Thurman name meaning

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

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Thurman mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Thurman

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Michigan, U.S. says the name Thurman is of Celtic origin and means "Thurman in the Irish tongue means 'Servant of Thor'".
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International Interest
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Notable Persons Named Thurman

Notable Persons Named Thurman

Thurman Munson

Thurman Munson was a baseball. Thurman was born on June 7th, 1947 in Akron, Ohio. He died on August 2nd, 1979.

Thurman Thomas

Thurman Thomas is a football player for the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins. Thurman was born on May 16th, 1966 in Houston.

Thurman Arnold

Thurman Arnold was a lawyer. Thurman was born on June 2nd, 1891 in Laramie, Wyoming. He died on November 7th, 1969.

Thurman Tucker

Thurman Tucker was an athlete. Thurman was born on September 26th, 1917 in Gordon, Texas. He left this life on May 7th, 1993.

Pat Hogan

Pat Hogan was an actor. He was most prominent from 1944 to 1965. Pat was given the name Thurman Lee Haas on February 3rd, 1920 in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, U.S. He breathed his last breath on November 21st, 1966.

Thurman Barker

Thurman was born on January 8th, 1948.

  • Thurman C. Crook
  • Jack Naylor
  • Thurman "Fum" McGraw
    Gridiron Football Player

Notable Persons With the Last Name Thurman

Notable Persons With the Last Name Thurman

Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman is an actress, model, and singer. She was most active from 1985 to present. Uma was given the name Uma Karuna Thurman by her parents Nena von Schlebrügge and Robert Thurman on April 29th, 1970 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

Keith Thurman

Keith was born on November 23rd, 1988 in Clearwater, Florida, U.S.

Nena Birgitte Thurman

Nena was born on January 8th, 1941 in Sweden. Nena is also known as Schlebrugge and Nena von.

Robert Thurman

Robert Thurman is a scientist in the fields of indo-tibetan buddhist studies and india. Robert was given the name Robert Alexander Farrar Thurman on August 3rd, 1941 in New York City.

Wallace Thurman

Wallace Thurman was a novelist, playwright, columnist, list of essayists, editing, publishing, and intellectual. Wallace was born on August 16th, 1902 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. He left this life on December 26th, 1934.

Maxwell R. Thurman

His military service ended in 1991. Maxwell was born on February 18th, 1931 in High Point, North Carolina. He left this life on December 1st, 1995.


Common last names for Thurman

  • Smith
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Johnson
  • Davis
  • Moore
  • Miller
  • Thompson
  • Taylor
  • White
  • Allen
  • Wilson
  • Baker
  • Jackson
  • Thomas
  • Clark
  • Adams

Common first names for Thurman

  • William
  • James
  • John
  • Mary
  • Robert
  • Charles
  • George
  • Willie
  • Thomas
  • Ruth
  • Helen
  • Frank
  • Ruby
  • Ethel
  • Edward
  • J
  • Betty

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Thurman U.S.
  White 70.40% 64.26%
  African American 23.54% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.44% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.78% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.23% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.62% 16.26%

Of Last Name Thurman

People with the last name Thurman are most frequently White or African American

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Thurman

  • What name lists does Thurman rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Thurman? Thurman is the 1,934th most popular name of all time. As a last name Thurman was the 1,492nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Thurman have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 16,357 babies born with the first name Thurman in the United States. That's more than enough people named Thurman to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Thurman? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Thurman first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Thurman is Tuesday, June 13th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Thurman born? The highest recorded use of the first name Thurman was in 1920 with a total of 361 babies.
  • Random Thurman Factoid: According to the 1910 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Thurman ranks 104th in popularity as a baby boy's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, 5 babies in West Virginia have the same name in 1910.
  • Weird things about the name Thurman: The name spelled backwards is Namruht. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Rhmutna. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Thurman? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 23,950 people with the last name Thurman.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Thurman? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 8 of them will have Thurman as their last name.
  • Thurman name meaning

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