Weird History The Most Hardcore Viking Names  

Kellen Perry
24.6k votes 4.9k voters 112.2k 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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1,976 467
Ragnar Lodbrok is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Ragnar Lodbrok

2
1,663 407
Bjorn Ironside is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Bjorn Ironside

3
1,438 379
Eric Bloodaxe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Eric Bloodaxe

4
1,376 413
Ivar the Boneless is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names

5
1,100 347
Gunnstein Berserk-Killer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Gunnstein Berserk-Killer

6
1,007 400
Olaf the Witch-Breaker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Olaf the Witch-Breaker

7
848 333
Harald War Tooth is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Harald War Tooth

8
823 350
Thorir the Troll-Burster is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Thorir the Troll-Burster

9
732 390
Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye

10
467 317
Gunrod is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Gunrod

11
417 289
Asbjorn Muscle of Orrastead is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Asbjorn Muscle of Orrastead

12
340 248
Raud the Strong is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Raud the Strong

13
396 297
Sweyn Forkbeard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Sweyn Forkbeard

14
428 325
Cnut the Great is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names

15
630 507
Eysteinn Foul-Fart is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Eysteinn Foul-Fart

16
357 281
Sigurd the Stout is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Sigurd the Stout

17
456 372
Hlif the Castrator of Horses is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Hlif the Castrator of Horses

18
380 306
Harald Hardrada is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names

19
308 293
Gunnar Hamundarson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Gunnar Hamundarson

20
300 386
Ljot the Unwashed is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Ljot the Unwashed

21
213 313
Leofwine Godwinson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Leofwine Godwinson

22
203 310
Thorkel of Namdalen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Thorkel of Namdalen

23
220 337
Tryggvi the Pretender is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Tryggvi the Pretender

24
214 334
Thorgil Sprakling is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Thorgil Sprakling