Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Acel

Noble

German

Ander

Lion man

Scandinavian

Andon

Slavic

Asbjorn

Godly bear

Scandinavian

Ballard

Brave, strong; round-shaped

Scandinavian

Bane

Glorious defender

Slavic

Bannan

Commander

German

Bartram

Bright raven

Scandinavian

Bergen

Lives on the hill; mountain

Scandinavian

Bjornsterne

Bear

Scandinavian

Bodin

Shelter; one who brings news

Scandinavian

Borja

Small; battle glory

Slavic

Borka

Fighter

Slavic

Burnaby

Fighter's estate

Scandinavian

Dag

Daylight

Scandinavian

Daggett

Daylight

Scandinavian

Donar

God of Thunder

Scandinavian

Dyre

Dear Heart

Scandinavian

Ebbe

Brave Boar

Scandinavian

Egil

Edge of a sword

Scandinavian

Egmond

Fearsome protection

German

Egor

Yew, bow army

Scandinavian

Eigil

Edge of a sword

Scandinavian

Eilif

Immortal

Scandinavian

Einar

One warrior; battle leader

Scandinavian

Ejnar

One warrior; battle leader

Scandinavian

Elov

Sole heir

Scandinavian

Erik

Everlasting ruler

Scandinavian

Eyolf

Lucky wolf

Scandinavian

Folke

People's guard

Scandinavian

Folker

People's guard

Scandinavian

Gamel

Old

Scandinavian

Gerrild

Spear ruler

German

Ghislain

Oath

German

Gunner

Warrior

Scandinavian

Gustaf

Royal staff; staff of the gods

Scandinavian

Haaken

Noble, of the highest race; exalted son

Scandinavian

Hagan

Youthful one; noble, of the highest race; exalted son; a place of safety, sanctuary; shelter

Scandinavian

Halverd

Guardian of the rock

Scandinavian

Harald

Army ruler

Scandinavian

Havelock

Sea competition

Scandinavian

Heike

Home ruler

German

Herlad

Army ruler

Scandinavian

Hjallmar

Army helmet

Scandinavian

Hjalmar

Army helmet

Scandinavian

Ingamar

Son of Ing

Scandinavian

Knut

Knot

Scandinavian

Lars

“A lord,” but more properly a title of respect applied to the eldest son of a noble Etruscan family.

Scandinavian

Laslo

Glorious rule

Slavic

Leif

Heir; loved

Scandinavian

Ludvik

Famous warrior

German

Lyell

Wolf; the island

Scandinavian

Miroslav

Peaceful glory

Slavic

Olof

Ancestor's relic

Scandinavian

Orman

Sea man; spear man

German

Osmin

God's protection

Scandinavian

Osmont

God's protection

Scandinavian

Ragnor

Judgment warrior

Scandinavian

Regner

Judgment warrior

Scandinavian

Rolf

A short form of Rudolph and Ran dolph; also a variant form of Ralph.

Scandinavian

Rorick

Famous power

German

Ruodrik

Famous ruler

German

Seigmond

Victorious hand or protector

German

Sigbjorn

Victory bear

Scandinavian

Steinhardt

Stone fighter

Scandinavian

Styg

Voyager, pilgrim

Scandinavian

Svend

Boy, lad

Scandinavian

Thor

Thunder

Scandinavian

Thorbern

Thor's bear

Scandinavian

Thorbjorn

Thor's bear

Scandinavian

Thorleif
Thormund

Thor's protection

English

Tibold

Brave people

German

Torger

Thor's spear

Scandinavian

Torolf

Thor's wolf

Scandinavian

Truls

Thor's Arrow

Scandinavian

Ull

Glory

Scandinavian

Varrick

Leader who defends

German

Vlacheslav

Greater glory

Slavic

Wulfram

Traveling wolf

German

Viking names for boys are popping up more often, as viking-themed movies and shows are all the rage. Seen as fearsome warriors with seemingly supernatural strength, vikings once lurked the northern seas. While scary, the names they left behind aren’t, with many wearable male viking names among them.

Since vikings sailed in the north, it should be no surprise that most viking boy names have Scandinavian roots, like Ingmar and Rolf. By nature, most viking names for boys are typically harder in sound, adding to their rugged appeal. Names like Hallvard and Hjalmer have a character that is distinctly Scandinavian, transporting listeners back to the fjords and seashores. That said, you’ll also find German names like Ludvik and Slavic names like Borka that were widespread at the time.

Most viking names for boys have powerful meanings behind them, like Thorbjorn, meaning “Thor’s bear.” Vikings were fearless, so associated names are equally strong. Rorick means “famous power,” while Folker means “people’s guard.” The common theme is battle, as vikings are best known for conquering most of the region during their time. This makes viking boy names especially appealing for those whose little fighter has overcome obstacles.

Viking names for boys are also associated with the sea, as vikings were sea-traveling people who explored previously unchartered territory. Havelock’s “sea competition” meaning is more than fitting. Orman, meaning “ship protector” is equally impressive, and we think he fits in just fine with today’s trends, as he feels like a surname, and he has a popular vowel start. With their adventurous spirit and tireless energy, viking boy names are right at home on a little boy.

Male viking names offer varying styles, as it’s not a one-size-fits-all approach. Vikings were a wandering group, and viking names for boys show it in diversity.