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What does Thorald mean?

Thorald Pronunciation of Thorald [tho-rald] as a boys' name is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Thorald is "follower of Thor".

Associated with: norse, follower (servant).


Thorald has 5 variants: Terrell, Terrill, Thorold, Torald and Tyrell.

Affiliated boy name: Thoreau.

Creative forms:
(male) Terrald, Thobald, ..

(female) Thorah, Thotal, ..

Middle name pairings:
Thorald Rene (T.R.), ..

How popular is Thorald?

Thorald is an uncommon given name for men. Thorald is also a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Terrell (#889 a year ago), Terrill and Tyrell (#1113) are the popular related forms of Thorald (outside Top 2000). Adoption of these relations of Thorald reached its most widespread 2 decades ago (average #704) and has become much diminished since (#1334, 72.2%), with forms like Tyrell becoming less in vogue. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Terrell, Terrill, Tyrell in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Thorald and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Derald, Donald, Everald, Garald, Gerald, Gerrald, Harald, Jerald, Jerrald, Roald, Ronald, Tarrall (see Terrell), Teobaldo, Terrall, Thad, Theobald, Thibaud, Thole, Thoma, Thomas, Thor, Thorian, Thorin, Thorkel (see Torquil), Thorley, Thormond, Thorn, Thorne, Thornlea, Thornley, Thornly, Thorp, Thorpe, Thorvald, Thurl, Thurle, Tobal, Toran, Toril and Tybald. These names tend to be more commonly used than Thorald.

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