Gender: Masculine
Origin: Danish/German
Meaning: “Thor’s bear.”

The name is derived from the Old Norse, Þórbjörn, which is composed of the elements, Þór (Thor) and björn (bear).

Currently, Torben is the 177th most popular male name in Germany, (2011).

Other forms of the name include:

  • Tarben (Danish)
  • Thorben (Danish/German)
  • Torbjørn (Danish/Norwegian)
  • Þórbjörn (Faroese/Icelandic/Old Norse)
  • Thorbjøn (Norwegian)
  • T(h)orbjörn (Swedish)