Gender: Male Meaning of Theron: "hunter" Origin of Theron: Greek

Theron Origin and Meaning

The name Theron is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "hunter".

Theron is best known these days as the surname of actress Charlize, but it does have a long history as a first name, ranking in the Top 500 in the early part of the 20th century and only dropping out of the Top 1000 in the early 1990s. Theon is a similar name made familiar by the popular series Game of Thrones: Might it and Theron rise in tandem?

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fearlessfirefly Says:


I love this name.

ParanoidAndroid Says:


Theron is one of those severely underused names that has retained some popularity for decades, lasting on the top 1000 until the early 90s. It's time to bring this underrated and classy jem to light.

Susette Says:


Thounds like a name with a lispth.

Cornpong Says:


I prefer to spell it "Theoron" so that your kid's name isn't "The Ron" in spelling! Plus, then Theo is an obvious (and cute) nickname!

Daiseymae Says:


I like the sound of this name.

headintheclouds Says:


I think of a bird when I hear Theron- I think it's due to its close sound with heron. What comes to mind besides that is Charlize Theron, Theron from the movie 300, and the similar Theon from Game of Thrones. This is actually one of the fewer surname names I really like, and I think very distinguished yet also adventurous and cool.