Vikings The Most Hardcore Viking Names  

Kellen Perry
22.8k votes 4.4k voters 95.6k 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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Ragnar Lodbrok is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Ragnar Lodbrok

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

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

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

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

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

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801 308
Harald War Tooth is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Harald War Tooth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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