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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 "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

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"

Thodia, Thyra, Thordis, Tora, Tyra


Susette Says:


Thora thounds like thumwun with a lipth.

Theodora Graham Says:


I certainly prefer Thora to Nora, although they are both lovely in their own right.

cabosanmucus Says:


Powerful yet gentle. Perfect combination

EW314 Says:


WHAT a meaning! I love it!

ashbee Says:


Didn't know this was related to Thor! Adds strength and power to a soft-sounding, underused name.

Essa Says:


If I didn't associate this with Thor (of the superhero nature) I would really love it. It's like Nora and Cora but less popular, very soft sounding and unusual.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


I really like this name too, though I wouldn't use it as a first. Maybe a middle though.

vintageluvs Says:


Agreed! It reminds me of Arthur's grandmother on the children's television show, but I still really like it. Reminds me of names like Berenice.

jordalini Says:


I really like this, it's a lot like Nora, but much less popular.

ladybug99 Says:


Ah, Thor's twin sister. Everything now makes sense.