Provençal; Icelandic
"hawk; thunder god"

Astor Origin and Meaning

The name Astor is a boy's name meaning "hawk; thunder god".

Similar to the floral name Aster, this spelling derives separately from Old Provençal astur "hawk") and from the Icelandic name elements as ("god") and þor ("thunder").

As a surname, it has several notable bearers from the world of business and politics, such as Nancy Astor: the first woman to serve as a Member of Parliament in the UK.

As a first name, Astor was used for a (female) character in Dexter.

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