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When you hear the name Theron, you may first think of Charlize Theron. This option is also a given title, originating from ancient Greece. It is currently a top 4,500 option for boys in America.

Meaning of the name Theron:

Greek: to hunt, hunter

Origin of the name Theron:

The baby name Theron comes from the ancient Greek word “therao.” “Therao” translates to “to hunt,” making Theron mean “hunter.” In modern times, people know Theron because of actress Charlize Theron. It was more popular in America as a given name in the early twentieth century.

Symbolism of the name Theron:

Theron comes from the ancient Greek word “therao.” “Therao” means “to hunt,” giving Theron a definition of “hunter.” This translation still stands, despite the switch off of Theron used as a first name or surname.

Style of the name Theron:


Gender of the name Theron:

Theron is a classical name for boys.

Pronunciation of the name Theron:

TEH-rawn or THEHR-un

Number of syllables in the name Theron:


Emotion evoked from the name Theron:

Theron is a mature and classical name. It is strong and unique.

Alternative spellings for the name Theron:

  • Tharon
  • Theronn
  • Tharonn

Nicknames for the name Theron:

  • Ron
  • Ronnie
  • Ronny
  • Eron
  • Heron
  • Theo 
  • Thero

Popularity of the name Theron:

In 1901, Theron was number 724 for boys in America. It remained on the top 1,000 list of the Social Security Popularity Index until 1992 at rank 996. As of 2021, Theron is a top 4,500 option. More specifically, Theron is number 4,424 for boys.

Related names for the name Theron:

Great middle names for Theron and their meanings:

  • Dumont (from the mountain)
  • Avery (ruler of elves, wise)
  • Ryder (horseman, rider)
  • Mayhew (gift of God)
  • Quinton (fifth, queen's manor)
  • Tyson (high-spirited, firebrand)
  • Fennick (fox)
  • Cade (round, barrel)

Famous people with the name Theron:

  • Theron Pond (man who invented “Pond's Cream”)

Therons in popular culture:

  • Theron Hunnicutt (character from “Vincente Millinelli”)
  • Theron Shan (character from “Star Wars: The Old Republic”)
  • Theron Haskar (character from “Snow Like Ashes”)
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