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Girl Names associated with Defender


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Defender baby names and what they mean, for defender, protector, protection, patroness, with 71 results. Adoption of these girl names was at its apex during 1940-1949 (USAGE OF 8.14%) and has become much reduced since (USAGE 1.69%, 79%), with names like Laverne becoming somewhat outmoded. The most fashionable birth names among these are Kennedy (#57), Lucy (#55), Willa (#481), Anaya (#405) and Raina (#924). Here is the list of Defender names for boys.

Defender names

Alastair - Clarimond | Dympna - Lucy | Lysandra - Vilma | Walburga - Zelma

Alastair - Clarimond

Derived fr. Scottish, Greek elements. "Man's defender." Not Top 2000 names. Scottish variant of Alexander. [Alastriona, Alastrina, .. 1 more]

Stems fr. Greek. "Man's defender." Aleska is a marginally prominent baby name. See also Alesha. Scottish Gaelic variant of Alexandra.


Root fr. Greek word. "Man's defender." Adex and Alal are creative variations. Short form of Alexandra and Alexis .. [Alix]


Derived fr. Greek element. "Man's defender." Common as surnames. Compare Zahndra, var. and popular -ra surnames Alestra (UPPER 73%), Andra (39%). Latinate feminine form of Alexander .. [Zondra, Zanda, Zahndra, Sondra, Sohndra, Shurochka, Shura, Sashenka, Sandye, Sandy, .. 102 more]


Based on Greek word. "Defender." Prominent, with usage of 0.924% for Alexis and variants as birth names in 2015, higher than 0.871% the previous year. Originally a boy's name, but now .. [Lexy, Lexis, Lexie, Lexi, Alexina, Alexi, Alexa, Alessi, .. 11 more]

.. possibly from German meaning "universal protector". Outside Top 2000. See also Alvira.

Derivative of Greek word. "Defender and vindicator." Usage of Minty and forms was common among parents 135 years ago, but now, Minta has become somewhat dated. [Minty, .. 4 more]


From Spanish element. "Guidance, protection." Adoption of Amparo was expansive in the 1920s. See also Ambar.


Source fr. Arabic language. "Care, protection." Anaya, Anayeh and Enaya are hardly found as female names, and Anaya exists commonly (TOP 1%) as a last name. Islamic name and variant of Inaya. [Enaya, Anayeh]


.. Roman goddess Anonna, guardian of food .. Anona soared in popularity during 1900-1909. See also Amina.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Defender names: Alex, Alexandra, Alexis, Amparo, Anaya

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Defender names: Anona, Arminta, Barbara, Billie, Bridget

Derivative of Old German element. "Helmet of God." Usage of Selma and Zelma as girls' names has dwindled since the 1890s. Feminine of Anselm. [Zelma, Selma]


.. the Greek name Aminta, meaning "defender". Less widespread today. Arminta was last found in 1900-1909 in the Top 2000. See also Arminie.

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


.. invoked as a protector against fire .. Barbara, Barabara, Barbie, Bobbi and Bonnie are widely used as versions. [Varina, Bonni, Bobbi, Bobbee, Bibi, Basha, Barbro, Barbra, Barbora, Barbey, .. 43 more]


.. Wilhelmina (Old German) "will helmet, protection" .. Willa was among 2015's Top names. [Willa, Billye, Billina, Billiejo, Billiejean, Billa, .. 5 more]

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


.. of Kildare is patroness of Ireland .. Bridget, Bridgette and Brigitte were Top birth names in 2015. [Labridget, Bryjet, Brydjitt, Brydgitte, Brydget, Britte, Brigita, Brigidine, Bright, Briggitte, .. 62 more]

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

Origin fr. Greek. "Man's defender." Cass and variants were popular with parents 4 decades ago and are now less conventional, with Cassie becoming less trendy. Medieval and modern short form of .. [Cassy, Cassie]

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

Quick Reference

Summary Index of Defender names [and variants] for girls.

1. 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 [Dymphna], Edmonda [Edmee, Edmea, Edmonde, Edmunda], Elma [Ellma], Elmina [Almina, Elmena, Almena, Elmeena], Engracia, Genesia, Genevieve [Jenny, Janeva, Jennie, Jenevieve, ..], Gulielma [Guglielma], Hafiza [Haafiza], 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 [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 [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]

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