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What does Tore mean?

Tore Pronunciation of Tore [tore] as a name for boys has its root in Old Norse, and Tore means "thunder; little hills". Tore is an alternate spelling of Thor (Old Norse). Tore is also a derivative of Torrence (Irish, Gaelic): place name.

Associated with: norse, thunder, little, hills (mountain).


Tore has 3 variants: Tor, Torr and Torre.

8 more alternative forms via Thor, Torrence: Thorin, Torence, Torin, Torrens, Torrey, Torrin, Torry and Tyrus.

Creative forms:
(male) Tores, Toure, ..

(female) Torea, Tosa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tore Silas (T.S.), ..

How popular is Tore?

Tore is a rare first name for males. Tore is an equivalently unique last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Tore (not in Top 2000) are Thorin (#1183 via latest list), Torin (#1296), Thor (#1436), Tyrus (#1938), Torry, Torrence, Tor and Torrey. Other forms, like Torre, are uncommon. These forms of Tore are at the apex of their popularity presently (adoption of 0.03%). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Thor, Thorin, Torin, Torrence, Torrey in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Torry, Tyrus in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Tore is pronounced similarly to Tower and Tyr. Other recommended names are Dore, Dre, Gere, Gore, Imre, Jere, Moore, More, Tarek, Taren, Tareq, Taro, Tate, Tern, Thole, Thorn, Thorne, Thorp, Thorpe, Tige, Tigre, Tobe, Tobee, Tobey, Tobi, Tobie, Toby, Tod, Todd, Togo, Tom, Tome, Tomek, Tomeo, Tomey, Tomie, Tomm, Ton, Toney, Toni, Tonie, Tony, Toon, Toran, Torean, Toren, Torey, Torger, Toril, Torio, Torkel, Toro, Torrie, Toru, Tory, Tov, Tre, Trey, Troye, True, Tune, Turk, Tyce, Tye, Tyree, Tyrel, Vere and Ware. These names tend to be more frequently used than Tore.

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