Strong and warriors: 51 Viking names for your baby that you will love

The Scandinavian names are mysterious, yet impressive and original. It is believed that Nordic children received their name on the ninth day from birth, and it used to be that of a recently deceased relative, because the child was supposed to have some of the characteristics of that person.

If you are looking for an unusual name, we suggest 51 Viking names with a very particular sound that evoke strong and warrior personalities.

Viking boy names

  • Aren : meaning “the one who reigns like an eagle”
  • Ax : diminutive of Axel: it means “the father of peace”
  • Bjorn : means “pronounced man”
  • Daven : meaning “beloved man”
  • Egil : means “impressive”
  • Einar : means “warrior leader”
  • Eric or Erik : means “eternal ruler”
  • Esben : Danish and Norwegian variant of Asbjörn, an Old Norse name for ass, “god” and björn, “bear.”
  • Gerd : means “fortress”
  • Gisli : means “a ray of sunshine”
  • Haakon : means “useful, skilled”
  • Helge : means “holy”. Helga’s male form
  • Hans : in Spanish, Juan, means “God has been kind.” Variants: Hansi, Han, Hannes
  • Harald : means “generous host”
  • Ivar : meaning “archers”
  • Jensen : means “son of Johannes”. Variant: Jens.
  • Jorgen : meaning “farmer”
  • Lars : derived from Lorenzo, from the Latin “laurus”, means “laurels”
  • Niels : means “winner of the people”
  • Odin : name of the supreme god of Norse mythology
  • Olaf : means “the inheritance of the ancestors”
  • Olson : means “son of Olaf”
  • Sigurd : derived from Sigrídur “Victoria” and varðr “guardian”
  • Sven : means “young man”
  • Thor : means “storm”
  • Viggo : means “battle”, “war”

Viking girl names

  • Astrid : means “unusual beauty and strength”. Variants: Astri, Assa, Assi, Asta, Astra, Astride, Astrud, Astryr, Atti and Estrid.
  • Brenda : comes from the old Norse Brandr, it means “sword”
  • Dahlia : means “valley”
  • Engla : means “angel”
  • Elin : meaning “resplendent”
  • Erika : means “the only princess”
  • Eyra : Scandinavian goddess of health, means “the euphoric one”
  • Freya or Freyja : goddess of love, beauty and fertility.
  • Gerda : masculine form of Gerd, means “strength”
  • Gunilda : means “war, battle”
  • Helga : means “holy”. Helge feminine form
  • Helmi : means pearl
  • Inga – Scandinavian hypocoristic from names like Ingrid, Ingeborg, etc.
  • Ingrid : means “fertility, beauty”
  • Kaira : means “peaceful”
  • Karen : means “immaculate”
  • Kaysa : variant of Katherine, means “pure”
  • Krista : variant of Christian, means “follower of Christ”
  • Lena : short form of Elena, means “radiant, luminous, fire”.
  • Ludmila : means “loved by the people”
  • Nilsa : variant of Nilsine, means “champion”
  • Ondina : aquatic nymph of great beauty that lived in rivers and lakes
  • Seren : meaning “star”
  • Sigrid : means “victory” and “wisdom”
  • Siriana : Scandinavian variant of Sigrid
  • Valkyrie : means “” connoisseur of the mysteries of victory “

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