There is no shortage of boy names that mean protector. From Alexander, which means “protector of mankind,” to Ehno, which means “protector,” each of these options offers impact and meaning. Take a look at this list, and explore each of these names' meanings. Find the perfect option for your son, and he will be rewarded with a moniker of which he will be proud for a lifetime!

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  • WyattWyatt is a warrior, protector name with Anglo-Saxon origins. It is a name that has been around for ages and is as popular today as it was in ancient times. The name is often associated with Wyatt Earp.
  • Armstrong Armstrong was once a traditional last name that has become a popular first name. When translated, the name literally means “strong arms.” If you want a name that everyone will associate with being a protector, Armstrong is definitely it.
  • AnselAnsel is a trendy boys name. It has dual-meanings including “slave of God” and “protector.” Five-letter names are often strong names that get noticed.
  • Cedric Cedric is a Welsh name that translates to “warrior leader.” The short name is perfect for parents wanting a protector name for their son.
  • Ajax Ajax is the name of a warrior who fought in the Battle of Troy. It has Greek origins, and Jax is a cute shortened version of the name.
  • Arsenio Arsenio is a popular Italian and Spanish boys' name that means “strong and virile.” Strong and virile are both characteristics associated with protectors. Even though the name is popular in Italy and Spain, it actually has Greek origins.
  • Blaz Blaz is an uncommon German name. Translated it means “unwavering protector.” It is a sweet name with the alternative spelling of Blaze.
  • Ande Ande is a strong African name that means “pillar.” Often pillars of the community are the ones that protect those around them. Ande is often spelled Andy in America, which is the shortened version of Andrew. Andrew means “strong,” which is most often a characteristic of protectors.
  • Alexander- is a Greek origin names that means “protector of mankind.” The shortened version of Alexander, Alex, is the most popular nickname. Another alternative, which also means the same is Alec. The female version of Alexander is Alexandra.
  • AlejandroAlejandro is the Spanish version of Alexander. Alejandro means “man's defender.”
  • OscarOscar is an Irish origin name that means “champion warrior” or “God's spear.” Great nickname options for boys named Oscar include Oz and Ozzy. A great alternative to Oscar, which means the same thing is Osmond.
  • Bertrand Bertrand is a strong boys' name that means “shield.” What better way to be a protector than to be a shield? The popular nickname for this boys' name is Berry.
  • ChaddChadd is an an Olde English boys' name that means “protector” or “defender.” The more common alternative spelling for this name is Chad.
  • EthanEthan is a Hebrew name that translates to “strong.” It is a great first or second name for a boy.
  • MiloMilo is a strong boys' name that means “soldier.” Soldiers are universally recognized as protectors, which makes this a great name choice. The name has German origins.
  • LiamLiam is a great Celtic and Gaelic boys' name. The meaning of the name is “unwavering protector.” Liam is a strong first name and can also be used as a middle name.
  • TroyTroy is an Irish boys' name referring to a famous Greek mythology battle. The name means “descendant of a foot soldier.” As soldiers are most often recognized as defenders, it is a great protector name.
  • WalterWalter is a popular English name with German origins. It means “powerful ruler.”
  • Edmundo Edmundo is a French name that means “prosperous protector.” A common nickname for this word include Ed or Ned.
  • EdwardEdward is also a French name and an alternative to the more exotic Edmundo. It also means “wealthy protector.”
  • Finian Finian is an Irish origin boys' name. The name comes from an Irish hero and fighter, Finn Mac Cumhail.
  • Griffith Griffith is a strong boys name for babies born to be a prince. With Welsh origins, the name means “strong prince.” Princes are often looked up to to protect their kingdoms. Griffiths are also mythological creatures tasked to protect prize possessions.
  • Fremont Fremont is a poetic name for baby boys. The German origin name means “protector of liberty.”
  • DevanteDevante is a Spanish name that means “the one that fights for the wronged ones.” Devante is the name of a protector.
  • GeraldGerald is a German name given to those that fight with a spear. A common nickname for Gerald is Gerry.
  • Anakin – Anakin is an American origin name made popular by the Star Wars franchise. It translates to “modern-day warrior.”
  • Ehno – Ehno is an American origin name. It means “protector.”
  • WillisWillis means “strong mind” and “protector.” It's an alternative to the more popular William. Both Willis and William can be nicknamed Willy or Will.
  • Patton Patton is a common English origin name. It translates to “fighter's town.”
  • PeytonPeyton means “fighting man's estate.” It is an English origin name.
  • RaymondRaymond means “protector of man.” The name is German in origin. Popular nicknames for Raymond include Ray.
  • ThorThor is the name of a mythological protector that yielded a giant hammer. It is also a name shared with an Avenger, which makes it a popular, edgy protector name for baby boys.
  • FerdinandFerdinand is a Spanish origin name that means brave, yet peaceful, which are the best qualities of a strong protector. Nicknames for Ferdinand include Danny and Fred.
  • Alden Alden is an Anglo-Saxon origin name for boys. Nicknames for Alden include Al. The alternative spelling for this name that means “protector” is Aldin.

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