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

Thorne Origin and Meaning

The name Thorne is a boy's name of English origin meaning "thorn thicket".

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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Pop Culture References for the name Thorne

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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.