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. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Recommended 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.