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.