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pinWhat does Thornton mean?

Thornton /thorn-ton/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' 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.


Kreatif forms: Thorntan, Thornto, Thorntor. [more]

pinHow popular is Thornton?

Thornton is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#347 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Thornton for boys. Thornton reached its top rank of #529 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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