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What does Thoreau mean?

Thoreau Pronunciation of Thoreau [thore-au] 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.

Associated with: famous, 19th century, naturalist (philosopher).


1 different relation via Thorald: Thorold.

Creative forms:
(male) Thoreis, Tyreau, ..

(female) Thoreta, Thorew, ..

Middle name pairings:
Thoreau Beckham (T.B.), ..

How 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)

Thoreau has yet to be recorded in the Top 2000 so far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Dureau, Taurean, Thobey, Thole, Thoma, Thomas, Thor, Thorbern, Thorbert, Thorian, Thorin, Thorkel (see Torquil), Thorley, Thorn, Thorne, Thornlea, Thornly, Thorp, Thorpe, Thorstan, Thorvald, Thurman, Toran, Tore, Torean, Toren, Torey, Torran and Toru. These names tend to be more commonly used than Thoreau.