Tommy Name Information

Whether you are expecting, interested in name origins or just curious about name meanings, this is the perfect place to find out more about the name Tommy. You can find the meaning behind the name, popularity information and about famous people that are named Tommy.

Meaning of Name Tommy

Tommy is a pet name, or nickname, of the names Thompson, Tomas and Thomas. Other variations are Tom or Thom. It comes mainly from the biblical name Thomas and it means “twin”. It is of English origin but is also popular elsewhere.


According to the Office of National Statistics, Tommy was the 54th most popular name for baby boys in England in 2012. In the same year there were 1,281 recorded babies born in England named Tommy. It has risen in popularity in recent years.

Famous People Named Tommy

  • Tommy Hilfiger – the founder of the Tommy Hilfiger Corporation and a fashion designer from America
  • Tommy Steele – English entertainer, author, sculptor, and songwriter.
  • Tommy Lee Jones – American Academy Award winning director and actor. Starred in Captain America: The First Avenger, Lonesome Dove and No Country for Old Men.

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