Thunder

Thunder refers to the loud, rumbling sound that comes after lightning. It comes from Old English þunor meaning “thunder” which ultimately derives from a PIE root word.  Origin: Proto-Indoo-European  

Remiel

Remiel is the name of an archangel in the Book of Enoch, who is responsible for divine visions as well as guiding the souls of the faithful to heaven. Remiel could be a variant spelling of Ramiel meaning “thunder of God”, made up from Hebrew ra’am (thunder) and el (god), though I’ve also seen Remiel listed as meaning “mercy…

Tyrell

Tyrell comes from an English surname, a variant spelling of Terrell which itself is either derived from Norman French tirel  or tirer meaning “to pull, to drag”, a nickname referring to a stubborn person. It may also be derived from Thorold, an English form of Old Norse Thorvaldr meaning “Thor’s power” or “Thor’s might”, Thor being the Norse god of thunder. Origin: Proto-Indo-European…

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…

Barack

Barack is an Arabic male name, a variant transcription of Barak meaning “blessing”, which would make it a cognate of Hebrew Baruch meaning “blessed”, both of which derive from a Proto-Semitic root word. Barak is also a Hebrew male name meaning “lightning” which derives from a Proto-Semitic root word. Barack is also a Hungarian word meaning “peach, apricot”. Origin: Proto-Semitic, Slavic…

Torin

Torin is a male given name with several possible etymologies: it’s an Irish Gaelic name meaning “chief”; it could be related to Irish toirneach meaning “thunder” or Old Irish torann meaning “noise; noise of battle; thunder; tumult); Torin could also be a contracted form of Thorfinn or Torfinn, a Scandinavian male name made up of Thor, the Norse god of thunder whose…

Dustin

Dustin comes from an English surname which comes from Old Norse Þorsteinn meaning “Thor’s stone”, Thor being the name of the Norse god of thunder. Nicknames: Dusty Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Dusten (English)  

Perun

Perun is the name of the god of thunder and lightning in Slavic mythology and the highest god in the pantheon. His name means “thunder, lightning” which comes from Proto-Slavic *perunъ (lightning; thunder) derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Thursday

Thursday comes from Old English þursdæġ, a contraction of þunresdæg essentially meaning “Thor’s day”, named after the Norse god of thunder whose name means “thunder” via Proto-Germanic *þunraz (thunder) derived from a PIE root word. According to the nursery rhyme Monday’s Child, Thursday’s child has far to go. Origin: Proto-Indo-European