Scottish from Norse
"Thor's cauldron"

Torquil Origin and Meaning

The name Torquil is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "Thor's cauldron".

Torquil, is a quirky but intriguing option that evolved from an ancient Scandinavian nameand 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.

Torquil Popularity

Famous People Named Torquil

  • Torquil Campbelllead singer of Canadian band Stars
  • Torquil Patrick Alexander NormanEnglish businessman, aircraft enthusiast, and arts philanthropist
  • Torquil MacLeodScottish Hebridean lord
  • Torquil NeilsonAnglo,Australian actor
  • Torquil Silvanus Matthew Septimus RileySmith, founder of LBH, Britain's first gay radio station
  • Pronounced TORkwil

Torquil in Pop Culture

  • Torquil of the Oakcharacter in "The Fair Maid of Perth" by Sir Walter Scott