Danish and German
"thunder bear"

Torben Origin and Meaning

The name Torben is a boy's name meaning "thunder bear".

A familiar name in the Nordic countries that hasn't yet gained popularity in the English speaking world. But it could, now that Old Norse names like Thor and Odin are on the rise. It derives from Torbjörrn, which seems less likely to translate outside Scandinavia. But if you're looking for Danish names for a baby boy, Torben could be a choice that's both accessible and unusual.

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Torben Popularity

Famous People Named Torben

  • Torben Ulrichformer professional tennis player and father of Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich

Torben in Pop Culture

  • Torben Friischaracter on Danish TV show "Borgen"