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Quick Facts on Tori

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • English
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 697
Simple meaning:

Characteristics of Tori

  • Authoritative
  • Powerful
  • Tough
  • Tenacious
  • Wealthy
  • Problem-solver
  • Achiever

Etymology & Historical Origin - 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.

Popularity of the 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.
Popularity of the Girl Name Tori
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Tori

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Tori

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Tori

    Tori We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Tori.

  • Popular Songs on Tori

    Popular Songs on Tori

    Tori - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Tori.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Tori

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Tori

    Just Tori (Alicia Danielle Voss-Guillén) - Kindle edition. Meet Tori Salinas. She’s a smart, funny fifth-grade girl with loving parents, great friends, and big dreams of becoming an actress. As far as Tori is concerned, there is just one major problem in her life: she is the only girl in a family filled with annoying older brothers. Twenty-year-old Nate can’t stop bragging about himself. All seventeen-year-old Ben can talk about is his girlfriend Jaine. And thirteen-year-old Joey, with his practical jokes and nonstop teasing, just may be the worst of them all! As if she doesn’t already have enough to worry about, Tori’s teacher assigns the class a project in which students must write what they love about their family members. Tori is horrified! How can she ever come up with anything good to say about Nate, Ben, and Joey? But just when she feels most hopeless, she receives a very unexpected surprise…and realizes that maybe her brothers aren’t so bad, after all! "Just Tori" is part of a three book series. The other two books in the series are "Tori and the New Girl" and "Tori’s Wish". Recommended for ages 8-12.

    Presenting …Tallulah (Tori Spelling) - New York Times bestselling author Tori Spelling's debut picture book! All her life, Tallulah has heard what she’s not supposed to do: Don’t get dirty…don’t talk loudly… don’t wear jeans like all the other kids. “You’re not that kind of girl,” everybody keeps telling her. Tallulah knows plenty about what she can’t do and what she shouldn’t do, about what kind of girl she isn’t. But it’s up to her to figure out what kind of girl she is. New York Times bestselling author Tori Spelling and illustrator Vanessa Newton bring us the story of a spunky little girl who, with the help of some special friends, is able to discover exactly who she is. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Tori and the New Girl (Alicia Danielle Voss-Guillén) - Kindle edition. The weekend is off to a wonderful start for fifth-grader Tori Salinas! She and her cousin Gina have been invited to spend the night with their Peruvian-American grandparents, and on Monday, a new girl will be joining their class! Tori and Gina can't wait. But when Monday arrives, they're in for a big surprise. Anastasia Adams is nothing like anyone had expected. She's rich, beautiful, dresses like a princess…and treats Tori and Gina like garbage. Tori can't figure out why Anastasia is friendly to all the girls except for them. It takes a shocking conversation with a newfound friend to make Tori realize that Anastasia is racist! Hurt and horrified, Tori discovers for herself the ugliness of racism. But, with the help of her family and friends, she soon learns to handle her problems with strength…and becomes prouder than ever of her Latin-American heritage. Tori and the New Girl is part of a three book series. The other two books in the series are Just Tori and Tori's Wish. Recommended for ages 8-12.

    Tori's Wish (Alicia Danielle Voss-Guillén) - Kindle edition. Tori Salinas can't wait for Christmas! She feels certain that this holiday season will be the best one yet. Her brother Andrew and his wife Stephanie are due to have their baby December twenty-first! More than anything else, Tori wants a niece. After having put up with four big brothers all her life, it's the least she deserves! But when Tori discovers that there is a good chance the baby may be a boy, she becomes worried. Her Christmas wish just has to come true! To make matters worse, she finds out that her uncle's family will be visiting over Christmas, and that she has to share her bedroom with her too-shy cousin Joy. Tori becomes convinced that the holidays will be a major disappointment. But what she doesn't count on are the many surprises, both big and small, that will make this Christmas the happiest one she's ever known! Tori's Wish is part of a three book series. The other two books in the series are Tori and the New Girl and Just Tori. Recommended for ages 8-12.

  • Famous People Named Tori

    Famous People Named 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

    Children of Famous People Named Tori

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Tori - Tim Reid (actor)

  • Historic Figures

    Tori - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Tori - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first 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.

Variations of the Baby Name - Tori

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