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

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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fearlessfirefly Says:


I think it works better in the middle name position or as a last name.

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