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OTHER FORMS: Thorvi (variant), Tófa (Old Norse diminutive)
Meaning & History
Swedish form of the Old Norse name Þórví
, which was derived from the name of the Norse god Þórr
; compare Tyra
) combined with an uncertain second element, possibly vé
meaning "devoted, dedicated" (from vīgja
"to consecrate (in heathen sense)"; compare Véfreyja
) or the related vér
"fighter" or "(pagan) priest".