Tora or Thora are female given names. In North Germanic languages, both Tora and Thora are derived from the Old Norse Þóra.In English, Tora may also be a short form of Victoria.
Notable people with these names include:
Scandinavia is a subregion in Northern Europe, with strong historical, cultural, and linguistic ties. The term Scandinavia in local usage covers the three kingdoms of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. The majority national languages of these three belong to the Scandinavian dialect continuum, and are mutually intelligible North Germanic languages.
Ragnar Lodbrok or Lothbrok in sagas is a historically dubious legendary Norse Viking hero, as well as Danish King, known from Viking Age Old Norse poetry, Icelandic stories, and near contemporary chronicles. According to the traditional literature, Ragnar Lodbrok distinguished himself by many raids against the British Isles and the Holy Roman Empire during the 9th century. According to the sagas, Ragnar Lodbrok's father was the legendary Swedish king Sigurd Ring.
The Norsemen was a North Germanic ethnolinguistic group of the Early Middle Ages, during which they spoke Old Norse language. The language belongs to the North Germanic branch of the Indo-European languages and is the predecessor of the modern Germanic languages of Scandinavia. During the late eighth century, Norsemen embarked on a large-scale expansion in all directions, giving rise to the Viking Age. In English-language scholarship since the 19th century, Norse seafaring traders, settlers and warriors have commonly been referred to as Vikings. The identity of Norsemen derived into their modern descendants, the Danes, Icelanders, Faroe Islanders, Norwegians, and Swedes, who are now generally referred to as 'Scandinavians' rather than Norsemen.
Tove is a Scandinavian given name which derives from the Old Norse name Tófa, some believe the name to be a shortening of Thorfrithr, "beautiful Thor" or "peace of Thor." Though the carvings on the Sønder Vissing Runestone show the name to have been started with the rune for Tyr the ancient Norse and Germanic god of sky, justice and war. While the two middle characters suggest cattle/Aurochs, and cattle/wealth/Frey respectively, the last of the four runic characters also denoting gender. Tófa and Tófi appear to have been relatively popular names in the 10th and 11th centuries and are found in Anglo-Scandinavian court witness lists and later in the Domesday Book in their Latinised form. The personal name became a surname in medieval England, with a spelling from Tovi through Tovie to Tovey recorded in wills and church documents.
The Lindworm is either a legendary dragon-like creature or serpent monster. In British heraldry, lindworm is a technical term for a wingless serpentine monster with two clawed arms in the upper body. In Norwegian heraldry a lindorm is the same as the wyvern in British heraldry.
Magnus Olafsson, better known as Magnus Barefoot, was King of Norway from 1093 until his death in 1103. His reign was marked by aggressive military campaigns and conquest, particularly in the Norse-dominated parts of the British Isles, where he extended his rule to the Kingdom of the Isles and Dublin.
Randi is both a given name, and a nickname in the English language, popular in North America and Norway. It is primarily a feminine name, although there is recorded usage of the name by men. It may have originated as a pet form of Miranda or as a feminine form of Randy. In turn, Randy was originally derived from the names Randall, Randolf, Randolph, Bertrand and Andrew.
The given name Eric, Erich, Erikk, Erik, or Erick is derived from the Old Norse name Eiríkr. The first element, ei- is derived either from the older Proto-Norse *aina(z), meaning "one, alone, unique", as in the form Æinrikr explicitly, or from *aiwa(z) "everlasting, eternity". The second element -ríkr stems either from *ríks "king, ruler" or from the therefrom derived *ríkijaz "kingly, powerful, rich, prince". The name is thus usually taken to mean "sole ruler, autocrat" or "eternal ruler, ever powerful".
TheTale of Ragnar's sons is an Old Norse story about Ragnar Lodbrok and his sons.
Alf is a given name, nickname and surname.
Tora Mosterstong —also known as Thora Mostaff—was one of Harald Fairhair's concubines and the mother of Håkon the Good; Harald Fairhair's youngest son and the third King of Norway.
Kari is either a male or female given name, or a surname.
According to legend, Lagertha was a Viking shield-maiden and ruler from what is now Norway, and the onetime wife of the famous Viking Ragnar Lodbrok. Her tale was recorded by the chronicler Saxo in the 12th century. According to modern scholarship, it is likely that Lagertha was not a historical figure, but a reflection of tales about Viking warrior women or about the Norse deity Thorgerd.
Tora Torbergsdatter was a Norwegian royal consort. She was the mother of two kings of Norway. It is possible, but unconfirmed, that she was also queen of Denmark or Sweden.
Cara is a female given name of Latin, Greek, or Celtic origin. It has been frequently used mostly in recent times, especially in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. and can also be used as a short form for the name Caralee
Antonia, Antónia, Antônia, or Antonía is a feminine given name and a surname. It is of Roman origin, used as the name of women of the Antonius family. Its meaning is "priceless", "praiseworthy" and "beautiful". Antonia is a Danish, Dutch, English, Faroese, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Spanish, and Swedish name used in the United States, most of Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Western Panama, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Philippines, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, India, Pakistan, Spain, Italy, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Moldova, part of Serbia, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Greenland, Estonia, Republic of Karelia, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan, and Ethiopia.
Tova is a given name, nickname and a surname. Notable people with this name include:
Carolina is a feminine given name in Spanish, English, Italian, Portuguese, Czech, Slovak, German, Galician, Dutch and French, derived from the masculine name Carolus which is Latin for Charles, generally meaning 'free man' or 'freeholder'; however, Carolina can also mean 'song of happiness or joy' from a French origin.
Tona, Toña, Toňa and Tóna are given names. Tona is a Danish, Norwegian, Spanish and Swedish feminine given name in use in Denmark, Greenland, Sweden, Norway, Spain, parts of the United States, Mexico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Western Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay, and the Falkland Islands. The name is a short form of Antonia as well as an alternate form of Þone. Tona is also a Danish, Norwegian and Swedish feminine given name in use in Denmark, Greenland, Sweden, and Norway as a short form of Antona as well as an alternate form of Tone and Torny. Tóna is a Faroese feminine given name that is an alternate form of Tona, Tone and Torny. Toña is a Spanish feminine given name that is a short form of Antonia used in Spain, parts of the United States, Mexico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Western Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay, and the Falkland Islands. Toňa is a Czech masculine given name that is a diminutive form of Antonín used in the Czech Republic. It is also a surname. Notable people with this name include the following:
Tone, Tóne or Þone is a given name, nickname and a surname. Tone is a Slovene masculine given name in use as a short form of Anton in Slovenia. It is also a Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish feminine given name used as an alternate form of Torny and a short form of Antona in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Republic of Karelia, Estonia, Greenland and Denmark. Tóne is a Portuguese masculine given name in use as a diminutive of Antônio and António in Portugal, Brazil, South Africa, Namibia, Angola and Mozambique. Þone is an Old Norse feminine given name that is used as a form of Torny in parts of Norway, Sweden, Iceland, France, England and Scotland as well as in Denmark.
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