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

Updated November 17, 2020 6.7k votes 1.6k voters 169.6k 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. 

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    Tom Hanks
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    Tom Hanks

    1956-07-09

    BirthplaceConcord, California, United States of America

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  • 2
    Tom Felton
    164

    Tom Felton

    1987-09-22

    BirthplaceEpsom, United Kingdom

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

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  • 3
    Tom Holland
    267

    Tom Holland

    1996-06-01

    BirthplaceKingston upon Thames, London, United Kingdom

    Thomas Stanley Holland (born June 1, 1996) is an English actor and dancer. A graduate of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Tom Hiddleston
    198

    Tom Hiddleston

    1981-02-09

    BirthplaceWestminster, London, United Kingdom

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

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  • 5
    Tom Cruise
    184

    Tom Cruise

    1962-07-03

    BirthplaceSyracuse, New York, United States of America

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

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    Thomas Edison
    122

    Thomas Edison

    1847-02-11

    BirthplaceMilan, Ohio, United States of America

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

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  • 7
    Thomas Jefferson
    137

    BirthplaceShadwell, Virginia, USA

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

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  • 8
    Tom Selleck
    91

    Tom Selleck

    1945-01-29

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    Thomas William Selleck (born January 29, 1945) is an American actor, film producer, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Thomas Sangster
    47

    Thomas Sangster

    1990-05-16

    BirthplaceLondon, England

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

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  • 10
    Tom Hardy
    125

    Tom Hardy

    1977-09-15

    BirthplaceHammersmith, London, United Kingdom

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

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  • 11
    Tom Jones
    74

    Tom Jones

    1940-06-07

    BirthplaceTreforest, United Kingdom

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

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  • 12
    Tommy Lee Jones
    84

    Tommy Lee Jones

    1946-09-15

    BirthplaceTexas, USA, San Saba

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

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    Tom Brady
    90

    Tom Brady

    1977-08-03

    BirthplaceSan Mateo, California, United States of America

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

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  • 14
    Thomas Aquinas
    48

    Thomas Aquinas

    1225-01-28

    BirthplaceRoccasecca, Italy

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

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  • 15
    Tom Petty
    71

    Tom Petty

    1950-10-20

    BirthplaceGainesville, Florida metropolitan area, Florida, Contiguous United States, Alachua County

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

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  • 16
    Thomas Paine
    17

    Thomas Paine

    1737-02-09

    BirthplaceEurasia, Thetford, United Kingdom, Breckland, England

    Thomas Paine (born Thomas Pain) (February 9, 1737 [O.S. January 29, 1736] – June 8, 1809) was... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Tommy Hilfiger
    47

    Tommy Hilfiger

    1951-03-24

    BirthplaceUSA, New York, Elmira

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

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  • 18
    Tom Clancy
    37

    Tom Clancy

    1947-04-12

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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

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  • 19
    Thomas Lennon
    11

    Thomas Lennon

    1970-08-09

    BirthplaceOak Park, Illinois, United States of America

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

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  • 20
    Tommy Lee
    41

    Tommy Lee

    1962-10-03

    BirthplaceAthens, Greece

    Thomas Lee Bass (born October 3, 1962) is an American musician and founding member of Mötley... more on Wikipedia

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  • 21
    Tommy Chong
    44

    Tommy Chong

    1938-05-24

    BirthplaceEdmonton, Canada

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

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  • 22
    Thomas Haden Church

    BirthplaceUSA, Woodland, California

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

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  • 23
    Tom Ford
    27

    Tom Ford

    1961-08-27

    BirthplaceAustin, Texas, United States of America

    Thomas Carlyle Ford (born August 27, 1961) is an American fashion designer and filmmaker. He... more on Wikipedia

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  • 24
    Tom Daley
    45

    Tom Daley

    1994-05-21

    BirthplacePlymouth, United Kingdom

    Thomas Robert Daley (born 21 May 1994) is a British diver. He specialises in the 10-metre... more on Wikipedia

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  • 25
    Thomas Gibson
    14

    Thomas Gibson

    1962-07-03

    BirthplaceCharleston, South Carolina, United States of America

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

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