|Language(s)||1. Scottish Gaelic, from Old Norse
2. Norwegian, Swedish, from Old Norse
|Word/name||1. SG Torcall, from ON Þorketill
2. Nr, Sw Torkel, from ON Þorketill
|Derivation||ON Þorr + ketill|
|Meaning||"Thor" + "(sacrificial) cauldron"|
|Cognate(s)||2. Thorkel; Torkil; Torkild; Torkjell|
|See also||Torcadall, Torcall|
Torquil is an Anglicised form of the Norwegian and Swedish masculine name Torkel, and the Scottish Gaelic name Torcall. The Scottish Gaelic name Torcall is a Gaelicised form of the Old Norse name Þorkell. The Scandinavian Torkel is a contracted form of the Old Norse Þorkell. This Old Norse name is made up of the two elements: Þór, meaning "Thor" the Norse god of thunder; and kell (in some variants ketill), meaning "(sacrificial) cauldron".
A variant spelling of the Scottish Gaelic Torcall is Torcull.
A similar Scottish Gaelic given name is Torcadall, which is also Anglicised as Torquil.
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