49 Best Norse Dragon Names

Dragons were very significant creatures in Norse mythology

Dragons were very important creatures which originated from the ancient world.

Dragons are linked to Norse mythology from ancient times that was later narrated as part of Scandinavian folk tales. These dragons were mentioned in many legends, poems, and sagas.

The word ‘drakon' means "great dragon" in the Old Norse language. During prehistoric eras, the 'human' warriors considered these creatures equivalent to the gods. There are three mythological dragons types: the Old Ones, the New Ones, and the Dragons of Legend. The Old Ones existed in the distant past before creating the world, often representing ancient dragon myths and legends with their ferocious characteristics. The New Ones were born during the early days of the world's creation. Thus, with different characteristics and traits, all of them shared a common feature: the gods created them!

Typically, the Norse mythology dragon names catered to symbolism. So let's take a look at some draconic names, or names of dragons, from Norse mythology.

For more dragon names, take a look at White Dragon Names and Ice Dragon Names.

Common Norse Dragon Names

Bahamut who is the son of God Lo is referred to as the God of dragons. These are some of the more common Norse dragon names.

1. Aidan (Irish origin) meaning "Thor" who killed fire-dragon.

2. Arrow (English origin) indicates a "dragon-slayer who killed famous evil dragons".

3. Blaze (Old English origin) is one of the common names refers to "a long-tail fire-breather".

4. Brantley (German origin) refers to "a firebrand dragon".

5.  Chance (Latin origin) symbolizing "luck".

6.  Tatsuya (Japanese origin) indicates "a dragon-sign".

7.  Pachuca (Hopi tribe origin) referring to "a feathered water-snake".

8.  Shesha (Hindu mythology) means "king of snakes".

9.  Ryoko (Japanese) female name means "dragon-like".

10. Drake (Old German origin) means "a male with the power of the snake".

11. Xiuhcoatl (Nahuatl word) denotes "destructive weapon".

12. Jormungand (Old Norse myth) indicating "yggdrasil a giant tree".

Exciting Norse Dragon Names

The following names are a little more unique and different.

13. Author (old English origin) meaning "poison".

14. Chua (Native American origin) meaning "world-serpent".

15. Draco (Latin/Greek mythology) means "dragon name".

16. Ehecatl (Norse mythology) denotes "wind-serpent".

17. Fafnir (Old Norse myth) symbolizing "greed".

18. Glaurung (Sindarin) refers to "a wingless, fire-breathing, trickster".

19. Herensuge (Basque language) means "long tail dragon".

20. Knucker (Old English origin) denoting "winged water-dragon".

21. Nagendra (Hindu origin) referring to "a snake, Lord Indra's second name".

22. Orochi Japanese origin; refers to a ‘midgard serpent.'

23. Pendragon Celtic origin, symbolizing a 'chief-dragon.'

24. Quetzalcoatl Aztec Nahuatl origin; featuring a ‘feathered-serpent’.

25. Ryuu Japanese origin; showcases 'dragon-spirit’.

26. Tatsuo Japan origin, referring to ‘dragon-man.'

27. Uther a variant form of Arthur, which means ‘bear-man.'

Famous Dragon Names

If you are looking for your dragon name indicating power and strength, these famous names fit flawlessly! Cherry-pick your favorite ones from some of the most popular ones listed below.

28. Falkor (Norse myth) refers to the "lucky son".

29. Lollipop (English origin) mythical dragons from "The Magic Lollipop Adventure".

30.Eragon Mushu a mythological character from St. George & The Dragon Saphira of the Inheritance Cycle series.

31.Drakon (Norse origin) means "great dragon".

32.Smaug (German origin) most popular "types of dragons".

33.Puff (Old English origin) derived from "The Magical Dragon".

34.Vasuki (Indian origin) is one of the popular dragon names meaning a "naga or king serpent".

Female Dragon Names Inspired By Norse Gods

The Norse gods were considered the epitome of strength

The age-old ancestors are animistic, catering to many images of a god or goddess in all likelihood resembling an animal. Mostly the Chinese and the Celtic Empire feared and honored the types of dragon gods and goddesses. And these dragons in Norse mythology stood as protectors of Mother Nature’s sacred place – caverns, creeks, and mountainous terrains. A few Norse Gods like Fuxi, Ladon, and Veles, along with goddesses Melusine, Medea, and Nuwa, were popular guarding and cleansing nature. Here we have listed female names of dragons inspired by these Norse gods.

35. Adalinda (German origin) Feminine name meaning "noble serpent".

36. Amelinda (German origin) means "a weak nidhogg".

37.Belinda (German origin) a nidhogg; means "beautiful".

38. Chumana (Native heritage) refers to a "snake-maiden".

39. Chusi/Coaxoch (Norse Myth) denotes "a snake-flower in the roots of yggdrasil tree".

40. Hydra (Greek mythology) means "water-dragon".

41. Linda (English origin) a nidhogg variant of "Lindy, Linnie, or Lynda".

42. Malinda (Greek origin) variant of Melinda; refers to the "midgard serpent".

43. Kaida (Japanese origin) showcases "a little 'thor' nidhoggr".

44. Medousa (Greek/Latin origin) is one of the norse names and is a variant of "Medusa".

45. Melusine (German origin) means "a serpent like fresh-water spirit".

46. Shuman (Native American origin) means "a rattlesnake handler".

47. Tanis (Greek mythology) Phoenician Tanith, refers to "a serpent-lady".

48. Tanit (Phoenician) means "goddess of love, moon, and stars"; variants of Tanith.

49. Tiamat (Babylonia origin) a nidhogg and "the mother of life".

Kidadl has lots of great names articles to inspire you. If you liked our suggestions for Norse Dragon Names then why not take a look at Water Dragon Names, or for something different take a look at Skyrim Dragon Names.


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