Tor name meaning

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

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Tor

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Tor
  1. A tower; a turret.(R)
  2. High-pointed hill; a rocky pinnacle.(Prov. Eng)"A rolling range of dreary moors, unbroken by tor or tree." [C. Kingsley.]

Etymology: AS. torr; cf. Gael. torr. Cf. Tower

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A high rocky hill
  2. A prominent rock or pile of rocks on a hill

    Tor was also found in the following language(s): Finnish, German, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish, and Turkish

    Notable Persons Named Tor

    Notable Persons Named Tor

    Tor Johnson

    Tor Johnson was a professional wrestling, actor, and professional wrestler. He was most active from 1934 to 1961. Tor was given the name Karl Oscar Tore Johansson on October 19th, 1903 in Kalmar County. Tor is also known as Super Swedish Angel and Thor Johnson. He died on May 12th, 1971.

    Tor Miller

    Tor Miller is an indie pop musician. He has been prominent since 2013.

    Tor Olav Troim

    Tor was born in 1963.

    Tor Troéng

    Tor was born on January 25th, 1983 in Umeå. Tor is also known as The Hammer.

    Tor Kamata

    Tor was born on March 9th, 1937 in Hawaii. He passed away on July 23rd, 2007.

    Tor Hamer

    Tor was born on January 20th, 1983 in New York.

    • Tor Ole Skullerud
    • Tor Andrae
      Christian Bishop
    • Tor Arne Hetland
    • Tor Schriachavanon Graves
    • Tor Åge Bringsværd
    • Tor Isedal
    • Tor Hagfors
    • Tor Hyams
    • Tor Singsaas
    • Tor Øyvind Hovda
      Soccer Player
    • Tor Obrestad
    • Tor Ragnar Nessling
      General Manager
    • Tor Aspengren
    • Tor Berger Jørgensen

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Tor

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Tor

    George Tor

    George Tor is a soccer player for the Rochester Rhinos, Medaille College, Reading United A.C., and Orlando City U-23. George was born on July 7th, 1989 in Lagos, Nigeria.


    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Tor U.S.
      White 39.36% 64.26%
      African American 11.97% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 36.17% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 8.51% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Tor

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

    Entire United States

    Fun Facts about the name Tor

  1. How Popular is the name Tor? Tor is the 12,334th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tor was the 54,752nd most popular name in 2010.
  2. How many people with the first name Tor have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 819 babies born with the first name Tor in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tor to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  3. What year were 5 or more babies first named Tor? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1950 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  4. When was Tor first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tor is Monday, May 2nd, 1881.
  5. What year had the most people named Tor born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tor was in 1965 with a total of 30 babies.
  6. Random Tor Factoid: According to the 1954 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tor is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name in 1954.
  7. Weird things about the name Tor: The name spelled backwards is Rot. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ort. How do you pronounce that?
  8. How many people have the last name Tor? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 376 people with the last name Tor.
  9. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tor? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Tor as their last name since less than 1 person in 769k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  10. Tor name meaning

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