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Thornton meaning and name origin
Thornton \th(o)-rn-ton, thor-nton\ as a boy's name is pronounced THORN-ten. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Thornton is "thorn-bush settlement". Place name used as a given name since the 19th century. Author Thornton Wilder.
Baby names that sound like Thornton are Trenton, Thorndike, Trentin and Trenten. Other similar baby names are Thurston, Thorsten and Thorstan.
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Popularity of Thornton
Thornton is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#354 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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