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Tora or TORA may refer to:

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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.

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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:

Kallu is a Finnish and Greenlandic masculine given name that is a form of Kalle. Notable people with this name include the following: