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Defender baby names and what they mean, for defender, protector, protection, patroness, helmet, guardian.

These girl names were at the apex of their popularity during 1900-1909 (usage of 0.1741%) and are almost as popular today (usage 0.1369%, down 21.4%), but with names like Sandra, Barbara, Raina, Bridget and Sondra becoming somewhat outmoded. The most fashionable birth names among these are Genevieve (#210), Kennedy (#54), Anaya (#432), Lucy (#62) and Genesis (#68), with Genevieve and Lucy going through a rekindling in popularity. Sumara (top 89%) and Samora (7%) are popular last names.

Here is the list of Defender names for boys.

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Top 1000 baby names ranking of Defender names: Alex, Alexandra, Alexis, Amparo, Anaya

Alastair 1 .. Derived fr. Scottish, Greek elements. "Man's defender." Aialastair, Alastairai and Alustair are kreatif forms. Scottish variant of Alexander. [Alasdair, Alastrina, Alastriona]

Alesta 2 .. Stems fr. Greek. "Man's defender." Not in Top 1000. See also Alesha. Scottish Gaelic variant of Alexandra.

Alex 3 .. Root fr. Greek word. "Man's defender." Common as surnames, and Alex (upper 5%) is similar to popular last name Ales (upper 18%), with the Ale- prefix. Short form of Alexandra and Alexis .. [Alix]

Alexandra 4 .. Derived fr. Greek element. "Man's defender." A highly popular girls' name (#92 the previous year), Alexandra is also found somewhat commonly as a last name. Latinate feminine form of Alexander .. [Alandra, Alastrina, Alastriona, Alejandra, Alejandrina, Aleka, Alekanederina, Aleki, Alessandrina, Alex, .. 102 more]

Alexis 5 .. Based on Greek word. "Defender." Ranked in Top 1000. Originally a boy's name, but now .. [Alessa, Alessi, Alexa, Alexi, Alexina, Lexi, Lexie, Lexis, Lexy, .. 10 more]

Alvara 6 .. .. possibly from German meaning "universal protector". Scarce as a children's name, but Alvara is comparable to the more conventional Alverta. See also Alvera.

Aminta 7 .. Derivative of Greek word. "Defender and vindicator." Seldom used as a birth name. [Amintah, .. 4 more]

Amparo 8 .. From Spanish element. "Guidance, protection." Adoption of Amparo expanded in the 1920s and has become less, with Amparo becoming less stylish. See also Ambar.

Anaya 9 .. Source fr. Arabic language. "Care, protection." Listed in Top 1000. Islamic name and variant of Inaya. [Anayeh, .. 1 more]

Anona 10 .. .. Roman goddess Anonna, guardian of food .. Anona was not a Top birth name in 2014. See also Anora.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Defender names: Arminta, Barbara, Billie, Bridget

Anselma 11 .. Derivative of Old German element. "Helmet of God." Selma exists often (upper 72%) as a surname. Feminine of Anselm. [Selma, .. 1 more]

Arminta 12 .. the Greek name Aminta, meaning "defender". Unusual. Arminta (cf. Amynta) ends with the feminine -nta. See also Armona.

Asima 13 .. Root fr. Arabic element. "Guardian, protector." Asima is unusual as a birth name.

Barbara 14 .. .. invoked as a protector against fire .. Ranked in Top 1000. [Bab, Babara, Babb, Babs, Barbar, Barbarella, Barbarit, Barbeeleen, Barbel, Barbera, .. 43 more]

Billie 15 .. .. Wilhelmina (Old German) "will helmet, protection" .. Ranked in Top 1000. [Billa, Billiejean, Billiejo, Billina, Billye, .. 5 more]

Branislava 16 .. Derivative of Slavic word. "Glorious defender." A seldom-used children's name. Feminine of Branislav. [Branka, .. 1 more]

Bridget 17 .. .. of Kildare is patroness of Ireland .. Listed in Top 1000. [Beret, Biddie, Birget, Birgett, Breda, Briddgett, Bride, Bridgete, Bridgette, Bridgid, .. 62 more]

Bronya 18 .. Source fr. Russian, Polish languages. "Armour, strength and protection." Seldom used as a baby name. See also Breonna.

Cass 19 .. Origin fr. Greek. "Man's defender." Less widespread today. Cassie was the form last listed (2009) in the Top 1000. Medieval and modern short form of .. [Cassie, Cassy]

Clarimond 20 .. Origin fr. Latin, German. "Shining defender." Not in popularity charts. Medieval French name from Latin "clarus" .. [Claramond, Claramonda, .. 2 more]

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Summary of Defender names (and variants) for girls.

Alastair - Clarimond
Alastair [Alasdair, Alastrina, Alastriona], Alesta, Alex [Alix], Alexandra [Zondra, Zandra, Zohndra, Zanndra, ..], Alexis [Lexy, Lexi, Lexis, Lexie, ..], Alvara, Aminta [Minty, Minta, Amynta, Eminta], Amparo, Anaya [Enaya, Anayeh], Anona, Anselma [Selma, Zelma], Arminta, Asima, Barbara [Bonny, Varina, Varvara, Borbala, ..], Billie [Willa, Billy, Billye, Billina, ..], Branislava [Branka, Bronislawa], Bridget [Bryjet, Bryjit, Brygitte, Labridget, ..], Bronya, Cass [Cassy, Cassie], Clarimond [Claramond, Claramonda, Claramonde, Clarimunde]

Dympna - Lysandra
Dympna [Dymphna], Edmonda [Edmee, Edmea, Edmonde, Edmunda], Elma [Ellma], Elmina [Almina, Elmena, Almena, Elmeena], Engracia, Genesis [Jenesis, Jenesyss, Jennasis, Gennesiss, ..], Genevieve [Jenny, Janeva, Jennie, Jenevieve, ..], Gulielma [Guglielma], Hilma [Halma, Helma], Inaya [Anaya, Einaye, Iynaia, Inayaat], Jade [Zhade, Jaydee, Jaydra, Jayden, ..], Juno [Junot, Junia, Juneau, Juneaux], Kennedy [Kenadee, Kennedie], Lara [Larra, Larina, Larita, Larinda, ..], Laverne [Verne, Leverne, Loverna, Laverrne, ..], Levana [Livana, Livaun, Levona, Livanna, ..], Lexie [Lexya, Lexus, Lexina, Lexine, ..], Lisandra [Lizandra, Lissandra], Lucy [Luz, Lucza, Lusita, Luzija, ..], Lysandra [Lyssandra, Lissandra, Lissandrine, Lissandrina, ..]

Minna - Walburga
Minna [Minny, Minne, Minnie, Minette, ..], Ola [Olla], Olesia [Ola], Olexa, Osma [Ozma], Parthenia [Pathina, Pathinia, Parthenie, Parthinia, ..], Raina [Reina, Reyna, Reyney, Raynetta, ..], Ritsa, Rosamond [Roz, Rosmunda, Rozamond, Rozamund, ..], Samara [Semara, Sammara], Sandra [Sondra, Zandra, Sonndra, Wysandria, ..], Sasha [Zsazsa, Sascha, Sasheen, Saschenka, ..], Selma [Zelma, Sellma, Selmah, Zelmah, ..], Sesheta, Shura [Shurka], Sondra [Zondra, Sohndra, Zohndra, Sonndra], Velma [Valma, Vehlma, Vellma], Vilhelmina [Wilhelmina, Vilhelmine, Villhelmina], Vilma [Wilma], Walburga [Walberga, Wallburga, Walpurgis]

Warda - Zelma
Warda [Wardia, Wardine], Warna, Wilhelmina [Wylma, Wilna, Wilmina, Wilmette, ..], Willa, Wilma [Vilma, Wylma, Willma, Wilmina, ..], Wysandra [Wysandria], Xeni, Zandra [Zandy, Zondra, Zohndra, Zanndra, ..], Zarya [Zaria], Zelma [Zelima]