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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Thora

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Short form of Old Norse, female given names beginning with Þórr (“Thor”).

  1. A female given name occasionally borrowed from Scandinavia.

Thora was also found in the following language(s): Danish

Notable Persons Named Thora

Thora Birch is an actress. She has been prominent since 1988. Thora was born as the child of Carol Connors (actress) on March 11th, 1982 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Janette Scott is an actress, author, and actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1942 to 1967. Janette was given the name Thora Janette Scott by her parent Thora Hird on December 14th, 1938 in Morecambe.

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Thora was born on February 3rd, 1821. She died on June 16th, 1884.

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Þóra was born on February 18th, 1975.

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Þóra B. Helgadóttir is a soccer player for the Fylkir, Duke Blue Devils, Breiðablik UBK, Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur, Kolbotn Fotball, Oud-Heverlee Leuven (women), RSC Anderlecht (women), FC Rosengård, Western Sydney Wanderers FC (W-League), and Iceland women's national football team. Þóra was born on May 5th, 1981 in Reykjavík.

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Thora was born in 1848. She left this life in 1917.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Thora

Leni Stern is a jazz, rock, fusion, world music, and rock music musician. She plays guitar, ngoni, piano, Ngoni (instrument), and Electric guitar. Leni was given the name Magdalena Thora in Munich.

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1883 9 9 0
1884 5 5 0
1885 9 9 0
1887 5 5 0
1888 8 8 0
1889 11 11 0
1890 15 15 0
1891 16 16 0
1892 20 20 0
1893 12 12 0
1894 23 23 0
1895 13 13 0
1896 13 13 0
1897 15 15 0
1898 19 19 0
1899 14 14 0
1900 23 23 0
1901 14 14 0
1902 18 18 0
1903 16 16 0
1904 16 16 0
1905 19 19 0
1906 27 27 0
1907 21 21 0
1908 21 21 0
1909 26 26 0
1910 37 37 0
1911 27 27 0
1912 43 43 0
1913 57 57 0
1914 49 49 0
1915 67 67 0
1916 72 72 0
1917 55 55 0
1918 60 60 0
1919 52 52 0
1920 56 56 0
1921 48 48 0
1922 41 41 0
1923 61 61 0
1924 44 44 0
1925 37 37 0
1926 47 47 0
1927 36 36 0
1928 40 40 0
1929 24 24 0
1930 26 26 0
1931 24 24 0
1932 23 23 0
1933 21 21 0
1934 24 24 0
1935 20 20 0
1936 19 19 0
1937 15 15 0
1938 16 16 0
1939 16 16 0
1940 11 11 0
1941 19 19 0
1942 12 12 0
1943 21 21 0
1944 12 12 0
1945 10 10 0
1946 14 14 0
1947 19 19 0
1948 7 7 0
1949 13 13 0
1950 10 10 0
1951 9 9 0
1952 9 9 0
1953 17 17 0
1954 8 8 0
1955 10 10 0
1956 15 15 0
1957 9 9 0
1958 8 8 0
1959 6 6 0
1960 7 7 0
1962 5 5 0
1963 6 6 0
1964 6 6 0
1965 5 5 0
1966 6 6 0
1968 7 7 0
1970 7 7 0
1972 5 5 0
1973 7 7 0
1974 5 5 0
1976 5 5 0
1978 6 6 0
1982 5 5 0
1993 5 5 0
1999 7 7 0
2000 7 7 0
2001 8 8 0
2002 5 5 0
2003 5 5 0
2004 9 9 0
2005 7 7 0
2006 8 8 0
2007 15 15 0
2008 11 11 0
2009 8 8 0
2010 10 10 0
2011 19 19 0
2012 21 21 0
2013 25 25 0
2014 20 20 0
2015 22 22 0
2016 22 22 0
2017 29 29 0

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Popularity of Thora as a first name

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Common last names for Thora

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  • Nelson
  • Anderson
  • Hansen
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Fun Facts about the name Thora

  • How Popular is the name Thora? Thora is the 6,485th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Thora have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,149 babies born with the first name Thora in the United States. That's more than enough people named Thora to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Thora? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1883 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Thora first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Thora is Saturday, January 14th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Thora born? The highest recorded use of the first name Thora was in 1916 with a total of 72 babies.
  • Random Thora Factoid: According to the 1912 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Thora ranks 81st in popularity as a baby girl's name in Utah. Imagine that, 8 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1912.
  • Weird things about the name Thora: Your name in reverse order is Aroht. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Atorh. How do you pronounce that?

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