Tor Name Meaning & Origin
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Sounds similar to the German "tuer", meaning "door". Tor is German for "gate" as in city gate.
The name is pronounced "TOOR" and is the fourteenth most popular boy's name in Norway.
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The word "tor" means "king" in the Tiv language of Nigeria, near the cradle of mankind. In "The Ouzo Prophecy" (see church-of-ouzo.com), Tor is the new name of the Second Coming of Christ.
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Modern Scandinavian form of Þórr (Thor), the name of a Norse god, who is the personification of thunder.
Sometimes used as a short form of names of Old Norse origin which begin with the element Tor.
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Tor Johnson, Swedish wrestler
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Tor, a prehistoric comic-book character
Tor, a character in several Robin McKinley novels
Sir Tor, an Arthurian Knight of the Round Table