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


THORSTEINN, ÞORSTEINN.  Old Norse name meaning "Thor's stone," from Thor/Þorr, god of thunder, and steinn "stone."  Also Thorstein.

... Runic and other stones dedicated to the divinity were called Thor's stones or Thorsteinn; hence by an obvious transition became placenames or personal names... (Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmoreland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society, v.12, 1893.

... There were once a king and queen who had twelve sons, whose names are not given.  Not far from the dwelling of the king, there lived an old man and an old woman in the garden-nook, who had one son, by name Thorsteinn.  He and the king's sons were of age at the time now told of... (Icelandic Legends, Arnason, 1866).


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