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What does Tor mean?

Tor Pronunciation of Tor [tor] as a boys' name is of Old Norse and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Tor is "thunder; turtle-dove". Variant of Thor. Also an Irish Gaelic name for a craggy hilltop and may refer to a watchtower.

Associated with: norse, thunder.


Tor has 1 variant: Thor.

Affiliated boy names: Tory and Torr.

4 more different relations via Thor: Thorin, Tore, Torre and Tyrus.

Creative forms:
(male) Tar, Tir, ..

(female) Tra, Tsa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tor Otis (T.O.), ..

How popular is Tor?

Tor is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#67317 out of 150436, Top 45%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Tor reached its top position of #99 in Sweden in 2013, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Tor rated in the Top 2000 are Thorin (#1183 a year ago), Thor (#1436), Tyrus (#1938) and Tory. Other variants, like Torre, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Tor is widespread presently (usage of 0.02%), except for the form Tory which has fallen out of style.

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

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

Similar Names

Tor is pronounced similarly to Tower and Tyr. Other suggested similar names are Cor, Dor, Tod, Tom, Ton, Toro, Toru and Tov. These names tend to be more frequently used than Tor.

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