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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 "2nd Small British Primary School".

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.

Find other names based on Thorne using our baby name generator.

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)

Thorny, Thorn, Thornie


Essa Says:


I think I'd love to have the initials ART! Definitely not worth ruling out. Your. Favourite name choice either. Saying that, I do much prefer Thorne to Rose.

jaz.fortune Says:


My husband said the same thing, I'm considering it. I don't want to use Rose since it's a very common middle name as well.

thenameprincess Says:


(My sisters initials are ART and she loves that just btw)

attery squash Says:


Your choice of course, although I think ART would be cool initials to have!

jaz.fortune Says:


Love this more for a girl. Love Anastasia Thorne, since it can't use rose (her initials would spell out ART)

RubyFrost7 Says:


Thorne would make a great middle name.

MissPriss Says:


I would love to use this for a girl

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oliviamcdonald Says:


Is it really that bad? I think it's got a nice sound. But being an Aussie I've never seen bold and the beautiful.