"lives where hawthorn hedges grow"

Hawthorne Origin and Meaning

The name Hawthorne is a boy's name of English origin meaning "lives where hawthorn hedges grow".

The great American novelist sets this above many other surnames (and nature names, for that matter), but it's still an imposing and adventurous choice. Do nicknames Hawk or Thorne make it more approachable? The timid should stick with Nathaniel.

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Hawthorne Popularity

Famous People Named Hawthorne

  • Nathaniel HawthorneAmerican author
  • Anne HawthorneActress

Hawthorne in Pop Culture

  • Gale HawthorneThe Hunger Games Trilogy
  • Emma and Darcy HawthorneThe Mother,Daughter Book Club Series
  • Hawthorne HeightsAmerican emo band