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Gender: Male Meaning of Thorin: "brave, daring one" Origin of Thorin: Old Norse

The name Thorin is a boy's name of Norse origin meaning "brave, daring one". Thorin and discussed in our forums with posts like "Caf 2".

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From the verb að þora, meaning "to dare." This is a dwarf's name that first appeared in the thirteenth century mythology compilation Prose Edda, which, along with the Poetic Edda, represents nearly all of pagan Scandinavian mythology. Tolkien later used the name for character Thorin II Oakenshield of The Hobbit.

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Pop Culture References for the name Thorin

Thorin Oakenshield, leader of the company of dwarfs in the book/film "The Hobbit"


nilaexplosion Says:


I actually grew up knowing a Thorin before I knew of the Hobbit. I love the name it's lyrical and strong. But after knowing the LOTR/Hobbit character it's a bit tainted for me. I still love it though...

Essa Says:


I think I could convince my husband to use this name with the Hobbit reference. Although, I'm not sure if I could convince myself that this is actually a useable name, it sounds amazing but may need to stay in middle name position for me.

steampunkleo Says:


I love this name, though not sure how well it could be pulled off in real life.

erinnjean Says:


I really like this name. I like that it has mythological and literary weight. Thorin sounds strong and interesting.

jackal Says:


Actually not a variation of Thor. It means "brave", from the verb "þora", "to dare".