Family name origins & meanings
- Italian, French, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, etc. : from a short form of the personal name Thomas (Italian Tommaso, French Thomas, Polish Tomasz).
- Arabic : from Tūma, Arabic form of Thomas.
- Japanese (Tōma) : variously written with characters used phonetically; two such combinations mean ‘Tang Chinese space’ and ‘appropriate truth’ and are found mostly in the Ryūkyū Islands.