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What does Thor mean?

Thor /thor/ as a boys' name is pronounced thor. It is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Thor is "thunder".

Mythology: Thor was the Norse god of thunder and power, one of the sons of Odin. Thursday was named for Thor. Explorer Thor Heyerdahl.


Thor has 8 variants: Thorian, Thorin, Thorsson, Thorvald, Tor, Tore, Torre and Tyrus.

Affiliated boy name: Soren.

Thor has 2 feminine forms: Thora and Tova.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Thorry, Toor, ..

(female) Thora, Thorie, ..

How popular is Thor?

Thor is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#12737 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name history of Thor for boys. Thor was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its apex rank of #998 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, and is at #1438 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Thor name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Thor outside U.S.

Shown below is a comparison of the statistics of the boy name Thor and corresponding names. Soren (#640 from recent data), Thorin (#1453), Tyrus (#1748), Tor and Thorvald are the prominent varying forms of Thor (#1438 from recent data). Usage of these forms of Thor is at its apex presently. Soren is the most trendy birth name in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Thor, Soren, Thorin, Thorvald, Tyrus in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Tor outside U.S.

Similar Names


Thor is pronounced similarly to Thayer. Other recommended names are Amor, Cor, Dor, Egor, Ifor, Igor, Ivor, Noor, Sior, Tabor, Tahir, Tahoe, Talor, Taos, Tavor, Tedor, Teo, Teom, Thad, Thaw, Theo, Theon, Thoby, Thole, Thom, Thoma, Thorn, Thorne, Thorp, Thorpe, Thu, Thurl, Tibor, Tod, Todor, Tom, Ton, Toon, Toro, Torr, Toru, Tory, Tov, Troi, Troy, Tsar, Tudor, Tylor, Tyr, Ygor and Yvor. These names tend to be more frequently used than Thor.