US Popularity:25260
Other Origin(s):Irish, Scottish
Meaning:Thorn town; Blackthorn, whitethorn, bush
Thornton is a boy's name of English, Scottish, and Irish origin. It's related to an English surname meaning "thorn town" and the Irish surnames Ó Droighneáin, Mac Sceacháin, and Ó Toráin, meaning "blackthorn," "whitethorn," and "bush." Though thorns bring a touch of danger to mind, their primary purpose is to defend flowers such as roses, suggesting that your little one will be a protector of life's beauty. Thornton's most famous forebearer is the 3-time Pulitzer prize-winning author, Thornton Wilder, giving this name a creative edge to inspire your little artist.

Thornton Name Popularity Data

U.S. Births

Overall:Thornton is currently #25260 in U.S. births
Boy:Thornton is currently #7647 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 2920
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data

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