There are a number of different options that you can choose when naming your baby. Some parents want to go with peaceful, graceful names. Other parents choose to have names that honor a grandmother or grandfather. You can also choose a name that means a warrior, protector, survivor or fighter. These names channel the spirit and leadership of the past while adding an extra backstory to your child’s name.
50 Baby Names That Mean Warrior, Protector, Survivor or Fighter for Boys
This adorable baby name means warrior and comes from Croatia.
In German, this name refers to a warrior who fights using a spear. It is one of the more modern sounding names on this list.
This lovely baby name comes to us from Ireland and can be used for baby girls or baby boys.
This classic name comes from France. In French, it means a prosperous protector.
This is a classic English name that means protector.
We love this Indian name. In India, this lyrical name is said to mean someone who protects the peace.
We love how strong this name sounds. It comes from Russia and has a melodious sound to it.
You hear Dustin quite often in English speaking countries like England or the United States.
Fremont is the name of a neighborhood in Seattle, but it is also a somewhat common baby name. In German, this name means someone who protect liberty.
Cedric is a Welsh name that means warrior leader. It is unsurprising that J.K. Rowling decided to use this name for one of her characters in the Harry Potter series.
While this is an unusual name, we think it would be a lovely choice for a baby name. This name means elf warrior in English.
This unusual name hails from Norway and is said to mean the lone warrior.
This unusual name actually comes from Africa immediately. It is said to mean someone who will wipe away the borders through fighting. As such, it is a great name for a little warrior.
This name comes to us from Africa. In Ghanian, this name is used for little warriors.
This lyrical name actually comes from Scotland. Long ago, it was used to mean a strong warrior.
This popular Irish name means a handsome warrior.
If you want an unusual name, this is a good one to choose. This Scottish name is for a strong warrior.
We think that this Teutonic name is extremely exotic and beautiful.
This German name is a good choice if you like strong, old-fashioned names.
This name sounds like Skoldof. It comes from Iceland where it means a protector wolf.
Wyatt is such a strong sounding name, and it is becoming increasingly common in recent years. This warrior name is Anglo-Saxon and has been popular for centuries.
In Welsh, this names means the chief warrior.
This unusual name is actually a classic English name. It is said to mean a noble warrior.
This Spanish name means someone who fights in honor of those who have been wronged.
This Irish name means a rich protector.
We love this exotic name. It comes to us from Estonia and means warrior.
This Germanic name is a perfect choice. It means a wise protector.
Igor might appear in horror stories, but it actually comes from Scandinavia. This Scandinavian names means a heroic warrior.
This is an American name that means a strong warrior.
This Spanish name means a renowned warrior.
Chadd is a simple English name that can also be spelled like Chad.
Clovis is a Germanic name that is also the name of a popular warrior in history.
This lovely Gaelic name actually means a dark warrior who has brown hair.
This is one of the few Hawaiian names on this list, and we think that it is rather pretty and lyrical.
This Russian name has a strong, exotic sound to it.
Sigmund is a German name that actually means a victorious protector. It also happens to be the name of the famous psychoanalyst, Sigmund Freud.
This is a lovely French name that is said to mean a prosperous protector.
This Nordic name means a strong, fierce warrior. It sounds like a character out of a history book.
This strong, Irish name means a young warrior.
We love this Irish name because of its strong, lyrical sound.
In German culture, this was the name of a famous warrior.
This Greek name means warrior, but it was also the name of a famous warrior in Greek myths.
Anakin comes from modern American culture, but it would also make for a great name for your little warrior.
Dreng is a lovely English name.
We love how exotic this American name is.
In English, this classic name was used for the chief of warriors.
Blaz looks like Blaze, but it has an entirely different meaning. In Germany, this strong name means an unwavering protector.
This name comes to us from Italy and means protector.
Ray is a classic English name. While it could represent a ray of sunshine, it also means a wise protector.
This Japanese name comes straight out of mythology and is a clever, unusual name for a baby boy.
50 Baby Names That Mean Warrior, Protector, Survivor or Fighter for Girls
We love this old English name, although you are highly unlikely to hear this name anywhere today. This English name has the beautiful meaning of a warrior maiden.
Originally, this name was the male name Boyan. Now, we think that this female variation would be a beautiful choice for a little girl.
Alexa comes from a Greek name that means someone who will protect mankind.
This is another variation of the name Alexandra and means one who will protect mankind. This pretty name comes from Greece.
This name was a more popular name a few centuries ago, but this Spanish name would be an exotic choice for a modern baby girl.
Anne Frank was a survivor who hid from the Germans with her family during World War II. While she ended up being captured, her diary survived and is still read today.
Alois was once the name of a famous warrior in German culture. While it was originally a boys name, we think that it would work well for a girl as well.
This is a lovely Scottish name that is sure to get everyone’s attention. This name is for a protector.
We love this Celtic name that comes to us from Celtic mythology. Long ago, this name meant the protector of the sea.
This Latin American name has such a lyrical, musical quality to it. This name is perfect if you want a name that means protector.
While we have never heard of a baby named this, we think that this Irish name would be a lovely choice for a baby girl.
This is an Italian variation on the name Alexander or Alexandra. It means a protector of mankind.
This is a lovely German name that is said to mean a noble protector. It would be a pretty name for a baby girl.
This is a lovely Indian name that is popular in India, but far less common to hear in the rest of the world.
This name means a strong and valiant fighter. It also happens to be the name of a popular female novelist who wrote Little Women.
During World War II, Hannah Senesh was a part of the Resistance movement and parachuted into occupied territory. She was ultimately caught and tortured, but she held up under torture to protect her compatriots. In the final moments of the war, the Germans quickly executed her before the Allied forces could rescue her.
Heloise is a beautiful name that comes to us from France.
In German, this exotic, beautiful name means a noted protector. We think that this would be a lovely name for a baby girl.
Axelia is an unusual name, but it is so pretty. This Greek name is perfect for a protector.
You rarely hear this name today, but it was fairly popular during the 1800s. This German name is said to mean an adored warrior.
You are unlikely to ever hear another baby girl with this name. This Spanish name is bound to attract a lot of attention.
A victory is a major triumph, but many also know the name Victoria because it was the name of one of England’s most popular queens. From Queen Victoria, we get the name of the Victorian Era.
This is an unusual name that is actually English in origin. Long ago, this name was said to mean a brave and noble warrior.
This is a Scottish name for a protector, and it was originally known as a boys name. Now, we think that it will also become a fairly popular girls name as well.
Caden is a name that is most popular in the United States. It can be spelled a number of different ways.
Queen Elizabeth was known as the Virgin Queen. She defeated the Spanish armada and is still a popular queen to this day.
This simple, beautiful name comes from a Greek name that means fighter.
Alexander and variations like Alex come from the name of Alexander the Great. Known as one of the world’s most talented conquerors, his name meant someone who will protect mankind.
This is a name that you are unlikely to hear today. This Old High Germanic name is a blend of two words that mean healthy and battle.
The mythological Amazon warriors were a band of female warriors who were known to be terrifying, ferocious and always victorious. This is a modern variation on that name.
We love how feminine this French name sounds. It would be perfect for a baby girl.
In English, this name means a royal protector.
Saint Christopher is considered the patron saint of travelers, so Chris would be a good name for a protector.
This unusual Germanic name means a resolute protector.
This is a Scottish name that sounds fairly modern, but it actually has a much longer history behind it.
In the United States, Dustin is a fairly popular boys name. It is unsurprising that someone would have made a female variation of that name.
This is a Latin American name that is said to mean a protector of mankind.
This English name means a strong, feminine fighter.
Pocahontas was a protector and leader of her tribe, but her name was also used for the main character in the popular Disney movie, which is not entirely based on fact.
This is an Old Norse name that would be perfect for a fearless, ferocious female fighter.
This is a more modern sounding name that sounds like it should be the name of a fighter in a dystopian novel.
This lovely Russian name has an exotic ring to it.
This English name means divine protector.
In the Harry Potter series, this is the name one of the Dark Lord’s chief fighters and supporters.
This Italian name would be perfect for a female warrior.
This lovely female name from Ireland carries a strong meaning with it.
We love this German name because it is so short and easy to pronounce.
This name comes from two words that mean gray and battle. ’
This German name means a noted protector.
This is the female variation of Evan and means a young, brave fighter.