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The Most Hardcore Viking Names

Updated October 8, 2019 42.5k votes 8.3k voters 227.2k 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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    3,514
    764

    Ragnar Lodbrok

  • 2
    2,942
    635

    Bjorn Ironside

  • 3
    2,575
    577

    Eric Bloodaxe

  • 4
    1,971
    515

    Gunnstein Berserk-Killer

  • 5
    2,376
    741
  • 6
    1,765
    551

    Olaf the Witch-Breaker

  • 7
    1,424
    527

    Harald War Tooth

  • 8
    1,376
    513

    Thorir the Troll-Burster

  • 9
    1,248
    624

    Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye

  • 10
    1,170
    823

    Eysteinn Foul-Fart

  • 11
    751
    539

    Asbjorn Muscle of Orrastead

  • 12
    822
    595

    Gunrod

  • 13
    615
    445

    Raud the Strong

  • 14
    700
    513

    Sweyn Forkbeard

  • 15
    792
    599
  • 16
    666
    512
  • 17
    781
    611

    Hlif the Castrator of Horses

  • 18
    589
    469

    Sigurd the Stout

  • 19
    564
    472

    Gunnar Hamundarson

  • 20
    539
    676

    Ljot the Unwashed

  • 21
    354
    532

    Leofwine Godwinson

  • 22
    351
    557

    Thorgil Sprakling

  • 23
    354
    585

    Tryggvi the Pretender

  • 24
    332
    554

    Thorkel of Namdalen