Thor name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Thor mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Thor

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Thor is of Scandinavian origin and means "God of Thunder".
  2. A user from Serbia says the name Thor is of Scandinavian origin and means "Norse mythology god of thunder".
  3. 3 submissions from the United States and Indonesia agree the name Thor means "Thunder" and is of Norwegian / Scandinavian origin.
  4. A submission from Virginia, U.S. says the name Thor means "Handsome and cute god".
  5. According to a user from Florida, U.S., the name Thor means "God".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Thor
The god of thunder, and son of Odin.

Etymology: Icel. þōrs. Cf. Thursday

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (Norse mythology) god of thunder and rain and farming; pictured as wielding a hammer emblematic of the thunderbolt; identified with Teutonic Donar

Representing Old Norse Þórr (Swedish Tor); cognate with Old English þunor.

  1. (Norse mythology) The god of thunder.
  2. A male given name from the Germanic languages occasionally borrowed from Scandinavia.

Thor was also found in the following language(s): Danish, German, and Norwegian

Notable Persons Named Thor

Notable Persons Named Thor

Thor Heyerdahl

Thor Heyerdahl was a scientist in the fields of ethnography and adventure. Thor was born on October 6th, 1914 in Larvik, Norway. He breathed his last breath on April 18th, 2002.

Thor Nis Christiansen

Thor Nis Christiansen is a criminal.

Thor Freudenthal

Thor was born on October 20th, 1972 in West Berlin.

Thor Harris

Thor Harris is a rock music, folk rock, indie rock, and lo-fi music musician. He plays Drum kit, Percussion instrument, Hammered dulcimer, Vibraphone, Clarinet, Piano, Organ (music), Violin, Viola, Accordion, Melodica, Keyboard instrument, Guitar, Bass guitar, and Trombone. His most notable accomplishments were from 1986 to present. Thor was born on February 7th, 1965.

Thor Hushovd

Thor Hushovd is a cyclist. Thor was born on January 18th, 1978 in Grimstad, Aust-Agder, Norway.


Destructhor is a death metal musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1993. Destructhor was given the name Thor Anders Myhren on March 8th, 1978. Destructhor is also known as Destructhor.

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    Icelandic Writer
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    Finance Minister of Denmark
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Notable Persons With the Last Name Thor

Notable Persons With the Last Name Thor

Brad Thor

Brad Thor is a spy fiction, thriller (genre), and non-fiction novel novelist. Brad was born in 1969 in Chicago.

Jon Mikl Thor

Jon Mikl Thor is a bodybuilder, actor, and musician. Jon was born in 1953 in Vancouver, Canada.

Cameron Thor

Cameron Thor is an actor, screenwriter, film director, and acting coach. His most notable accomplishments were from 1984 to 1984. Cameron was born on March 17th, 1960 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Ultimate Thor

Ultimate Thor is a comics character.

Ebba Busch Thör

Ebba Busch Thör is a Leader of the Christian Democrats and Christian Democrats (Sweden). She has been prominent since 2015. Ebba was born on February 11th, 1987 in Gamla Uppsala.

Larry Thor

Larry was given the name Arnlelfur Lawrence Thorsteinson on August 27th, 1916 in Lundar, Manitoba. He breathed his last breath on March 16th, 1976.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Thor U.S.
  White 34.11% 64.26%
  African American 1.13% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 61.49% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.18% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.70% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.38% 16.26%

Of Last Name Thor

People with the last name Thor are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Thor

  • How Popular is the name Thor? Thor is the 4,186th most popular name of all time. As a last name Thor was the 11,197th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Thor have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,439 babies born with the first name Thor in the United States. That's more than enough people named Thor to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Thor? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1904 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Thor first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Thor is Tuesday, November 16th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Thor born? The highest recorded use of the first name Thor was in 2015 with a total of 118 babies.
  • Random Thor Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Thor is not a popular baby boy's name in Washington. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Washington have the same name in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Thor: The name spelled backwards is Roht. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ohtr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Thor? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,823 people with the last name Thor.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Thor? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Thor as their last name since less than 1 person in 104k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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