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.