Congratulations on getting a new pup. It’s now time to give him/ her a fitting one-of-a-kind dog name. This is exactly why we wrote this article on Norse dog names. These names are perfect for all dogs, big and small. 

Whether you’ve got a dog from the Nordic regions like the Norwegian Elkhound or the Norwegian Buhund, or you’re a lover of the rustic Viking culture, Norse dog names are excellent for your pup.

Viking lore and ancient Scandinavian language, culture, and geography have plenty of name ideas you could go for. 

Here are some of our best picks.

Male Viking Dog Names and Their Meanings

  1. Fenrir – A monstrous wolf
  2. Sjør – Sea
  3. Ymir – The ancestor of giants
  4. Jarv – Wolverine
  5. Rune – Secret
  6. Baldur – the Norse god of light, joy, and purity
  7. Hati – The giant wolf that chased the moon
  8. Hermond – One of Odin’s sons who went down to the underworld to find Balder after Loki accidentally killed him.
  9. Aegir – Of the gods
  10. Ullr – The Norse god of the hunt, archery, and shields
  11. Magnus – Great
  12. Kappi – Warrior in Icelandic
  13. Lodjur – Lynx
  14. Heimdall – Known as the shiniest of all the gods
  15. Olaf
  16. Mare – An evil entity that brings on nightmares.
  17. Alföðr – Allfather
  18. Odin
  19. Asgard
  20. Balder – God of radiance, kindness, fairness
  21. Foresti – Minor god who is a mediator and agent of justice
  22. Draugr – An undead creature
  23. Ironside
  24. Skoll – The giant wolf that chases the sun
  25. Ratatoskr – The giant squirrel who runs up and down the tree of life
  26. Kraken – Mythical monster
  27. Ivar the Boneless – Son of Ragnar
  28. Sindri – The dwarf that created Thor’s hammer
  29. Vidar – The silent god of vengeance
  30. Bragi – A poet and bard that lives in Vallhalla
  31. Njord – The god of sea and wealth
  32. Brann – Fire
  33. Huginn – One of the two ravens that travel the world and reports to Odin
  34. Snake eye – A son of Ragnar
  35. Axel –
  36. Jotun – Giants who fought against the gods
  37. Heimdallr – The man who watches over the Bifrost
  38. Bjorn – Bjorn Ironside, son of Ragnar Lodbrok
  39. Bein – bone in Icelandic
  40. Viking / Vikingr
  41. Susi – Wolf in Finnish
  42. Jormungandr – The giant serpent
  43. Raider –
  44. Vallhalla – The Viking heaven
  45. Ulf – Wolf
  46. Alfheim – Elf
  47. Muninn – The second raven that travels the world.
  48. Hoenir – The god of war and silence
  49. Modi – Son of Thor and the patron saint of all Berserkers
  50. Orm – Snake in Swedish
  51. Freyr – God of peace, fertility, rain, and sunshine
  52. Berserk/berserker – Medieval warrior gangs
  53. Tyr – Tyr is the god of war
  54. Thor – You know the god of thunder!
  55. Bjorn – Bear
  56. Ragnarok – The end of the world
  57. Mjollnir – Thors hammer
  58. Leif – means heir, descendant, beloved
  59. Buri – First god and grandfather of Odin
  60. Ull – god of close combat
  61. Garmr – A blood-stained dog that guards the gates of Hel
  62. Revna – Raven
  63. Varulv – Werewolf
  64. Vili – Another brother of Odin’s
  65. Rollo of Normandy
  66. Mani – The god that pulls the moon
  67. Loki – Brother to Thor
  68. Vi – Odins brother
  69. Bloodaxe – Viking king
  70. Borr – Odins father
  71. Sunna – He pulls the sun and is the brother to Mani
  72. Arne – Eagle
  73. Vali – The god who avenged the death of Balders by killing Hod.
  74. Sigurdr – Hero of the family Volsungar
  75. Surtr – A fire giant
  76. Fitch – the Norse god of rule
  77. Magni – He is the god of brute force and strength
  78. Eric the red – Founder of the Greenland settlements
  79. Gandalf – Wand elf

Female Norse Dog Names and Their Meanings

  1. Ran – Norse goddess of the sea
  2. Hlin – Friggs third maiden
  3. Dagr – day and night goddess
  4. Idun – Norse goddess of spring and youth
  5. Freyja – Norse goddess of love and war
  6. Katla
  7. Gna – Second of the handmaidens to Frigg
  8. Frida – Peace
  9. Idun – The youthful goddess of rejuvenation
  10. Astrid
  11. Norns – 3 fates that created life and fate
  12. Ingrid
  13. Norberta
  14. Ulf – Wolf
  15. Valkyria
  16. Signe – Victorious
  17. Hilde – Battle
  18. Siv – Wife to Thor
  19. Fulla – One of three of the handmaidens to Frigg
  20. Aslaug
  21. Solveig
  22. Gertrud – Spear
  23. Sigrun – Victory
  24. Freya – Goddess of fate and destiny
  25. Hel – This goddess rules the underworld
  26. Hella – Divine woman
  27. Frigg – Wife to Odin goddess of peace and love
  28. Nanna – Daring and brave
  29. Arne – eagle
  30. Skadi – Goddess of Hunting & Skiing
  31. Gunhild – From the words war and battle
  32. Sigrid
  33. Lagertha
  34. Magna – Strong
  35. Sigyn – Wife to Loki
  36. Bylgia – Water goddess
  37. Holga – Blessed
  38. Alva – Elf
  39. Rane – Queen, pure
  40. Saga – Goddess of stories
  41. Ingrid – Beautiful goddess
  42. Alfhild – Battle of elves
  43. Mielikki – Goddess of the forest and the hunt
  44. Laufey – Mother to Loki
  45. Sol – Goddess of the sun
  46. Eir – Goddess of help & mercy
  47. Frida – Peace
  48. Hnoss – Daughter of Freyja
  49. Herja – Devastate
  50. Nott – night and day goddess
  51. Marianne

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