Thorold

Pronounced THOR old
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About the name Thorold

The -old in Thorold probably comes comes from the Germanic wald (old Norse valdr) giving us the elements wald, vald or hold, weald, meaning "power" or "rule". As for the "Thor" bit, we can give that to Thor, and declare the meaning "Power/Rule of (or from) Thor" which is probably pretty accurate. Or we could call it "thorn". (This puts the image of a defensive tower with thorns climbing up it in my mind.)

Related Names

Thorald, Thorwald, Torald

Origin
Europe
Germanic

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