TOR-vald; TOR-valt
"Thor's ruler"

Torvald Origin and Meaning

The name Torvald is a boy's name of Scandinavian, Norse origin meaning "Thor's ruler".

Torvald, not to be confused with Torvill of skating fame, is a Norse name which might be of interest to parents looking for Thor-related options. Torvald is most familiar in the English-speaking world as the infuriatingly sexist husband of Nora in Ibsen's play A Doll's House, which may account for its low usage. However, Linus Torvalds, inventor of Linux , might put the name into a more positive light, especially in Silicon Valley.