What 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.
VariationsKreatif forms: Thornto, Thornvon, Thorton. [more]
How 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. then, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)