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Viking Names for boys

5 Viking names and what they mean, for viking for males.

Dunstan .. Saint Dunstan (10th century) restored the monastery system in England after the devastating Viking raids of previous decades.
[Dunsten, Dunstin, Dunston]

Lachlan .. May also possibly refer to a Viking ancestor or mean "bellicose" ..

Leif .. According to Norse legend, the Viking Leif Ericson landed his longboat on American shores some 500 years before Columbus arrived.

Odin .. The Norse warriors known as Vikings fought without fear, believing Odin would receive them into Valhalla, the heroes' paradise, if they died in battle.

Somerley .. Name for the Vikings, who carried out their invasion voyages in the summer.
[Somerled, Sorley]

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Viking names: Lachlan, Leif, Odin

Leif is a commonly used name, while Dunstan, Lachlan, Odin and Somerley are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)


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