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5 Viking names and what they mean, for viking for baby boys, listing 1-5.

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)

Featured categories: fisherman, sailor, seafarer.

Bob .. Singer Bob Dylan ..
[Bobbee, Bobbey, Bobbie, Bobby]

Neptune Mythology name: Roman god of the sea.

Arion .. Mythology: the name of the magic horse born to Poseidon and Demeter ..
[Arian, Arien, Aryon]

Caddis .. Also a kind of fly that trouts like to eat, making this a potential choice for a fisherman's son.
[Caddice, Caddiss]

Dempsey .. Boxer Jack Dempsey.

Coleridge .. English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge was author of "The Ancient Mariner", and the famously unfinished "Kubla Khan", written under the influence of opium.
[Colerige, Colridge, Colrige]

Cabot .. John Cabot (15th century) was an Italian-born English explorer and navigator ..

Kidd .. Pirate Captain William Kidd.

Rover ..

Dennis .. Sailor Dennis Conner.
[Den, Denies, Denis, Dennes, Dennet, .. 12 more]

Lot .. He fled God's destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, but his wife disobeyed God's command, looked back upon the city, and was turned into a pillar of salt.

Castor .. They were considerd the patron gods of seafarers, appearing to them in Saint Elmo's fire.
[Caster, Castorio, Kastor]

Marriner .. (English) "Mariner, seaman, sailor." ..
[Mariner, Marinor, Marrinor]


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