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What does Thurstan mean?

Thurstan /thur-stan/ as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Thurstan is "Thor's stone". Thurstan is an alternate form, with the suffix -an, of Thurston (Old English): also possibly "Thor's town".

Associated with: old english, stone (rock).


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

Thurstan has 2 more relations via Thurston: Torsten and Torston.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Thurlan, Thurton, ..

(female) Thurla, Thurta, ..

How popular is Thurstan?

Thurstan is an unusual first name for men. Thurstan is an uncommon last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Thurston is the only popular related form of Thurstan (outside Top 2000). Adoption of this form of Thurstan was common among parents 104 years ago (#839). Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Thurstan and associated names. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Ahran, Ahsan, Athelstan, Carsan, Christan, Christian, Curran, Darshan, Destan, Drostan, Dunstan, Duran, Dustan, Furman, Ghassan, Gulshan, Ihsan, Jurian, Justan, Kristan, Laurean, Laurian, Marsean, Quintan, Rustan, Sheredan (see Sheridan), Sheridan, Taran, Tarran, Tasman, Taurean, Teran, Terran, Teytan, Tharon, Theron, Therron, Thomson, Thorbern, Thorburn, Thoreau, Thorian, Thorin, Thorn, Thornton, Thorsson, Thurgood, Thurl, Thurle, Thurloe (see Thurlow), Thurlow, Thurman, Thurmon, Thurmond, Thurmund, Thyssen, Tiarnan, Toran, Torean, Torran, Torrian, Trevan, Tristam, Tristan, Tristen, Tristian, Tristin, Triston, Tristyn, Triton, Trueman, Truman, Trystan, Wynstan and Wystan. These names tend to be more frequently used than Thurstan.