Hawthorne Name Meaning & Origin
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- Nicknames for Hawthorne
Thorne, Thor, Huck, Hawk
- Meanings and history of the name Hawthorne
Hawthorn is a shrub, especially effective at growing closely together to create hedges. In Old English haga meant hedge; the thorn is obvious – they’ve got ’em. For centuries, they were planted as living fences. It’s a useful plant in other ways, too – good for firewood, and the berries can be made into wine, syrup, and jam.
Because it once bloomed in late April, it was also known as mayblossom or maythorn, and once featured in May Day celebrations. It’s also:
An emblem of hope;A remedy for heartbreak;Said to be used by the ancient Greeks in weddings;Considered by some the source of Jesus’ crown of thorns, and the staff of SaintJoseph;Associated with fairies and holy wells;Said to make excellent stakes for killing vampires
- Famous real-life people named Hawthorne
Nathaniel Hawthorne, an American author
- Hawthorne in song, story & screen
Last name of Gale Hawthorne, from "The Hunger Games Trilogy" by Suzanne Collins
indie punk rock band Hawthorne Heights
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