Names That Mean Warrior

Names meaning war, warrior warlike, army. soldier and knight are common in a range of cultures through the ages. Which makes sense, when you consider how common war and fighting has always been.

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.

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

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  • Alessia

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    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 

  • Alger

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    This name has been off the USA Top 1000 list since before 1900, but it has some great musical credentials: consider American blues singer Alger "Texas" Alexander and country music legend Pat Alger.Read More 

  • Aloisa

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    Obscure form of an old-fashioned favorite that's poised to make a comeback. This version, which owes as much to Alison as to Louisa, has a stylish A beginning and a multi-syllabic feminine grace.Read More 

  • Aloisia

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    Inventive female form of Aloysius. Read More 

  • Aloysius

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    This name is a classic example of an underused golden oldie that ticks so many boxes - unusual yet traditional, heaps of cute nicknames, a statement name that exudes retro cool. Aloysius is the... Read More 

  • Alphonse

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    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

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    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 

  • Alvaro

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    A well-used Spanish saint's name with a lot of flair that could definitely cross over to more general usage. It reached its peak in the United States in 1985, when it ranked Number 456.Read More 

  • Andromache

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    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

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    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 

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