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Meaning and name origin

Thor \thor\ as a boy's 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 variant forms: Thorian, Thorin, Thorsson, Thorvald, Tor, Tore, Torre and Tyrus.

For more information, see also the related boy name Soren.

There are 2 feminine forms of Thor: Thora and Tova.


Thor is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#11439 out of 88799, Top 13%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Thor and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Soren (#640) and Tor. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Soren in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Tahir, Thom, Thorn, Thorp, Toro, Torr, Toru, Tory, Troi, Troy and Tyr. These names tend to be more commonly used than Thor.