Tormod

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Tormod
GenderMasculine
Language(s)Norwegian, Scottish Gaelic
Origin
Language(s)Old Norse
Word/nameÞórmóðr
DerivationÞorr + móðr
Meaning"Thor" + "mind", "courage"
Other names
Variant form(s)Tormoid
Anglicisation(s)Norman
 
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Tormod
GenderMasculine
Language(s)Norwegian, Scottish Gaelic
Origin
Language(s)Old Norse
Word/nameÞórmóðr
DerivationÞorr + móðr
Meaning"Thor" + "mind", "courage"
Other names
Variant form(s)Tormoid
Anglicisation(s)Norman

Tormod is a masculine Norwegian and Scottish Gaelic given name, derived from the Old Norse personal name Þórmóðr. This Old Norse name is composed of two elements: Þorr, meaning "Thor", the Norse god of thunder; and móðr, meaning "mind", "courage". The modern Norwegian word for courage is mot. The Anglicised form of the Scottish Gaelic name is Norman.[1] A variant of the Scottish Gaelic name is Tormoid.

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  1. ^ Hanks, Patrick; Hardcastle, Kate; Hodges, Flavia (2006), A Dictionary of First Names, Oxford Paperback Reference (2nd ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 207, 410, ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1