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.