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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

    The name Aeron is a unisex name of Welsh origin. 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.... Read More 

  • Ajamu

    The name Ajamu is a boy's name of Nigerian origin meaning "he fights for his desires". Rhythmic name sometimes associated with calypso singer King Ajamu. Read More 

  • Alala

    The name Alala is a girl's name . 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... Read More 

  • Alessia

    The name Alessia is a girl's name of Italian origin meaning "defending warrior". Young Canadian pop singer Alessia Cara has given this spicy-sounding name a new lease on life, propelling it into... Read More 

  • Aloisia

    The name Aloisia is a girl's name of German origin meaning "famous fighter". Inventive female form of Aloysius. Read More 

  • Alphonse

    The name Alphonse is a boy's name of German, French origin meaning "noble, ready for battle". Rarely used, and for good reason. Alonzo is a preferable choice.

    Alphonse does have a... Read More 

  • Alvar

    The name Alvar is a boy's name of German origin meaning "fair, white". This name woould be hard to picture in a contemporary kindergarten, though it does have some cultural cred via Finnish... Read More 

  • Andromache

    The name Andromache is a girl's name meaning "battle of man". Andromache is a name found scattered throughout ancient literature. She was Hector's long-suffering wife in The Iliad and The... Read More 

  • Anzac

    The name Anzac is a unisex name meaning "Australian and New Zealander Army Corps". To most Australians and New Zealanders, using the name Anzac might feel sacrilegious now, as the ANZAC story has... Read More 

  • Aries

    The name Aries is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "a ram". 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... Read More 

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