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Gender: Male Pronunciation: TOR-kil Meaning of Torquil: "Thor's cauldron" Origin of Torquil: Scottish from Norse

The name Torquil is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "Thor's cauldron". Torquil and is often added to lists like Cool Boy Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Torquil, is a quirky but intriguing option that evolved from an ancient Scandinavian nameand was imported into Scotland by the Vikings. The Gaelic form of the name is Torcaill.

Torquil MacLeod was the name of an early Scottish clan chief.

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Famous People Named Torquil

Torquil Campbell, lead singer of Canadian band Stars
Torquil Patrick Alexander Norman, English businessman, aircraft enthusiast, and arts philanthropist
Torquil MacLeod, Scottish Hebridean lord
Torquil Neilson, Anglo-Australian actor
Torquil Silvanus Matthew Septimus Riley-Smith, founder of LBH, Britain's first gay radio station

Pop Culture References for the name Torquil

Torquil of the Oak, character in "The Fair Maid of Perth" by Sir Walter Scott

Torkili, Thorkel, Thirkell

Torquil's International Variations

Torkel (Swedish) Torcall (Gaelic)


ambercat Says:


Evie is a name and a pokemon, so I guess that it could work.

Zelliew Says:


I can't see this name becoming popular

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Definitely will consider for a character.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


There's Torkoal, a fire type Pokémon.

Minihemmo2001 Says:


For me its a famliy name and the first boy born has to be named torquil

lesliemarion Says:


Pokemon is not in my world, but to me it sounds like Nyquil cold medicine. I prefer Tarquin or Tancred.

Angelicaecb Says:


My honest first thought was "isn't that a pokemon?" But apparently it's the cauldron in which Thor makes his lightning, which is kinda cool, but still sounds too pokemon for me to enjoy.