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Vikings are a very popular topic in the media. However, many people don’t know that most of what they see is based on myths and misconceptions. This article aims to educate you about Viking names and provide 8 male nicknames for your consideration.
1) Ragnar: The name “Ragnar” means “advice or counsel.” It’s a great choice if you want someone who will always have something wise to say!
This list of male Viking nicknames is provided for your consideration.
– Ragnar: The name “Ragnar” means “advice or counsel.” It’s a great choice if you want someone who will always have something wise to say!
– Harald: Meaning “grey, old and strong,” this nickname would suit an older man. But as we know, not all Vikings were large and muscular – some could be considered scrawny until they flexed their muscles! Others may choose it as a nod to the sword legend King Håkon of Norway was called ‘Harald Fairhair.’
– Bjorn (Bear): If he likes hunting, fishing or other outdoor activities with animals like bears then his nickname could be Bjorn the Bear. It’s also common to shorten it as “Bear.”
– Erik: This nickname means ‘strong and masculine,’ which is perfect for a Viking wanting to emphasize his masculinity! One way you might use this name would be when he does something brave or strong – like lifting up heavy objects with ease, or driving fearlessly in tough conditions on icy roads.
– Sven (Swan): A swan is generally peaceful, graceful and serene – all good qualities that are likely not what your man will think of himself if they’re feeling down. So why not try giving him a different animal? If he likes hunting ducks then perhaps call him Sven The Duck Hunter instead. Or how about calling him Sven The Fierce Fighter, if he’s always quick to jump into a fight.
– Bjorn: This word means ‘bear’ and is often shortened to “Bear.” So this could be your man’s nickname if you want him to feel strong or big! One way would be when he does something that makes him happy – like the first time in his life where he has driven for more than an hour without getting car sick, or winning at sports after years of trying.
– Dagr: If your guy likes hunting then try calling him Dagr (Dagger). Or maybe give him the name Dagr (Day) so people know it doesn’t matter how early they call out to ask about breakfast – you’ll be up and cooking.
– Eric: This name is so popular in Scandinavia that it’s often used to refer to everyone from the region! It means “ever” or ‘eternal’ – which may sound like a strange nickname, but maybe you’ve been together for an eternity?
– Grim: If your guy has a dark sense of humor then this might be his perfect nickname. Or if he likes scary movies with all those jump scares (and laughs at them!) then give him this moniker. One way would be when something makes him happy too – say after coming out on top in a video game battle against another player who has defeated him many times before.
– Gunnarr: The meaning behind Gunnarr is “warrior,” so if your guy is a warrior at heart, or someone who always has to be the first one in line for any sort of conflict that may arise, then this nickname fits well.
– Hialmar: From Old Norse meaning ‘eternal sea,’ Hialmar could also mean ‘salty’ – which would make sense since it’s an uncommon name! It can also translate as ‘powerful.’ If he’s either salty and powerful (in terms of personality) then this might work.
– Hilmir: This Viking name means “protecting chief” – which sounds like something you’re likely not too far off from yourself already if he shares his name with such fierce protector!
– Hrodgeir: The name means “famous spear” and is a great option for your guy if he has an intense focus on his physical strength or prowess.
– Ingimundr: This translates to ‘fighter of the people’ which sounds like something most guys would be proud to have as their nickname! It also can translate as ‘mighty thundering one’ – how could you say no? Sounds like someone who may need some protection from other fighters, too.
– Ivar the Boneless: If he’s really tough and durable but needs help getting around (either physically or in personality), then this might work perfectly! He was born with brittle bones and couldn’t walk on his own, but that didn’t stop him from going to war with a vengeance.
– Óláfr: This means ‘ancestor of the people’ which is an awesome way for you to honor your guy while also being unisex! It can also be translated as ‘heir’. In this case, it’s best not to question what the ancestors want or why they are asking – just do what they say when they tell you he needs protection.
– Ragnar Lothbrok: If there was ever a man who knew how to take care of himself in battle and get what he wants out of life without any help then surely our last name should be Lothbrok.
– Sveinn: He was the last of King Canute’s sons and became king himself in 1010 AD, so you know this is a nickname for someone who might have been born with a silver spoon in his mouth but doesn’t act like it! It means ‘young man’.
– Harald Hardrada: If your guy has always longed to be king then he’ll love being called by one of his names that translates as ‘hard ruler’ because if there ever were anyone determined to get what they want no matter how hard they had to work for it, it would be him.
– Gorm the Old: If he’s old enough not only to have been born before the year 100 but to live well into it then you could be talking about someone who is a serious Viking. This name literally translates as ‘old’ and when he was in his heyday, Gorm ruled Denmark for 48 years!
– Ingjald: If your man has always been told that they’re too nice or soft because of how much they like people, this will make him feel better – it’s what we call somebody with overlarge genitals which makes them very masculine indeed.
– Eystein: Fighters would love being called this since ‘eysteinn’ means warrior (which is their favorite part of themselves) so there are few things more complimentary than using an old Norse word
-Thorfinn: “Thor” or just “Fin.”
-Hvitserk: Just say his name.
-Egil: Either Egil, Eigil, or even the nickname Aethelstan (which means ‘Noble Stone’).
-Ragnar Lodbrok: Ragnar is too casual and sounds like a character in an action movie; Lodbrok is better as it’s more accurate to how he was actually known. His nickname would be something like Lothbrukr (which means ‘hidden wolf’) if you’re looking for a Viking epithet.)
-“Lucky”: No one really knows who this guy was but saying that someone has good luck because they survived a battle is not the kind of luck that Vikings want to hear. -Agnarr: Either Agnar, or just Agrímr (the latter being more accurate) if you’re looking for an old Norse nickname.) In this post, we’ve covered eight Viking nicknames and what they mean in English. We hope it’s been useful! If there are any other questions about these or anything else related to our posts please email us at [email protected] with your question and we’ll respond as soon as possible! Thanks so much for reading!” “*The name Ásgeir was updated on 12/27/2017.” “*Thorfinnr was updated