vikings 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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1,539 381
Ragnar Lodbrok is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Ragnar Lodbrok

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1,326 334
Bjorn Ironside is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Bjorn Ironside

3
1,159 318
Eric Bloodaxe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Eric Bloodaxe

4
1,088 341
Ivar the Boneless is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names

5
913 293
Gunnstein Berserk-Killer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Gunnstein Berserk-Killer

6
868 326
Olaf the Witch-Breaker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Olaf the Witch-Breaker

7
712 269
Harald War Tooth is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Harald War Tooth

8
679 295
Thorir the Troll-Burster is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Thorir the Troll-Burster

9
616 338
Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye

10
378 264
Gunrod is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Gunrod

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341 242
Asbjorn Muscle of Orrastead is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Asbjorn Muscle of Orrastead

12
356 270
Cnut the Great is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names

13
326 249
Sweyn Forkbeard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Sweyn Forkbeard

14
547 444
Eysteinn Foul-Fart is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Eysteinn Foul-Fart

Craziest Facts About Viking Berserkers, History's Hardcore Norse Warrior-Shamans

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269 208
Raud the Strong is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Raud the Strong

16
302 239
Sigurd the Stout is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Sigurd the Stout

17
314 263
Harald Hardrada is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names

18
384 331
Hlif the Castrator of Horses is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Hlif the Castrator of Horses

19
242 258
Gunnar Hamundarson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Gunnar Hamundarson

20
254 331
Ljot the Unwashed is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Ljot the Unwashed

21
181 289
Tryggvi the Pretender is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Tryggvi the Pretender

22
168 274
Leofwine Godwinson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Leofwine Godwinson

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164 269
Thorkel of Namdalen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Thorkel of Namdalen

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167 278
Thorgil Sprakling is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Thorgil Sprakling