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What does Thorburn mean?

Thorburn Pronunciation of Thorburn [thor-burn] as a boys' name is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Thorburn is "Thor's bear".

Associated with: norse, bear.


Thorburn has 2 variants: Thorbern and Thorbjorn.

Creative forms:
(male) Theoburn, Thornburn, ..

(female) Thorra, Thorri, ..

Middle name pairings:
Thorburn Edward (T.E.), ..

How popular is Thorburn?

Thorburn is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#25657 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Thorburn has yet to be ranked in the list so far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Thorburn name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Thorburn outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Ashburn, Bradburn, Clayburn, Coburn, Cockburn, Colbourn, Colburn, Collburn (see Colburn), Dearborn, Dearbourn (see Dearborn), Deerborn, Milburn, Osburn, Radburn, Rayburn, Sherborn, Sherbourn (see Sherborn), Sherburn, Sherburne, Swinburn, Taroun, Tarquin, Tharon, Theron, Therron, Thobie, Thoby, Thomason, Thonus, Thor, Thorald, Thorbert, Thoreau, Thorian, Thorin, Thorley, Thormond, Thorn, Thornlea, Thornley, Thornly, Thornton, Thorp, Thorsson, Thorstan, Thorstein (see Thurston), Thorsten, Thorvald, Thurl, Thurman, Thurmon, Thurmund, Thurstan, Thurston, Tiburon, Tobyn, Toran, Torbert, Torean, Toren, Torger, Torin, Torion, Torquil, Torr, Torran, Torre, Torrian, Torrin, Torry, Torsten, Torston, Washburn, Welburn and Wellburn (see Welborne). These names tend to be more commonly used than Thorburn.

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