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Gender: Male Meaning of Viggo: "war" Origin of Viggo: Scandinavian

The name Viggo is a boy's name of Scandinavian origin meaning "war". Viggo and is often added to lists like Unique Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Which would you choose?".

From the experts:

Though to most Americans Viggo is a one-person name attached to intense actor Mortensen, it is actually an old Norse name dating back to the Vikings, and is currently the 32nd most popular appellation in Sweden. Viggo Mortensen is a Jr., sharing his name with his Danish father. We think this name is so, well, vigorous, that it might appeal to others as well. Taylor and Natalie Hanson seemed to agree when they chose it for their fourth child.

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Famous People Named Viggo

Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr., Danish-American actor, poet, musician, photographer and painter
Viggo Olfert Fischer Kampmann, Prime Minister of Denmark
(Harald) Viggo Hansteen, Norwegian politician
Viggo Brun, Norwegian mathematician
Viggo Christensen, first Lord Mayor of Copenhagen
Viggo Moriah Hanson (b. 2008), son of American musician Taylor Hanson
Viggo Sebastian Turnbull (b. 2017), son of actress Nadia Bjorlin and husband Grant Turnbull

Pop Culture References for the name Viggo

Viggo Grimborn from the Dragons: Race to the Edge series