Meaning The son of Thomas, frm the nickname Tom, and diminutive Tom-lin.
Origin English, Jewish, Irish, Falkland

Rank 1,345 (2000 US census) 1,315 (1990 US census)
Count 24,110 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 87.03%, or 20983 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 8.47%, or 2042 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.52%, or 125 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.47%, or 113 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.62%, or 391 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.9%, or 458 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

Census 2000: how many distinct surnames are there?

Even after applying various edits and acceptance criteria to the names, there are a sizable number of unique names in the population. Over 6 million last names were identified. Many of these names were either unique (occurred once)...

Surnames that make great first names

We do not really know what surnames will make great first name. It is just highly subjective. What we can tell you is what last names historically been used as first name. We do not know if they will be great. We just know they have been at some time...

Most popular Danish first names

What are the most popular Danish first names for women?
Here is the list of 20 most popular Danish names for women as of January 2014.


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