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What does Thurstan mean?

Thurstan Pronunciation of Thurstan [thurstan] 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.

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

(female) Thurstane, Thurstany, ..

Middle name pairings:
Thurstan Knowledge (T.K.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Thurston is the only popular related form of Thurstan (outside Top 2000). Adoption of this form of Thurstan was common among parents 105 years ago (#839). Below is a charted study of the ranking of Thurstan and associated names. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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.

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