- a masculine name: dim. Tom, Tommy; fem. Thomasina
- Bible (called Didymus, the Twin) one of the twelve Apostles, who doubted at first the resurrection of Jesus: John 20:24-29: his day is Dec. 21: also Saint Thomas
Origin of ThomasMiddle English ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin ; from Ecclesiastical Greek Thōmas ; from Classical Hebrew (language) teom, Aramaic teoma, literally , a twin
- Thomas, Clarence 1948-; associate justice, U.S. Supreme Court (1991-)
- Thomas, Dylan (Marlais) 1914-53; Welsh poet
- Thomas, (Philip) Edward 1878-1917; Eng. poet
- Thomas, George Henry 1816-70; Union general in the Civil War
- Thomas, Norman (Mattoon) 1884-1968; U.S. Socialist leader
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, Saint fl. first century AD.
One of the 12 Apostles. According to the New Testament, he doubted that Jesus had risen from the dead until he saw the wounds.