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Gender: M Pronunciation: TOR-kil Meaning of Torquil: "Thor's cauldron" Origin of Torquil: Scottish from Norse

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Torquil, is a quirky but intriguing option that evolved from an ancient Scandinavian name and was imported into Scotland by the Vikings. The Gaelic form of the name is Torcaill.

Torquil MacLeod was the name of an early Scottish clan chief.

Famous People Named Torquil

Torquil Campbell, lead singer of indie band Stars

Pop Culture References for the Name Torquil

Torquil of the Oak - a huge, grizzled, aged woodsman and father of eight giant sons in Sir Walter Scott's "The Fair Maid of Perth" (1828)

Thirkell, Thorkel, Torkili

Torquil's International Variations

Torcall (Gaelic) Torkel (Swedish)