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First name origin & meaning:

Norse: Thor's stone

First name variations: Thorstan, Thorstein, Thorsteinn, Thorsten, Thurstain, Thurstin, Thorston, Torstein, Torsten, Torston, Turstan

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English: from a medieval personal name, Old Norse þórsteinn, composed of the elements þórr, name of the Scandinavian god of thunder (see Thor) + steinn ‘stone’, ‘rock’, hence ‘altar of Thor’ or perhaps ‘hammer of Thor’.
  2. English: habitational name from Thurston in Suffolk, so called from the genitive case of the Old Norse personal name þóri (see Thor) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

Famous people with this first name: Thurston Moore

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