Weird History The Most Hardcore Viking Names  

Kellen Perry
23.6k votes 4.7k voters 104k views 24 items

List Rules Vote up the names that are the most badass, brutal, and perfectly "Viking" in all of Norse history.

Fans of History's Vikings know there were a ton of badass Viking names like Ragnar Lodbrok and Bjorn Ironside. But that's just scratching the surface: there are a lot of hardcore Norse names from history the show hasn't referenced yet, but hopefully some day will, because, well, they're seriously awesome. We're talking about f*ck yeah Viking war handles like "Thorir the Troll-Burster" and awesome Viking epithets like "Asbjorn Muscle of Orrastead." And yes: all of the badass warrior sobriquets below are 100% real. Get on your voting shoes and behold the majesty of the Vikings. 

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1,872 453
Ragnar Lodbrok is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Ragnar Lodbrok

2
1,583 395
Bjorn Ironside is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Bjorn Ironside

3
1,371 366
Eric Bloodaxe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Eric Bloodaxe

4
1,303 396
Ivar the Boneless is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names

5
1,064 336
Gunnstein Berserk-Killer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Gunnstein Berserk-Killer

6
982 382
Olaf the Witch-Breaker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Olaf the Witch-Breaker

7
823 317
Harald War Tooth is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Harald War Tooth

8
798 336
Thorir the Troll-Burster is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Thorir the Troll-Burster

9
697 378
Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye

10
445 304
Gunrod is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Gunrod

11
396 276
Asbjorn Muscle of Orrastead is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Asbjorn Muscle of Orrastead

12
379 282
Sweyn Forkbeard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Sweyn Forkbeard

13
319 237
Raud the Strong is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Raud the Strong

14
407 314
Cnut the Great is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names

15
609 491
Eysteinn Foul-Fart is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Eysteinn Foul-Fart

16
342 271
Sigurd the Stout is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Sigurd the Stout

17
364 294
Harald Hardrada is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names

18
436 364
Hlif the Castrator of Horses is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Hlif the Castrator of Horses

19
288 288
Gunnar Hamundarson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Gunnar Hamundarson

20
289 370
Ljot the Unwashed is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Ljot the Unwashed

21
201 305
Leofwine Godwinson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Leofwine Godwinson

22
210 325
Tryggvi the Pretender is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Tryggvi the Pretender

23
192 301
Thorkel of Namdalen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Thorkel of Namdalen

24
205 322
Thorgil Sprakling is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Thorgil Sprakling