Gender: Feminine
Origin: Norwegian
Meaning: “new Thor; young Thor.”

The name is a more modern Norwegian form of then Old Norse female name Torný, which is composed of the elements Tor (Thor, which means “thunder” but in this case the name was most likely created in reference to the god) and meaning “new; young.” Other Norwegian forms include Todne, Todni, Torny, Tønni (a Norwegian dialectal form from Numedal in Buskerud) and Tonni. Swedish forms are Tona, Toni and Tony. Faroese forms are Tóna and Torný and the Icelandic form is Þórný.

The designated name-day in Norway is November 2.



Gender: Masculine
Origin: Old Norse/Norwegian
(tar-YEYE; jei rhymes with the word eye)

The name is derived from the old Norse Torgeir, which is composed of the elements Thor, (in reference to the Norse god), and geirr meaning “spear.” Hence: “Thor’s speare.”

The name is currently very popular in Norway. Another form of the name is Terje (TARE-yeh).

The name was borne by Tarjei Vesaas, (1897-1970). He is considered to be one of Norway’s greatest writers of the 20th-century.

Other forms are Torjer and Torger.

The designated name-day is October 13.