Popularity:7431
Origin:Norse
Other Origin(s):Danish
Meaning:Thunder bear
Torben is a boy’s name of Old Norse and Danish origin. It derives from the Old Norse name Þorbjörn, which combines the elements þórr, meaning “thunder,” and bjǫrn, meaning “bear,” to form the meaning “thunder bear.” A fearsome meaning that your little one is sure to appreciate! The variant Torben is most commonly used in Denmark, while Torbjörn is used in Sweden and Torbjørn in Norway. Alternative spellings include Thorbjörn and Thorbjørn.
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