- this week

Gender: Male Meaning of Torin: "chief" Origin of Torin: Irish Torin's Popularity in 2018: #980

The name Torin is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "chief". Torin is ranked #980 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Unique Boy Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Three Strikes, You're Out -- Boys".

From the experts:

Though it has a Scandinavian ring, this is an out-of-the-ordinary Irish family name. The hard 'T' at the beginning prevents it from sounding as feminine as, say, Loren. Torin's Passage was an early video game.

Find other names based on Torin using our baby name generator.

Famous People Named Torin

Pop Culture References for the name Torin

16 names similar to Torin

These 16 names were selected by our users that were looking for other names like Torin. If you didn't find an alternative name that you like better than Torin, try our name generator. It allows you to go beyond the similarities of a name, which can provide a lot of inspiration!


09smiller Says:


I love this name and we are considering naming our second son this (if we have another boy). We have a son named Tristan and they pair great together. Also Sir Tor was a knight of the round table as was Tristan. My husband also loves Torin because in sounds like Thorin who was a character in the Hobbit movies.

SouthernGirl Says:


We are Irish and I have a cousin named Torin and also one named Keegan

cabosanmucus Says:


I like this. It's unique but still feels familiar in a way. Just how I like it!

EW314 Says:


Lovely, strong-sounding name. Tor would be a fantastic nickname, though I actually prefer Tor on its own.

mallowd Says:


I have a friend named Torin (maybe dps's son...?). I've never heard it until I met him, and this is the first time seeing it on nameberry! I really like it, and would be tempted to use it, if I didn't think it'd be weird since I have a friend with it now. (not the kind of a friend I would name after). Other nameberrys go for it!

haydenrose Says:


Love this name and as someone drawn to Nordic-sounding names, I appreciate that it has that same sound/meaning in terms of "Tor," but comes from the Irish which is actually my heritage.

Sabrina Says:


Torin is not irish in its origins. Tor is the orgin of this name. Which is infact both old Norse and Gaelic

dps Says:


Me and my wife named our second son in1996 Torin. We saw it in a name book and liked it because it sounded strong and in Norwegian means thunder. He is now 18 and has turned out to be tall well built and strong with a great personality. He is the only Torin in his school and everyone knows him by his first name right away. The girls are naturally attracted to him. He likes it because its related to Vikings.

faithnamer Says:


Sounds very masculine, I like it! My dad's name is Torr and whenever he tells people his name, they always comment on what a cool name it is!

AprilRobin Says:


I think it's a cute name :)

resptherapist25 Says:


Thoughts on Torin Alexander