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What does Thorsten mean?

Thorsten Pronunciation of Thorsten [thorsten] as a boys' name is of Old English derivation, and the name Thorsten means "Thor's stone". Thorsten is a variant form of Thurston (Old English): also possibly "Thor's town".

Associated with: old english, stone (rock).


Thorsten has 5 variants: Thorstan, Thorstein, Thurstain, Thurstan and Thursten.

2 more different relations via Thurston: Torsten and Torston.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Thorsten Bryson (T.B.), ..

How popular is Thorsten?

Thorsten is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#111119 out of 150436, Top 74%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only popular varying form of Thorsten (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 is Thurston. Adoption of this form of Thorsten reached its apex 105 years ago (adoption of 0.01%). (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Thurston in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Thorsten and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Forster, Gorten, Horten, Marsten, Morten, Thomson, Thorbern, Thorburn, Thorian, Thorin, Thorkel (see Torquil), Thorley, Thorn, Thorne, Thornlea, Thornley, Thornton, Thorpe, Thorsson, Thyssen, Toren, Tristan, Tristen, Tristin, Triston, Tristyn and Trystan. These names tend to be more commonly used than Thorsten.

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