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400 Viking and Norse Cat Names Great Ideas for Your Strong Cat

Bringing a new cat into your family is an exciting time, and your home will become a bit more entertaining with a new furry friend. You have a litter box, food, and toys, but what do you name your new pet? If you want to give your pet a strong title, you can look into Viking and Norse history for ideas.

The terms “Norse,” “Scandinavian,” and “Viking” are often used as synonyms, but they have slightly different meanings. Norse refers to Scandinavian people from the 9th to 11th century who were not involved in seafaring adventures or colonization. A Scandinavian is anyone from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, or Finland, and a Viking is a Norse warrior who traveled by ship to colonize new lands.

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Naming Your Cat

Choosing a title for your pet can seem challenging, but you’ll have a better idea of what names will fit when you watch your new pet in action. Your cat will not mind if you take a few days to watch it run, play, and cause mischief. Listen to the sounds it makes when you bring out the cat food or hold up a catnip toy. Is the cat fond of silence, or does it like to roar like a beast? Whether your cat demands to be the center of attention or prefers time alone, you can examine our massive list of powerful Nordic and Viking names.

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Female Viking Names for Cats

Although Vikings are often associated with war and brute force, their female names, while promoting strength, are lyrical and fitting for poetry. Titles like Aloisa, Brenn, and Mille do not bring visions of death or bloody warriors to mind. Viking women were resilient since they often accompanied the men on raiding parties, but they were not bloodthirsty conquerors.

  • Agda
  • Aife
  • Aina
  • Airica
  • Aldith
  • Aloisa
  • Alvar
  • Arvid
  • Asti
  • Astra
  • Astrid
  • Audor
  • Batilde
  • Berthe
  • Berthilde
  • Blenda
  • Bodil
  • Branka
  • Brenedette
  • Brenn
  • Brimlad
  • Brita
  • Chara
  • Dagmar
  • Dagny
  • Dahlia
  • Darby
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  • Ebbe
  • Edlen
  • Erica
  • Erlene
  • Estrid
  • Felda
  • Freya
  • Frida
  • Frigga
  • Gale
  • Garda
  • Genowefa
  • Gerde
  • Gertrud
  • Gro
  • Gudren
  • Gudrun
  • Gundrun
  • Gunhild
  • Gunhilda
  • Halldora
  • Hanne
  • Hedda
  • Helga
  • Henny
  • Hertha
  • Hilda
  • Hildi
  • Hlife
  • Holde
  • Hrefna
  • Humla
  • Idun
  • Ilka
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  • Ilke
  • Inga
  • Inge
  • Isane
  • Jord
  • Kara
  • Kelby
  • Kelda
  • Kindra
  • Kirsten
  • Labrenda
  • Lada
  • Liv
  • Liva
  • Lulita
  • Mariuerla
  • Mille
  • Mista
  • Moja
  • Morag
  • Nanna
  • Neci
  • Niel
  • Noma
  • Norell
  • Olga
  • Orsolla
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  • Oula
  • Randi
  • Revna
  • Rinda
  • Rune
  • Saga
  • Serhilde
  • Serrilda
  • Sif
  • Signe
  • Sigrid
  • Siv
  • Solveig
  • Solvej
  • Soveig
  • Svana
  • Thelma
  • Thudrid
  • Thyra
  • Tora
  • Tova
  • Tove
  • Triska
  • True
  • Ulfhild
  • Ulka
  • Ulli
  • Valen
  • Verina
  • Vinga
  • Viveka
  • Wlberga
  • Yanka
  • Yrsa
  • Yulla
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Male Viking Names for Cats

If your cat has a personality that seems too big for his body, a Viking name may be fitting. You probably recognize some of the titles on the list from historical figures and fiction. Leif Erikson was a 10th century explorer who settled Greenland, and you may know the actor Viggo Mortensen who starred in Lord of the Rings. Thor, the God of thunder, is a common name for muscular cats.

  • Åge
  • Alf
  • Aren
  • Arne
  • Asger
  • Birgir
  • Bjarke
  • Bjarne
  • Bjoern
  • Bjørn
  • Bo
  • Brandt
  • Brynjar
  • Cuyler
  • Ebbe
  • Einar
  • Eivor
  • Frey
  • Frode
  • Gandalf
  • Geir
  • Gisli
  • Gorm
  • Gudbrand
  • Gunnar
  • Halfdan
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  • Halvar
  • Harald
  • Helge
  • Herleif
  • Hjalmar
  • Hoder
  • Holger
  • Hrafen
  • Hrooar
  • Ivar
  • Knud
  • Leif
  • Magnus
  • Njal
  • Njord
  • Ødger
  • Odin
  • Olaf
  • Ragnar
  • Randolph
  • Roar
  • Sigurd
  • Skarde
  • Sten
  • Sune
  • Svend
  • Thor
  • Toke
  • Tyr
  • Ulf
  • Viggo
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Female Norse Names for Cats

Some of these names come from Norse mythology, and others you may recognize as similar to titles from other cultures. Monika (Monica), Carin (Karen), and Mari (Mary) are excellent examples. Does your cat seem like an Abellona, Lindy, or Runa?

  • Abellona
  • Agneta
  • Agnetha
  • Anja
  • Annalina
  • Atalie
  • Carin
  • Carita
  • Cilla
  • Eira
  • Elise
  • Else
  • Embla
  • Evelina
  • Kajsa
  • Karina
  • Klara
  • Krista
  • Lena
  • Lif
  • Lili
  • Lindy
  • Lotta
  • Lovisa
  • Lovise
  • Lulla
  • Lycka
  • Magli
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  • Magna
  • Malena
  • Mari
  • Marna
  • Mikaela
  • Moa
  • Monika
  • Nanja
  • Nekisha
  • Odina
  • Ola
  • Olaug
  • Olesa
  • Ossi
  • Pernilla
  • Petra
  • Randalin
  • Rebecka
  • Riecka
  • Rika
  • Runa
  • Sanna
  • Sassa
  • Sia
  • Sidsel
  • Sieglinde
  • Sif
  • Siri
  • Siv
  • Siya
  • Thordis
  • Torri
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Male Norse Names for Cats

When you scroll down the list of male names, you’ll notice that some differ by only a few letters. Leif Erikson had an enormous effect on Nordic culture, and you’ll see three versions of the name Eric below: Aeric, Erik, and Eric. Another notable trait of the Norse names is the fascination with Thor. Variations of Thor appear 11 times, and some examples include Tor, Tord, Torfi, and Torvald.

  • Aegir
  • Aeldiet
  • Aeldit
  • Aelffrith
  • Aelfgar
  • Aelfhere
  • Aelflead
  • Aeric
  • Aesir
  • Aevar
  • Alfarin
  • Alfgeir
  • Alvis
  • Amund
  • Andvaranut
  • Andvari
  • Annar
  • Arkyn
  • Armod
  • Aros
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  • Arvakl
  • Asbiom
  • Askel
  • Aslak
  • Aulay
  • Bakli
  • Balder
  • Baug
  • Beini
  • Bergthor
  • Bionbyr
  • Biorn
  • Bjame
  • Bjolf
  • Bodmod
  • Borg
  • Brondolf
  • Brun
  • Carr
  • Clotuali
  • Cnute
  • Danal
  • Danb
  • Danhy
  • Darbi
  • Davynn
  • Delling
  • Dellingr
  • Denby
  • Dikibyr
  • Duatr
  • Durin
  • Dyre
  • Eggther
  • Egil
  • Eirik
  • Eric
  • Evinrude
  • Fasolt
  • Fenris
  • Finbogi
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  • Fjall
  • Floki
  • Flosi
  • Forseti
  • Fraener
  • Freki
  • Freyr
  • Frode
  • Frye
  • Full
  • Gamble
  • Ganger
  • Garth
  • Gartheride
  • Har
  • Heidrun
  • Hildebeorht
  • Hoder
  • Hoenir
  • Holmstein
  • Hord
  • Hoskuld
  • Hrapp
  • Hreidmar
  • Hroald
  • Hrolf
  • Hromund
  • Hrosskel
  • Hugin
  • Hunbogi
  • Illugi
  • Im
  • Ingemur
  • Ingharr
  • Inghram
  • Ingolf
  • Isleif
  • Isolf
  • Isrod
  • Magnar
  • Magne
  • Merowlad
  • Modthryth
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  • Molde
  • Odd
  • Oden
  • Odin
  • Oeric
  • Ohthere
  • Olaf
  • Olaff
  • Olan
  • Olanda
  • Olav
  • Olave
  • Olef
  • Olen
  • Orm
  • Ormarr
  • Osbarn
  • Osborn
  • Osborne
  • Osbourn
  • Osfrith
  • Osgar
  • Osgarus
  • Osgyth
  • Oshern
  • Oskar
  • Osmond
  • Ove
  • Pollerd
  • Raud
  • Roscoe
  • Rothwell
  • Rowen
  • Royd
  • Run
  • Sceldwa
  • Skye
  • Tankred
  • Tappen
  • Tarald
  • Tate
  • Tidhild
  • Tor
  • Torbjorn
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  • Tord
  • Torfi
  • Torgny
  • Torhild
  • Torhtsige
  • Tormond
  • Torold
  • Torphin
  • Torvald
  • Trig
  • Tron
  • Trym

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Final Thoughts

We hope our list of Viking and Norse cat names has helped you on your quest to find the ideal title for your powerful ball of fur. Although the heyday of the Vikings was over 1,000 years ago, they continue to have a profound influence on our world. Viking films and television programs have become popular in the 21st century, and some people are so fascinated by the culture that they choose to give Viking or Norse names to their beloved felines.

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