Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. THAWR(English) TOOR(Norwegian, Swedish) TOR(Danish)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the Old Norse Þórr meaning "thunder", ultimately from Proto-Germanic *Þunraz. In Norse mythology Thor is a god of storms, thunder, war and strength, a son of Odin. He is portrayed as red-bearded, short-tempered, armed with a powerful hammer called Mjölnir, and wearing an enchanted belt called Megingjörð that doubles his strength. During Ragnarök, the final battle at the end of the world, it is foretold that Thor will slay the monstrous sea serpent Jörmungandr but be fatally poisoned by its venom.

Related Names

VariantsÞórr(Norse Mythology) Tor(Norwegian) Tor(Swedish)
Other Languages & CulturesÞunor(Anglo-Saxon Mythology) Donar, Þunraz(Germanic Mythology) Þór(Icelandic)
Surname DescendantsThorsen(Danish) Thorsen(Norwegian)
Same SpellingÞór
User SubmissionThór



Thor's Battle with the Ettins by Mårten Eskil Winge (1872)Thor's Battle with the Ettins by Mårten Eskil Winge (1872)


Entry updated December 7, 2022