Thorfinn Name Meaning & Origin
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A fusion of the Scandinavian names "Thor" and "Finn". The strength of the Viking thunder god is tempered and focussed by the character of the Finns.
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I have always been extremely proud to have this name. In the English-speaking world it's virtually unheard of, although it seems to be more common in Scandinavia. It is always a talking point when meeting new people, and there are numerous possible pronunciations - any of which are fine by me.
There is an amusing tendency for people to mishear "Thorfinn", and I've had people believe my name was swordfish, surfing, and even "the orphan".
I am from Orkney and Thorfinn is very popular there. I have met many people with that name, and although I am in Canada now, I am considering it for my first son.
My son's name is Thorfinn. His fathers family is also from Orkney, where it is not an uncommon name. I like the name because I can shorten it to either Thor or Finn. I wasn't sure about the name at first, but now I love it. It is a strong name and suits my son perfectly.
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Thor is the Scandinavian pantheon's god of war and thunder. Finn in this case likely means simply "Finnish"; there is also an Irish version meaning "fair haired".
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Thorfinn Turf-Einarsson, 10th century Earl of Orkney, better known by his nickname, Thorfinn Skullsplitter
Thorfinn Sigurdsson, 11th century Earl of Orkney, also known as Thorfinn the Mighty, grandfather of Saint Magnus
Thorfinn Karlsefni, Icelandic explorer and Vinland settler (died circa 1010)
Saint Thorfinn of Hamar, 13th century Roman Catholic bishop and saint
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Thorfinn Rowle, a Death Eater who appears in the last Harry Potter books
Thorfinn, main character of Japanese manga Vinland Saga