200+ Viking Dog Names: Warriors & Norse Naming!



Meg Marrs


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Viking dog names

The Viking Age—a captivating period of history involving the mystical nature of the North and the fascinating people that sailed throughout its seas.

The Vikings hailed from the Scandinavian region, and their influence spread across the North Atlantic and beyond. Stories mixed with history and mythology make up what we know about these spellbinding people today. One thing is for sure—the bold characters that pepper Viking history undoubtedly would make excellent and unique names for dogs!

From famed Vikings to the Norse gods that inspired them, this era certainly provides a bounty of brilliant ideas to name your pooch.

Famous Vikings As Dog Names

Viking names for dogs

One of these famous Vikings might make an amazing namesake for your canine companion. Consider these popular names from some of the best warriors Viking history has to offer.

  • “Bloodaxe” / “Eric Bloodaxe”: A notoriously named Viking who helped to bring Norway together as a nation.
  • Berserker: The name given to the fierce fighting Viking warriors.
  • Erik the Red: Perhaps history’s best remembered Viking, he is best known for developing the first settlements on Greenland.
  • “Forkbeard” / “Sweyn Forkbeard”: A Danish King aptly named for his twofold beard.
  • Harald Hardrada: One of Norway’s most famed kings, he was one of the Viking’s last best known figures.
  • “Ironside” / “Bjorn Ironside”: A Viking of the 9th century who was known for ruling Sweden.
  • Ivar the Boneless: A Viking leader who clashed with the Anglo-Saxons in pursuit of new lands.
  • Leif Eriksson: Son of Erik the Red, he is best remembered for being the first European to land in North America.
  • Olaf Tryggvason: One of Norway’s early kings, he is credited with bringing Christianity to the nation and its people.
  • “Ragnar” / “Ragnar Lothbrok”: Despite this Viking’s name recognition, largely due to popular culture, his existence is under question by many historians.
  • Rollo: Large in stature and importance, this influential Viking lived during the 9th and 10th centuries. He is famed for being the original Duke of Normandy.
  • Ubba: One of the leaders of The Great Army, which was instrumental in the fight against the Anglo-Saxons.

Dog Names That Are Norse Mythological Figures

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Is your furry friend of God or Goddess status? Check out these Norse names inspired by mythological figures.

  • Aegir: An elderly magician.
  • Aesir: The collective name of Norse gods. 
  • Alvis: A dwarf who was to marry Thor’s daughter Thrud.
  • Baldur: God of beauty, innocence, peace, and rebirth. 
  • Borr: The father of Óðinn.
  • Bragi: God of poetry, music and the harp.
  • Búri: The ruler of Prehistory, the first god and father of Borr.
  • Dagur: The God of the daytime, son of Delling and Nótt.
  • Delling: The God of the dawn.
  • Eir: Goddess of healing.
  • Elli: Goddess of old age.
  • Ēostre: Goddess of spring.
  • Forseti: God of justice, peace and truth.
  • Freyja: Goddess of love, known for her beauty and her sensuality.
  • Freyre: God of sunlight and rain. 
  • Freyr: God of fertility.
  • Frigg: Goddess of marriage and motherhood. 
  • Fulla: Frigg´s handmaid.
  • Gefjun: Goddess of fertility.
  • Heimdallur: Guardian of Ásgarð.
  • Hel: Queen of Helheim and daughter of Loki. 
  • Hermóður: The heroic son of Odin.
  • Hlín: Goddess of consolation and protection.
  • Höðr: God of winter. 
  • Hœnir: The silent god.
  • Iðunn: Goddess of youth. 
  • Jörð: Goddess of the Earth.
  • Kvasir: God of inspiration. Killed by Dwarves.
  • Lofn: Goddess of forbidden loves.
  • Loki: The sly Norse God with an evil streak.
  • Magni: God of strength. 
  • Máni: God of Moon.
  • Mímir: Óðinn´s uncle. 
  • Nanna: Goddess of joy and peace.
  • Nerþus: A goddess mentioned by Tacitus. 
  • Njörður: God of sea, wind, fish, and wealth. 
  • Nótt: Goddess of night.
  • Odin: An elderly and wise deity respected throughout Norse mythology.
  • Óðinn: The God of war.
  • Rán: Goddess of the sea. 
  • Saga: The Norse goddess of stories.
  • Sif: Goddess of harvest. 
  • Sigyn: Goddess of fidelity. 
  • Sjöfn: Goddess of love.
  • Skaði: Goddess of winter.
  • Skuld: One of three goddesses of destiny.
  • Snotra: Goddess of prudence.
  • Sol: Goddess of Sun.
  • Sága: Goddess of wisdom. 
  • Svanhild: Daughter of Sigurd and Gudrun.
  • Thor: God of thunder and battle. 
  • Thruer: The daughter of Thor and Sif.
  • Tyr: The Norse God of war.
  • Týr: God of the skies. 
  • Ullr: God of the hunt. 
  • Urd: Goddess of the past. 
  • Verdandi: Goddess of the present. 
  • Valhalla: The Norse afterlife.
  • Váli: God of revenge.
  • Vár: Goddess of contract.
  • Vé: One of the three gods of creation. 
  • Víðarr: God of the forest, revenge, and silence.
  • Vör: Goddess of wisdom.

Male Viking & Norse Dog Names 

Does your best buddy carry a warrior spirit? Consider one of these male Viking dog names for your furball. 

  • Alf: “Elf” 
  • Aren: “Eagle”
  • Arne: “Bird”
  • Aric: “Eternal ruler” 
  • Asbjorne: “Bear”
  • Arkyn: “Eternal king’s son”
  • Bjarke: “Bear”
  • Bjarne: “Bear”
  • Björn: “Bear”
  • Bragi: “First”
  • Ebbe: “Wild boar”
  • Erik: “Eternal ruler”
  • Erling: “Chief”
  • Espen: “Bear”
  • Fenrir: “Monstrous wolf”
  • Frode: “Wise” 
  • Gandalf: “Wand elf”
  • Gisli:”Pledge”
  • Gunnar: “He who stands alone”
  • Harald: “Ruler” 
  • Helge: “Holy, blessed”
  • Herleif: “Warrior descendant”
  • Hrafen: “Raven”
  • Ivar: “Archer”
  • Leif: “Heir”
  • Magnus: “Mighty”
  • Njord:”Vigorous”
  • Olaf: “Ancestor’s descendent”
  • Ragnar: “Army rule”
  • Rune: “Secret lore”
  • Sindri: “Sparkling”
  • Ulf: “Wolf”
  • Ulrik: “Noble ruler”
  • Vidar: “Warrior”
  • Volund: “Skillful, artful”
  • Filip: “Friend of horses
  • Håkon: “Prosperous family”
  • Isak: “He will rejoice”
  • Jakob: “Supplanter”
  • Lukas: “From Lucania”
  • Mohammed: “Praised”
  • Noah:” Comfort” 
  • Oskar: “God’s spear” 

Female Viking & Norse Dog Names 

Do you have a strong sweetie? Check out these female dog names inspired by the brave Vikings. 

  • Áma: “Eagle” 
  • Åse: “God”
  • Alba: “Elf” 
  • Astra: “As beautiful as a God” 
  • Astrid: “Divine, mighty strength”
  • Borghild: “Battle fortification”
  • Brynhild: A maiden
  • Eir: “Mercy”
  • Elli: “Old age” 
  • Embla: “Uncertain” 
  • Erica: “Mighty ruler” 
  • Eva” “Breathe” 
  • Frea: “Love” 
  • Freja: “Lady” 
  • Frigg: “Earth and air” 
  • Gerd: “Enclosure” 
  • Grid: “Frost giantess” 
  • Hannah: “Grace”
  • Heidrun: “Goat” 
  • Helga: “Holy” 
  • Hilda: “Battle”
  • Hilde: “Fight” 
  • Hildr: “Warrior” 
  • Hlife: “Protection” 
  • Hrefna: “Raven” 
  • Hulda: “A sorceress” 
  • Ida: “Work” 
  • Idunn: “Goddess of spring and immortality” 
  • Kara: “Warrior” 
  • Liv: “Protection”
  • Liva: “Protection”
  • Live: “Protector” 
  • Mynte: “Mint”
  • Nanna: “Daring, brave” 
  • Ragnfríðr: “Beautiful advice”
  • Randi: “Wise” 
  • Revna: “Raven”
  • Roar: “Warrior” 
  • Rúna: “Secret lore”
  • Saga: “Seeing one”
  • Sigrid: “Beautiful victory”
  • Solveig: “Strength of the sun”
  • Vilma: “Protection”

Gender Neutral Viking & Norse Dog Names 

These gender neutral Viking and Norse dog names are perfect for just about any furry friend! 

  • Alex: “Defender”
  • Astrid: “Beautiful”
  • Audor: “Wealth”
  • Birger: “Rescue”
  • Bjorn: “Bear”
  • Bodil: “Battle”
  • Darby: “Deer park” 
  • Frida: “Peace”
  • Hanne: “Yaweh is gracious”
  • Henny: “Home ruler”
  • Hilda: “Battle”
  • Inge: “Ancestor”
  • Jo: “Yaweh is gracious”
  • Kelby: “Farm” 
  • Keld: “Spring”
  • Kirkja: “Church”
  • Kris: “Christian”
  • Magne: “Greatness” 
  • Magnus: “Great”
  • Manu: “God is with us”
  • Marie: “Unknown”
  • Mille: “Rival”
  • Orm: “Snake”
  • Revna: “Raven”
  • Robin: “Bright”
  • Rune: “Secret”
  • Selby: “Willow farm”
  • Sigrid: “Victory”
  • Storm: Bad weather
  • Tate: “Cheerful”
  • Tove: “Beautiful”
  • True
  • Ulf: “Wolf”
  • Vanja: “Yahweh is gracious”
  • Vieno: “Gentle”
  • Vivian: “Alive”
  • Whitby: “White farm”

Did we forget any awesome Viking or Norse dog names? Share your picks in the comments!

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Meg Marrs

Meg Marrs is the Founder and Director of Marketing at K9 of Mine. She is a lifelong canine enthusiast and adores dogs of all shapes and sizes! She loves iced coffee, hammocks, and puppy-cuddling!

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  1. Tasha Avatar

    Fenrir/Fenris- Giant Wolf God, son of Loki and giantess Angerboda.

    Named my first husky mix after him.

    1. Ben Team Avatar

      Nice, Tasha! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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