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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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
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