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Meaning and Origin of: Thor

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old Norse : Thunder

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Scandinavian (mainly Swedish) : from a personal name, a short form of any of the various Scandinavian personal names containing the first element Thor (Old Norse þórr), the name of the god of thunder in Scandinavian mythology.
  • English : from the Anglo-Scandinavian name þōr, þūr, probably short forms of Old Norse compound names in þór-, þúr- (see 1).
  • German : habitational name for someone who lived by the gates of a town or a metonymic occupational name for someone responsible for guarding them, from Middle High German tor ‘gate’ (modern German Tor). Compare Portmann.
  • German : nickname from Middle Low German dor, Middle High German tor ‘fool’; also ‘deaf person’.
  • Southeast Asian : unexplained.