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What does Viggo mean?

Viggo Pronunciation of Viggo as a boys' name is pronounced VEE-goh, VIHG-oh. It is of Old Norse and Scandinavian origin, and the meaning of Viggo is "battle, fight; one who lies in a cradle". From a Latinized form of Vigge (from element vig meaning "war"), which is also found in other Gemanic names like Ludvig. Also a form of the Icelandic name Vöggur, derived from Old Norse vöggr meaning "one who lies in a cradle". Another possible origin is from Vig(en) or Vik(en), from the English word for "(the) inlet or (the) bay". Actor Viggo Mortenson.


ASSOCIATED WITH scandinavian, norse, old, bay (tree)



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How popular is Viggo?

Viggo is an unusual first name for men. Viggo is an equivalently uncommon surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Viggo reached its top rank of #26 in Sweden in 2009, and is currently at #49. (TOP 100 NAMES, 2018)

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Which version is better?

The only other prominent varying form of Viggo is Ludvig.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Viggo and related baby names in U.S.

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Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Bingo, Diego, Dingo, Diogo, Ringo, Vireo and Vito. These names tend to be more frequently used than Viggo.

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