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Thornton

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English
"place in the thorns"

Thornton Origin and Meaning

The name Thornton is a boy's name of English origin meaning "place in the thorns".
Despite Thornton Wilder, playwright of the perennial Our Town, only a handful of baby boys receive this name each year..
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Lists containing Thornton

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Famous People Named Thornton

  • Thornton Niven WilderAmerican playwright
  • Thornton Starr LeeAmerican baseball player
  • Thornton Waldo BurgessAmerican children's author and conservationist
  • Thornton DialAmerican painter
  • Thornton WillisAmerican painter
  • (James Brown) Thornton ChaseAmerican businessman; first Western convert to Bahá'í
  • Thornton Fletcher BellU.S. federal judge
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Thornton in Pop Culture

  • John Thorntonmain character in Elizabeth Gaskell's "North and South"
  • Thornton Wolffcharacter in "The Sims 3" computer game
  • Thorntonsthe name of a famous British chocolate company
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