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Names That Mean Warrior, Soldier, or Knight

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Names meaning war, warrior, warlike, army, soldier, fighter, and knight are common among a range of cultures through the ages. Which makes sense, when you consider how common war and fighting has always been. Ancient favorites such as Gunnar, Marcus, and Walter all have warrior-related meanings.

Along with Gunnar and Marcus, other names that mean warrior in the US Top 1000 include Alessia, Callan, Duncan, Harlow, Kane, Louisa, Miles, and Zelda. Less common warrior names that may appeal include Connery, Evander, Maude, and Ottoline.

In the contemporary world as much as at any other time, you may feel that a name that means war or warrior may arm your baby boy or girl to triumph over the challenges of life. Or your baby may be a fighter, overcoming odds to be born and survive, and you might want a name that's a nod to his or her fighter spirit.

Here are all Nameberry's baby names for girls and for boys with meanings related to war.

  • 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 

  • 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 

  • Alger

    The name Alger is a boy's name of English origin meaning "clever warrior". This name has been off the USA Top 1000 list since before 1900, but it has some great musical credentials: consider... Read More 

  • Aloisa

    The name Aloisa is a girl's name of German origin meaning "renowned warrior". Obscure form of an old-fashioned favorite that's poised to make a comeback. This version, which owes as much to... Read More 

  • Aloisia

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

  • Aloysius

    The name Aloysius is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "famous warrior". This name is a classic example of an underused golden oldie that ticks so many boxes - unusual yet traditional, heaps... 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 

  • Alvaro

    The name Alvaro is a boy's name of Spanish origin meaning "cautious". A well-used Spanish saint's name with a lot of flair that could definitely cross over to more general usage. It reached its... 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 

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