I have been married for 24 years and as such I can only have one favorite T name. Tom is the love of my life and it is such a joy and an honor to wake by his side everyday . So the meaning of the name Thomas is Twin (I did not have to look that one up) but I did just for you! Of the famous bearing the name Thomas mentioned below Mr. Edison was actually a friend of my husbands maternal great grandfather,
Meaning & History
Greek form of the Aramaic name תָּאוֹמָא (Ta’oma’) which meant “twin”. In the New Testament this is the name of the apostle who initially doubts the resurrected Jesus. According to tradition hewas martyred in India. Due to his renown, the name came into general use in the Christian world.In England the name was introduced by the Normans and became very popular due to Saint Thomas Becket, a 12th-century archbishop of Canterbury and martyr. Another notable saint by this name was the 13th-century Italian philosopher and theologian Thomas Aquinas, who is regarded as a Doctor of the Church. Other famous bearers include philosopher Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679), American president Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), novelist Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), and inventor Thomas Edison (1847-1931).