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Tora

Tora is the modern form of Þóra, a feminine form of Thor meaning “thunder” derived from Old Norse Þór (thunder).

Tora 虎 is also a Japanese word and unisex name meaning “tiger” though there are other meanings depending on the kanji used:

  • to 登 “ascend; climb up” + ra 良 “good; pleasing; skilled” (登良);
  • to 斗 “Big Dipper” + ra 羅 “gauze; thin silk; Rome” (斗羅)

There are likely other meanings depending on the kanji used. Written in hiragana it’s    とら. Tora is also a surname.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Japanese

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Variants:

  • Thora (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German)
  • Þóra (Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic)
  • Torø (Norwegian)

 

Male forms:

  • Thor (Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, English)
  • Tor (Norwegian, Swedish, Danish)

 

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