Pronounced Pron. THOR-in (Literature), TO-reen (German)
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Contributor Contrib.Emma on 12/16/2007
German male name representing the Germanic god Thor.Used by JRR Tolkien as the name of a dwarf, Thorin Oakensheild, who is the main dwarf in 'The Hobbit'. Tolkien took the name from the Dvergatal "Catalogue of Dwarves" in the Völuspá, a part of the Poetic Edda.