115 Female Viking Names For Your Baby

Georgia Stone
Feb 16, 2024 By Georgia Stone
Originally Published on Oct 14, 2020
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The Viking age is certainly a fascinating one.

Scandinavian sea-farers, Vikings have become popular for their battle cries, raids, and strong, warrior women. Giving your little girl a popular Viking name is a great idea for new parents.

Popular Viking names for girls are Norse inspired and filled with European symbols and unique sounds. Viking names typically follow one of three naming conventions: naming after an ancestor, a sibling, or a God.

There are several beautiful and popular Viking names that you can choose from, so here’s an extensive list of female names to inspire you when you’re choosing a name for your baby girl.

For more baby name inspiration take a look at these Nordic names for girls and Norse names for boys.

Popular Viking Names For Girls

Want to stick to an already popular name for your baby girl? Choose from among these Viking names.

1. Agda (Scandinavian origin), this Viking name means ‘good’.

2. Aina (Scandinavian origin), meaning ‘eternal’.

3. Astrid (Scandinavian origin), this Norse name means ‘stunning goddess’.

4. Berthe (German origin), this name means ‘famous’.

5. Brenn (Scandinavian origin), meaning ‘raven’.

6. Brendette (Scandinavian origin), meaning ‘sword’.

7. Brimlad (Anglo Saxon origin), this name means ‘seaway’.

8. Brita (Scandinavian origin), meaning ‘dignified’ or ‘noble’, generally used to signify someone of a higher rank.  

9. Chara (Latin origin), meaning ‘free’.

10. Dagmar (Scandinavian origin), meaning ‘glorious’.

11. Dagny (Scandinavian origin), this name is used to indicate a fresh, new day.

12. Ebbe (Scandinavian origin), meaning ‘courageous’.

13. Edlen (English origin), this popular name translates to a ‘noble waterfall’.

14. Erlene (English origin), meaning ‘princess’.

15. Garda (Scandinavian origin), meaning ‘shelter’.

16. Gerde (Scandinavian origin), meaning ‘protected’.

17. Hedda (German origin), meaning ‘conflict’.

18. Helga (Scandinavian origin), meaning ‘a revered woman’.

19. Hertha (English origin), this Norse inspired name translates to ‘Earth’.

20. Kindra (Scandinavian origin), this name carries the meaning ‘the greatest champion’.

21. Svana (Scandinavian origin), meaning ‘like a swan’.

22. Ulka (German origin), this name means ‘the home’s authority’.

Old Norse Female Valkyrie names

If you’re looking for a name that has a battle cry ring to it and represents a warrior woman, why not choose from among these Old Norse Valkyrie female names?  

23. Brynhildr (Old Norse), meaning ‘shield battle’.

24. Geirdriful (Old Norse), meaning ‘spear thrower’.

25. Göndul (Old Norse), meaning ‘wand commander’.

26. Gunnr (Old Norse), meaning ‘war’.

27. Herja (Old Norse), meaning ‘devastate’.

28. Hervör Alvitr (Old Norse), meaning ‘sage’.

29. Hrist (Old Norse), meaning ‘the shuddering one’.

30. Kára (Old Norse), meaning ‘the rough, stormy one’.

31. Mist (Old Norse), meaning ‘cloud’.

32. Prima (Old Norse), meaning ‘battle’.

33. Randgrid (Old Norse), meaning ‘shield demolisher’.

34. Reginleif (Old Norse), meaning ‘daughter of the Gods’.

35. Sigrdrífa (Old Norse), meaning ‘triumph inciter’.

36. Sigrún (Old Norse), this Old Norse inspired name is a reference to ‘the triumph symbol’.

37. Skögul (Old Norse), meaning ‘high soaring’.

38. Svipul (Old Norse), meaning ‘varying’.

39. Róta (Old Norse), meaning ‘hail and tempest’.

Unique Female Names From The Viking Age

For your daughter’s name to truly stand out, take your pick from among these unique and beautiful Norse inspired female names.

40. Holde (German origin), meaning ‘concealed’.

41. Idun (Scandinavian origin), meaning ‘renewal’.

42. Ilka (Slavic origin), meaning ‘industrious’.

43. Isane (German origin), this name carries the meaning ‘resolute’.

44. Moja (Scandinavian origin), meaning ‘great’.

45. Neci (Slavic origin), meaning ‘fiery’.

46. Niel (Scandinavian origin), meaning ‘winner’.

47. Olga (Scandinavian origin), meaning ‘sanctified’.

48. Oula (Scandinavian origin), meaning ‘resolve’.

49. Sigrid (Scandinavian origin), meaning ‘beautiful triumph’.

50. Triska (Slavic origin), meaning ‘silver’.

51. Ulli (Scandinavian origin), meaning ‘gem of the sea’.

52. Velika (Slavic origin), meaning ‘wondrous’.

53. Verina (Slavic origin), meaning ‘truth’.

54. Vinga (Scandinavian origin), meaning ‘wing’.

55. Viveka (Scandinavian origin), meaning ‘battle refuge’.

56. Walberga (German origin), meaning ‘powerful shelter’.

57. Yulla (Scandinavian origin), meaning ‘affluent’.

Viking Female Names From Old Norse Mythology And Fiction

If you’re looking for the name of a warrior woman ready for battle to name your daughter after, Old Norse mythology has plenty of options to choose from. Check out some of these cool names that you can give your little girl.

58. Angrboda (Norse origin), meaning ‘someone who announces grief’, she was Loki’s lover (Loki was the famous trickster in Norse mythology).

59. Astrilde (Norse origin), is the Norse Goddess of love. The name means ‘burning love’.

60. Atla (Norse origin), meaning ‘water’. She is the aqua Goddess.

61. Borghild - (Norse origin), derived from the Norse elements ‘borg’, meaning refuge, and ‘hildr’, meaning war.

62. Eir (Norse origin), meaning ‘clemency’. She is the Goddess of healing and medicine.

63. Eisa (Scandinavian origin), meaning ‘burning fire’. She is the offspring of the trickster, Loki.

64. Elli (Norse origin), she is the representation of old age in Norse mythology. The name means ‘eternity’.

65. Embla (Norse origin), meaning ‘elm tree’. She was formed from a tree.

66. Eostre (German origin), this Norse inspired name is from the ‘Goddess of dawn’.

67. Freya (Old Norse), meaning ‘lady’. This powerful Old Norse name represents the Goddess of love, battle, demise, and beauty.

68. Frigg (Norse origin), meaning ‘beloved’. She is the Goddess of the Earth.

69. Gejfun (Norse origin), this name carries the meaning of ‘pure’. She is the Goddess of chastity.

70. Gerd (Norse origin), meaning ‘enclosure’. She is the Goddess of fecundity.

71. Grid (Norse origin), meaning ‘harmony’. She is a frost giantess in Norse mythology.

72. Groa (Norse origin), derived from the Old Norse word ‘groa’, which means ‘to grow’.

73. Gudrun (Norse origin), meaning God’s ‘secret love’. She is the wife of Greek God Sigurd.

74. Heidrun (Old Norse), meaning ‘vibrant’. This is the name of the goat who would eat leaves and would give mead in her udder.

75. Hel (Old Norse), she is the trickster Loki’s offspring. Her name is inspired by the idea of the underworld.

76. Hlin (Old Norse), meaning ‘fortification’. She is the Goddess of consolation.

77. Hulda (Norse origin), meaning ‘secrecy’. Hulda is an enchanter in Norse mythology. The name is derived from the word ‘huld’, which means ‘lovable’.

78. Idunn (Norse origin), meaning ‘spring’. This name is the sentinel of the golden apples.

79. Joro (Norse origin), she is the Goddess of the Earth.

80. Laga (Norse origin), this beautiful Old Norse name represents the Goddess of spring.

81. Lofn (Norse origin), meaning ‘permission’. She is the Goddess of prohibited love.

82. Lounn (Norse origin), she is the Goddess of youth in Norse mythology.

83. Nanna (Norse origin), this Old Norse name is derived from the Norse word ‘nanp’, which means ‘bold’.

84. Nerthus (Norse origin), this is the Norse name of the Goddess of fertility and peace.

85. Nott (Norse origin), this woman is the representation of the night in Norse mythology. She is Narfi’s offspring (Narfi is a giant in Norse mythology).

86. Ran (Norse origin), meaning ‘plundering’. She is the sea Goddess. She is harsh and causes storms.

87. Saga (Norse origin), meaning ‘history’. This Goddess is the foundation of the world epic.

88. Sigyn (Norse origin), this is the Old Norse name for the Goddess of fidelity. Sigyn means ‘triumphant’.

89. Siv (Norse origin), her name means ‘bride’ in Old Norse.

90. Sjofn (Norse origin), this Norse name is inspired by the Goddess of love, marital harmony, and passion. She was a remarkable woman who aided in healing injured people.

91. Skadi (Norse origin), meaning ‘damage’. She is a famous Norse mythological mountain giantess.

92. Skuld (Norse origin), meaning ‘forthcoming’. She is the Goddess of destiny.

93. Snotra (Norse origin), this Norse name for a woman means the ‘Goddess of wisdom’.

94. Sol (Norse origin), meaning ‘luminous as the sun’. She is the Sun Goddess.

95. Urd (Norse origin), meaning ‘fate’. This Old Norse name celebrates the Goddess of destiny.

96. Var (Norse origin), this name represents the Goddess of promises. This Norse inspired mythological name means ‘covenant’.

97. Verdandi (Norse origin), meaning ‘happening in the present’. She is the Goddess who decides a person’s fate.

98. Vor (Norse origin), meaning ‘the cautious one’. She is the Goddess of wisdom.

99. Weth (Norse origin), meaning ‘annihilation’. She is the Goddess of anger.

100. Yggdrasil (Norse origin), she is the Goddess of life. She connected the nine worlds in Norse mythology.  

Strong Female Viking names

Viking names celebrate warrior women and their strength. Why not pick a beautiful yet strong name that will suit your little one from among this list?    

101. Aldith (English origin), meaning ‘veteran combatant’.

102. Aloisa (German origin), this name means ‘renowned fighter’.

103. Arvid (Scandinavian origin), meaning ‘valiant fighter or warrior’.

104. Batilde (German origin), this name means ‘female warrior’.

105. Branka (Slavic origin), meaning ‘magnificent protector’.

106. Brina (Slavic origin), meaning ‘defender’.

107. Freydis (Scandinavian origin), meaning ‘noblewoman’, this is the name of the most famous female Viking warrior, Freydis Eiríksdóttir.    

108. Hilde (German origin), meaning ‘battle fortress’.

109. Hildi (German origin), meaning ‘ready for war’.

110. Hjalmprimul (Old Norse), this Norse inspired name means ‘female warrior’.

111. Labrenda (Scandinavian origin), this strong name means ‘sword’.

112. Lova (Scandinavian origin), this means ‘sounds of battle’.

113. Serrilda (German origin), meaning ‘a warrior woman who is armed’.

114. Ulf (German origin), meaning ‘wolf’.

115. Urszula (Scandinavian origin), this name means ‘small female bear’.

Kidadl has lots of great baby names articles to inspire you. If you liked our suggestions for Viking girl names then why not take a look at these Danish names, or for something different take a look at these names that mean lightning, storm and air.

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Written by Georgia Stone

Bachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

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Georgia StoneBachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

Georgia is an experienced Content Manager with a degree in French and Film Studies from King's College London and Bachelors degree from Université Paris-Sorbonne. Her passion for exploring the world and experiencing different cultures was sparked during her childhood in Switzerland and her year abroad in Paris. In her spare time, Georgia enjoys using London's excellent travel connections to explore further afield.

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