Tora (given name)

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Tora or Thora are female given names. In North Germanic languages, both Tora and Thora are derived from the Old Norse Þóra.[1] In English, Tora may also be a short form of Victoria.

Notable people with these names include:

  • 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 Bjorg Helga Icelandic actress
  • Thora Magnusdottir (born c. 1100), a daughter of Magnus III of Norway
  • Thora Read (also known as Grandma Thora), a character in children's TV and book series Arthur


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