Vikings The Most Hardcore Viking Names  

Kellen Perry
23.2k votes 4.5k voters 99.3k 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

2
1,542 389
Bjorn Ironside is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Bjorn Ironside

3
1,343 357
Eric Bloodaxe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Eric Bloodaxe

4
1,265 390
Ivar the Boneless is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names

5
1,042 333
Gunnstein Berserk-Killer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Gunnstein Berserk-Killer

6
969 379
Olaf the Witch-Breaker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Olaf the Witch-Breaker

7
810 313
Harald War Tooth is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Harald War Tooth

8
784 333
Thorir the Troll-Burster is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Thorir the Troll-Burster

9
685 372
Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye

10
434 298
Gunrod is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Gunrod

11
387 270
Asbjorn Muscle of Orrastead is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Asbjorn Muscle of Orrastead

12
371 276
Sweyn Forkbeard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Sweyn Forkbeard

13
312 231
Raud the Strong is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Raud the Strong

14
596 483
Eysteinn Foul-Fart is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Eysteinn Foul-Fart

15
396 311
Cnut the Great is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names

16
337 267
Sigurd the Stout is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Sigurd the Stout

17
355 290
Harald Hardrada is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names

18
428 360
Hlif the Castrator of Horses is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Hlif the Castrator of Horses

19
278 284
Gunnar Hamundarson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Gunnar Hamundarson

20
284 364
Ljot the Unwashed is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Ljot the Unwashed

21
208 319
Tryggvi the Pretender is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Tryggvi the Pretender

22
194 301
Leofwine Godwinson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Leofwine Godwinson

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187 295
Thorkel of Namdalen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Thorkel of Namdalen

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198 315
Thorgil Sprakling is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Hardcore Viking Names
Thorgil Sprakling