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Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?

Updated January 26, 2021 7.0k votes 1.7k voters 176.6k views107 items

List RulesVote up all the Toms/Thomases you have heard of.

How many celebrities named Tom can you think of? The famous Tommys below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Tom, athletes named Tom, and even political figures named Tom. 

Of course, Tom Hanks is one of the most famous actors with the first name Tom. He’s an Oscar winner who happens to claim the number one spot on many of our lists. Tom Cruise is yet another of the famous people with the name Tom. He's starred in the Mission Impossible Series, Top Gun and Jerry Maguire. Tom Holland is another of the actors named Thomas. He made a big splash of late as Spider-Man, part of the massive Marvel Cinematic Universe.  

Tom Brady is one of the famous athletes named Thomas. There are, however, quite a few famous footballers called Thomas - such as Tom Landry. A few singers called Tom include Tom Petty and Tom Waits. Tom Jones is another of the popular musicians named Tom.  

Did we miss anyone on our famous Toms list? If so, feel free to add them. 

  • Tom Hanks1

    Tom Hanks


    BirthplaceConcord, California, United States of America

    Thomas Jeffrey Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker. Known for both...  more

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  • Tom Felton2

    Tom Felton


    BirthplaceEpsom, England

    Thomas Andrew Felton (born 22 September 1987) is an English actor and musician. Felton began...  more

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  • Tom Holland3

    Tom Holland


    BirthplaceKingston upon Thames, London, United Kingdom

    Thomas Stanley Holland (born June 1, 1996) is an English actor and dancer. A graduate of the...  more

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  • Tom Hiddleston4

    Tom Hiddleston


    BirthplaceWestminster, London, United Kingdom

    Thomas William Hiddleston (born 9 February 1981) is an English actor, film producer, and...  more

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  • Thomas Sangster5

    Thomas Sangster


    BirthplaceLondon, England

    Thomas Brodie-Sangster (born 16 May 1990), also credited as Thomas Sangster, is an English...  more


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  • Tom Cruise6

    Tom Cruise


    BirthplaceSyracuse, New York, United States of America

    Thomas Cruise (born July 3, 1962) is an American actor and film producer. He has received...  more

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  • Thomas Edison7

    Thomas Edison


    BirthplaceMilan, Ohio, United States of America

    Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and...  more

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  • Thomas Jefferson8

    BirthplaceShadwell, Colony of Virginia, British America

    Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of...  more

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  • Tom Selleck9

    Tom Selleck


    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    Thomas William Selleck (born January 29, 1945) is an American actor, film producer, and...  more

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  • Tom Hardy10

    Tom Hardy


    BirthplaceHammersmith, London, United Kingdom

    Edward Thomas Hardy (born 15 September 1977) is an English actor and producer. After studying...  more

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  • Tom Jones11

    Tom Jones


    BirthplaceTreforest, United Kingdom

    Sir Thomas John Woodward (born 7 June 1940), known professionally as Tom Jones, is a Welsh...  more

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  • Tommy Lee Jones12

    Tommy Lee Jones


    BirthplaceSan Saba, Texas, United States of America

    Tommy Lee Jones (born September 15, 1946) is an American actor and filmmaker. He has received...  more

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  • Tom Brady13

    Tom Brady


    BirthplaceSan Mateo, California, United States of America

    Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. (born August 3, 1977) is an American football quarterback for...  more

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  • Thomas Aquinas14

    Thomas Aquinas


    BirthplaceRoccasecca, Italy

    Thomas Aquinas (; Italian: Tommaso d'Aquino, lit. "Thomas of Aquino"; 1225 – 7 March 1274) was...  more

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  • Tom Petty15

    Tom Petty


    BirthplaceGainesville, Florida, United States of America

    Thomas Earl Petty (October 20, 1950 – October 2, 2017) was an American singer-songwriter,...  more

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  • Thomas Paine16

    Thomas Paine


    BirthplaceEurasia, Thetford, United Kingdom, Breckland, England

    Thomas Paine (born Thomas Pain) (February 9, 1737 [O.S. January 29, 1736] – June 8, 1809) was...  more

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  • Tommy Hilfiger17

    Tommy Hilfiger


    BirthplaceElmira, New York, United States of America

    Thomas Jacob Hilfiger is an American fashion designer and founder of the lifestyle brand Tommy...  more

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  • Tom Clancy18

    Tom Clancy


    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, United States of America

    Thomas Leo Clancy Jr. (April 12, 1947 – October 1, 2013) was an American novelist best known...  more

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  • Thomas Gibson19

    Thomas Gibson


    BirthplaceCharleston, South Carolina, United States of America

    Thomas Ellis Gibson (born July 3, 1962) is an American actor and director. He portrayed...  more

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  • Thomas Lennon20

    Thomas Lennon


    BirthplaceOak Park, USA, Illinois

    Thomas Patrick Lennon (born August 9, 1970) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter,...  more

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  • Tommy Lee21

    Tommy Lee


    BirthplaceAthens, Greece

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  • Thomas Haden Church22

    BirthplaceUSA, Woodland, California

    Thomas Haden Church (born Thomas Richard McMillen; June 17, 1960) is an American actor,...  more

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  • Tom Ford23

    Tom Ford


    BirthplaceAustin, Texas, United States of America

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  • Thomas Hearns24

    Thomas Hearns


    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America

    Thomas "Tommy" Hearns (born October 18, 1958) is an American former professional boxer who...  more

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  • Tommy Chong25

    Tommy Chong


    BirthplaceEdmonton, Canada

    Thomas Bing Kin Chong (born May 24, 1938) is a Canadian-American actor, writer, director,...  more

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