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

  

THORSTEIN, ÞORSTEIN.  Another spelling of Old Norse Thorsteinn (q.v.), meaning "Thor's stone," from Thor/Þorr, god of thunder, and steinn "stone."

    Names.  An old Norse story says:  "Most men had two names in one, and thought it likeliest to lead to long life and good luck to have double names."  To be called after a god was very lucky.  Here are some of those double names with their meanings:  "Thorstein" means Thor's stone; "Thorkel" means Thor's fire; "Thorbiorn" means Thor's bear;... (Viking Tales, Hall, 1902).

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