- German: Medieval short form of all German male names beginning with the prefix Diet (as in Dietrich)
- Teutonic: People's rule
Thomas is almost as ubiquitous a good ol' fashioned American name as John or James. One of the best parts of the name Thomas is that there are so many inspiring namesakes: the Biblical doubting Thomas, President Thomas Jefferson, inventor Thomas Edison, literary rascal Tom Sawyer, and of course, the one your little guy is most apt to love, Thomas the Tank Engine.
Actor Tom Hanks, Actor Tom Cruise, Inventor Thomas Edison, President Thomas Jefferson, Athlete Tom Brady, Anchorman Tom Brokaw
Son of Jack Black, Son of Mel Gibson, Son of Dana Carvey, Son of Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest