Names with Military Meanings

Military ranks and weapons have become cool new baby names. We've got military names that reference people general or particular, real and mythical, from Sergeant to MacArthur to Mars. This list also includes word names associated with military objects, such as Arrow and Rocket. We've included names that mean army or battle as well as names meaning warrior, fighter, or soldier. Although the majority of military names are for boys, we also include some that work for girls or that are gender neutral. If you're in the military or want to honor the armed forces with your child's name, browse these military baby names.

  • Aeron


    Tolkien may have been inspired by this unisex name of a Celtic goddess of war. Welsh poet Dylan Thomas named his daughter the variation Aeronwy. With Read More 

  • Ajamu


    Rhythmic name sometimes associated with calypso singer King Ajamu. Read More 

  • Alala


    This name of the mythological sister of Mars might be used for a girl born under one of the signs ruled by the planet Mars--Aries or Scorpio. It looks a little too close to Tralala, even though... Read More 

  • Alessia


    Young Canadian pop singer Alessia Cara has given this spicy-sounding name a new lease on life, propelling it into the Top 1000 in 2016. (It was one of the year's fastest-rising girls' names.) The... Read More 

  • Aloisia


    Inventive female form of Aloysius. Read More 

  • Alphonse


    Rarely used, and for good reason. Alonzo is a preferable choice.

    Alphonse does have a mixed bag of notable namesakes—French novelist Alphonse Daudet, painter Alphonse Mucha, and it was... Read More 

  • Alvar


    This name woould be hard to picture in a contemporary kindergarten, though it does have some cultural cred via Finnish architect and furniture designer Alvar Aalto. Aalto would actually make a... Read More 

  • Andromache


    Andromache is a name found scattered throughout ancient literature. She was Hector's long-suffering wife in The Iliad and The Odyssey, featured in The Trojan Women and Andromache by Euripides,... Read More 

  • Anzac


    To most Australians and New Zealanders, using the name Anzac might feel sacrilegious now, as the ANZAC story has become interwoven with national identity. But Anzac was used as a name for both... Read More 

  • Aries


    Better than Capricorn or Cancer, not as usable as Leo, the name of the Roman god of war becomes more possible as a baby name every day, as mythological names take the place of biblical names. Read More 

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