|Language(s)||1. Scottish Gaelic, from Old Norse
2. Norwegian, Swedish, from Old Norse
|Word/name||1. SG Torcall, from ON Þorketill
2. Nr, Sw Torkel, from ON Þorketill
|Derivation||ON Þorr + ketill|
|Meaning||"Thor" + "(sacrificial) cauldron"|
|Cognate(s)||2. Thorkel; Torkil; Torkild; Torkjell|
|See also||Torcadall, Torcall|
Torquil is an Anglicised form of the Norwegian and Swedish masculine name Torkel, and the Scottish Gaelic name Torcall. The Scottish Gaelic name Torcall is a Gaelicised form of the Old Norse name Þorkell. The Scandinavian Torkel is a contracted form of the Old Norse Þorkell. This Old Norse name is made up of the two elements: Þór, meaning "Thor" the Norse god of thunder; and kell (in some variants ketill), meaning "(sacrificial) cauldron".
A variant spelling of the Scottish Gaelic Torcall is Torcull.
A similar Scottish Gaelic given name is Torcadall, which is also Anglicised as Torquil.
- Torquil Archdeacon of Dublin in 1180.
- Charles Torquil de Montalt Fraser, (born 1960), an English High Sheriff of West Sussex, England.
- Torquil Campbell, (born 1972), a lead singer and songwriter.
- Torquil MacLeod, (fl.14th century), a Scottish clan chief.
- Torquil MacLeod (clan chief), a 16th-century Scottish clan chief.
- Torquil MacNeill, 16th century Scottish clan chief.
- Torquil Neilson, an Australian actor.
- Torquil Norman, (born 1933), an English businessman.
- Torquil Riley-Smith (born 1962), founder of the British radio station LBH, Britain's first gay radio station
- Torquhil Campbell, 13th Duke of Argyll, (born 1968), a Scottish peer.
- Torquhil Matheson, (1871–1963), a senior British Army officer of the First World War.
- Hanks, Patrick; Hardcastle, Kate; Hodges, Flavia (2006), A Dictionary of First Names, Oxford Paperback Reference (2nd ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 263, 397, 410, ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1
- "Terkel - Nordic Names Wiki - Name Origin, Meaning and Statistics". www.nordicnames.de. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
- MacFarlane, Malcolm (1912), The School Gaelic Dictionary prepared for the use of learners of the Gaelic language, Stirling: Eneas Mackay, p. 148
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