"place in the thorns"

Thornton Origin and Meaning

The name Thornton is 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