Gender Feminine

Meaning & History

Old Norse name meaning "Thor's protection", from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see Thor) combined with bjǫrg "help, save, rescue".

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesThora(Danish) Þorbjörg, Þóra(Icelandic) Torbjørg, Thora, Tora, Torborg, Torø(Norwegian) Thorborg, Tora, Torborg(Swedish)
Same SpellingÞorbjörg


Sources & References

  1. Viking Answer Lady Webpage, available from
Entry updated January 21, 2022