Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Tori

Tori is a short form of Victoria. The name Victoria comes from the Latin word “victorius” which is derivative of Victor. Victor is a Late Latin given name meaning “conqueror, victor.” The name Victor became popular among Christians in the Middle Ages as a symbolism of Christ’s victory over death and sin. The feminine version, Victoria, was not popular in England until the 19th century reign of Queen Victoria (who actually received her name from her German-born mother rather than her English father). Queen Victoria’s long lasting reign over England (64 years!) provided a long enough time for her subjects to warm to her foreign name and adopt it as their own. Due to her lengthy monarchy, Queen Victoria went through periods of being both hated and beloved. In the end, she was much admired and several places have been named in her honor (Victoria in Australia and Canada, for instance). Victoria has become a hugely successful name among English speakers and several pet forms have developed such as Vic, Vicki, Tori, Toria, Toya and even the African-American LaToya can find its roots in Victoria.

All About the Baby Name – Tori

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME TORI

The number Eight personality has everything to do with power, wealth and abundance. Somehow, this personality has been blessed on the material plane, but their authoritative and problem-solving traits provide evidence that their good fortunes are not just the luck of the lottery. They are well earned. This is the personality of CEOs and high-ranking military personnel. Eights are intensely active, hard-driving individuals. Success is only meaningful to them after a job well-done.  They are remarkable in their ability to see the larger picture right down to the smallest details, and organize a strategy around success. They then have the ability to direct a group around them toward any goal, and realize individual potential to get the most out of their team.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME TORI

The short form of Tori has only been used as an independently given name in America since 1959. Not coincidentally, Tori reached her peak popularity during the 1990s when teen drama “Beverly Hills, 90210” was airing. One of the star cast members was producer Aaron Spelling’s own daughter Victoria who goes by Tori Spelling. Young parents across America took to the casual moniker and bestowed it upon their daughters. While Tori has never been a Top 100 girl’s name in America (particularly as a stand-alone name), she did come awfully close in the mid-1990s. Today the name Tori has retreated back to levels of low moderation. The name continues to trend backwards on the charts as we’ve crossed the threshold into the 21st century. Tori is a cute name, but it’s better served as a nickname to the more elegant Victoria. Then again, many parents like these casual, no-nonsense short forms as independently given names. Victoria may be just a little too fancy-pants and uptight for some modern-day parents. Tori is much more spunky and friendly.

Quick Facts

ON TORI

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

English

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

697

PRONUNCIATION:

TOR-ee

SIMPLE MEANING:

Victory

Characteristics

OF TORI

Authoritative

Powerful

Tough

Tenacious

Wealthy

Problem-solver

Achiever

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Tori

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME TORI

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Tori

Popular Songs

ON TORI

We cannot find any popular or well-known songs with the name of Tori


Famous People

NAMED TORI

Tori Spelling (actress, author and reality TV star, born Victoria)
Tori Amos (musician, born Myra Ellen Amos)

Children of Famous People

NAMED TORI

We cannot find any children of famous people with the first name Tori

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME TORI

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Tori