Given Name TOR

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: TOOR (Swedish, Norwegian), TOR (Danish)  [details]

Meaning & History

Modern Scandinavian form of Þórr (see THOR). It was not used as a personal name until the 18th century. It is sometimes used as a short form of names of Old Norse origin that begin with the element Tor, which is also from Þórr.
FEMININE FORMS: Thora, Tora (Swedish), Thora, Tora (Norwegian), Thora, Tora (Danish)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Þór (Icelandic), Thor, Þórr (Norse Mythology)
Entry updated January 25, 2013