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250+ Viking Dog Names: Strong Names for Your Warrior Pooch

Written by: Ashley Bates

Last Updated on July 24, 2024 by Dogster Team

Viking Dog Names

250+ Viking Dog Names: Strong Names for Your Warrior Pooch

When you get a puppy or dog, naming them is one of the things people look forward to the most. There are so many choices out there, and folks choose names depending on their personal preferences.

So, if you look at your rough, tough little pup and think they need a fierce Viking name, we have you covered. We thought up over 250 of the best Viking-related names we could find. Hopefully, this is a one-stop shop for all your naming needs.

How to Name Your Dog

With so many delightful names out there, how do you pick just one? We know it’s difficult. But here are a few ways you can slim down or finalize a name decision that works quite well.

Gather the Family

Do you value the opinion of others in the home or even your extended family? Gather them up to brainstorm some ideas. You might be surprised what someone else could come up with that hasn’t even crossed your mind!

Draw From a Hat

If you have a handful of awesome names and can’t pick just one, go old school. Write the names down on scrap paper, fold them up, and draw one out of a hat. Let fate decide for you.

Use an Online Site

If you prefer to let technology take control of this task, you can hop online to search for sites that pick random words from a list. These sites can come in handy when you don’t have an alternative and need a fast decision.

Choose a Character You Love

Do you have an old Viking movie or book that you love so much? If so, perhaps you already have a favorite character in mind. Choose a name that means something to you.

Take an Online Poll

Do you have social media and count on the input of friends, family, or even strangers? Create an online poll! You can put the names you’re most interested in on a list or in a poll and let people vote for their favorite. Now without further ado, let’s get into the names.

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Old Norse Names for Your Dog

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Vikings came from the Old Norse world. So, wouldn’t it be appropriate to select a name from the origin in question? Here are some classic Viking-style names to choose from that are both unique and meaningful.

Female Names

  • Ailse—Sweet
  • Ama—Eagle
  • Ulfhild—Wolf
  • Astride—Divinely beautiful
  • Etoile—Star
  • Freya—Lady, a Norse goddess
  • Brenna—Sword
  • Thyra—Thunder warrior
  • Ama—Eagle
  • Yrsa—She-bear
  • Rune—Secret
  • Sjór—Sea
  • Hundur—Dog
  • Revna—Raven
  • Bodil—FIghter
  • Elsha—Noble by birth
  • Sigrid—Victory
  • Brynhild—Armored fighting woman
  • Chara—Free
  • Ursa—Female bear
  • Garda—Shelter
  • Drifa—snowfall
  • Frida—Peace
  • Solveig—Lady of strength
  • Gertrud—Spear
  • Saga—Seeing one
  • Randi—Loved by God
  • Olga—Successful
  • Dagmar—Famous day
  • Erica—Eternal ruler
  • Asdis—Divine spirit
  • Bara—Innocent
  • Hervor—Swan-maidens
  • Eylf—Progress
  • Groa—Gardener
  • Embla—Elm
  • Lilja—God is abundance
  • Osk—Mother of Hild
  • Hallie—Dweller at the meadow by the manor
  • Ketiley—Woodland clearing
  • Irpa—Dark brown
  • Valdis—Goddess of the dead
  • Sylvi—Strength of the house
  • Ronja—Lake
  • Rigmor—Mind ruler
  • Katla—Kettle
  • Karina—Pure
  • Eula—Well-spoken
  • Frey—Noblewoman
  • Fraya—Noblewoman
  • Siriana—Beautiful victory
  • Thurid—Wife of Thorstein
  • Gro—Grow
  • Ingeborg—Ing’s stronghold
  • Karyna—Pure
  • Rayne—Queen
  • Estrid—Beautiful
  • Kristyn—Follower of Christ
  • Mea—Bright
  • Kelda—Fountain
  • Norna—Whisper
  • Gundrun—Rune
  • Olga—Holy
  • Filippa—Lover of horses
  • Carin—Pure
  • Elise—Promise of God
  • Gitte—Help
  • Elea—Strange
  • Gisliica—Rays of sunshine
  • Olia—Holy
  • Gitty—High and mighty
  • Oddny—Just
  • Lena—Tender
  • Halla—Half-protected
  • Elin—Light
  • Linnea—Linden tree
  • Jord—Daughter of night
  • Gunel—Mother of kings
  • Hulja—Silence, quiet
  • Kirsten—Scandinavian version of Christine
  • Heidrun—Tree of life
  • Halldora—Half-spirited
  • Gale—Lovely voice
  • Dahlia—Flower
  • Brigit—Strong, powerful
  • Birgitta—Strength
  • Kindle—Spring
  • Lotta—Man, masculine
  • Ebba—Queen of riches
  • Cilla—Blind, ancient
  • Hel—Ruler of the Norse underworld
  • Inger—Hero’s daughter
  • Carita-Love, affection
  • Anneli—Grace
  • Magne—Great
  • Karitas—Charity
  • Juni—Born in June
  • Lif—To exist
  • Juska—Give refuge
  • Tora—Thunder
  • Valkyrja—Chooser of the fallen
  • Jorine—Boar
  • Juheta—Merciful
  • Mia—Bright
  • Ulla—Determination
  • Maja—Pearl
  • Eira—Snow
  • Runa—Secret lore
  • Madlen—A town with a tower
  • Wilma—Resolute protection
  • Sign—Victorious
  • Petra—Stone
  • Noora—Light
  • Thelma—Will, devotion
  • Siv—Bride
  • Rinda—A giant
  • Noma—Fate
  • Mista—A Valkyrie
  • Lindy—Lime tree
  • Revna—Raven
  • Darby—Free from envy

Male Names

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  • Arlan—Foreigner
  • Dane—From Denmark
  • Ebbe—Brave, strong
  • Tate—Cheerful
  • Arvid—Forest of Eagles
  • Åse—Divine power
  • Eir—Protection, help
  • Audun—Friend of wealth
  • Axel—Father of peace
  • Frigg—To love
  • Quimby—From the woman’s estate
  • Rutland—From the root land
  • Norbert—Bright
  • Kirk—Church
  • Trygve—True
  • Hemming—Changing shapes
  • Halvard—Defending the rock
  • Even—Lucky, happy
  • Sveinn—Boy
  • Folke—Form the people
  • Helge—Holy
  • Thorsen—God of thunder
  • Ivar—Yew wood
  • Hermod—War, excitement
  • Garth—Yield
  • Healfdene—Half Dane
  • Hagen—The highest son
  • Magnus—Great
  • Torvald—The rule of Thor
  • Free—Lord, master
  • Tore—Fighter of Thor
  • Kettil—Large pot
  • Selby—From the farm of willows
  • Haukr—Hawk
  • Stigr—Route
  • Guenther—Leadership
  • Hako—Highest number
  • Osmond—Divine protection
  • Skade—Dimples
  • Torsten—The stone of Thor
  • Asbjorn—Divine bear
  • Fram—Someone who is forward
  • Dyri—Deer
  • Stian—One who wonders
  • Troels—Thor’s arrow
  • Unn—The beloved one
  • Vidar—Fighter in the woods
  • Vern—Of the alder tree
  • Fritjof—One who steals peace
  • Igor—Ing’s army
  • Agmundr—Awe, terror
  • Ove—Full of terror
  • Uffe—Wolfman
  • Vali—Powerful-strong
  • Raoul—As wise as a wolf
  • Halvor—Defending the rock
  • Torben—Thor’s bear
  • Ambi—Eagle bear
  • Ivar—Fighter with bow
  • Geir—Man with a spear
  • Erling—Nobleman’s offspring
  • Fiske—Fish
  • Hackett—A person with a hooked nose
  • Modi—Son of Thor
  • Uggi—Fear of something
  • Odin—Norse god of art, culture, and wisdom
  • Arne—Eagle
  • Frode—Wise, clever
  • Gosta—Staff of the gods
  • Halstein—Stony rock
  • Kalfr—Young cow
  • Gils—Father of Hedin
  • Sakki—God remembers all
  • Gorm—He who worships god
  • Harald—Lord, ruler
  • Knud—Knot
  • Gulbrand—Sword of the divine
  • Trausti—One who is dependable
  • Kåre—Curly
  • Loki—Airy
  • Gandalf—Elf with the magic wand
  • Hoenir—Brother of Odin
  • Hoyt—Descended of mind or spirit
  • Jensen—Son of Jen
  • Khristopher—Bearing Christ
  • Raud—Father of the wolves
  • Vagi—A fighter
  • Buri—Someone who produces a son
  • Styrr—Battle
  • Kvasir—The wisest man
  • Vigo—Battle, fight
  • Sindri—Small
  • Angrboda—Grief
  • Flóki—Small tufts of hair or fabric
  • Salbørn—Hall bear
  • Rik—Rich
  • Eirny—Female deity
  • Alfrūn—Elf secret
  • Bjartey—Bright shining light
  • Dis—Goddess
  • Suni—Son
  • Sven—Young man
  • Balder—Prince
  • Raghnall—Well-advised ruler
  • Leifur—Heir or successor
  • Hugi—Thought, mind
  • Vagn—A carriage
  • Gauthildr—Battle, death
  • Birger—To help, to protect
  • Bjorn—Bear
  • Sixten—Stone of victory
  • Geirod—Brother of Geirrid
  • Egill—Terror, frightful
  • Folke—People, folk
  • Frode—Clever, learned
  • Kolli—One who is bald
  • Hoor—Virgin of paradise
  • Bodi—Commanding
  • Brandt—Sword
  • Fenrir—Fen-dweller
  • Fitch—Iron-pointed implement
  • Garm—Guarding the gates of hell

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Viking-Related Words

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If you don’t want a traditional Viking name but still want something that relates to the era, we came up with several different options for you. Here are some different areas on the map, along with some Viking-related words that relate to the days of old.

  • Visigoth
  • Viken
  • Tartary
  • Byzantine
  • Valkyrie
  • Roslagen
  • Winberry
  • Samnite
  • Odyssey
  • Iberia
  • Grizzly
  • Excalibur
  • Husqvarna
  • Valhalla
  • Buccaneer
  • Barbarian
  • Berserker
  • Ruthless
  • Chieftain
  • Skyrim
  • Warhawk
  • Kodiak
  • Corsair
  • Danelaw
  • Knarr
  • Orkney
  • Birka
  • Snaefell
  • Ormskirk
  • Swansea
  • Skerry
  • Maghreb
  • Thyra
  • Felucca
  • Ransack
  • Dale
  • Norn
  • Ferrie
  • Clad
  • Baltic
  • Anvil
  • Extol
  • Plunder
  • Finn
  • Gryphon
  • Cambria
  • Genpei
  • Keelboat
  • Quern
  • Whalebone

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Conclusion

So, now you have a good foundation of Viking-style names for your newcomer. You can pick out a few you like from the list and get some opinions on which one works best. Hopefully, there is a name on our list that suits your little warrior.

Which one did you like best?

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