Top 70+ Best Names That Mean Protector

Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Feb 15, 2024 By Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Originally Published on Oct 10, 2020
Edited by Monisha Kochhar
Many parents want to give a name to their child which means protector.

Every parent knows that their baby will grow up to be a fighter or a protector.

You may want your child to have a name that commands respect and feels wholesome in itself. Do you want to give your baby a suitable name that inspires courage?

We have compiled more than 70 baby names that mean protector or fighter. These names are taken from various languages and cultures.

Some of these names are also very popular because they are celebrity names or names of famous characters in TV series. If you want a unique name for your child, you can select a baby boy name or a baby girl name for your child from this list.

For more personality trait names, here are Names That Mean Guardian and Girls Names That Mean Brave

Baby Boy Names That Mean Warrior

A warrior baby name can show how courageous your young boy is.

You may wish to give your baby boy a name that brings out the essence of his brave and curious soul. Here are a few warrior names for your boy:

1.Adofo (Ghanian origin) meaning "warrior".

2.Ajax (Greek origin) meaning “of the Earth”. It is the name of a famous warrior who fought in the Battle of Troy.

3.Albern (English origin) meaning noble warrior.

4.Aloysius (German origin) meaning famous warrior. A very popular German name.

5.Alemana (Hawaiian origin) meaning warrior.

6.Anakin (American origin) and translates to "a modern-day warrior". The popularity of the name lies in Star Wars’ protagonist, Anakin Skywalker.

7.Batair (Gaelic origin) meaning "strong warrior".

8.Einar (Nordic origin) meaning " "the lone warrior".

9.Elvy (English origin) meaning "the elf warrior". It is related to the Irish name, Ailbhe.

10.Ewan (Scottish Gaelic origin) meaning "born of the mountain".

11.Finian (Irish origin) related to the warriors who followed legendary Irish hero and fighter, Finn Mac Cumhail.

12.Gerald (German origin) meaning "a warrior who fights with a spear".

13.Griffith (Welsh origin) meaning "the strong chief". This is the name of a character in the popular anime series, Berserk.

14.Roger (German origin) meaning "famous soldier". James Bond actor, Roger Moore, carries this name.

15.Troy (Irish origin) meaning "descendant of foot soldier". Troy refers to a famous battle in Greek mythology.

16.Walter (German origin) meaning "powerful ruler". A popular English name.

17.Warner (English origin) meaning "Army Guard". The name was made more famous by the entertainment corporation, Warner Bros.

Baby Girl Names That Mean Warrior

You can select a powerful name for your girl to make her carry it with grace and courage. Here are some brave warrior girl names:

18.Aife (Irish origin) meaning "warrior".

19.Bellatrix (Latin origin) meaning "female warrior". The name is associated with the famous antagonist, Bellatrix Lestrange, in the Harry Potter series.

20.Cahira (Irish origin) meaning "warrior".

21.Eferhild (English origin) meaning "warrior as strong as a bear".

22.Elda (Italian origin) meaning warrior.

23.Gertrude (German origin) meaning "spear" and "strength". This common name can be linked to famous editor and author, Gertrude Stein.

24.Hilda (German origin) meaning "battle women".

25.Kendra (English origin) meaning "royal power".

26.Malin (Scandinavian origin) meaning "little warrior" or "strong". It refers to the High tower women of Magadalan.

27.Marcella (Latin origin) meaning "warlike". The name can be linked to the protagonist of the British TV series, Marcella.

28.Matilda (German origin) meaning "battle-mighty". The popularity of this name comes from Roald Dahl's book of the same name.

Baby Boy Names That Mean Protector

This list of male names meaning protector carry the significance of outward bravery but also the inner need to protect loved ones:

29.Aloisia (German origin) meaning "famous fighter".

30.Aasim (Arabi origin) name meaning "protector".

31.Aimon (French origin) meaning "home" or "shelter". It is also related to the names Edmond or Eamonn.

32.Amanpal (Indian origin) meaning "protector of peace".

33.Chadd (English origin) meaning "protector" or "defender".

34.Eamon (Irish origin) meaning "rich protector".

35.Edmundo (French origin) meaning a "prosperous protector".

36.Ehno (American origin) name meaning "protector".

37.Nassir (Arabic origin) meaning "one who gives victory".

38.Ned (English origin) meaning wealthy guardian". The name is quite common because of Ned Stark, a character in the Game of Thrones series.

39.Nakoa (Hawaiian origin) meaning "well to do protector".

40.Reinhold (German origin) meaning "ruler".

41.Ray (Germanic origin) meaning "advisor and proctor". This is a popular Indian surname and linked to famous director, Satyajit Ray.

42.Salman (Arabic origin) meaning "safe and secure".

43.Skoldolfr (Icelandic origin) meaning "a protector wolf".

44.Sigmund (German origin) roughly translates to "protection through victory". The name can be linked to the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud.

45.Alessia (Italian origin) meaning "defending warrior".

46.Patton (English origin) name meaning "fighter"s town".

47.Peyton (English origin) meaning "fighting man's estate".

48.Rainer (German origin) name meaning "wise army".

49.Raymond (German origin) meaning "protector of men". This is the name of famous American neo-noir writer, Raymond Chandler.

Girl Names That Mean Protector

Girl names meaning protector indicates a brave spirit in your little one.

Female names meaning protector can reflect a protectiveness of those who are close to their heart, like a symbol of their care. Here are a few female names that mean protector for your baby girl:

50.Alessandra (Italian origin) name meaning "protector".  

51.Alvaro (Spanish origin) meaning "cautious".

52.Arminda (Latin American origin) "protector of mankind". This Latin protector name is quite unique.

53.Ansel (Hebrew origin) meaning "a wise protector".

54.Axelia (Greek origin) meaning "protector of mankind".

55.Dealla (Irish origin) meaning "protector".

56.Deandra (American origin) name meaning "defender of mankind".

57.Diamond (Irish origin) name meaning "protector".

58.Edme (Scottish origin) name meaning "a wise protector".

59.Kendria (English origin) meaning "the royal and wise protector".

60.Lexi (Greek origin) meaning "defender of man".  This is the name of a budding actress, Lexi Underwood.

61.Mina (Dutch origin) name meaning "protector".

62.Myla (German origin) meaning "soldier" or "merciful".

63.Rosabella (German origin) meaning a noted protector". This German name is quite popular in Europe.

64.Rosetta (German origin) meaning "noted protector". The German name is also related to the Rosetta Stone, an artifact that helps historians unravel Egyptians hieroglyphs.

65.Ritza (Greek origin) meaning "defender of man".

66.Sezia (Russian origin) name meaning "protector".

67.Sandra (Greek origin) meaning "protector of men". It can be linked to actress Sandra Bullock.

Gender Neutral Baby Names Meaning Fighter

Here is a list of unisex names for your baby to bring out the fighter spirit in them:

68.Barin (Arabic origin) meaning "fighter".

69.Boris (Slavic origin) meaning "to fight".

70.Caden (American origin) meaning fighter

71.Casey (Irish origin) meaning “brave in battle”.

72.Dustin (German origin) meaning "fighter". This is the name of the famous actor, Dustin Hoffman.

73.Evin (English origin) meaning "strong and feminine fighter"

74.Harlow (English origin) meaning "army".

75.Heilwig (German origin) meaning "battle".

76.Kelly (Irish origin) meaning "war". While traditionally a girl's name, this name has been used for boys too.

77.Lewis (English origin) meaning "renowned warrior". This is the name of the famous author, Lewis Caroll.

78.Malou (Dutch origin) meaning "renowned warrior".

79.Murphy (Irish origin) meaning "warrior".

80.Sasha (Greek origin) meaning "defender". This Greek name can also be given to encourage your child's protector spirit.

Names That Mean God Is My Protector

If you wish to intertwine divinity with your child, here are names for you to choose from:

81.Adniel (Hebrew origin) boys name meaning "God's flock".

82.Akaldeep (Indian origin) boys name meaning "God's lamp".

83.Alesh (Indian origin) boys name meaning "protected by God".

84.Aasritha (Indian origin) girls name meaning "giving protection".

85.Aavya (Indian origin) girls name meaning "to guard".

86.Adiya (Hindi origin) girls name meaning "God's messenger".

Kidadl has lots of great baby names articles to inspire you. If you liked our suggestions for Names That Mean Protector then why not take a look at Strong Female Names, or for something different take a look at Thai Boys Names.

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Written by Rajnandini Roychoudhury

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English, Master of Arts specializing in English

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Rajnandini RoychoudhuryBachelor of Arts specializing in English, Master of Arts specializing in English

With a Master of Arts in English, Rajnandini has pursued her passion for the arts and has become an experienced content writer. She has worked with companies such as Writer's Zone and has had her writing skills recognized by publications such as The Telegraph. Rajnandini is also trilingual and enjoys various hobbies such as music, movies, travel, philanthropy, writing her blog, and reading classic British literature. 

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