Bolt Name Meaning & Origin
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My husband's grandfather (born abt. 1912) was named "Bolt" & has been the middlename for 1st born sons for the last 4 generations.
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Derivitive of the name "Bolton", from Anglo-Saxon, meaning "from/of the manor farm". Also, from Middle English, meaning "bar" or "arrow".
A created name, from the English word "thunderbolt".
It also means "lock" and "to run away".
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Bolt Birch, actor and brother of actress Thora Birch. Their parents wanted to give their children names relating to thunder. Thora was named for Thor, the Norse god of thunder (she was expected to be a boy, and the name was feminised when she turned out to be a girl.)
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Bolt, a 2008 Disney film, in which the title character was a dog with supposed super-powers.