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Gender: Male Meaning of Thatcher: "roof thatcher" Origin of Thatcher: English occupational name Thatcher's Popularity in 2017: #847

The name Thatcher is a boy's name of English origin meaning "roof thatcher". Thatcher is ranked #847 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Cowboy Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

Thatcher is an open and friendly freckle-faced surname, fresher sounding than Tyler or Taylor, that dates back to the days of thatched-roof cottages. It is catching on with modern parents—it reached the US Top 1000 for the first time in 2013.

Britberries in particular may have strong associations to Prime Minister Margaret, but the surname has other notable bearers as well, such as Becky Thatcher, the object of Tom's affections in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Thatcher Grey is the protagonist's father on Grey's Anatomy, and a young Heath Ledger played William Thatcher in 2001's A Knight's Tale.

TV celebrity chef Cat Cora has a son named Thatcher Julius.

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Famous People Named Thatcher

Thatcher Keats, American photographer
Thatcher Szalay, American football player
Thatcher Joe, Youtube account for Joe Sugg
Thatcher Julius Cora (b. 2009), son of TV chef Cat Cora
Thatcher Bray Brunt (b. 2013), son of TV journalist Megyn Kelly & Doug Brunt
Margaret Thatcher, 1st Female Prime Minister of the UK

Pop Culture References for the name Thatcher

Thatcher Grey, Meredith Grey's father on TV's "Grey's Anatomy"
Sir William Thatcher, main character in the movie A Knight's Tale
Elizabeth Thatcher, character from TV series "When Calls the Heart"

Thaxter, Thacher, Thatch


lesliemarion Says:


Cool if you think of quaint roofing, but awful if you think of Margaret Thatcher.

Francoamericano Says:


I love it. Gives me the same vibes of Fletcher

ambercat Says:


I'm in the USA and can't help but think about Margaret hearing it -- Maybe it's just the younger generation who were born after she was prime minister whose feelings about the name are independent from the ties to the former PM.

LilianaPearl Says:


I kind of like this name for a girl. Probably because it makes me think of Becky Thatcher and Margaret Thatcher.

paulapuddephatt Says:


People in USA seem to love this, but here in the UK, this name is strongly associated with Margaret Thatcher. Enough said - not a great idea to call your kid Thatcher in this country, that's all.

lnxn09 Says:


I love this name and Margaret Thatcher. Wouldn't hesitate for a second on using this name especially living in the U.S.

Zelliew Says:


Yes! I wouldn't want to be reminded of Margaret Thatcher either

yvonne_virginia Says:


With the nn 'Thatch'!

IsolationHedge Says:


Margaret Thatcher was an incredibly controversial person so I would be very hesitant to use this name, even though, personally, I think she was pretty good.

Sweekune Says:


I like the sound Thatcher has but I could never use this name. I wouldn't want my son associated with Margaret Thatcher at all.