The name 'Thomas' from Gk. Thomas, of Aramaic origin and said to mean "a twin" (John's gospel refers to Thomas as ho legomenos didymos "called the twin;" cf. Syriac toma "twin," Arabic tau'am "twin"). Before the Conquest, found only as the name of a priest. After 1066, one of the most common given names. Doubting Thomas is from John xx:25.
Thomas also refers to the following saints:
- Thomas I, Patriarch of Constantinople (March 21 and February 18)
- Thomas the Martyr (April 10)
- Thomas the Fool-for-Christ (April 24)
- Thomas the Fool-for-Christ (July 3) –Russian
- Thomas of Maleo (July 7), Gr. εν Μαλεώ
- Thomas Virgin-Martyr and Abbot (September 22 and October 10)
- Apostle Thomas (October 6 and translation of relics June 20)
- Also celebrated the first Sunday during Pentecost.
- Thomas the Child-martyr (November 1)
- Thomas II, Patriarch of Constantinople (November 14)
- Thomas the deacon Martyr (November 28)
- Thomas the “defourkinos” (December 10), Gr. ο Δεφουρκινός
List of female saints with this name: