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Thor

First Name
4k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
3k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Thor

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

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Thor
The god of thunder, and son of Odin.

Etymology: Icel. þōrs. Cf. Thursday

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (Norse mythology) god of thunder and rain and farming; pictured as wielding a hammer emblematic of the thunderbolt; identified with Teutonic Donar
Wiktionary

Representing Old Norse Þórr (Swedish Tor); cognate with Old English þunor.

  1. (Norse mythology) The god of thunder.
  2. A male given name occasionally borrowed from Scandinavia.

Thor was also found in the following language(s): Danish, German, and Norwegian

Notable Persons Named Thor

Thor Heyerdahl was a scientist in the fields of ethnography and adventure. Thor was born on October 6th, 1914 in Larvik, Norway. He breathed his last breath on April 18th, 2002.

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Thor Nis Christiansen is a criminal.

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Thor Freudenthal is an important somebody. Thor was born on October 20th, 1972 in West Berlin.

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Thor Harris is a rock music, folk rock, indie rock, and lo-fi music musician. He plays Drum kit, Percussion instrument, Hammered dulcimer, Vibraphone, Clarinet, Piano, Organ (music), Violin, Viola, Accordion, Melodica, Keyboard instrument, Guitar, Bass guitar, and Trombone. His most notable accomplishments were from 1986 to present. Thor was born on February 7th, 1965.

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Thor Hushovd is a cyclist. Thor was born on January 18th, 1978 in Grimstad, Aust-Agder, Norway.

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Destructhor is a death metal musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1993. Destructhor was given the name Thor Anders Myhren on March 8th, 1978. Destructhor is also known as Destructhor.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Thor

Brad Thor is a spy fiction, thriller (genre), and non-fiction novel novelist. Brad was born in 1969 in Chicago.

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Jon Mikl Thor is a bodybuilder, actor, and musician. Jon was born in 1953 in Vancouver, Canada.

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Cameron Thor is an actor, screenwriter, film director, and acting coach. His most notable accomplishments were from 1984 to 1984. Cameron was born on March 17th, 1960 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Ultimate Thor is a comics character.

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Ebba Busch Thör is a Leader of the Christian Democrats and Christian Democrats (Sweden). She has been prominent since 2015. Ebba was born on February 11th, 1987 in Gamla Uppsala.

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Larry Thor was a famous person. Larry was given the name Arnlelfur Lawrence Thorsteinson on August 27th, 1916 in Lundar, Manitoba. He breathed his last breath on March 16th, 1976.

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How popular is the baby 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 115 0 115
2015 118 0 118
2016 87 0 87

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Popularity of Thor as a first name

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Popularity of Thor as a last name

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Common last names for Thor

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Thor U.S.
  White 34.11% 64.26%
  African American 1.13% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 61.49% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.18% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.70% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.38% 16.26%

Of Last Name Thor

People with the last name Thor are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Thor

  • How Popular is the name Thor? Thor is the 4,200th most popular name of all time. As a last name Thor was the 11,197th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Thor have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,135 babies born with the first name Thor in the United States. That's more than enough people named Thor to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Thor? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1904 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Thor first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Thor is Tuesday, November 16th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Thor born? The highest recorded use of the first name Thor was in 2015 with a total of 118 babies.
  • Random Thor Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Thor is not a popular baby boy's name in Ohio. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Thor: Your name in reverse order is Roht. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Roht. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Thor? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,823 people with the last name Thor.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Thor? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Thor as their last name since less than 1 person in 104k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.