Names Categorized "defence"

This is a list of names in which the categories include defence.
gender
usage
Ælfweard m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and weard "guardian".
Æthelweard m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English element æðel "noble" combined with weard "guardian".
Agmundr m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of Amund.
Alasdair m Scottish
Scottish form of Alexander.
Alastair m Scottish
Anglicized form of Alasdair.
Alastar m Irish
Irish form of Alexander.
Alastríona f Irish
Feminine form of Alastar.
Alberich m Ancient Germanic, Germanic Mythology
Derived from the Germanic elements alf "elf" and ric "ruler, mighty". Alberich was the name of the sorcerer king of the dwarfs in Germanic mythology. He also appears in the Nibelungenlied as a dwarf who guards the treasure of the Nibelungen.
Alexander m English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Hungarian, Slovak, Biblical, Ancient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ἀλέξανδρος (Alexandros), which meant "defending men" from Greek ἀλέξω (alexo) meaning "to defend, help" and ἀνήρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ἀνδρός). In Greek mythology this was another name of the hero Paris, and it also belongs to several characters in the New Testament. However, the most famous bearer was Alexander the Great, king of Macedon. In the 4th century BC he built a huge empire out of Greece, Egypt, Persia, and parts of India. Due to his fame, and later medieval tales involving him, use of his name spread throughout Europe.... [more]
Alexandra f English, German, Dutch, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Greek, Portuguese, Romanian, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Catalan, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Feminine form of Alexander. In Greek mythology this was a Mycenaean epithet of the goddess Hera, and an alternate name of Cassandra. It was borne by several early Christian saints, and also by the wife of Nicholas II, the last czar of Russia. She was from Germany and had the birth name Alix, but was renamed Александра (Aleksandra) upon joining the Russian Church.
Alexandre m French, Portuguese, Galician, Catalan
Form of Alexander in several languages. This name was borne by the 19th-century French author Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870), who wrote The Three Musketeers.
Alexandria f English
Feminine form of Alexander. Alexander the Great founded several cities by this name (or renamed them) as he extended his empire eastward. The most notable of these is Alexandria in Egypt, founded by Alexander in 331 BC.
Alexandrina f Portuguese, English (Rare)
Elaborated form of Alexandra. This was the first name of Queen Victoria; her middle name was Victoria.
Alexandrine f French
French diminutive of Alexandra. This was the name of a Danish queen, the wife of King Christian X.
Alexia f French, English (Modern)
Feminine form of Alexis.
Alexis m & f French, English, Greek, Spanish, Ancient Greek
From the Greek name Ἄλεξις (Alexis) meaning "helper" or "defender", derived from Greek ἀλέξω (alexo) meaning "to defend, to help". This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Greek comic poet, and also of several saints. It is used somewhat interchangeably with the related name Ἀλέξιος or Alexius, borne by five Byzantine emperors. In the English-speaking world it is more commonly used as a feminine name.
Alfher m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name composed of the elements alf "elf" and hari "army, warrior" (making it a cognate of Alvar).
Alistair m Scottish
Anglicized form of Alasdair.
Aminta m Literature
Form of Amyntas used by the Italian poet Torquato Tasso for his play Aminta (1573). In the play Aminta is a shepherd who falls in love with a nymph.
Amund m Norwegian
Derived from the Old Norse name Agmundr, from the element egg "edge of a sword" or agi "awe, terror" combined with mundr "protection".
Ansehelm m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Anselm.
Anselm m German, English (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ans "god" and helm "helmet, protection". This name was brought to England in the late 11th century by Saint Anselm, who was born in northern Italy. He was archbishop of Canterbury and a Doctor of the Church.
Antelmo m Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare), Italian (Rare)
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of Anthelm.
Anthelm m Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic element and "wrath, zeal" combined with helm "helmet, protection". Saint Anthelm was a 12th-century bishop of Belley in France.
Anthelme m French (Rare)
French form of Anthelm.
Aristomache f Ancient Greek
Derived from the Greek elements ἄριστος (aristos) meaning "best" and μάχη (mache) meaning "battle".
Arlet f Catalan
Catalan form of Arlette.
Arlette f French
French form of Herleva.
Asim 1 m Arabic
Means "protector" in Arabic.
Åsmund m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Ásmundr, cognate of Osmond.
Ásmundur m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Åsmund.
Bast f Egyptian Mythology
From Egyptian bꜣstt, which was possibly derived from bꜣs meaning "(ointment) jar". In Egyptian mythology Bast was a goddess of cats, fertility and the sun who was considered a protector of Lower Egypt. She was often depicted with the head of a lioness or a house cat. As her role in the Egyptian pantheon diminished, she was called Bastet.
Bastet f Egyptian Mythology
From Egyptian bꜣstjt, a variant of Bast. This form of the name, was given to her after the similar goddess Sekhmet (protector of Upper Egypt) became more important.
Bergljót f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Bergljot.
Bergljot f Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Bergljót, which was composed of the elements berg "protection, help" and ljótr "light".
Branimir m Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Slovene
Derived from the Slavic element borna "protection" combined with miru meaning "peace, world".
Branislav m Serbian, Slovak, Czech, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian
Form of Bronisław in several languages.
Broen m Limburgish
Limburgish form of Bruno.
Bronislav m Czech, Slovak, Russian, Medieval Slavic
Czech and Russian form of Bronisław.
Bronislava f Czech, Slovak, Russian
Czech, Slovak and Russian feminine form of Bronisław.
Bronisław m Polish
Derived from the Slavic elements borna "protection" and slava "glory". A famous Polish anthropologist, Bronisław Malinowski (1884-1942), has borne this name.
Bronisława f Polish
Feminine form of Bronisław.
Bronislovas m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Bronisław.
Bruna f Italian, Portuguese, Croatian
Feminine form of Bruno.
Brunella f Italian
Feminine diminutive of Bruno.
Brünhild f German (Rare), Germanic Mythology
Derived from the Germanic elements brun "armour, protection" and hild "battle". It is cognate with the Old Norse name Brynhildr (from the elements bryn and hildr). In Norse legend Brynhildr was the queen of the valkyries who was rescued by the hero Sigurd. In the Germanic saga the Nibelungenlied she was a queen of Iceland and the wife of Günther. Both of these characters were probably inspired by the eventful life of the 6th-century Frankish queen Brunhilda (of Visigothic birth).
Brunhilda f History
Variant of Brünhild, referring to the Frankish queen.
Brunhilde f German
Newer German form of Brünhild.
Brunihild f Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Brünhild.
Brunilda f Albanian, Spanish, Italian (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Albanian, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of Brünhild.
Bruno m German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Croatian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Latvian, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element brun "armour, protection" or brun "brown". Saint Bruno of Cologne was a German monk of the 11th century who founded the Carthusian Order. The surname has belonged to Giordano Bruno, a philosopher burned at the stake by the Inquisition.
Brynhildr f Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of Brünhild. In the Norse legend the Völsungasaga Brynhildr was rescued by the hero Sigurd in the guise of Gunnar. Brynhildr and Gunnar were married, but when Sigurd's wife Gudrun let slip that it was in fact Sigurd who had rescued her, Brynhildr plotted against him. She accused Sigurd of taking her virginity, spurring Gunnar to arrange Sigurd's murder.
Brynhildur f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Brynhildr.
Brynja f Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "armour" in Old Norse.
Burke m English
From an English surname that was derived from Old English burg meaning "fortress".
Burkhard m German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements burg meaning "protection" and hard "brave, hardy". Saint Burkhard was a bishop who founded several monasteries in Germany in the 8th century.
Cennétig m Irish
Old Irish byname meaning "armoured head" or "misshapen head". This was the name of an Irish king, the father of Brian Boru.
Ceolmund m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ceol "keel" and mund "protection".
Chizoba m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "God protect us" in Igbo.
Chobin m History
From Persian چوبین (Chubin) meaning "spear-like". Bahram Chobin was a 6th-century Sasanian general and, for a short period, the king. He received this nickname because he was tall and thin. He appears in the 10th-century Persian epic the Shahnameh.
Custódia f Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of Custodio.
Custodia f Spanish
Feminine form of Custodio.
Custódio m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Custodio.
Custodio m Spanish
Means "guardian" in Spanish, from Latin custodia "protection, safekeeping".
Cyneburg f Anglo-Saxon
Means "royal fortress" from Old English cyne "royal" and burg "fortress". Saint Cyneburga, a daughter of a king of Mercia, was the founder of an abbey at Gloucester in the 7th century.
Cyneweard m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from Old English cyne "royal" and weard "guard".
Demelza f English (British, Rare)
From a Cornish place name meaning "fort of Maeldaf". It has been used as a given name since the middle of the 20th century. It was popularized in the 1970s by a character from the British television series Poldark, which was set in Cornwall.
Diethelm m German
Derived from the Germanic elements theud "people" and helm "helmet, protection".
Dilipa m Hinduism
Means "protector of Delhi" from Sanskrit दिल्ली (see Delhi) combined with (pa) meaning "protecting". This is the name of several kings in Hindu texts.
Eadmund m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of Edmund.
Eamon m Irish
Variant of Éamonn.
Eastmund m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of Esmond.
Edmé m French
Short form of Edmond.
Edmée f French
Feminine form of Edmé.
Edmond m French
French form of Edmund. A notable bearer was the English astronomer Edmond Halley (1656-1742), for whom Halley's comet is named.
Edmonda f Italian (Rare)
Italian feminine form of Edmund.
Edmonde f French
French feminine form of Edmund.
Edmund m English, German, Polish
Means "rich protection", from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and mund "protection". This was the name of two Anglo-Saxon kings of England. It was also borne by two saints, including a 9th-century king of East Anglia who, according to tradition, was shot to death with arrows after refusing to divide his Christian kingdom with an invading pagan Danish leader. This Old English name remained in use after the Norman Conquest (even being used by King Henry III for one of his sons), though it became less common after the 15th century.... [more]
Edmundas m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Edmund.
Edmundo m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Edmund.
Edmunds m Latvian
Latvian form of Edmund.
Elmo m Italian, English
Originally a short form of Germanic names that began with the element helm meaning "helmet, protection". It is also a derivative of Erasmus, via the old Italian diminutive Ermo. Saint Elmo, also known as Saint Erasmus, was a 4th-century martyr who is the patron of sailors. Saint Elmo's fire is said to be a sign of his protection.
Elvar m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Alvar.
Ervīns m Latvian
Latvian form of Erwin.
Erwin m German, Dutch, Polish, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic name Hariwini, composed of the elements hari "army" and win "friend". It may have merged somewhat with the Germanic name Eburwin. A notable bearer was Erwin Schrödinger (1887-1961), an Austrian physicist who made contributions to quantum theory.
Esmond m English (Rare)
Derived from the Old English elements east "grace" and mund "protection". This Old English name was rarely used after the Norman Conquest. It was occasionally revived in the 19th century.
Faramund m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements fara "journey" and mund "protection". This was the name of a semi-legendary 5th-century king of the Franks.
Florimond m Literature, French
Possibly from Latin florens meaning "prosperous, flourishing" combined with the Germanic element mund meaning "protection". This is the name of the prince in some versions of the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty.
Friduhelm m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Friedhelm.
Friedhelm m German
Derived from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and helm "helmet, protection".
Gabija f Lithuanian, Baltic Mythology
Probably from Lithuanian gaubti meaning "to cover". In Lithuanian mythology this was the name of the goddess of fire and the home.
Germund m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ger "spear" and mund "protection".
Gintautas m Lithuanian
From Lithuanian ginti meaning "to defend" and tauta meaning "people, nation".
Giselmund m Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic elements gisil meaning "hostage, pledge" and mund meaning "protection".
Gismund m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name, possibly a variant of Giselmund or Sigismund using shortened forms of the initial element.
Goemon m History
Meaning unknown. His name is composed of the kanji (go) meaning "five", (not pronounced) meaning "right-hand, west", (e) meaning "guard, protect", and (mon) meaning "gate, door". This was the name of a semi-legendary 16th-century samurai who stole from the rich to give to the poor. After a failed assassination attempt on the daimyo Toyotomi Hideyoshi, he was boiled alive.
Gopala m Hinduism
Means "cow protector" from Sanskrit गो (go) meaning "cow" and पाल (pala) meaning "guard, protector". This is another name of the Hindu god Krishna. This name was also borne by the 8th-century founder of the Pala Empire in Bengal.
Gudmund m Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Guðmundr, which was derived from the elements guð "god" and mundr "protection".
Guðmundur m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Gudmund.
Halvar m Swedish (Rare)
Swedish form of Halvard.
Halvard m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Hallvarðr, which meant "rock guardian" from hallr "rock" combined with varðr "guardian".
Hammond m English (Rare)
From an English surname that was derived from either the Germanic given name Haimund, which meant "home protection", or else the Old Norse given name Hámundr, which meant "high protection".
Hariwini m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Erwin.
Hávarðr m Ancient Scandinavian
From the Old Norse elements "high" and varðr "guardian, defender".
Helmo m Ancient Germanic
Germanic short form of names that began with the element helm meaning "helmet, protection".
Helmut m German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element helm "helmet" or heil "healthy" combined with muot "spirit, mind".
Helmuth m German
Variant of Helmut.
Hereward m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements here "army" and weard "guard". This was the name of an 11th-century Anglo-Saxon leader who rebelled against Norman rule.
Herleva f Ancient Germanic
Germanic name, possibly from hari "army" or erlaz "noble" combined with leib "descendant, heir, heritage" (or Old Norse cognates). This was the name of the mother of William the Conqueror, who, according to tradition, was a commoner.
Hlíf f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Liv 1.
Hyeon-U m Korean
From Sino-Korean (hyeon) meaning "virtuous, worthy, able" or (hyeon) meaning "manifest, clear" combined with (u) meaning "divine intervention, protection" or (u) meaning "rain". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
Hyun-Woo m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 현우 (see Hyeon-U).
Ingeborg f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
From the Old Norse name Ingibjǫrg, which was derived from the name of the Germanic god Ing combined with bjǫrg meaning "help, save, rescue".
Itzal m Basque
Means "shadow, protection" in Basque.
Kenelm m English (Rare)
From the Old English name Cenhelm, which was composed of the elements cene "bold, keen" and helm "helmet". Saint Kenelm was a 9th-century martyr from Mercia, where he was a member of the royal family. The name was occasionally used during the Middle Ages, but has since become rare.
Kinborough f Medieval English
Middle English form of Cyneburg.
Leuthar m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name composed of the elements leud "people" and hari "army".
Liv 1 f Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
Derived from the Old Norse name Hlíf meaning "protection". Its use has been influenced by the modern Scandinavian word liv meaning "life".
Liva f Danish
Variant of Liv 1.
Live f Norwegian
Variant of Liv 1.
Luther m English
From a German surname, itself from the Germanic given name Leuthar. The surname was borne by Martin Luther, a 16th-century monk and theologian, who started the Protestant Reformation by nailing his famous 95 theses to a church door. It has since been used as a given name in his honour, especially among Protestants. A notable bearer from the modern era was the American civil rights leader Martin Luther King (1929-1968).
Medusa f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Μέδουσα (Medousa), which was derived from μέδω (medo) meaning "to protect, to rule over". In Greek myth this was the name of one of the three Gorgons, ugly women who had snakes for hair. She was so hideous that anyone who gazed upon her was turned to stone, so the hero Perseus had to look using the reflection in his shield in order to slay her.
Milburga f History (Ecclesiastical)
Derived from the Old English elements milde "gentle" and burg "fortress". Saint Milburga, the sister of Saint Mildred, was a daughter of a 7th-century Mercian king. She was supposedly in possession of magical powers.
Mundi m Ancient Scandinavian
Short form of Old Norse names ending with the element mundr "protection".
Nabopolassar m Babylonian (Anglicized)
From the Akkadian name Nabu-apla-usur meaning "Nabu protect my son", derived from the god's name Nabu combined with aplu meaning "son, heir" and an imperative form of naṣāru meaning "to protect". This was the name of a 7th-century BC king of the Babylonian Empire, the first of the Chaldean dynasty.
Oddmund m Norwegian
Possibly a modern coinage based on the Old Norse elements oddr "point of a sword" and mundr "protection".
Oliver m English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Catalan, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Czech, Slovak
From Olivier, a Norman French form of a Germanic name such as Alfher or an Old Norse name such as Áleifr (see Olaf). The spelling was altered by association with Latin oliva "olive tree". In the Middle Ages the name became well-known in Western Europe because of the French epic La Chanson de Roland, in which Olivier was a friend and advisor of the hero Roland.... [more]
Olivette f Literature
Feminine form of Oliver. This was the name of the title character in the French opera Les noces d'Olivette (1879) by Edmond Audran.
Olivia f English, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
This name was used in this spelling by William Shakespeare for a character in his comedy Twelfth Night (1602). This was a rare name in Shakespeare's time that may have been based on Oliva or Oliver, or directly from the Latin word oliva meaning "olive". In the play Olivia is a noblewoman who is wooed by Duke Orsino but instead falls in love with his messenger Cesario.... [more]
Olve m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Ǫlvir, possibly derived from ala "all" or alu "defense, protection, luck" combined with vér "holy man" or "warrior".
Ölvir m Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic form of Olve.
Ǫlvir m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of Olve.
Osmond m English (Rare)
From the Old English elements os "god" and mund "protection". During the Anglo-Saxon period a Norse cognate Ásmundr was also used in England, and another version was imported by the Normans. Saint Osmund was an 11th-century Norman nobleman who became an English bishop. Though it eventually became rare, it was revived in the 19th century, in part from a surname that was derived from the given name.
Osmund m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of Osmond.
Pan m Greek Mythology
Possibly from an Indo-European root meaning "shepherd, protector". In Greek mythology Pan was a half-man, half-goat god associated with shepherds, flocks and pastures.
Pharamond m Literature, French (Rare)
French form of Faramund used by Shakespeare in Henry V (1599).
Randolf m English
From the Germanic elements rand meaning "rim (of a shield)" and wulf meaning "wolf". The Normans brought this name to England, where there existed already an Old Norse cognate Randúlfr, which had been introduced by Scandinavian settlers. Randolf became rare after the Middle Ages, though it was revived in the 18th century (usually in the spelling Randolph).
Randulf m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Randolf.
Rosamond f English
Variant of Rosamund, in use since the Middle Ages.
Rosamund f English (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements hros "horse" and mund "protection". The Normans introduced this name to England. It was subsequently influenced by the Latin phrase rosa munda "pure rose". This was the name of the mistress of Henry II, the king of England in the 12th century. She was possibly murdered by his wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine.
Rosemonde f French
French form of Rosamund.
Rosmunda f Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Rosamund.
Seward m English
From a surname that was itself derived from the Old English given name Sigeweard.
Shahrivar m Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of Avestan Kshathra Vairya meaning "desirable power". In Zoroastrianism this was the name of a god of metal and a protector of the weak. This is also the name of the sixth month of the Iranian calendar.
Sharma m Indian, Hindi
Means "protection, comfort, joy" in Sanskrit.
Sharmila f Tamil, Indian, Marathi
Means "protection, comfort, joy" in Sanskrit.
Sigeweard m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements sige "victory" and weard "guard, guardian".
Sigiward m Ancient Germanic
Germanic cognate of Sigurd.
Sigmund m German, Norwegian, English, Norse Mythology
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and mund "protector" (or in the case of the Scandinavian cognate, from the Old Norse elements sigr "victory" and mundr "protector"). In the Norse Völsungasaga this is the name of the hero Sigurd's father, the bearer of the powerful sword Gram. A notable bearer was the Austrian psychologist Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), the creator of the revolutionary theory of psychoanalysis.
Sigurd m Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Norse Mythology
From the Old Norse name Sigurðr, which was derived from the elements sigr "victory" and varðr "guardian". Sigurd was the hero of the Norse legend the Völsungasaga, which tells how his foster-father Regin sent him to recover a hoard of gold guarded by the dragon Fafnir. After slaying the dragon Sigurd tasted some of its blood, enabling him to understand the language of birds, who told him that Regin was planning to betray him. In a later adventure, Sigurd disguised himself as Gunnar (his wife Gudrun's brother) and rescued the maiden Brynhildr from a ring of fire, with the result that Gunnar and Brynhildr were married. When the truth eventually came out, Brynhildr took revenge upon Sigurd. The stories of the German hero Siegfried were in part based on him.
Si-U m Korean
From Sino-Korean (si) meaning "begin, start" combined with (u) meaning "divine intervention, protection" or (u) meaning "rain". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
Si-Woo m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 시우 (see Si-U).
Theodoard m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name composed of the elements theud "people" and wart "watcher".
Theothelm m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Diethelm.
Þórbjǫrg f Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name meaning "Thor's protection", from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see Thor) combined with bjǫrg "help, save, rescue".
Torborg f Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Swedish and Norwegian form of Þórbjǫrg.
U-Jin m Korean
From Sino-Korean (u) meaning "house, eaves, universe" or (u) meaning "help, protect, bless" combined with (jin) meaning "real, genuine" or (jin) meaning "town, market place". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
Veremund m Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of a Germanic name, probably Waramunt, derived from war "vigilant, cautious" and mund "protection". This was the name of a 5th-century king of Galicia (from the Germanic tribe of the Suebi). It was later the name of kings of Asturias and León, though their names are usually spelled in the Spanish form Bermudo.
Vilhelmi m Finnish (Rare)
Finnish form of William.
Vilhelmiina f Finnish
Finnish feminine form of William.
Vilhelmina f Swedish (Rare), Lithuanian
Swedish and Lithuanian feminine form of William.
Walburga f German
Means "ruler of the fortress" from the Germanic elements wald "power, leader, ruler" and burg "fortress". This was the name of an 8th-century saint from England who did missionary work in Germany.
Waramunt m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Veremund.
Ward 1 m English
From an occupational surname for a watchman, derived from Old English weard "guard".
Wardell m English
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "watch hill" in Old English.
Warin m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the element warin meaning "guard, protect".
Wazo m Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element wad meaning "to go" or warin meaning "guard, protect".
Werner m German, Dutch
From a Germanic name derived from warin "guard" combined with hari "army". A famous bearer was the German physicist Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976).
Wilburg f Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements wil "will, desire" and burg "fortress".
Wilhelm m German, Polish, Ancient Germanic
German cognate of William. This was the name of two German emperors. It was also the middle name of several philosophers from Germany: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831), Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900), and Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz (1646-1716), who was also a notable mathematician.
Wilhelmina f Dutch, German (Rare), English
Dutch and German feminine form of Wilhelm. This name was borne by a queen of the Netherlands (1880-1962).
Wilhelmine f German
German feminine form of Wilhelm.
William m English
From the Germanic name Willahelm meaning "will helmet", composed of the elements wil "will, desire" and helm "helmet, protection". An early saint by this name was the 8th-century William of Gellone, a cousin of Charlemagne who became a monk. The name was common among the Normans, and it became extremely popular in England after William the Conqueror was recognized as the first Norman king of England in the 11th century. From then until the modern era it has been among the most common of English names (with John, Thomas and Robert).... [more]
Woo-Jin m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 우진 (see U-Jin).