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Many people think of Tommy as a nickname for Thomas, and technically, it is. However, for decades, it's been a popular given name in its own right for baby boys in the United States. Tommy pairs well with most current boys' names, like Aiden and Oliver, to make it sound a bit more 21st century. It's also a great way to honor a father, grandfather, or other loved one named Thomas.

Meaning and Origin of the Name Tommy:

Tommy is a shortened version of the given name Thomas, which means “twin”. Thomas was one of Jesus's 12 apostles in the Bible, which is where the name originated.

Symbolism of the Name Tommy:

Because of its meaning, new parents may see Tommy as a symbol of a twin. For example, their new son may look just like another relative, or he could literally be a twin to his brother or sister. Because of its Biblical background, Christian parents may also find symbolism there.

Nicknames for the Name Tommy:

There aren't a ton of nicknames out there for Tommy, but fortunately there are some options! Take a look at our list of ideas for Tommy nicknames:

  • Tom
  • Tommo
  • Toms
  • Tomo
  • Tom Tom
  • Tim 
  • T-Dog

Style of the Name Tommy:


Gender of the Name Tommy:

Tommy is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the Name Tommy:


Number of Syllables in the Name Tommy:


Emotion Evoked From the Name Tommy:

The baby name Tommy evokes images of someone who is thoughtful and curious.

Alternative Spellings for the Name Tommy:

  • Tommie
  • Tomie
  • Tommey
  • Tomi
  • Tomie

Popularity of the Name Tommy:

According to the Social Security Administration, Tommy has been a top 1,000 baby name for boys in the United States since at least 1900. It even made the top 100 list during the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. It last ranked at number 729 in 2022.

Great Middle Names for Tommy and Their Meanings:

Famous People with the Name Tommy:

  • Tommy Cairo (wrestler)
  • Tommy Chong (actor)
  • Tommy Dorsey (musician)
  • Tommy Hilfiger (fashion designer)
  • Tommy Lee Jones (actor)
  • Tommy (character in the Marvel Comics universe)
  • Tommy Carcetti (character from the TV show “The Wire”)
  • Tommy Gavin (character from the TV show “Rescue Me”)
  • Tommy Pickles (character from the TV show “Rugrats”)
  • Tommy Settergren (character in the book “Pippi Longstocking”)
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