Thursday, December 13, 2012


Thorin Oakenshield is a character in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. Thorin is a dwarf leader descended from Kings. I've never read the book, so I won't attempt to summarize the character myself. You can read all about him here. Thorin Oakenshield was also known as Thorin II. There is also a Thorin I and a Thorin III.

Thorin is probably the most usable name from the book. It sounds similar to Thorn, and Thor could be a possible nickname. The name was given to 27 boys in the United States in 2011.


  1. Thorin is a real surname; I presume derived from the name of the god Thor (and I wonder if once a personal name?).

    Thorin is also a term in chemistry, which makes it seem double extra geeky! :)

  2. Thanks for the info! The chemistry connection is great, and I hadn't realized it was a real last name.