Gender Feminine

Meaning & History

Either a feminine form of Þórr (see Thor) or else a short form of the various Old Norse names beginning with the element Þór. In Norse myth Thora was the wife of the Danish king Ragnar Lodbrok.

Related Names

VariantTófa(Old Norse)
Other Languages & CulturesThora, Tove(Danish) Thora, Tora, Torbjørg, Tordis, Torhild, Torild, Turid, Tone, Tonje, Torborg, Toril, Torill, Torny, Torø, Tove, Tuva(Norwegian) Tora, Thorborg, Torborg, Tova, Tove, Tuva(Swedish)
Same SpellingThora
User SubmissionThóra



Sources & References

  1. Viking Answer Lady Webpage, available from
  2. Peterson, Lena. Nordiskt runnamnslexikon. Uppsala, 2007, page 228.
Entry updated December 7, 2022