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Gender: M Meaning of Thornton: "place in the thorns" Origin of Thornton: English

Despite Thornton Wilder, playwright of the perennial Our Town, a bit lah-di-dah.

Famous People Named Thornton

Thornton Niven Wilder, American playwright
Thornton Starr Lee, American baseball player

Pop Culture References for the name Thornton

John Thornton, main character in Elizabeth Gaskell's "North and South"