He left this life on April 5th, 2012.

    René Thom

    René Thom was a scientist in the field of mathematics. René was born on September 2nd, 1923 in Montbéliard. He left this life on October 25th, 2002.

    Randy Thom

    Randy Thom is a sound designer and sound design. He was most active from 1979 to present. Randy was given the name David Randall Thom .

    Larry Tee

    Larry Tee is an electroclash, house music, and pop music disc jockey, promoter (entertainment), and record producer. His ongoing career started in 1989. Larry was given the name Lawrence Thom on October 12th, 1959.


    Benjah is a contemporary christian music, christian hip hop, christian rock, urban contemporary gospel, contemporary worship music, reggae, and dubstep singing and songwriter. He was most active from 2009 to present. Benjah was given the name Benjamin Leroy Thom on April 20th, 1983 in Hastings, Nebraska. Benjah is also known as Benjah.

    • Andreas Thom
      Soccer Player
    • Charles Thom
    • Linda Thom
    • Cameron E. Thom
      Mayor of Los Angeles
    • J. C. Thom
    • H. B. Thom

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Thom U.S.
      White 80.94% 64.26%
      African American 8.84% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.81% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 1.27% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 2.19% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 2.95% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Thom

    People with the last name Thom are most frequently White

    Entire United States

    Fun Facts about the name Thom

  1. How Popular is the name Thom? Thom is the 12,123rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Thom was the 6,185th most popular name in 2010.
  2. How many people with the first name Thom have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 841 babies born with the first name Thom in the United States. That's more than enough people named Thom to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  3. What year were 5 or more babies first named Thom? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1917 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  4. When was Thom first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Thom is Thursday, April 6th, 1876.
  5. What year had the most people named Thom born? The highest recorded use of the first name Thom was in 1961 with a total of 33 babies.
  6. Random Thom Factoid: According to the 1961 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Thom is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name in 1961.
  7. Weird things about the name Thom: The name spelled backwards is Moht. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Htmo. How do you pronounce that?
  8. How many people have the last name Thom? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,531 people with the last name Thom.
  9. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Thom? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Thom as their last name.
  10. Thom name meaning

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