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Gender: Male Meaning of Hawthorne: "lives where hawthorn hedges grow" Origin of Hawthorne: English

The name Hawthorne is a boy's name of English origin meaning "lives where hawthorn hedges grow". Hawthorne and is often added to lists like American Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Switcher Machine".

From the experts:

The great American novelist sets this above many other surnames (and Nature-Baby-Names">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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Famous People Named Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne, American author
Anne Hawthorne, Actress

Pop Culture References for the name Hawthorne

Gale Hawthorne, The Hunger Games Trilogy
Emma and Darcy Hawthorne, The Mother-Daughter Book Club Series
Hawthorne Heights, American emo band



Theodora Graham Says:


Hawthorne feels a tad too harsh for a child's name.

RoddyThlayli Says:


Hawthorne sounds so . . . . pointy. And poisonous.

littlemissmariss Says:


I love the ranges of nick name options Hawthorne has! You could keep unusual and use Hawk or Thor, or you could add some familiarity and use Harry or Hank. I could see myself using this in the future :)

Yreynolds Says:


I gave this name to my baby boy Sept 2013. Funny thing, on similar names, my own first name is listed: Yavanna