Meaning and Origin
What does the name Thorn mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.
User Submitted Origins
User Submitted Meanings
- A user from Nebraska, U.S. says the name Thorn means "Sharp".
- A submission from California, U.S. says the name Thorn means "A character from Wings of Fire; the queen of the SandWings".
- A hard and sharp-pointed projection from a woody stem; usually, a branch so transformed; a spine.
- [Bot] Any shrub or small tree which bears thorns; especially, any species of the genus Cratægus, as the haw thorn, white thorn, cockspur thorn.
- Fig.: That which pricks or annoys as a thorn; anything troublesome; trouble; care."There was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me." [2 Cor. xii. 7.]"The guilt of empire, all its thorns and cares, Be only mine." [Southern.]
- The name of the Anglo-Saxon letter �, capital form �. It was used to represent both of the sounds of English th, as in thin then. So called because it was the initial letter of thorn, a spine.
Etymology: AS. þorn; akin to OS. & OFries. thorn, D. doorn, G. dorn, Dan. torn, Sw. törne, Icel. þorn, Goth. þaúrnus; cf. Pol. tarn, Russ. tern' the blackthorn, ternie thorns, Skr. tṛṇa grass, blade of grass. √53
- Something that causes irritation and annoyance ("he's a thorn in my flesh")
- A Germanic character of runic origin
- A small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf
- A topographic surname for someone living near a thorn bush.
Thorn was also found in the following language(s): German and Westrobothnian