Etymology
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Thomas

masc. proper name, from Greek Thomas, of Aramaic origin and said to mean "a twin" (John's gospel refers to Thomas as ho legomenos didymos "called the twin;" compare Syriac toma "twin," Arabic tau'am "twin"). Before the Conquest, found only as the name of a priest, but after 1066, one of the most common given names in English. Also see Tom, Tommy. Doubting Thomas is from John xx.25. A Thomist (1530s, from Medieval Latin Thomista, mid-14c.) is a follower of 13c. scholastic theologian St. Thomas Aquinas.

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Definitions of Thomas

Thomas (n.)
United States clockmaker who introduced mass production (1785-1859);
Synonyms: Seth Thomas
Thomas (n.)
United States socialist who was a candidate for president six times (1884-1968);
Synonyms: Norman Thomas / Norman Mattoon Thomas
Thomas (n.)
a radio broadcast journalist during World War I and World War II noted for his nightly new broadcast (1892-1981);
Synonyms: Lowell Thomas / Lowell Jackson Thomas
Thomas (n.)
Welsh poet (1914-1953);
Synonyms: Dylan Thomas / Dylan Marlais Thomas
Thomas (n.)
the Apostle who would not believe the resurrection of Jesus until he saw Jesus with his own eyes;
Synonyms: Saint Thomas / St. Thomas / doubting Thomas / Thomas the doubting Apostle
From wordnet.princeton.edu