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Thor

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Scandinavian
  • Meaning: Thunder
  • #4195 All Time
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2k Thora (Scandinavian)

How popular is the name "Thor" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1904 5 0 5
1912 7 0 7
1913 9 0 9
1914 11 0 11
1915 13 0 13
1916 10 0 10
1917 15 0 15
1918 12 0 12
1919 9 0 9
1920 16 0 16
1921 11 0 11
1922 11 0 11
1923 8 0 8
1924 13 0 13
1925 16 0 16
1926 9 0 9
1927 5 0 5
1928 15 0 15
1929 13 0 13
1930 8 0 8
1931 10 0 10
1932 12 0 12
1933 5 0 5
1934 11 0 11
1935 10 0 10
1936 6 0 6
1937 9 0 9
1938 12 0 12
1939 8 0 8
1940 6 0 6
1941 15 0 15
1942 14 0 14
1943 14 0 14
1944 15 0 15
1945 11 0 11
1946 11 0 11
1947 19 0 19
1948 14 0 14
1949 18 0 18
1950 12 0 12
1951 13 0 13
1952 21 0 21
1953 17 0 17
1954 14 0 14
1955 32 0 32
1956 27 0 27
1957 20 0 20
1958 23 0 23
1959 29 0 29
1960 41 0 41
1961 64 0 64
1962 52 0 52
1963 50 0 50
1964 56 0 56
1965 59 0 59
1966 66 0 66
1967 46 0 46
1968 67 0 67
1969 65 0 65
1970 66 0 66
1971 80 0 80
1972 64 0 64
1973 59 0 59
1974 51 0 51
1975 45 0 45
1976 37 0 37
1977 37 0 37
1978 46 0 46
1979 53 0 53
1980 59 0 59
1981 40 0 40
1982 41 0 41
1983 41 0 41
1984 45 0 45
1985 38 0 38
1986 49 0 49
1987 55 0 55
1988 48 0 48
1989 53 0 53
1990 56 0 56
1991 48 0 48
1992 61 0 61
1993 45 0 45
1994 51 0 51
1995 45 0 45
1996 48 0 48
1997 50 0 50
1998 44 0 44
1999 49 0 49
2000 50 0 50
2001 62 0 62
2002 57 0 57
2003 71 0 71
2004 57 0 57
2005 75 0 75
2006 74 0 74
2007 73 0 73
2008 103 0 103
2009 77 0 77
2010 98 0 98
2011 106 0 106
2012 104 0 104
2013 94 0 94
2014 114 0 114

Want to know about the populiarty of Thor? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,929 babies born with the name Thor in the United States. That's more than enough Thors to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1904 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Thor" was in 2014 with a total of 114 babies.

According to the 1971 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Thor" is not a popular baby boy's name in Minnesota. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Minnesota have the same name as you in 1971. Across the entire United States a total of only 80 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Thor popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Thor in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the gulf coast area? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Thor" mean? The list below shows the origins of Thor as well as things modernly associated with the name Thor such as celebrities named Thor.

Scandinavian

Origin and Meaning of Thor

The name "Thor" is of Scandinavian origin, and it means "Thunder". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Alternative Meanings

T is for treasure, that of your friendship.

H is for heavenly, your spirit is strong.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

R is for radiant, it's your personality!

Your name in reverse order is "Roht". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ohrt". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Thor born Jan 29, 1940

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Alaska approximately on 575. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

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