Male, Mythology, Nature, Proto-Indo-European


Thor is the name of the Norse god of thunder, lightning, storms, and the defender of Asgard and mankind, and features extensively in Norse mythology. He is depicted as red-haired and bearded, someone who prefers direct action, and is very strong. His name means “thunder” from Proto-Germanic *þunraz (thunder) derived from a PIE root word.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

Meaning: “thunder”

Usage: Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, English


  • Tor (Norwegian, Danish, Swedish)
  • Þórr (Old Norse)
  • Þór (Icelandic)
  • Þunor (Anglo-Saxon)
  • Donar (Old High German)

Female forms:

  • Thora (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English)
  • Tora (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish)
  • Torø (Norwegian)
  • Þóra (Old Norse, Icelandic)

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