Names Categorized "protection"

This is a list of names in which the categories include protection.
gender
usage
AGMUNDR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of AMUND.
AMPARO f Spanish
Means "protection, shelter" in Spanish.
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.
ÅSMUND m Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Ásmundr, cognate of OSMOND.
ÁSMUNDUR m Icelandic
Icelandic form of ÅSMUND.
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 Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
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 Volsungasaga 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.
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.
CEOLMUND m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ceol "keel" and mund "protection".
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".
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 (Archaic)
Short form of EDMOND.
EDMÉE f French (Rare)
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
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 English, German, Italian
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.
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".
GERMUND m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ger "spear" and mund "protection".
GISELMUND m Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic elements gisil meaning "hostage, pledge" and mund meaning "protection".
GUDMUND m Swedish, 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.
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".
HELMO m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ELMO.
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).
ITZAL m Basque
Means "shadow, protection" in Basque.
LIV (1) f Swedish, Norwegian, 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).
ODDMUND m Norwegian
Possibly a modern coinage based on the Old Norse elements oddr "point of a sword" and mundr "protection".
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.
PHARAMOND m Literature, French (Rare)
French form of FARAMUND used by Shakespeare in Henry V (1599).
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.
SHARMA m Indian, Hindi
Means "protection, comfort, joy" in Sanskrit.
SHARMILA f Tamil, Indian, Marathi
Means "protection, comfort, joy" in Sanskrit.
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).
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".
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
Finnish form of WILLIAM.
VILHELMIINA f Finnish
Finnish feminine form of WILLIAM.
VILHELMINA f Swedish (Rare), Lithuanian (Rare)
Swedish and Lithuanian feminine form of WILLIAM.
WARAMUNT m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of VEREMUND.
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". Saint William of Gellone was an 8th-century 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]