New Testament name, borne by one of Christ's twelve apostles, referred to as ‘Thomas, called Didymus’ (John 11:16; 20:24). Didymos is the Greek word for ‘twin’, and the name is the Greek form of an Aramaic byname meaning ‘twin’. The given name has always been popular throughout Christendom, in part because St Thomas's doubts have made him seem a very human character.
Italian: 1. from corda ‘rope’, ‘string’ (Latin c(h)orda, from Greek khordē), hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of cord or string, or a nickname for a habitual wearer of decorative ties and ribbons. 2. from a short form of a medieval Tuscan personal name, Bentaccorda, an omen name meaning ‘well granted’.