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Torin is a strong and sturdy baby name for boys. Reminiscent of a proud Gaelic heritage, this name exudes cross-cultural appeal. Torin Mac Quillon was the famed protagonist of the Starslayer series, and Torin is also a main character in the Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger series. Keep reading to learn more about this unique name.

Meaning and Origin of the name Torin:

Torin is a given name and surname with two possible origins. Many etymologists believe that Torin originates from the Old Gaelic word tiarna (meaning “lord” or “chief”). However, some linguists believe that it derives from the Old Norse name Thorfinn (or Torfinn) and means “thunder”). Several linguists have also suggested links between Torin and toirneach (the contemporary Irish word for “thunder”).

Symbolism of the name Torin:

Torin possibly derives from the Irish Gaelic word for “chief.” The symbol of the Gaelic chieftain was the interwoven Celtic knot.

Nicknames for the name Torin:

  • Tor
  • Tory 
  • Torrie
  • Orin
  • Ory
  • T
  • Rinnie
  • Rin

Style of the name Torin:


Gender of the name Torin:

Torin is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Torin:


Number of syllables in the name Torin:


Emotion evoked from the name Torin:

The name Torin evokes feelings of tenacity and triumph.

Alternative spellings for the name Torin:

  • Torrin
  • Toran
  • Toren
  • Toryn
  • Torren
  • Tauren

Popularity of the name Torin:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Torin was the 1,027th most popular baby name for boys in 2020.

Great middle names for Torin and their meanings:

  • Alfonso (noble, strong, battle-ready)
  • Brody (broad island, deep valley)
  • Clarence (clear, bright, famous)
  • Deegan (dark-haired chieftain)
  • Edwin (wealthy friend)
  • Giovanni (God is gracious)
  • Huda (right guidance)
  • Ismail (God listens, God will hear)
  • Magnus (great)
  • Onyx (iridescent gemstone)
  • Raul (wolf counsel)
  • Victor (conquering, victorious)

Famous people with the name Torin:

  • Torin Borrowdale (film composer)
  • Torin Kamran Charles Cox (son of actor Brian Cox)
  • Torin Damon Dorn (football player)
  • Torin Jamal Francis (basketball player)
  • Torin Harmon (football player)
  • Torin Koos (skier)
  • Torin Herbert Erskine Thatcher (actor)
  • Torin Mathias Turnbull (son of model Nadia Björlin)
  • Torin Yater Wallace (skier)
  • Torin (character in the Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger series)
  • Torin Mac Quillon (protagonist of the Starslayer series)
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