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What does Thornley mean?

Thornley Pronunciation of Thornley as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Thornley is "thorny meadow". Place name.

ASSOCIATED WITH Tho-, -ley, old english, meadow


VARIANTS Thornlea, Thornleigh, Thornly



Thornley Pierce (T.P.), ..

How popular is Thornley?

Thornley is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#16494 out of 150436, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Thornley has not been recorded in the list so far. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Charley, Choncey, Conley, Corley, Corney, Darnley, Farnley, Fernley, Hernley, Horsley, Moorley, Morley, Morrley (see Morley), Shanley, Shannley, Sorley, Thandey, Thobey, Thole, Thorald, Thorkel (see Torquil), Thorley, Thorn, Thorne, Thornton, Thorold, Thorpe, Thorsten, Thurle, Tiarney, Tierney, Toney, Torey, Torrey, Townlea (see Townsend), Townlee (see Townsend) and Townly (see Townsend). These names tend to be more frequently used than Thornley.

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