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  

Thora

Thora is the feminine form of Thor, the name of the Norse god of thunder. It comes from Old Norse þórr meaning “thunder” via Proto-Germanic *þunraz ultimately derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Þóra (Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic) Tora (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian) Torø (Norwegian)   Male forms: Thor (Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, English) Þórr (Old Norse) Þór (Icelandic) Tor…

Tolin

Tolin comes from a French surname, originally a petform of Tolimer, a Nordic name made up of Thor (the Norse god of thunder and storms whose name means “thunder”) and Germanic element mari, mar meaning “famous”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Tycho

Tycho is the Latinized form of Danish Tyge, itself the Danish form of Tóki which comes from Old Norse element Þórr meaning “thunder” which comes from Proto-Germanic *Þunraz (thunder) which derives from a PIE root word. I’ve also seen it listed as possibly being a Latinized form of Greek Tychon meaning “to hit a target; hitting the mark” deriving from PIE root word *dʰewgʰ- (to…

Astrape

Astrape is the name of a goddess of lightning in Greek mythology, the twin of Bronte (goddess of thunder); the sisters were attendants of Zeus. Her name, fittingly, means “lightning”. Her Roman counterpart is Fulgora. Origin: Ancient Greek Male forms: Astrapios (Ancient Greek)