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pinWhat does Thoreau mean?

Thoreau /tho-re-au/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name. Possibly French form of Thorald. The name is made famous by the 19th-century naturalist and author of "Walden" Henry David Thoreau.


Thoreau has 5 different relations via Thorald: Terrell, Terrill, Thorold, Torald and Tyrell.

Kreatif forms: Teoreau, Thereau, Thorreau. [more]

pinHow popular is Thoreau?

Thoreau is a rare first name for males and also a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Thoreau and corresponding names. Popular varying forms of Thoreau (outside Top 1000) ranked in the Top 1000 are Terrell (#822 in 2014), Tyrell and Terrill. These boy names were at the height of their popularity in the year 1992 (usage of 0.445%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.0593%, 86.7% less), with the forms Terrell and Tyrell becoming less stylish. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Terrell, Terrill, Tyrell in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Thoreau and related baby names outside U.S.