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Origin of the name THORBJORN.
Etymology of the name THORBJORN.
Meaning of the baby name THORBJORN.


THORBJORN, ÞORBJÖRN.  Old Norse name meaning "Thor's bear," from Thorr, god of thunder, and biörn "bear."  Also spelled Thorbiorn. (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).

    One of the principal chiefs in the Skagafjord was Thorbjorn, nicknamed "The Hook," a hard-hearted, ill-disposed fellow.  His father had married a second time, and there was no love lost between the step-mother and Thorbjorn.  It is said that one day as The Hook was sitting at draughts, she passed, and looking over his shoulder, noticed that he had made a foolish move, so she laughed; whereupon Thorbjorn retorted angrily.  She instantly snatched up a draught-man, and, laying it against his cheek-bone, pressed it into his eye, so that the ball started out of its socket.  He sprang up, with a curse, and dealt her such a blow, that she took to her bed and died of the injury... (Iceland: Its Scenes and Sagas, Baring-Gould, 1863).


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