Gender: Male Meaning of Thornton: "place in the thorns" Origin of Thornton: English

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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carmenandrea Says:


My brother has our mom's maiden name as his first. His wife's niece has their maiden name name as her first name as well. I think it's a pretty cool idea.

Cheyenne Thornton Says:


Apparently there is a trend to give your child your maiden name as their first name to carry on your father's name if he only had girls. This is a possibility.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I just think of chocolate...!

RoddyThlayli Says:


I actually kind of like this.