Norse and Scandinavian
"thunder or brave and daring"

Thorin Origin and Meaning

The name Thorin is boy's name of Scandinavian, Norse origin meaning "thunder or brave and daring".
Some sources give Thorin as a variation of the thunder god name Thor, equivalent to Thoren, while others says it comes 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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Thorin in Pop Culture

  • Thorin Oakenshieldleader of the company of dwarfs in the book/film "The Hobbit"