Tore is a Scandinavian masculine name. It is derived from the Old Norse name Thórir, which is composed of thorr which means thunder, and arr which means warrior. So Thunder Warrior or Thor's Warrior. The most famous person by this name is probably Tore Hund, who killed Olaf II of Norway at the Battle of Stiklestad. Approximately 18,000 people in Norway are named Tore.
Scandinavia is a region 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. In English usage, Scandinavia also sometimes refers to the Scandinavian Peninsula, or to the broader region including Finland and Iceland, which is always known locally as the Nordic countries.
The Norse people or Norsemen were a group of Germanic people who inhabited Scandinavia and spoke what is now called the Old Norse language between c. 800 and 1300 AD. The language belongs to the North Germanic branch of the Indo-European languages and is the predecessor of the modern Germanic languages of Scandinavia. In the late eighth century Norsemen embarked on a massive expansion in all directions. This was the start of the Viking Age.
Thunder is the sound caused by lightning. Depending on the distance from and nature of the lightning, it can range from a sharp, loud crack to a long, low rumble (brontide). The sudden increase in pressure and temperature from lightning produces rapid expansion of the air surrounding and within a bolt of lightning. In turn, this expansion of air creates a sonic shock wave, similar to a sonic boom, often referred to as a "thunderclap" or "peal of thunder".
People named Tore include:
Tore Austad is a Norwegian politician for the Conservative Party. Born in Skedsmo, Akershus, he received a cand. philol. degree in 1962, and worked as a professor of Norwegian at the University of Chicago from 1964 to 1966. Returning to Norway he worked at various academic institutions, before being elected to the Storting from the county of Vest-Agder in 1977, where he sat for three periods, until 1989.
Tore Berger is a retired Norwegian sprint canoeist who mostly competed in four-man events. He won a world title in 1970, a European title in 1969, and an Olympic gold medal in 1968, placing third at the 1972 Games.
Tore Blom was a Swedish track and field athlete who competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, France.
Nilsen is a surname of Norwegian origin, meaning "son of Nils". It refers to:
Gunnar is a male first name of Nordic origin. The name Gunnar means fighter, soldier, and attacker, but mostly is referred to by the Viking saying which means Brave and Bold warrior. King Gunnar was a prominent king of medieval literature such as the Middle High German epic poem, the Nibelungenlied, where King Gunnar and Queen Brynhildr hold their court at Worms. Gunder is a nordic variant, Günther is the modern German variant, and Gonario is the Italian version. Some people with the name Gunnar include:
Werner is a name of Germanic origins. It is common both as a given name and a surname. There are alternate spellings, such as the Scandinavian Verner.
PedersenDanish pronunciation: [ˈpeðɐsn̩], is a Danish and Norwegian patronymic surname, literally meaning "son of Peder". It is the fourth most common surname in Denmark, shared by about 3.4% of the population. and the sixth most common in Norway. It is of similar origin as the surname Petersen.
Bertil is a first name of German origin most commonly found among Swedish men. The oldest recorded use is from the year 1396, but the name did not find widespread use until the 19th century.
Svein is a Norwegian masculine given name which may refer to:
Bjorn, Björn, Bjørn, Beorn or, rarely, Bjôrn, Biorn, or Latinized Biornus, Brum (Portuguese), is a Germanic male given name, or less often a surname. The name means "bear". In Finnish and Finland Swedish, sometimes also in Swedish, the nickname Nalle refers to Björn.
Edvard is a form of Edward and may refer to:
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Thorsten is a Scandinavian given name. The Old Norse name was Þórsteinn. It is a compound of the theonym Thor and sten "stone".
Lennart is a Germanic variant of Leonard most common in Sweden and German-speaking countries. Notable people named Lennart are:
Lund is a common surname, principally of Norwegian, Swedish, Danish and English origin. As a common noun lund means grove in all North Germanic languages. Lund may refer to:
Morten is a common given name in Norway and Denmark. Approximately 22,138 have this name as a given name in Norway and about 52 people have it as a surname. Notable people with the name include:
Kjetil is a Norwegian masculine given name. It may refer to:
Øystein is a Norwegian given name of Old Norse origins. Notable people with the name include:
Egil or Egill is a masculine given name derived from Old Norse. It may refer to: