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Gender: Male Pronunciation: TOR-bin Meaning of Torben: "thunder bear" Origin of Torben: Danish and German

The name Torben is a boy's name meaning "thunder bear". Torben and is often added to lists like Baby Names with Animal Meanings.

From the experts:

A familiar name in the Nordic countries that hasn't yet gained popularity in the English speaking world. But it could, now that Old Norse names like Thor and Odin are on the rise. It derives from Torbjörrn, which seems less likely to translate outside Scandinavia. But if you're looking for Danish names for a baby boy, Torben could be a choice that's both accessible and unusual.

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Famous People Named Torben

Torben Ulrich, former professional tennis player and father of Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich

Pop Culture References for the name Torben

Torben Friis, character on Danish TV show "Borgen"