Names Categorized "warrior"

This is a list of names in which the categories include warrior.
gender
usage
ÆLFWIG m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and wig "war, battle".
AGNAR m Norwegian, Icelandic
From the Old Norse name Agnarr, derived from agi "awe, terror" or egg "edge of a sword" combined with arr "warrior".
AGNARR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of AGNAR.
AGNER m Danish
Danish form of AGNAR.
ALFARR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ALVAR.
ALFHER m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name composed of the elements alf "elf" and hari "army, warrior" (making it a cognate of ALVAR).
ALVAR m Swedish, Estonian
From the Old Norse name Alfarr, formed of the elements alfr "elf" and arr "warrior".
BATRAZ m Ossetian, Caucasian Mythology
Possibly from Turkic bagatur meaning "hero, warrior, brave". This is the name of the leader of the superhuman Narts in Caucasian mythology.
BELLATRIX f Astronomy
Means "female warrior" in Latin. This is the name of the star that marks the left shoulder of the constellation Orion.
BEORNRÆD m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements beorn "warrior, man" and ræd "counsel".
BRYNJAR m Norwegian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements bryn "armour" and arr "warrior".
CADEYRN m Ancient Welsh
Means "battle king" from Welsh cad "battle" and teyrn "king, monarch". Cadeyrn (also known as Catigern) was a 5th-century king of Powys in Wales, the son of Vortigern.
CLANCY m Irish, English (Rare)
From the Irish surname Mac Fhlannchaidh, which means "son of Flannchadh". The Irish name Flannchadh means "red warrior".
DIETER m German
Means "warrior of the people", derived from the Germanic elements theud "people" and hari "army".
EARL m English
From the aristocratic title, which derives from Old English eorl "nobleman, warrior". It has been used as a given name since the 19th century.
EARLE m English
Variant of EARL.
EARLEEN f English (Rare)
Feminine form of EARL.
EARLENE f English
Feminine form of EARL.
EARLINE f English
Feminine form of EARL.
EINAR m Norwegian, Icelandic, Swedish, Danish, Estonian
From the Old Norse name Einarr, derived from the elements ein "one, alone" and arr "warrior". This name shares the same roots as einherjar, the word for the slain warriors in Valhalla.
ELLANHER m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name composed of the elements aljan "strength, power" and hari "army, warrior".
ELVAR m Icelandic
Icelandic form of ALVAR.
FINDLAY m Scottish
From a Scottish surname that was derived from the given name FIONNLAGH.
FIONNLAGH m Irish, Scottish
Means "white warrior" from Gaelic fionn "white, fair" and laogh "warrior".
GARRETT m English
From an English surname that was derived from the given name GERALD or GERARD. A famous bearer of the surname was Pat Garrett (1850-1908), the sheriff who shot Billy the Kid.
GERARD m English, Dutch, Catalan, Polish
Derived from the Germanic element ger meaning "spear" combined with hard meaning "brave, hardy". The Normans introduced this name to Britain. It was initially much more common than the similar name Gerald, with which it was often confused, but it is now less common.
GERARDA f Italian, Dutch
Feminine form of GERARD.
GERDA (1) f German, Dutch
Feminine form of GERD (1).
GERDINA f Dutch
Feminine form of GERD (1).
GNAEUS m Ancient Roman
Roman praenomen, or given name, which is of unknown Etruscan meaning, though it may be related to Latin naevus "birthmark". A famous bearer was Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, also known as Pompey the Great, a Roman general of the 1st century BC.
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.
GUNNAR m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Norse Mythology
From the Old Norse name Gunnarr, which was derived from the elements gunnr "war" and arr "warrior" (making it a cognate of GÜNTHER). In Norse legend Gunnar was the husband of Brynhildr. He had his brother-in-law Sigurd murdered based on his wife's false accusations that Sigurd had taken her virginity.
HAIDAR m Arabic
Means "lion, warrior" in Arabic. This is a title of Ali, the husband of Fatimah the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad.
HAMA m Anglo-Saxon Mythology
From Old English ham meaning "home". This is the name of a Gothic warrior who appears with his companion of Wudga in some Anglo-Saxon tales (briefly in Beowulf).
HRÓARR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name, derived from the element hróðr "fame" combined with either geirr "spear" (making it a relation of HRÓÐGEIRR), arr "warrior" or varr "vigilant, cautious". This is the name of a legendary Danish king, the same one who is featured in the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf with the name Hroðgar.
IVOR m Irish, Scottish, Welsh, English (British)
From the Old Norse name Ívarr, which was derived from the elements yr "yew, bow" and arr "warrior". During the Middle Ages it was brought to Britain by Scandinavian settlers and invaders, and it was adopted in Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
JIMMU m Japanese Mythology
Means "divine warrior", from Japanese (jin) meaning "god" and (mu) meaning "military, martial". In Japanese legend this was the name of the founder of Japan and the first emperor, supposedly ruling in the 7th century BC.
KEKOA m Hawaiian
Means "the warrior" from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and koa "warrior, koa tree".
KEMP m English (Rare)
From a surname derived from Middle English kempe meaning "champion, athlete, warrior".
KOA m Hawaiian
Means "warrior, koa tree" in Hawaiian.
LOUIS m French, English, Dutch
French form of Ludovicus, the Latinized form of LUDWIG. This was the name of 18 kings of France, starting with Louis I the son of Charlemagne. Others include Louis IX (Saint Louis) who led two crusades and Louis XIV (called the Sun King) who was the ruler of France during the height of its power, the builder of the Palace of Versailles, and the longest reigning monarch in the history of Europe. It was also borne by kings of Germany (as Ludwig), Hungary (as Lajos), and other places.... [more]
MAUD f English, French, Dutch
Usual medieval form of MATILDA. Though it became rare after the 14th century, it was revived and once more grew popular in the 19th century, perhaps due to Alfred Lord Tennyson's 1855 poem Maud.
MAUDE f English
Variant of MAUD.
MODU m History
Possibly a Middle Chinese form of the old Turkic honorific bagatur meaning "hero, warrior". Modu Chanyu was a 3rd-century BC ruler of the Xiongnu, a people from Mongolia.
MURCHADH m Irish, Scottish
Derived from Gaelic muir "sea" and cadh "warrior".
NEOPTOLEMUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek name Νεοπτόλεμος (Neoptolemos) meaning "new war", derived from νέος (neos) meaning "new" combined with an Epic Greek form of πόλεμος (polemos) meaning "war". In Greek legend this was the name of the son of Achilles, brought into the Trojan War because it was prophesied the Greeks could not win it unless he was present. After the war he was slain by Orestes fighting over Hermione.
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.
PATROCLUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Πάτροκλος (Patroklos) meaning "glory of the father", derived from πατήρ (pater) meaning "father" (genitive πατρός) and κλέος (kleos) meaning "glory". In Greek legend he was one of the heroes who fought against the Trojans. His death at the hands of Hector drew his friend Achilles back into the war.
PTOLEMAIS f Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Ptolemaios (see PTOLEMY).
RÚNAR m Icelandic
Icelandic form of RUNAR.
RUNAR m Norwegian
Derived from the Old Norse elements rún "secret lore" and arr "warrior". This name did not exist in Old Norse, but was created in the modern era.
RYDER m English (Modern)
From an English occupational surname derived from Old English ridere meaning "mounted warrior" or "messenger".
SHAKA m History
From Zulu uShaka, apparently from ishaka, a stomach cramp caused by an intestinal parasite. This was the name of a Zulu warrior king (1787-1828), supposedly given because his unmarried mother Nandi and/or his father Senzangakhona blamed her pregnancy symptoms on the parasite.
TAMATOA m Tahitian
From Tahitian tama "child" and toa "warrior".
THEUDHAR m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of DIETER.
VIDAR m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Norse Mythology
From the Old Norse Víðarr, which is possibly derived from víðr "wide" and arr "warrior". In Norse mythology Víðarr was the son of Odin and Grid. At the time of the end of the world, the Ragnarok, he will avenge his father's death.
VOJTĚCH m Czech
Czech form of WOJCIECH.
VOJTECH m Slovak
Slovak form of WOJCIECH.
WOJCIECH m Polish
Derived from the Slavic elements voji "warrior, soldier" and tekha "solace, comfort, joy". Saint Wojciech (also known by the Czech form of his name Vojtěch or his adopted name Adalbert) was a Bohemian missionary to Hungary, Poland and Prussia, where he was martyred in the 10th century.
WOJCIECHA f Polish (Rare)
Feminine form of WOJCIECH.