99 Popular Middle Names for Thomas

  • By: Jess
  • Date: March 18, 2022
  • Time to read: 7 min.

Having children is a rewarding but stressful job, especially when you consider all of the decisions that you have to make. Undoubtedly, the most crucial of these selections will be deciding on a name for your child. 

Surely you’ve come to the realization by now that, despite all of your hard work in deciding on your son’s first name, you still have to figure out what his middle name will be! You’ve decided on Thomas as your baby boys first name, but now what about the rest?

Some of my favorite recommendations have come from parents of genuine Thomass all throughout the world, and here are just a few of them. I hope it serves as a good starting point for you and that it motivates you to continue your quest.

What Does The Name Thomas Mean?

The English spelling “Thomas” is a transcription of the approximate Greek transliteration. The name was derived from the Aramaic personal name /twm/, which means “twin.” In the Greek New Testament, Thomas is referred to as Thomas the Apostle, one of Jesus’ twelve apostles.

People believe that the name of their children can have an impact on their future success in life. It can also have a bearing on a child, what their name means. As a result, people often choose names based on their meanings, believing that the meaning of the child’s name may reflect the nature of the child or influence the child later on.

How do you pronounce Thomas?

Thomas is pronounced as /TOM-uhs/.

What are middle names for?

The practice of giving middle names started with the Romans. Almost all Romans were known by three names: the praenomen, which was a personal name; the nomen, which was a family name; and the cognomen, which signified the branch of the family you belonged to. The greater the number of names you possessed, the more esteemed you were among your peers.

In the 1700s, this habit of numerous names migrated to Western civilizations, where it is still used today. Aristocrats would give their children lengthy names in order to demonstrate their high social status. When it comes to Spanish and Arabic traditions, parents would give their children paternal or maternal names from past generations in order to be able to maintain track of the child’s genealogy. Today this practice has continued as we often given children family names to honor loved ones or keep family names alive.

Famous People Called Thomas

  • Thomas Brodie-Sangster, international celebrity known to many as the actor behind the character Newt in the ‘Maze Runner’ films.
  • Thomas Sanders, Florida-born musical theater, actor, and YouTuber who originally found fame on Vine for his series ‘Narrating People’s Lives’.
  • Thomas Doherty, The Edinburgh-bred actor who gained recognition as Harry, the villainous son of Captain Hook, in the ‘Descendants’ film franchise.
  • Thomas Barbusca, TV Actor involved in the TV show ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ (2005).
  • Thomas Rhett, Grammy-nominated American country music singer whose songs were used in the films ‘The Do-Over’ (2016), ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip’ (2015), and ‘The Best of Me’ (2014).
  • Thomas Jefferson, Author of the Declaration of Independence.

How Common is the name Thomas?

The first name Thomas was given to a child in July 13th, 1805, according to the Social Security Administration’s birth record database.

Thomas is the world’s 11th most popular name. Thomas was the 47th most common name in 2019. Between 1880 and 2019, the Social Security Administration registered 2,327,070 newborns born in the United States with the first name Thomas. With a total of 48,642 infants born in 1952, Thomas was the most popular first name.

Thomas is the tenth most popular name in the United States over the last 100 years, according to the Social Security Administration. It was the 48th most popular baby name in 2017, with 7,131 newborns given the name.

How to Choose the Perfect Name to go With Thomas

The most appropriate middle name for Thomas is the one that blends nicely with his first and last names. For example, choose the middle names you want for Thomas from the list below and jot them down on a piece of paper.

Say the names out loud with Thomas at the start. For example, Thomas Aaron.  Remove any names that are strange, bizarre, or difficult to pronounce.

Step 2 should be repeated, but this time include the last name and listen to how it sounds. Delete any further names that don’t sound suitable.

Examine the initials of the remaining names and identify the ones that work particularly well together. Make certain that it does not sound absurd or harsh. Consider Thomas for ones that can be given nicknames when they are grouped together.

By the time you are finished with steps 1-4, you will have cut down the selection to a manageable amount of options that will assist you in deciding on the ideal middle name for Thomas.

50 Best Middle Names for Thomas

Only a tiny selection of ideas are presented here to get your creative juices flowing. Perhaps one of the names mentioned below will turn out to be “the one,” or you may like to investigate some of the names listed below as variations or spin-offs of one of the names listed below. 

1Thomas Desmond
2Thomas Antonio
3Thomas Jay
4Thomas Dante
5Thomas Layne
6Thomas Westley
7Thomas Wayne
8Thomas Samuel
9Thomas Roland
10Thomas Peyton
11Thomas Wells
12Thomas Bruce
13Thomas Langston
14Thomas Joel
15Thomas Spencer
16Thomas Zaire
17Thomas Carlos
18Thomas Leon
19Thomas Holden
20Thomas Felix
21Thomas Valentino
22Thomas Alonzo
23Thomas Tru
24Thomas Camden
25Thomas Reed
26Thomas Leonard
27Thomas Kyler
28Thomas Cassius
29Thomas Lewis
30Thomas Jonas
31Thomas Terry
32Thomas Hunter
33Thomas Lochlan
34Thomas Knox
35Thomas Nikolas
36Thomas Angel
37Thomas Abel
38Thomas Cristian
39Thomas Kylian
40Thomas Aiden
41Thomas Steven
42Thomas Juelz
43Thomas Harvey
44Thomas Troy
45Thomas Adrian
46Thomas Jacob
47Thomas Watson
48Thomas Kamden
49Thomas Zev
50Thomas Rio

First Name for Middle Name Thomas

If you have already decided on Thomas as the middle name you might be looking for the perfect first name as Thomas makes a great middle name. We have our top 10 here!

Musa Thomas
Jose Thomas
Brady Thomas
Melvin Thomas
Brian Thomas
Chase Thomas
Gael Thomas
Finn Thomas
Jones Thomas
Prince Thomas

If you like Thomas as a middle name, you might want to look at a middle name for Samuel

10 Classic Boy Names That Go Well With Thomas

Thomas Joel
Thomas Donald
Thomas Eric
Thomas Scott
Thomas Charles
Thomas William
Thomas Raymond
Thomas Shawn
Thomas Bruce
Thomas Richard

10 Modern Names That Go With Thomas

Thomas Chester
Thomas Tiger
Thomas Camden
Thomas Eden
Thomas Darcy
Thomas Hugo
Thomas Emery
Thomas Jett
Thomas Jay
Thomas Otis

10 Unusual Boy Names That Go With Thomas

Thomas Harnan
Thomas Marco
Thomas Alvin
Thomas Marion
Thomas Phoenix
Thomas Otis
Thomas Grant
Thomas Eagan
Thomas Maynard
Thomas Leo

European Names That Match the Name Thomas

If you love European names or even have European ancestry we’ve compiled the best Irish, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Polish names to go with Thomas.  We’ve kept these spelt in their original authentic way, but you can always update the spelling if you prefer.

7 Irish Boy Names That Go with Thomas

Thomas Donagh
Thomas Niall
Thomas Daithi
Thomas Dara
Thomas Eoin
Thomas Tomas
Thomas Cathal

7 French Names to Go with Thomas

Thomas Jean-Paul
Thomas Alphonse
Thomas Yves
Thomas Florent
Thomas Marceau
Thomas Noël
Thomas Octave

7 Spanish Names That Go Well with Thomas

Thomas Facundo
Thomas Isaac
Thomas Simón
Thomas Adrián
Thomas Aarón
Thomas Lautaro
Thomas Nicolás

7 Italian Names for Thomas

Thomas Callisto
Thomas Amerigo
Thomas Clemente
Thomas Noè
Thomas Luca
Thomas Fulvio
Thomas Arturo

7 German Names for Thomas

Thomas Franz
Thomas Peter
Thomas Helmut
Thomas Georg
Thomas Rolf
Thomas Friedrich
Thomas Paul

7 Polish Names for Thomas

Thomas Jędrzej
Thomas Arkadiusz
Thomas Natan
Thomas Grzegorz
Thomas Rafał
Thomas Nikodem
Thomas Gustaw

Baby Names of Certain Length

If you have a long or short surname, you might want to choose middle names with just 1, 2 or 3 syllables, we’ve got the best of each to help you choose the best middle name for your child.

7 Names for Thomas with 1 Syllable

Thomas Shane
Thomas Zain
Thomas Wes
Thomas Shawn
Thomas Krew
Thomas Kace
Thomas Royce

7 Names for Thomas with 2 Syllables

Thomas Noah
Thomas Wyatt
Thomas Otis
Thomas Jose
Thomas Remy
Thomas Ramon
Thomas Milo

7 Names for Thomas with 3 Syllables

Thomas Garrison
Thomas Finnegan
Thomas Elliot
Thomas Tadeo
Thomas Sergio
Thomas Jeremy
Thomas Jefferson

Names for Thomas with the Same Initial

Thomas Tripp
Thomas Titus
Thomas Tatum
Thomas Taylor
Thomas Trevor
Thomas Trent
Thomas Titan

7 Names for Thomas Starting with A Vowel

Thomas Axel
Thomas Omari
Thomas Elliott
Thomas Archie
Thomas Alex
Thomas Arthur
Thomas Adriel

Nicknames for Thomas

Thomas is often given the following nicknames:

  • Tom-Tom
  • Mas
  • Mazzy
  • Moz
  • Thom
  • Tomzy
  • Tizzy
  • Thom
  • Tam

Different Ways to Spell Thomas

  • Thomes
  • Thomis
  • Thomms
  • Thomns
  • Thomos
  • Thomps
  • Thomss
  • Thomus

Similar Names Like Thomas

  • William
  • James
  • Samuel
  • Charles
  • Daniel
  • Henry
  • Benjamin
  • Peter

If you like these names, check out our post on names that go with Sebastian

Sibling Names for Thomas

If you already have a child named Thomas, you might be looking for some great sister or brother names that go with it. We’ve compiled some classic names that go together really well with Thomas.

Sister Names for Thomas

Thomas & Haven
Thomas & Alexis
Thomas & Abigail
Thomas & Zuri
Thomas & Mackenzie
Thomas & Marlee
Thomas & Kendall
Thomas & Natalia
Thomas & Reagan
Thomas & Juniper

Brother Names for Thomas

Thomas & Emanuel
Thomas & Lionel
Thomas & Atlas
Thomas & Alaric
Thomas & Trace
Thomas & Vance
Thomas & Rex
Thomas & Reece
Thomas & Zev
Thomas & King

Take Away For Baby Name Thomas

Here are a few of my favorite names that go well with Thomas, but please keep in mind that this is by no means a comprehensive list. Hopefully, it sparked some ideas for you and helped you come up with the appropriate moniker for your son. Good luck, and do let us know what you choose to go with in the comments!