100 Boy Names That Mean Warrior (With Their Origins)

Updated: November 22, 2021
If you're keen to give your little boy a warrior, soldier or fighter-themed name, our list of 100 boy names has all the top choices.
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Naming a child can seem daunting and there are so many popular names out there that may not seem like a good fit, especially for your baby boy. Luckily, we have compiled a list of baby boy names that are perfect for your little one. You will be able to choose a strong name for your battle-ready baby boy.

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Each of these names has their origins and their meanings so you can find the perfect boy name that suits your young warrior. Many of these like Finley are unisex and can even be used as a baby girl name. Let's dive in to our list of names that either mean warrior or are related to strength and battle.

  1. Abhivira - Hindi for "commander" or "surrounded by heroes."
  2. Achilles - The name a hero in Greek mythology during the Trojan War.
  3. Agnar - Norwegian name for "ruler with the sword" and commonly used in Scandinavian speaking countries.
  4. Agro - Italian for "hero" or "tough individual."
  5. Alcinder - Greek name for "man's defender."
  6. Alexander - Greek for "protector of mankind" and is shared with the ancient king of Macedon, Alexander the Great.
  7. Alfonso - Old German name for "noble and ready." Several Spanish and Portuguese kings shared this name.
  8. Aloysius - Old German for "famous warrior."
  9. Armand - German and Italian for "warrior" or "man of the army."
  10. Aryan - Sanskrit for "honorable warrior."
  11. Bade - Welsh for "from Baddon" and North German for "battle."
  12. Bahaadur - Hindi for "brave warrior."
  13. Batair - Gaelic for "strong warrior."
  14. Bertrand - German for "bright shield."
  15. Bhaltair - Scottish for "strong fighter."
  16. Boris - Russian for "fight" and derived from the Old Slavic name "Boroslav" that means "conflict" and "glory."
  17. Cadel - Welsh name for "battle."
  18. Callan - Scottish name for "battle."
  19. Casey - Irish name for "vigilant."
  20. Chad - Old English for "warlike."
  21. Clancy - Irish for "offspring of a red-headed soldier."
  22. Clovis - Old German for "renowned fighter."
  23. Cyrus - Shared with the Persian king Cyrus the Great who founded the first Persian Empire.
  24. Daljit - Indian for "the conqueror of forces."
  25. Denzel - Welsh for "high stronghold."
  26. Dorian - Derived from "Dorus" a legendary ancient Greek hero.
  27. Duncan - Old English for "dark warrior."
  28. Durand - Latin for "strong and enduring."
  29. Dustin - German for "valiant fighter."
  30. Earl - English origin name meaning "warrior" or "nobleman."
  31. Einar - Scandinavian for "one warrior" or "battle leader."
  32. Eloy - Spanish for "renowned warrior."
  33. Evander - Scottish for "bow warrior" or "strong man."
  34. Finley - Celtic and Irish for "fair-haired warrior."
  35. Gautier - German for "strong ruler" or "commander of the army."
  36. Gerald - French name for "spear warrior."
  37. Gideon - Hebrew name for "mighty warrior."
  38. Gunnar - An Old Norse name for "war."
  39. Gunther - An Old Norse name for "war" and a variation of "Gunnar."
  40. Griffith - Welsh for "fierce chief."
  41. Harbin - German name for "little bright warrior."
  42. Harold - Old German for "commander."
  43. Harvey - Old German for "battle."
  44. Herman - German for "warrior" or "soldier."
  45. Horatius - For Horatius Cocles, an army officer in the early Roman Republic.
  46. Humphrey - Old English for "peaceful force."
  47. Igor - Scandinavian for "hero."
  48. Ivor - An English name derived from the Welsh name "Ifor" which means "archer."
  49. Jabbar - Arabic for "mighty" and "powerful."
  50. Jaivira - Hindi for "victorious warrior."
  51. Jerry - French for "spear warrior."
  52. Jimmu - Japanese for "divine warrior."
  53. Julius - For Julius Caesar, an ancient Roman general and dictator.
  54. Kaiden - American for "fighter."
  55. Kane - Hebrew for "spear" and Scottish for "warlike."
  56. Karamveer - Sikh for "enthusiastic hero."
  57. Kijani - African for "warrior."
  58. Kimball - Old English for "chief" or "leader."
  59. Koa - Hawaiian for "fearless warrior."
  60. Liam - Irish for "unwavering protector."
  61. Louis - Old German for "famous warrior."
  62. Ludwig - German for "famous warrior."
  63. Luther - German for "warrior."
  64. Malou - Danish for "famous battle."
  65. Marcel - Latin for "warlike."
  66. Marcus - Latin for "defender."
  67. Martin - Latin for "warring."
  68. Milo - Latin for "soldier."
  69. Mordecai - Hebrew for "warrior."
  70. Murdock - Scottish for "victorious at sea."
  71. Murphy - Irish for "sea warrior."
  72. Nakoa - Hawaiian for "brave one."
  73. Nolan - Irish for "renowned" and Scottish for "champion."
  74. Oscar - Old Norse for "divine spear."
  75. Owen - Irish for "born to nobility" or "young warrior."
  76. Patton - Old English for "fighter's town."
  77. Peyton - English for "fighting man's estate."
  78. Ragnar - Norse for "warrior" or "judgment"
  79. Rainer - Norse for "a wise leader" and Latin for "ruler."
  80. Ranjit - Indian for "victorious in battle."
  81. Roger - German for "famous spearman."
  82. Rollo - German for "wolf counsel."
  83. Ryder - Old English for "a horseman."
  84. Sacha - Russian for "defender of mankind."
  85. Saladin - Saladin is a renowned warrior who took control of Palestine when he captured Jerusalem in the 1100s.
  86. Saxon - English for "swordsman."
  87. Sibbi - Danish for "victorious hero."
  88. Sloan - Gaelic for "warrior."
  89. Sweeney - Gaelic for "little hero."
  90. Swithin - English name for "strong."
  91. Thor - Old Norse for "thunder." Thor is the God of thunder in Norse mythology.
  92. Troy - An anglicized form of the Gaelic "O Troighthigh" which means "foot soldier."
  93. Umberto - Italian for "bright warrior."
  94. Viggo - Scandinavian for "exuberant" and Norse for "battle."
  95. Veerle - Dutch for "battle."
  96. Walt - German for "powerful warrior."
  97. Warner - German for "defending army."
  98. Warrick - German for "protecting ruler" and English for "strong leader."
  99. Wyatt - Old English for "little warrior."
  100. Zander - Greek for "defender of man."

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