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What does Torsten mean?

Torsten Pronunciation of Torsten [torsten] as a name for boys has its root in Old English, and the meaning of Torsten is "Thor's stone". Torsten is a version of Thurston (Old English): also possibly "Thor's town".

Associated with: old english, stone (rock).


Torsten has 1 variant: Torston.

5 more alternative forms via Thurston: Thorstan, Thorstein, Thorsten, Thurstan and Thursten.

Creative forms:
(male) Tosten, Tysten, ..

(female) Torsin, Torte, ..

Middle name pairings:
Torsten Tristen (T.T.), ..

How popular is Torsten?

Torsten is an unusual first name for men. Torsten is an equivalently uncommon last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only popular varying form of Torsten (not ranked) is Thurston. Other forms, like Thorsten, are uncommon. This relation of Torsten was favored in the 1910s (#839). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Thurston in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Alsten, Arsen, Austen, Barten, Bolten, Borden, Carsen, Corben, Coren, Coryden, Cotten, Cristen, Dorien, Dorren, Dorrien, Dorryen, Dotsen (see Dotson), Dunsten, Dusten, Forden, Forster, Gorden, Goren, Gorten, Horten, Jorden, Joren, Jorgen, Justen, Kolten, Koren, Larsen, Lorren, Marsden, Marsten, Marten, Morgen, Morten, Morven, Normen, Orsen, Osten, Rusten, Soren, Tansen, Taren, Tarren, Tayten, Teyten, Thornton, Tiesen, Toran, Tore, Torean, Toren, Torger, Torion, Torran, Torre, Torrens, Torrey, Torrian, Torrie, Torrin, Trenten, Treven, Tristan, Tristen, Tristin, Triston, Tristyn, Triton, Trystan, Westen and Winsten. These names tend to be more frequently used than Torsten.

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