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Thomas

Origin: Austria
gender-male
Region Origin: Western Europe

Thomas is a male given name of Aramaic origins, with the English spelling "Thomas" being a transliteration through Latin and Greek from the Aramaic term "tɑʔwmɑʔ". The name has its roots in Semitic languages and always means 'twin'. The popularity of the name Thomas can be traced back to the New Testament of the Bible, where St. Thomas was one of the twelve apostles. Various historical figures, such as Thomas Aquinas and Thomas Jefferson, have also borne the name, contributing to its widespread use and popularity. In England, the name was used by the Normans as well as a 12th-century archbishop of Canterbury and martyr. Thomas has consistently been a popular name in English-speaking countries, remaining in the top five most common names for boys from the 13th to the 19th centuries.

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