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Origin: Greek
Meaning: Hunter

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Theron

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Theron in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Theron:

  • Records indicate that 9,767 boys in the United States have been named Theron since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1966, when 180 people in the U.S. were given the name Theron. Those people are now 54 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


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      7 Positive Comments

  • "This is my son's name. He's 45 now. Like another reader, got his name from Home From the Hill. So unique and strong. He's met a few other Therons, but not many. Always knew my firstborn son's name would be Theron." Mar. 14, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Theron and I have never met anyone with the same name as me. Although I have met someone named Tharun, our name is truly unique. I may be a little biased but no person is really like Therons." Oct. 10, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Theron and yes, people always hear "Darren". He is three now and so far he is the only Theron in town. I think it is a unique older name that will stand the test of time." May. 28, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My brother's name is Theron, and it fits him perfectly! I's pronounced, THAIR-ehn and means "Hunter"." Apr. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my son's name. He is 35 yrs. old. This is such a beautiful name! First saw it when reading Home From the Hill by William Humphrey and the book was later made into a movie. Since then I have met a couple other Therons, but that's it! The name is pronounced wrong sometimes." Sep. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my son's name. His is 2 years old. Majority of the time it is pronounced wrong. When people ask what is his name and I tell them, they say, oh Darren that's nice. Not even close!! But, I wouldn't change it for anything. I love it. To me, it is different and not so common!!" Dec. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my son's name. It is pronounced THAIR-ehn but is often misheard as Aaron or Darren. It's the best boys name in the world!" Apr. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      8 Neutral Comments

  • "My son's name is Theron and we love it! My father had a hard time pronouncing it at first. I keep telling people that it rhymes with Aaron. Most people think that his name is "Farren" when I say it aloud. It's a beautiful, fitting, strong name for our little 1 year old. I'd never change it for the world." Jul. 19, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is named Theron, and people often think it's Darren or Aaron. He is used to spelling it for strangers, and we often say like Charlize Theron. I knew a boy in first grade with the name and wanted it for my son, I've never heard the name again. We live in Kentucky." Jun. 18, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is theron an I live in huntsville alabama. I love my name its unique .I have met one other person with the same name. many of my class mates pronounce my name different." Aug. 21, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My father's and brother's middle name is Theron. I love it and wish I had named one of my boys that. Pronounced THER an" Feb. 23, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Theron. He is 8 years old. We pronounce it THAIR-an. He calls himself Therro sometimes. I love this name and was very interested in the comment about changing the pronunciation with maturity." Apr. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Theron, and I pronounce it Thee-ron. Well I was told by a College Professor(Humanities), that in ancient Greece(for males only), after the age of 32, you changed the pronunciation of your name. This symbolized maturity(from boy to man). So, I was told from birth to 32yrs old, it is pronounced THAIR-ran. After the age of 32, it is pronounced, THEE-ron." Aug. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a woman named Theron, born 1982 in California. So there's one girl for your 9,767 boys that you can add to your graph. Potnia Theron is the Minoan or Archaic Greek equivalent of Artemis (aka Diana), goddess of the hunt." Feb. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My boyfriend's name is Theron & he is from Trinidad.He said that his mom named him after a cartoon character who is the sidekick to a detective.He pronounces his name Taron.He says that no one ever says it correctly. This name is also from the movie 300. :-)" Aug. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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