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What does Thor mean?

Thor Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: norse, thunder, mythology, power.


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

Affiliated boy name: Soren.

2 feminine forms: Thora and Tova.

Creative forms:
(male) Thar, Toor, ..

(female) Thie, Thori, ..

Middle name pairings:
Thor Mikael (T.M.), ..

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)

Thor was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its apex rank of #998 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, and is at #1436 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Soren (#577 from recent data), Thorin (#1183), Tyrus (#1938), Thorvald and Tor are the prominent varying forms of Thor (#1436 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.

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