Names Categorized "watchful"

This is a list of names in which the categories include watchful.
Alawar m Germanic (Hypothetical)
Possible Frankish cognate of Álvaro.
Aldara f Galician
Galician form of the Visigothic name *Hildiwara, which was composed of the Gothic elements hilds "battle" and wars "aware, cautious". This was the name of the 7th-century wife of the Visigothic king Gundemar. It was also borne by the mother of Saint Rosendo (10th century).
Alfonso m Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of Alphonsus, the Latin form of the Visigothic name *Aþalafuns meaning "noble and ready", derived from the Gothic elements aþals "noble" and funs "ready". This was the name of several kings of Spain (Asturias, León, Castile and Aragon) and Portugal, starting with Alfonso I of Asturias in the 8th century. His name was sometimes recorded in the Latin spelling Adefonsus, and on that basis it is theorized that first element might be from another source (perhaps haþus meaning "battle"). It is possible that two or more names merged into a single form.
Álvaro m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish form of Alvarus, the Latinized form of a Visigothic name, possibly derived from the elements alls "all" and wars "aware, cautious" or wards "guard". Álvar Fáñez was an 11th-century military commander and duke of Toledo, who appears as a general of El Cid in the epic poem El Cantar de mio Cid. Verdi also used the name in his opera The Force of Destiny (1862).
Alvarus m Gothic (Latinized)
Latinized (Old Spanish) form of a Gothic name (see Álvaro).
Audovera f Germanic
Derived from Old Frankish aud "wealth, fortune" combined with war "true" or war "aware, cautious". This was the name of the first wife of Chilperic I of Neustria.
Cathassach m Old Irish
Means "vigilant" in Irish.
Cyneweard m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from Old English cyne "royal" and weard "guard".
Dieuwer m Frisian
Frisian form of the Old German name Dietwar, a later form of Theodoar.
Eivor f Swedish
From the Old Norse name Eyvǫr, which was derived from the elements ey "good fortune" or "island" and vǫr "vigilant, cautious".
Eran m Biblical
Means "watchful, vigilant" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is a grandson of Ephraim.
Eun-Jeong f Korean
From Sino-Korean (eun) meaning "kindness, mercy, charity" or (eun) meaning "careful, anxious, attentive" combined with (jeong) meaning "courtyard" or (jeong) meaning "pretty, graceful". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
Gian-nah-tah m Apache
Means "always ready" in Apache. This was the name of a 19th-century chief of the Mescalero Apache.
Gregoria f Spanish, Italian (Rare)
Feminine form of Gregorius (see Gregory).
Gregorios m Late Greek
Ancient Greek form of Gregory.
Gregory m English
English form of Latin Gregorius, which was from the Late Greek name Γρηγόριος (Gregorios), derived from γρήγορος (gregoros) meaning "watchful, alert". This name was popular among early Christians, being borne by a number of important saints including Saint Gregory Thaumaturgus (3rd century), Saint Gregory the Illuminator (4th century), Saint Gregory of Nyssa (4th century), Saint Gregory of Nazianzus (4th century), and Saint Gregory of Tours (6th century). It was also borne by the 6th-century pope Saint Gregory I the Great, a reformer and Doctor of the Church, as well as 15 subsequent popes.... [more]
Grigor m Armenian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Armenian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Gregory. This is the name of the patron saint of Armenia (known as Saint Gregory the Illuminator in English).
Gunnvǫr f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Gunvor.
Gunnvor f Norwegian
Variant of Gunvor.
Gunvor f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Gunnvǫr meaning "cautious in war", derived from gunnr "war" and vǫr "vigilant, cautious".
Hildoara f Gothic (Latinized)
Latinized form of *Hildiwara (see Aldara).
Hróarr m Old Norse
Old Norse name, derived from the element hróðr "praise, fame" combined with either geirr "spear" (making it a relation of Hróðgeirr), herr "army, warrior" or varr "aware, 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.
Ildefonso m Spanish
Spanish form of the Visigothic name *Hildifuns, which meant "battle ready", derived from the Gothic elements hilds "battle" and funs "ready". This was the name of a 7th-century saint, an archbishop of Toledo.
Inayat m & f Urdu
From Arabic عناية (inayah) meaning "care, concern".
Inayatullah m Arabic, Pashto, Urdu
Means "care of Allah", derived from Arabic عناية (inayah) meaning "care, concern" combined with الله (Allah).
'Ira' m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of Ira 1.
Ira 1 m Biblical, English, Hebrew
Means "watchful" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of King David's priest. As an English Christian given name, Ira began to be used after the Protestant Reformation. In the 17th century the Puritans brought it to America, where remained moderately common into the 20th century.
Ishmerai m Biblical
Means "he guards me" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned briefly in the Old Testament.
Jabin m Biblical
Means "perceptive" in Hebrew. This name was borne by two kings of Hazor in the Old Testament.
Krešimir m Croatian
From the Slavic elements krěsiti "to spark, to flare up, to bring to life, to resurrect" and mirŭ "peace, world". This was the name of four kings of Croatia in the 10th and 11th centuries. Their names were recorded in Latin as Cresimirus.
Majvor f Swedish
From Swedish maj meaning "May (month)" combined with vår meaning "spring" or the Old Norse name element vǫr meaning "vigilant, cautious". This name was first used in the early 20th century.
Oddvar m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Oddvarr, derived from the elements oddr "point of a sword" and varr "aware, cautious".
Oddvarr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Oddvar.
Odoacer m Gothic (Latinized)
From the Gothic name *Audawakrs meaning "wealthy and vigilant", derived from the elements auds "wealth" and wakrs "vigilant". Odoacer, sometimes called Odovacar, was a 5th-century Gothic leader who overthrew the last Western Roman emperor and became the first barbarian king of Italy.
Prudencia f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of Prudentius.
Roar m Norwegian
Modern Norwegian form of Hróarr.
Theodoar m Germanic
Germanic name composed of the elements theod meaning "people" (Old High German diota, Old Frankish þeoda) and war meaning "aware, cautious".
Theophylaktos m Ancient Greek
Means "watched by god" from Greek θεός (theos) meaning "god" and φυλακτέος (phylakteos) meaning "to be watched". Saint Theophylaktos was a 9th-century bishop of Nicomedia who was banished to Caria.
Tzofiya f Hebrew (Rare)
Means "watching" in Hebrew.
Veremund m Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of a Germanic name, probably Waramunt, derived from either war "aware, cautious" or war "true" combined with munt "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.
Wærmund m Anglo-Saxon
From Old English wær "aware, cautious" and mund "protection", making it a (partial) cognate of Veremund. This was the name of a legendary ancestor of the Mercians according to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.
Waramunt m Germanic
Old German form of Veremund.
Wardell m English
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "watch hill" in Old English.
Warin m Germanic
Old German name derived from the element war meaning "aware, cautious" (Proto-Germanic *waraz, and the related verbs *warjaną "to ward off" and *warnōną "to ward off").
Wazo m Germanic
Originally a short form of names beginning with Old Frankish waddi or Old High German wetti meaning "pledge" (Proto-Germanic *wadją), or alternatively war meaning "aware, cautious" (Proto-Germanic *waraz).
Werner m German, Dutch
From an Old German name derived from the element warin, related to war meaning "aware, cautious", combined with heri meaning "army". This was the name of a 13th-century boy from Oberwesel, Germany who was formerly regarded as a saint. He is no longer recognized as such by the Church. Another famous bearer was the German physicist Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976).
Wukong m Literature
Means "awakened to emptiness", from Chinese () meaning "enlightenment, awakening" and (kōng) meaning "empty, hollow, sky". This is the name of the Monkey King, Sun Wukong, in the 16th-century Chinese novel Journey to the West.