What does Thornton mean?
Thornton [thorn-ton] 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.
(male) Thorntan, Thorntons, ..
(female) Thornthe, Thorntona, ..
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. Demographics)
Shown below is the birth name statistics of Thornton for boys. Thornton reached its top rank of #532 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Similar NamesRecommended names are Boynton, Charlton, Gorton, Horton, Morton▼, Norton, Tanton, Tharon, Theron▼, Therron, Thomason, Thompson, Thomson, Thorbern, Thorbjorn, Thorburn, Thorian, Thorin, Thormond, Thorn, Thorndike, Thorne, Thornlea, Thornley, Thornly, Thorsson, Thorstan, Thorstein (see Thurston), Thorsten, Thurmon, Thurstan, Thursten, Thurston, Torion, Torsten, Torston, Trenten, Trentin, Trenton, Triton and Wharton. These names tend to be more frequently used than Thornton.See names in meaning and etymology.