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For the asteroid, see 299 Thora.

Thora or Tora is a Scandinavian female name (from the Old Norse Þóra),[1] and might refer to:

  • Dame Thora Hird (1911–2003), English actress
  • Thora Birch (born 1982), American actress
  • Thora Borgarhjort or Thora Town-Hart, the daughter of Herrauðr, the earl of Götaland (present-day southern Sweden) in Norse mythology
  • Thora Magnusdottir (born c. 1100), a daughter of Magnus III of Norway
  • Tora Aasland (born 1942), Norwegian politician and former Minister of Research and Higher Education
  • Tora Berger (born 1981), Norwegian biathlete and world and Olympic champion
  • Tora Harris (1978), American high jumper
  • Tora Mosterstong, 10th century concubine of King Harald Fairhair and mother of Håkon the Good
  • Tora Sudiro (born 1973), Indonesian actor
  • Tora Teje (1893–1970), Swedish theatre and silent film actress
  • Tora Torbergsdatter (1025-?), Norwegian royal consort


  1. ^ Behind the Name