The Best Baby Names That Mean Protector

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If you want your child to grow up caring for those around them, you may be interested in these baby names that mean protector. From common names to more unique designations, there are plenty of attractive names that carry the meaning. If you're looking for some watchdog names, this protector name list has got you covered. 

There are many unique names that mean protector that would be great for the modern age, where unconventional names are in style. Ansel - rising in popularity due to the Fault in Our Stars actor Ansel Elgort - is a great choice for boys. For girls, you can try foreign names like the Indian Harta or the Greek Alessia. There are also some cute unisex options like Sasha and Rae. 

There are many traditional, but underused names that mean protector as well. This means your child with have a name that's recognizable without showing up too often on the playground. Female names like Ramona and June are classics, but rarely given today. Many male names meaning defender or protector once topped the charts, but have fallen into obscurity today. You can try Edward, Raymond, or Ned, for example. 

Do you have a favorite baby name for the little guardian in your life? Give the best options a thumbs up, and please add any good names we may have missed.

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    309 votes

    Unisex, German: Well advised protector

  • 2
    265 votes


    Male, Greek: Protector/defender of men 

  • 3
    188 votes


    Female, Greek: Defender of Men; Protector of Mankind

  • 4
    126 votes


    Female, Greek: Man's protector/defender

  • 5
    157 votes


    Female, Origin Unknown: Protector Of mankind

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    104 votes

    Female, Spanish: Wise protector