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The Most Hardcore Viking Names

Updated October 8, 2019 42.9k votes 8.3k voters 224.5k views24 items

List RulesVote 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
    3,536
    777

    Ragnar Lodbrok

  • 2
    2,960
    639

    Bjorn Ironside

  • 3
    2,596
    581

    Eric Bloodaxe

  • 4
    1,988
    522

    Gunnstein Berserk-Killer

  • 5
    2,386
    750
  • 6
    1,778
    557

    Olaf the Witch-Breaker

  • 7
    1,439
    533

    Harald War Tooth

  • 8
    1,390
    518

    Thorir the Troll-Burster

  • 9
    1,255
    630

    Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye

  • 10
    1,185
    830

    Eysteinn Foul-Fart

  • 11
    835
    604

    Gunrod

  • 12
    762
    549

    Asbjorn Muscle of Orrastead

  • 13
    707
    520

    Sweyn Forkbeard

  • 14
    618
    452

    Raud the Strong

  • 15
    803
    605
  • 16
    674
    519
  • 17
    792
    618

    Hlif the Castrator of Horses

  • 18
    594
    478

    Sigurd the Stout

  • 19
    569
    480

    Gunnar Hamundarson

  • 20
    548
    685

    Ljot the Unwashed

  • 21
    357
    540

    Leofwine Godwinson

  • 22
    350
    567

    Thorgil Sprakling

  • 23
    354
    595

    Tryggvi the Pretender

  • 24
    333
    562

    Thorkel of Namdalen