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Gender: Male Meaning of Thorne: "thorn thicket" Origin of Thorne: English

The name Thorne is a boy's name of English origin meaning "thorn thicket". Thorne and is often added to lists like Soap Opera Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Build a sibling set together!".

From the experts:

Call your daughter Rose, but think twice about naming your son Thorne, which does have a bit of a soap opera feel---in fact there was a character named Thorne Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful in the 1980's.

Thorne Smith (born James Thorne) was a comic fantasy writer most noted for his Topper novels.

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Famous People Named Thorne

(James) Thorne Smith, American novelist
Thorne Webb Dreyer, American writer and counterculture activist

Pop Culture References for the name Thorne

Thorne Forrester, character on American soap "The Bold and the Beautiful"
Tom Thorne, from novels by Mark Billingham and TV series "Thorne"
Carswell Thorne, from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
Thorne Geary, character in Taboo (TV Series)

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