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Thor is more than just a name for a super hero. A truly ancient name, it is incredibly popular throughout Scandinavia. Read on to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Thor:

Norse: Thunder

Origin of the name Thor:

Thor is a name of Norse origin that means “thunder” and relates to the ancient Norse god of Thunder.

Symbolism of the name Thor:

Thor is a name that symbolizes not only strength, but also a family's connection to their roots.

Style of the name Thor:


Gender of the name Thor:

Thor is almost always used as a name for a baby boy.

Pronunciation of the name Thor:


Number of syllables in the name Thor:


Emotion evoked from the name Thor:

Thor tends to evoke emotions that are related to being awed and impressed.

Alternative spellings for the name Thor:

  • Thorr
  • Thore

Nicknames for the name Thor:

  • T

Popularity of the name Thor:

According to the Social Security Administration, Thor last ranked as the 912th most popular baby name in the United States in 1971. The name peaked in popularity in 1968, when it was the 883rd most popular name.

Related names for the name Thor:

  • Frey
  • Baldur
  • Donner

Great middle names for Thor and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Thor:

  • Thor Olsen (professional wrestler)
  • Thor Halvorssen (human rights activist)
  • Thor Hansen (Norwegian poker player)

Thors in popular culture:

  • Thor (Norse mythology)
  • Thor (comic character, The Mighty Thor)
  • Thor (character, Stargate SG:1)
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