The Most Hardcore Viking Names

Voting Rules
Vote 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.

Photo: Peter Nicolai Arbo / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain
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  • Bjorn Ironside
    4,456 votes

    Bjorn Ironside

  • Eric Bloodaxe
    3,815 votes

    Eric Bloodaxe

  • Ragnar Lodbrok
    5,116 votes

    Ragnar Lodbrok

  • Gunnstein Berserk-Killer
    3,008 votes

    Gunnstein Berserk-Killer

  • Olaf the Witch-Breaker
    2,820 votes

    Olaf the Witch-Breaker

  • Ivar the Boneless