Thurstan

Thurstan comes from an English surname, an Anglicized form of Old Norse Þorsteinn (Torsten) meaning “Thor’s stone”, made up of Thor (the Norse god of thunder, strength, war, and storms) and Old Norse steinn (stone), perhaps originating as a locational name for someone who lived near an altar for Thor.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

Meaning: “Thor’s stone”

Usage: English

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Variants:

  • Thorstein (Norwegian)
  • Torstein (Norwegian)
  • Torsten (Swedish, Danish, German)
  • Thorsten (Danish, Swedish, German)
  • Torsti (Finnish)
  • Turstin (Medieval English)
  • Þórsteinn (Ancient Scandinavian)