Weird History The Most Hardcore Viking Names  

Kellen Perry
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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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2,112 497
Ragnar Lodbrok is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Ragnar Lodbrok

2
1,789 427
Bjorn Ironside is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Bjorn Ironside

3
1,540 405
Eric Bloodaxe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Eric Bloodaxe

4
1,474 454
Ivar the Boneless is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names

5
1,168 364
Gunnstein Berserk-Killer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Gunnstein Berserk-Killer

6
1,064 418
Olaf the Witch-Breaker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Olaf the Witch-Breaker

7
894 355
Harald War Tooth is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Harald War Tooth

8
867 368
Thorir the Troll-Burster is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Thorir the Troll-Burster

9
774 410
Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye

10
497 337
Gunrod is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Gunrod

11
448 308
Asbjorn Muscle of Orrastead is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Asbjorn Muscle of Orrastead

12
456 345
Cnut the Great is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names

13
418 315
Sweyn Forkbeard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Sweyn Forkbeard

14
361 268
Raud the Strong is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Raud the Strong

15
653 536
Eysteinn Foul-Fart is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Eysteinn Foul-Fart

16
404 327
Harald Hardrada is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names

17
478 395
Hlif the Castrator of Horses is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Hlif the Castrator of Horses

18
374 304
Sigurd the Stout is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Sigurd the Stout

19
330 308
Gunnar Hamundarson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Gunnar Hamundarson

20
310 417
Ljot the Unwashed is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Ljot the Unwashed

21
227 335
Leofwine Godwinson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Leofwine Godwinson

22
214 332
Thorkel of Namdalen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Thorkel of Namdalen

23
225 357
Thorgil Sprakling is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Thorgil Sprakling

24
228 362
Tryggvi the Pretender is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Tryggvi the Pretender