The Vikings - Dark Ages Re-enactment Society


The time has come for me to again address the problem of Viking names. Those of us who have been in the Society and Manareafan for some time have a Viking name and identity as well as our Twentieth century one (I hope!). While it is not compulsory for members of the Society or Manareafan Herred to have a Viking name and persona, it does help add to the flavour of the events we attend. It is also a bit embarrassing when a microphone is stuck under your nose and you are asked your Viking name. Another situation where it becomes embarrassing is the battlefield, "Steve, get over here" doesn't sound as good as "Valgard, get over here". It's worse still when you have to call "Help! Donna!", again "Help! Dagfiend!" though still desperate at least sounds right.

Those members who have not yet chosen a Viking name may well find the attached lists useful. The list of female names is much shorter but please don't blame me, remember ladies, for most of history it was men who wrote it! Those warriors of a less masculine nature would be well advised to pick a name from both lists, one for the battlefield and the other for when in the civic display as a woman. Any male warrior who fancies portraying a woman in the civic display should also pick a name from both lists!

The lists are by no means extensive, I simply copied the names from the numerous Viking books I possess. I hope you can find a name that suits you, good luck.

Hrothgar

Male Names:

Aevar, Alfeid, Amundi, Ari, Arnljot, Arnvidar, Asbrand, Asgrim Ellida-Grimsson, Askel The Priest, Asvard, Atli Arnvidarson, Audolf, Audun Rotin, Adalag, Agdi, Agnar, Agni, Aki, Alf, Alfgeir, Alrek, Alrik, Amleth, An, Angantyr, Anlaf, Anskar, Aran, Ardgar, Arinbjorn, Armod, Arnar, Arnfinn, Arngrim, Arni, Arnor, Arnvid, Asgaut, Asgeir, Asgrim, Askold, Askr, Asmund, Athils, Atli, Audgisl, Audun, Aun, Awai

Bard The Black, Baugsson, Baug, Bjorn Buna, Bjorn Gold-Bearer, Blaeing, Bodvar, Bolverk, Bork Bluetooth-Beard, Brondolf, Brynjolf, Balder, Bard, Bardi, Barkman, Barri, Beinir, Berg-Onund, Berle-Kari, Bersi, Bild, Bjalfi, Bjarki, Bjarkmar, Bjarni, Bjartmar, Bjorgolf, Bjorn, Bjornolf, Bolli, Borgar, Bosi, Bothvar, Brand, Brunni, Brynjolf, Bryn-Thvari, Budli

Chnob

Dag, Dagfari, Dala-Alf, Dala-Koll, Dan, Dir, Drott, Dumb

Egil, Eilif, Einar, Einar the Shetlander, Eirik Blood-Axe, Eyjolf, Eystein the Noisy, Eyvind, Eyvind Karfi, Eddval, Egill, Eilaf, Eindridi, Eirik, Eldgrim, Erilar, Erling, Erp, Eythjof

Flosi, Freedman, Finn, Fjalar, Fjolmod, Fjolnir, Fjosni, Floki, Freki, Frey, Fricco, Fridgeir, Frikko, Frithjof, Frodi, Frosti, Fullsterker, Fyri

Gardar Svafarsson, Gauk, Gauk Trandilsson, Geirmund, Geirolf the Warrior, Gest Oddleifsson, Gisli Sursson, Gizur Teitson, Gizur the White, Glum, Gnupa-Bard, Grani, Grim, Grim Kamban, Grjotgard, Gudbrand of the Dales, Gudleif Arason, Gunnar Hamundarson, Gunnars Holt, Gardar, Gaut, Gauti, Gautrek, Geir, Geirrod, Geirthjof, Gellir, Gest, Gilli, Gilling, Gisli, Gizur, Glammad, Glum, Godfred, Godi, Godmund, Godord, Gold-Thorir, Gorm, Grettir, Grimkell, Grubs, Grundi, Gudlaug, Gudmund, Gudrod, Gudrodar, Gungu-Hrolf, Gunnar, Gunnbjorn, Gunnlaug, Gurd, Gusir, Gust, Guthfrith, Guthorm, Guthrum

Haf the Wealthy, Haf the Wise, Hakon, Half, Halfdan the Brave, Hallgrim, Hallkatla, Hallkel, Hallvard the White, Hamund the Halt, Harald Fine-Hair, Harald Grey-Cloak, Hawker-Hedin, Helgi, Helgi Droplaugarson, Heyjang-Bjorn, Hide-Bjorn, Hjort, Hlenni, Hlodvir, Hogni, Holmstein, Holta-Thorir, Hoskuld, Hoskuld Dala-Kollsson, Hraerek the Ring-Scatterer, Hrafn Haengsson, Hrafnkel, Hrapp, Hroald, Hroar Tongue-Priest, Hroi Arnsteinsson, Hrut Herjolfsson, Hundi, Hadd, Hadding, Haethcyn, Hak, Haki, Halbjorn, Halfdan, Halga, Hall, Halldor, Hallfred, Hallgeir, Hallkel, Hallstein, Hallvard, Harald, Hardaknut, Hardbein, Hardecnudth, Hardegon, Harek, Hastein, Hauk, Healfdene, Heardred, Hegbjorn, Heidrek, Heimdall, Heimir, Herbjorn, Heremod, Hergeir, Hergrim, Herigar, Herjolf, Hermund, Herraud, Herthjolf, Hertrygg, Hervard, Hildigrim, Hildir, Hjalmar, Hjalti, Hjorleif, Hjorolf, Hjort, Hjorvard, Hlodver, Hogni, Hoketil, Holmgeir, Hord, Hored, Horik, Hoskuld, Hosvir, Hraerek, Hrafnkel, Hrani, Hrapp, Hreggvid, Hrethel, Hring, Hroar, Hroar-Hrothgar, Hrodmar, Hroi, Hrolf, Hromund, Hrosskel, Hrothgar, Hrothulf, Hrotti, Hrut, Hunbogi, Hunthjolf, Hygelac

Ingjald, Isleif Gizurarson, Ivar of the Long-Reach, Igor, Imsigull, Ingimund, Ingolf, Ingjald, Isleif, Ivar

Jorund, Jarnskeggi, Jokulf, Jolf

Kari Solmundarson, Karl, Ketil Flat-Nose, Ketil Trout, Ketilbjorn, Kjarval, Kol, Kolbein, Kolbein the Young, Koll, Kolskegg, Kalf, Kari, Kark, Karlsefni, Ketil, Kisi, Kjarten, Knut, Kol, Kolbein, Kormak, Kotkel, Kott, Krabbi, Kveldulf

Lamba, Lambi, Leidorf the Strong, Ljot the Black, Lodin, Lodmund, Lyting, Leif, Liafdag, Ljot, Loki, Lyting

Magnus, Malcolm, Mar, Melkolf, Melsnati, Modolf The Wise, Moldan, Mord Fiddle, Modulf, Mord

Naddad the Froese, Naddod, Njal, Nattfari, Neri, Njall

Oddi, Oddleif, Ogmund, Olaf Feilan, Olaf Hjalti, Olaf the White, Olafur, Olvir, Ondott Crow, Onund of Trollwood, Onund Trunk-Back, Orgumleidi, Orliyg, Orm the Strong, Orm Wood-Nose, Osvif, Otkel Skarfsson, Ottar Ball, Oxen-Thorir, Ozar-Toti, Ozur, Ozurar, Odd, Oddlief, Odinn, Ofieg, Ogmund, Ohthere, Olaf, Oleg, Olvir, Onund, Orm, Orn, Ornolf, Oskrud, Ospak, Osvif, Othjodan, Otkar, Otkel, Otrygg, Ottar

PáL, PáLsson, Purse

Ragi, Ragnar Hariy-Breeks, Rognvald of More, Runolf, Raegnald, Ragnar, Ragnvald, Raknar, Ref, Ref-Nose, Regin, Reginbrand, Rennir, Rig, Roduulf, Rognavald, Rorik, Rurik

Saemund the Learned, Sigfus, Sighvat the Red, Sigmund Lambason, Sigmund Ozurarson, Sigtrygg, Sigurd Snake-in-the-eye, Sigurd the Dragon-Killer, Skamkel, Skapti, Skarf, Skarp-Hedin, Skjold, Snaekolf, Snorri, Solmund, Sorkvir the Old, Sorli Brodd-Helgason, Soti, Starkad, Strolf, Sur, Surt, Svafar, Svan, Svart, Svein, Sveinsson, Saeming, Saemund, Sazur, Seafarer, Sel, Sigerich, Sigfred, Svip, Siggeir, Siggurd, Sighvat, Sigmund, Sigtrygg, Sigurdur, Sigvaldi, Sineus, Sirnir, Sjolf, Skalk, Skallagrim, Skamkel, Skapti, Skarp-Hedin, Skili, Skinflint, Skirnir, Skjalg, Skjold, Skolli, Skrogg, Skuma, Smid, Snaeulf, Snidil, Snorri, Snow, Sokka, Sokki, Sorkvir, Soti, Star-Oddi, Stein, Steinar, Steinthor, Stigandi, Storvirk, Sturla, Styr, Styrbjorn, Sumarlidi, Svadi, Svan, Svart, Svavar, Sveigdir, Svein, Sven, Sverting

Teit, Thidrandi, Thjostolf, Thorarin, Thord Freedmansson, Thord Illugi, Thord the Bearded, Thorfinn the Skull-Splitter, Thorgeir Skorar-Geir, Thorgir Gollnir, Thorgrim the Mighty, Thorkel, Thorkel Braggart, Thorkel Elfara-Priest, Thorleif Crow, Thorodd, Thorolf Butter, Thorolf Creek-Nose, Thorstein Broad-Paunch, Thorstein Cod-Biter, Thorstein Skrofi, Thorstein Sparrow, Thorstein the Red, Thorvald Osvifsson, Thrand the Old, Tjorvi, Torf-Einar, Trandil, Tyrfing of Berjaness, Thangbrand, Thjodolf, Thjostolf, Thor, Thorarin, Thorarinn, Thorbjorn, Thord, Thordar, Thorfinn, Thorgeir, Thorgil, Thorgils, Thorgrim, Thorhall, Thorir, Thorkel, Thorkell, Thorleif, Thorleik, Thormod, Thorolf, Thorri, Thorstein, Thorvald, Thrain, Thrand, Thravi, Thurcytel, Tind, Tjosni, Torfi, Torrad, Tosti, Truvor, Trygg, Tryggvi, Tyrfing

Ugga, Ulf Aur-Priest, Ulf the Unwashed, Ulf Uggason, Uni the Illegitimate, Ubbi, Ulf, Ulfar, Ulfcytel, Ulfhedin, Ulfkell, Ulf-Kraka, Ulfljot, Ull, Uni, Unni

Valgard, Vandill, Vemund Word-Master, Vetrlidi the Poet, Viking-Kari, Valagnar, Vandrad, Vermund, Vidgip, Viga-Glum, Vigfus, Vignir, Vikar, Vilmund, Visin, Volund

Willibald of Saxony

Ylfing, Ymir, Yngvar, Yngvi, Ypper

Female Names:

Alfdis, Alof, Alfhild, Arghyrna, Arinnefja, Asa, Asfrid, Asgerd, Aslaug, Astrid, Aud, Arngunn, Astrid of Djupriverbank, Aud the Deep-Minded

Bekkhild, Bera, Bergthora, Brynhild, Bulsa, Bergljot

Dagmaer, Dagny

Edda, Edny, Embla, Estrid, Eyfura

Fjotra, Freydis, Freyja, Frigg, Fridgerd

Geira, Geirlaug, Geirrid, Gerloc, Gjaflaug, Gold-Ball, Gormflaith, Grima, Grimhild, Groa, Gudrid, Gudrun, Gunnhild, Gunnvor, Gyda, Gudfinna

Halgerd, Halla, Heid, Hel, Helga, Herdis, Hild, Hildigunn, Hildirid, Hjorta, Hleid, Hrefna, Hrodny, Hallbera, Hallgerd, Herjolf, Hervor, Hrafnhild

Ignunn, Ingibjorg, Ingigerd, Isgerd

Jodis,Joreid,Jorunn

Kolfrosta, Kula

Lofthaena

Nauma

Olga, Olof, Olvod, Osk, Ota

Ragnhild, Rafarta, Rannveig, Reginleif

Saeunn, Sigrid, Skin-Beak, Skjalf, Snotra, Svanhvit, Sylgja, Steinvor, Solvor

Thidrik, Thora, Thorbjorg, Thordis, Thorfinna, Thorgerd, Thorhalla, Thorkatla, Thorunn, Thurid, Thyri, Totra, Tova, Tovi, Thorhild, Thorlaug, Thorvor

Unn

Vigdis, Vilgerda

Yrsa, Yngvild