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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1,607 405
Ragnar Lodbrok is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Ragnar Lodbrok

2
1,383 351
Bjorn Ironside is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Bjorn Ironside

3
1,210 327
Eric Bloodaxe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Eric Bloodaxe

4
1,137 355
Ivar the Boneless is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names

5
951 303
Gunnstein Berserk-Killer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Gunnstein Berserk-Killer

6
896 342
Olaf the Witch-Breaker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Olaf the Witch-Breaker

7
737 283
Harald War Tooth is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Harald War Tooth

8
708 311
Thorir the Troll-Burster is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Thorir the Troll-Burster

9
639 345
Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye

10
395 273
Gunrod is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Gunrod

11
358 247
Asbjorn Muscle of Orrastead is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Asbjorn Muscle of Orrastead

12
368 281
Cnut the Great is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names

13
285 211
Raud the Strong is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Raud the Strong

14
339 259
Sweyn Forkbeard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Sweyn Forkbeard

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561 458
Eysteinn Foul-Fart is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Eysteinn Foul-Fart

16
311 249
Sigurd the Stout is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Sigurd the Stout

17
329 268
Harald Hardrada is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names

18
399 340
Hlif the Castrator of Horses is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Hlif the Castrator of Horses

19
252 266
Gunnar Hamundarson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Gunnar Hamundarson

20
264 341
Ljot the Unwashed is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Ljot the Unwashed

21
191 299
Tryggvi the Pretender is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Tryggvi the Pretender

22
174 277
Thorkel of Namdalen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Thorkel of Namdalen

23
178 283
Leofwine Godwinson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Leofwine Godwinson

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179 289
Thorgil Sprakling is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Thorgil Sprakling