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Gender: Female Meaning of Thora: "thunder goddess" Origin of Thora: Norse

The name Thora is a girl's name of Norse origin meaning "thunder goddess". Thora and is often added to lists like Remarkable Weather Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A Duggarlike Game: With a twist!".

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Much softer and gentler than its meaning suggests, publicized by actress Thora Birch.

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Famous People Named Thora

Thora Birch, American actress
Thora Hird, English actress
Thora Bjorg Helga, Icelandic actress
(Thora Gerda) Sofie Castenschiold, Danish tennis player
(Thora) Janette Scott, English actress
Thora Town-Hart, a wife of Viking Ragnar Loðbrók
Thora, nickname of Princess Helena Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein; granddaughter of Queen Victoria
Thora Migliori-Dowdell, wife of Club Tattoo founder and former Grey Daze band member Sean Dowdell

Pop Culture References for the name Thora

Thora Read, grandmother on animated series "Arthur"
Thora West, elderly rancher in Monomi Park game "Slime Rancher"

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