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What does Thornton mean?

Thornton Pronunciation of Thornton 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.

ASSOCIATED WITH Tho-, -ton, old english, 19th century




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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)

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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Thornton name in U.S.

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Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike 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.

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