Thor, meaning “thunder,” is a great male dog name for dogs who are tough. Find out more about dogs named Thor.


Name: Thor

Meaning: Thunder

Personality: Tough

About This Name: This name saw a rise in popularity after Marvel’s hit movie Thor and its sequels in the Avengers franchise were released. In the 1996 horror movie Bad Moon, there is a German Shepherd named Thor. There is also a character named Thor in the book The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. In Norse mythology, the god Thor was associated with thunder, lightning and strength.

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