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What does Thurman mean?

Thurman Pronunciation of Thurman [thur-man] as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Thurman is "Thor's protection". Variant of Thormond. Baseball player Thurman Munson.

Associated with: protection (defender).


Thurman has 1 variant: Thurmon.

2 more alternative forms via Thormond: Thurmond and Thurmund.

Creative forms:
(male) Thorman, Thurgan, ..

(female) Thurla, Thurrah, ..

Middle name pairings:
Thurman Keelan (T.K.), ..

How popular is Thurman?

Thurman is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#623 out of 1220, Top 51%) and an even more prominent surname for all people (#1450 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Thurman reached its peak position of #292 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not listed at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Thurman outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Thurmon and Thurmond are the prominent variation forms of Thurman. These relations of Thurman were popular with parents a century ago (usage of 0.04%), but now, the form Thurman has become less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Thurman, Thurmon, Thurmond in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Ahran, Arman, Carman, Chapman, Curran, Duran, Erman, Fuhrman, Furman, Garman, Garrman (see Garman), German, Gorman, Harman, Herman, Jarman, Jerman, Jourdan, Jurian, Karman, Kaufman, Laurean, Laurian, Neuman, Norman, Orman, Scherman, Shearman, Sherman, Suman, Taran, Tarran, Tasman, Taurean, Tazman, Tedman, Teman, Teran, Terran, Tharon, Theron, Therron, Thoma, Thomas, Thoreau, Thorian, Thorin, Thorn, Thorstan, Thurl, Thurle, Thurloe (see Thurlow), Thurlow, Thurstain (see Thurston), Thurstan, Thursten, Thurston, Tiarnan, Tiernan, Tillman, Tilman, Toran, Torean, Torran, Torrian, Trueman, Truman, Trumann (see Truman), Whitman and Youman. These names tend to be less commonly used than Thurman.

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