Boy name origins & meanings
- Norse : Thor's stone
Boy name variations
Family name origins & meanings
- English : from a medieval personal name, Old Norseþórsteinn, composed of the elements þórr, name of the Scandinavian god of thunder (see Thor) +steinn ‘stone’, ‘rock’, hence ‘altar of Thor’ or perhaps ‘hammer of Thor’.
- English : habitational name from Thurston in Suffolk, so called from the genitive case of the Old Norse personal nameþóri (see Thor) + Old English tūn‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.