"forest guardian"

Ranger Origin and Meaning

The name Ranger is a boy's name of French origin meaning "forest guardian".

The list of occupational boys' names continues to expand, and this is one of the latest to ride onto the range. And, as trends collide, it also has the popular western, cowboyish feel. A much better choice than the increasingly (and scarily) heard Danger.

# 1224 on Nameberry

Ranger Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Ranger Popularity

Famous People Named Ranger

  • Ranger Joseph Buckley (b. 2018)son of Irish,born Canadian actor AJ Buckley, brother to Willow Phoenix; twin to Bodhi Robert

Ranger in Pop Culture

  • Carlos "Ranger" Manosobounty hunter character in Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum novels
  • "The Lone Ranger" radio, TV and movie character
  • "WalkerTexas Ranger," TV show
  • "Ranger Rick" children's nature magazine
  • "Power Rangers" an American entertainment and merchandising franchise built around a live action superhero television series