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The Most Hardcore Viking Names

List RulesVote up the names that are the most bada**, brutal, and perfectly "Viking" in all of Norse history.

Fans of History's Vikings know there were a ton of bada** 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 will, because, well, they're seriously awesome.

We're talking about cool Viking names like "Thorir the Troll-Burster" and badass Nordic names like "Asbjorn Muscle of Orrastead." Some are famous Viking names that are popular and/or common. Others you may not have known before, but will be glad to have learned! Whether you're looking for funny Viking names, Viking nicknames, or strong Viking names, the list below should have you're answer.

And yes: all of the bada** warrior sobriquets below are 100 percent real. Behold the majesty of the Vikings, and be sure to vote up what you believe to be the best Viking names.

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  • 1
    2,992
    619

    Bjorn Ironside

  • 2
    3,575
    753

    Ragnar Lodbrok

  • 3
    2,583
    574

    Eric Bloodaxe

  • 4
    2,001
    531

    Gunnstein Berserk-Killer

  • 5
  • 6
    1,765
    558

    Olaf the Witch-Breaker

  • 7
    1,430
    526

    Harald War Tooth

  • 8
    1,379
    519

    Thorir the Troll-Burster

  • 9
    1,273
    618

    Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye

  • 10
    1,166
    838

    Eysteinn Foul-Fart

  • 11
    750
    539

    Asbjorn Muscle of Orrastead

  • 12
    816
    593

    Gunrod

  • 13
  • 14
    703
    509

    Sweyn Forkbeard

  • 15
    611
    446

    Raud the Strong

  • 16
  • 17
    762
    617

    Hlif the Castrator of Horses

  • 18
    583
    469

    Sigurd the Stout

  • 19
    559
    468

    Gunnar Hamundarson

  • 20
    533
    669

    Ljot the Unwashed

  • 21
  • 22
    4
    0

    Egill Skallagrímsson

  • 23
    4
    0

    Erik the Red

  • 24
  • 25