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The Germanic first name Thorleif (which means son of Thor ) with variants Torleif (Swedish), Thorleiv/Torleiv (Norwegian) and Þorleif (Icelandic) may refer to:

Germanic languages sub-branch of the Indo-European (IE) language

The Germanic languages are a branch of the Indo-European language family spoken natively by a population of about 515 million people mainly in Europe, North America, Oceania, and Southern Africa.

Thor hammer-wielding Nordic god associated with thunder

In Germanic mythology, Thor is a hammer-wielding god associated with thunder, lightning, storms, oak trees, strength, the protection of mankind, and also hallowing and fertility. Besides Old Norse Þórr, extensions of the god occur in Old English as Þunor, and in Old High German as Donar. All forms of the deity stem from a Common Germanic *Þunraz.

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Torleif Torkildsen Norwegian tennis player

Torleif Torkildsen was a Norwegian gymnast and tennis player who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics.

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Torleiv Trondson Benkestok was a Norwegian nobleman.

Torleiv Bolstad was a Norwegian musician and Hardanger fiddle player. He won the Norwegian Landskappleiken four times, in 1947, 1957, 1970 and 1971.

Torleiv Schibsted Corneliussen was a Norwegian sailor who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics.

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Thorleiv Røhn Norwegian officer and artistic gymnast

Thorleiv Bugge Røhn was a Norwegian Army officer, who as a gymnast was a member of the team that won the gold medal in the team competition at the 1906 Intercalated Games in Athens, Greece.

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Thorleif Andresen is a Norwegian former cyclist. He was born in Enebakk.

Thorleif Asbjørn Christoffersen was a Norwegian sailor who competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics.

Thorleif Enger is a Norwegian businessperson and was Chief Executive Officer of Yara International. Dr. Enger is educated at the University of Colorado where he earned his PhD in Structural Engineering. He worked for Royal Dutch Shell until 1973, after which he moved to Norway to work for Norsk Hydro. He was director of the Oseberg oil field 1982–86, and from then until 1996 was president of the exploration and production division. He was then executive vice president of Hydro Oil and Gas until 1999, when he became executive vice president of Hydro Agri, and when this division was demerged to create Yara in 2004 he became its CEO. He announced his retirement in September 2008. Dr. Enger has been president of the International Fertilizer Industry Association, and has been a chairman or non-executive director of several boards, including Telenor, Spring Energy, HitecVision, and Marine Harvest. In 2010, Kapital named him one of the top ten business leaders in Norway after World War II.

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