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Origin of the name TÁMHAS.
Etymology of the name TÁMHAS.
Meaning of the baby name TÁMHAS.


TÁMHAS.  An early Scottish form of Thomas (q.v.), meaning "a twin."  Probably cognate with Tomaltach (q.v.), which is rendered differently by O'Hart, but derives from the same Gaelic word tomhas ("a measure").  Cf. African Tamika, which also lit. means a measure.

... Early Highland Personal Names... 
St. Thomas.  Gaelic is now Tòmas; but older dialects have Támhas, whence M'Tavish.  Gil-Tavish appears as M'Laws and M'Lehose.  Gilles Makgilhoise was keeper of the Royal Park at Stirling, 1479; Pat. Makgilhois, Kippen, 1510; J. Makgilhewous, Menteith, 1465 and 1622 M'Ilhoise; Duncan M'Ilhaos is one of Dunolly's men in 1623.  Gille-Thomas, Dunfermline Charters, 1230. (Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness, v.22, 1900).


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