Billie

Origin: English Meaning: a common nickname for William or Wilhelmina, essentially meaning “resolute protection” from Germanic elements wil “will, desire” and helm “helmet, protection”. Variants: Billy; William; Wilhelmina Advertisements

Herodotus

Origin: Greek Meaning: Latinized form of Greek Herodotos from Greek elements heros meaning “hero, warrior” and dotos meaning “given, granted” essentially meaning “gift of the hero” or “given hero” or “given to the hero”. I’ve also seen the name as being “gift of Hera” which could be true- if it was spelled Heradorus, Hera being the name of the…

Armand

Origin: French Meaning: the French form of Herman meaning “army man”. Armande is the French feminine form of the name. Variants: Armando (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese); Ermanno (Italian).

Garrett

Origin: English Meaning: from an English surname either derived from Gerald meaning “ruler of the spear” or Gerard, meaning “brave as a spear”. Variants: Garet, Garret

William

Origin: Germanic Meaning: from the Germanic name Willahelm, composed of Germanic elements wil “will, desire” and helm “helmet, protection”, essentially meaning “resolute protection”. Wilhelmina and Willa are feminine forms of the name. Will, Willie/Willy, Bill and Billy are diminutive forms of William, as well as Liam. Variants: Wilhelm (German); Willem (Dutch); Guillaume (French)

Sandy

Origin: English Meaning: a short form of Alexander, Alexandra or Sandra all meaning “defending men” or “defender of men”. It’s also an English surname derived from a place name meaning “sandy island” from Old English sand (sand) + ēg (island). It could also be from Old Norse elements sand (truth) or sandr (sand). Sandy is also a color describing a yellowish-red color,…

Harmon

Origin: English Meaning: a surname derived from given name Herman meaning “army man” from Germanic elements hari “army” and man “man”.

Gunther

Origin: German Meaning: from Germanic Gundahar meaning “war, army/warrior” from Germanic elements gund (war) and hari (army, warrior) In the Germanic saga Nibelungenlied Gunther is a king who wants to marry Brunhild, a shieldmaiden or valkyrie, but someone who is very strong and fierce. She sets a series os tasks for Gunther that are impossible for him to do, so his…

Sandra

Origin: English Meaning: short form of Alessandra or Alexandra meaning “defending men” or “defender of men”. Variants: Xandra

Hector

Origin: Greek ( ‘Εκτωρ ) Meaning: “holding fast” from Greek εχω (echo) meaning “to hold, to possess” Hector is a famous figure in the Iliad, the son of King Priam and the brother of Paris. He was one of Troy’s greatest champions against the Greeks and his death by Achilles ultinately spelled the end of Troy. It’s also…

Milo

Origin: Latin, Old Germanic Meaning: an Old Germanic form of Miles, possibly connected to Slavic milu meaning “generous” or associated with Latin miles meaning “soldier”

Faris

Origin: Arabic (فارس) Meaning: knight

Warren

Origin: English Meaning: an English surname either from Norman French warrene “animal enclosure” or just “enclosure” or else derived from the name of a town in Normandy, La Varenne. Spelled Warin, it becomes a Germanic element meaning “guard, protect”. Variants: Warrin

Roger

Origin: German, English Meaning: famous spear from the Germanic elements hrod “fame” and ger “spear”

Raymond

Origin: English, French, German Meaning: advice protector

Alastair

Origin: Scottish, Gaelic Meaning: Scottish form of Alexander, “defender/protector of men” Variants: Alasdair, Alistair, Alastor, Alistir

Herman

Origin: Germanic, Dutch, English Meaning: army man or army soldier Variants: Armand (French), Armando (Spanish), Hermann Gender: Male It reminds me of the author Herman Melville.

Iskander

Origin: Turkish Meaning: a Turkish form of Alexander, which means “defender of men” or “defending men”. Variants: Iskinder, Iscander Gender: Male I think I really prefer this version of Alexander. There’s also the nickname Skander (as in the actor Skander Keynes, who was born Alexander).