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


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…


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).


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


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)


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,…


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


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…


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


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…


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”


Origin: Arabic (فارس) Meaning: knight


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


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


Origin: English, French, German Meaning: advice protector


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


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.


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).