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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. THOR-in(Literature) TO-reen(German)  [key]

Meaning & History

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.
Added 12/16/2007 by Emma
Edited 6/5/2016 by LMS, elbowin and Frollein Gladys