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What does Torquil mean?

Torquil Pronunciation of Torquil [torquil] as a boys' name is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Torquil is "Thor's helmet". From Torcall, which is derived from an Old Norse name that also is the source form of the Swedish name Torkel. Also possibly (Old Norse) "Thor's kettle", referring to a cauldron used in sacrifice. In Norse mythology, Thor is the god of thunder.

Associated with: scottish, gaelic, helmet (defender), old, norse, mythology, thunder.


Torquil has 4 variants: Thirkell, Thorkel, Torkel and Torkill.

Creative forms:
(male) Roquil, Tyquil, ..


Middle name pairings:
Torquil Archie (T.A.), ..

How popular is Torquil?

Torquil is a rare first name for males. Torquil is a rare surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Torquil has not been ranked in the list so far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aquil, Norvil, Shaquil, Tarquin, Tarquino, Toril, Torin, Torio, Torrie, Torrin, Torrio (see Torio), Toru and Trail. Like Torquil, these names are not frequently used.

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