Hawthorne is an English surname, a locational name for someone who lived near a hawthorn hedge, made up from Middle English hawe (hedge, enclosure) and thorn (thorn), essentially meaning “hedge thorn”. Hawthorn refers to a number of flowering plants belonging to the genus Crataegus with pink and white fragrant flowers and small red fruit.
Meaning: “hedge thorn” in reference to the hawthorn flower
Usage: English, Scottish, Irish
- Hawthorn (English)