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What does Thurston mean?

Thurston Pronunciation of Thurston [thurston] as a boys' name is pronounced THER-sten. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Thurston is "Thor's stone". Also possibly "Thor's town". Thurston Howell is an effete millionaire castaway in the old sitcom "Gilligan's Island".

Associated with: old english, stone (rock), old.


Thurston has 8 variants: Thorstan, Thorstein, Thorsten, Thurstain, Thurstan, Thursten, Torsten and Torston.

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Middle name pairings:
Thurston Akeem (T.A.), ..

How popular is Thurston?

Thurston is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#2234 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Thurston reached its top rank of #839 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not listed currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Burton, Carston, Charlton, Cheston, Dunston, Duston, Houston, Huston, Lauriston, Marston, Murton, Russton, Ruston, Tharon, Theron, Therron, Thomson, Thornton, Thorsson, Thurgood, Thurloe (see Thurlow), Thurlow, Thurman, Thurmon, Thurmond, Tristan, Tristen, Tristin, Triston, Tristyn, Triton, Trystan and Wharton. These names tend to be more frequently used than Thurston.

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