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What does Torin mean?

Torin \t(o)-rin\ as a boys' name is pronounced TOR-en. It is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Torin is "chief". Contemporary use of Torin and its variants probably are based on Torrance and Dorian.


Torin has 6 variants: Toran, Torean, Toren, Torion, Torran and Torrian.

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

Torin has 7 more alternative forms via Dorian, Torrance: Dore, Dorien, Dorion, Dorrian, Dorrien, Dorryen and Torence.


Torin is an unusual first name for males. Torin is an unusual last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the boy name Torin and associated names. Dorian (#535 a year ago) and Torrance are the popular related forms of Torin (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000. These boy names were at the apex of their popularity during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.302%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.2325%, down 23%). Dorian (#535) is the most contemporarily stylish birth name here. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dorian, Torrance in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Torin is pronounced similarly to Taran, Taren, Tarin, Taron, Tarrin, Tarun, Teran, Teron, Terrin, Teryn, Torrin and Tyron. Other recommended similar baby names are Corin, Gorin, Korin, Lorin, Tern, Thorian, Thorin, Thorn, Tobin, Toril and Torio. These names tend to be more commonly used than Torin.