Þórr

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Origin and Meaning

Þórr is the name of a Norse god, the personification of thunder, see ÞOR (name element) [1] [2] [3] [4]

Related Names

Tórur
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Faroese
Þór
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Icelandic
Þórr
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Old Norse

For variant forms see Tor, Þórir
For female forms see Þóra

Combinations

For combinations see ÞOR (name element)

Further Information

Norse Mythology

Þórr belongs to the Æsir and is the god of thunder and battle. He is the defender of gods and men alike against the forces threatening Utgarð, especially against the giants and Miðgarðsormr.

His parents are Óðinn and Jǫrð. Baldr is his brother. Þórr is also said to be the foster son of Hlóra.

His wife is Sif, and he lives in Þrúðheimr or Þrúðvangr in the hall Bilskírnir.

He is imagined as being big in stature and strong with a red beard and a fierce look, but he is also depicted as being gullible to the point of simple-mindedness. He is a man with a voracious appetite for both food and drink.

Þórr's Children

Þórr's Names

  • Ásabragr
  • Ása-Þórr (Æsir-Þórr)
  • Atli
  • Eindriði
  • Hafra dróttin (Lord of the Goats)
  • Hlórriði
  • Reiðar Týr (Chariot God)
  • Vingnir
  • Vingþórr

Þórr's Attributes

  • His strength-giving belt
  • His chariot drawn by the goats Tanngrísnir and Tanngnjóstr
  • His hammer Mjǫllnir (also called þrúðhamarr = 'hammer of strength')
  • His iron gauntlet
  • His staff Gríðarvǫlr from the giantess Gríðr

Þórr's Companions

Þórr´s Servants

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[5]
0 0 0 0
Denmark Denmark[6]
0 n.a. 0 n.a.
Norway Norway[7]
0 n.a. 0 n.a.
Finland Finland[8]
0 0 0 0
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Þórr.

Sources: [5] [6] [7] [8]

References

  1. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  2. Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)
  3. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  6. 6.0 6.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  7. 7.0 7.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  8. 8.0 8.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi