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The Best Baby Names That Mean Protector

Updated November 7, 2019 4.2k votes 967 voters 69.5k views26 items

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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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    Unisex, German: Well advised protector

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    Alexander

    Male, Greek: Protector/defender of men 

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    Alessia

    Female, Greek: Defender of Men; Protector of Mankind

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    Alexandra

    Female, Greek: Man's protector/defender

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    June

    Male, Latin: Name June comes from Juno, ancient Roman protector of woman and marriage

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    Alexis

    Female, Origin Unknown: Protector Of mankind

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    Aleister

    Male, Origin Unknown: Man's protector

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    Sasha

    Unisex, Russian: Defending men

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    Blaz

    Male, German: Unwavering protector

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    Female, Spanish: Wise protector

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    Male, Origin Unknown: Slave of God and a protector

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    Kandarie

    Male, Indian: Protector; Defender; God of War; One of many names of Lord Muruga

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    Dealla

    Female, Irish: An early invader; protector

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    Edward

    Male, French: Wealthy protector

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    Adarvan

    Male, Parsi: The protector of fire.

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    Sandra

    Female, Greek: Protector of man

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    Male, English: Fortunate protector

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    Raymond

    Male, German/French: One who is a wise protector of men

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    Teddie

    Unisex, English/French: A fortunate protector

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    Hami

    Male, Swahili: Defender, Patron, Protector, Supporter, Show Favor

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    Medusa

    Female, Greek: A cunning female, a protector

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    Male, English: Well to do protector

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    Sigmond

    Male, German: A protector's victorious hand

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    Harta

    Female, Indian: Preserver; Protector; Defender

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    Wilmot

    Male, Norman: It means resolute protector