Of Norse origin.

Modern form of the Ancient Scandinavian “Þóra” and feminine form of the name Thor.

Also a short form of several names of Old Norse origin, beginning with the word element “Þór”.

In Norse mythology Thora was the wife of Ragnar Lodbrok, the legendary Viking ruler, a hero of the Viking Age.

Variants of the name are: Tora, Thodia, Tyra.

Famous bearers are Thora Birch, Thora Hird.

American actress Thora Birch received a Golden Globe Award for her performance in Sam Mendes’s film “American Beauty”.