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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 on this name, 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). This boy name was at the apex of its popularity during the years 1970-1979 and is somewhat less popular today. Dorian (#535) is the most contemporarily stylish birth name here. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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.