Thurl name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Thurl
  1. A hole; an aperture.(Obs)
  2. [Mining]
    1. A short communication between adits in a mine.
    2. A long adit in a coalpit.

Etymology: AS. þyrel a hole. √53. See Thirl Thrill

verb Thurl
  1. To cut through; to pierce.(Obs)
  2. [Mining] To cut through, as a partition between one working and another.

Etymology: See Thrill


See thirl.

  1. A hole; an aperture.
  2. (mining) A short communication between adits in a mine.
  3. (mining) A long adit in a coalpit.

  1. (agriculture, chiefly in the plural) Either of the rear hip joints where the hip connects to the upper leg in certain animals, particularly cattle; often used as a reference point for measurement.

    Notable Persons Named Thurl

    Notable Persons Named Thurl

    Thurl Ravenscroft

    Thurl Ravenscroft was a voice actor, singer, and voice acting. He was most active from 1940 to 2005. Thurl was given the name Thurl Arthur Ravenscroft on February 6th, 1914 in Norfolk, Nebraska, U.S. He died on May 22nd, 2005.

    Thurl Bailey

    Thurl Bailey is a basketball player for the Panionios, Polti Cantù, Utah Jazz, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Olimpia Milano. He was most active from 1983 to 1999. Thurl was born on April 7th, 1961 in Washington, D.C.


    Fun Facts about the name Thurl

  1. How Popular is the name Thurl? Thurl is the 22,628th most popular name of all time.
  2. How many people with the first name Thurl have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 295 babies born with the first name Thurl in the United States. That's more than enough people named Thurl to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  3. What year were 5 or more babies first named Thurl? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  4. When was Thurl first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Thurl is Tuesday, November 1st, 1887.
  5. What year had the most people named Thurl born? The highest recorded use of the first name Thurl was in 1924 with a total of 16 babies.
  6. Random Thurl Factoid: According to the 1924 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Thurl is not a popular baby boy's name in Indiana. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Indiana have the same name in 1924.
  7. Weird things about the name Thurl: The name spelled backwards is Lruht. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Lrhtu. How do you pronounce that?
  8. Thurl name meaning

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