Weird History The Most Hardcore Viking Names  

Kellen Perry
24.7k votes 4.9k voters 112.6k 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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1,981 468
Ragnar Lodbrok is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Ragnar Lodbrok

2
1,666 409
Bjorn Ironside is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Bjorn Ironside

3
1,441 379
Eric Bloodaxe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Eric Bloodaxe

4
1,381 413
Ivar the Boneless is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names

5
1,104 347
Gunnstein Berserk-Killer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Gunnstein Berserk-Killer

6
1,008 400
Olaf the Witch-Breaker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Olaf the Witch-Breaker

7
851 333
Harald War Tooth is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Harald War Tooth

8
825 350
Thorir the Troll-Burster is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Thorir the Troll-Burster

9
734 391
Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye

10
468 318
Gunrod is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Gunrod

11
419 289
Asbjorn Muscle of Orrastead is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Asbjorn Muscle of Orrastead

12
341 248
Raud the Strong is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Raud the Strong

13
397 297
Sweyn Forkbeard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Sweyn Forkbeard

14
429 325
Cnut the Great is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names

15
632 507
Eysteinn Foul-Fart is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Eysteinn Foul-Fart

16
359 281
Sigurd the Stout is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Sigurd the Stout

17
457 372
Hlif the Castrator of Horses is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Hlif the Castrator of Horses

18
382 306
Harald Hardrada is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names

19
309 293
Gunnar Hamundarson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Gunnar Hamundarson

20
301 386
Ljot the Unwashed is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Ljot the Unwashed

21
214 313
Leofwine Godwinson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Leofwine Godwinson

22
204 310
Thorkel of Namdalen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Thorkel of Namdalen

23
221 337
Tryggvi the Pretender is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Tryggvi the Pretender

24
215 334
Thorgil Sprakling is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Thorgil Sprakling