Dog Names that Mean Protector, Defender, Guard for Female & Male Pet Canines

The name protector means one that looks after, cares for another. Canines not only protect our properties but also our happiness and peace of mind.

Below is a list of female and male dog names that mean protector, defender or guardian.

Female Dog Names that Mean Protector.

As a sign of care, female dogs must always be protective especially when they have puppies. This kind of protectiveness can also extend to their owners. Following is a collection of cute girly names that translate to defender, protector or guardian

  • Akiva-Hebrew name that translates to protect
  • Argus-Greek name that translates to vigilant guardian.
  • Alessandra-A name of Italian origin that means protector  
  • Arminda– A name of Latin American origin that translates to protector of mankind
  • Ansel-Hebrew name that means wise protector
  • Axelia-A Greek name meaning protector of mankind.
  • Sandy-The name is of Greek origin meaning Defender of men.
  • Sandra– A name of Greek origin, linked to Sandy, meaning protector of men.
  • Velma- The name means determined protector. It is of English origin.
  • Dealla– Irish name meaning protector
  • Deandra-A name of American origin meaning defender of mankind.
  • Diamond– A name meaning protector in Irish.
  • Pisto- According to the user Nebaraka, U.S,the name is of Greek origin meaning warrior.
  • Hilda –A name derived from the name Hild, formed from Old Norse hildr meaning battle.
  • Loyce- The name is of Latin origin that means lord.
  • Elma- A name of Old German origin that means will helmet or protection.
  • Rosabella– A German name that means a noted protector.
  • Rosetta– A name associate to Rosabella that also translates to noted protector
  • Alexandra –The name is of Greek origin and it means to ward off, keep off, turn away, defend or protect.
  • Sasha –A name of Greek origin that means defender, helper of mankind.
  • Edme– A wise protector. It is of Scottish origin
  • Kendria– translates to the royal and wise protector.
  • Andromeda –Its of Greek origin meaning leader of men.
  • Matilda -A name of the English form of the German name Mahthildis. It is of German origin meaning battle-mighty.
  • Lexi – A name of Greek origin that means defender of man
  • Mina– A Dutch name that that means protector.
  • Ritza-Greek name that means defender of man.
  • Sezia -A Russian name that translates to protector.
  • Abaven– An Armenian name meaning protector.
  • Aylward– A English name that means noble guard.
  • Alastair– A scottish name that translated to defender of mankind
  • Elek-Hungarian name meaning defender.
  • Elmo– Italian name derived from the element helm, meaning “helmet, protection.”
  • Erramun-A Basque name that translates to wise protector.
  • Ned-An English name meaning wealthy guardian.
  • Nakoa– A name of Hawaiian origin meaning well to do protector.
  • Santtu– A Finnish name that means defender of mankind.
  • Sacha-French name that means defender of mankind.
  • Sanyi-A Hungarian name that means defender
  • Saskia– A dutch name that translates to protector
  • Sawney-Scottish name that means defender
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Female Rottie

Other girl names that mean protector or defender.

  • Elvara
  • Juno
  • Minna
  • Joan
  • Nora
  • Maia
  • Levana
  • Raina
  • Armina
  • Cass / Cassy
  • Willa
  • Valda
  • Olesia
  • Sandra
  • Zelda
  • Barbara / Bonny
  • Arely
  • Sloane
  • Lexie
  • Xena
  • Alvira / Alvera
  • Alexis
  • Athena
  • Rosamund
  • Deandra
  • Brina
  • Alastair

Male Dog Names That Mean Protector/Guardian

Male members of the family are always associated with the role of ensuring that the home is free of intruders. The names below carry some elements of bravery, strength and a desire to protect loved ones.

  • Alessia-An Italian name that means defending warrior
  • Alejandro- Spanish form of Latin Alexandrus, meaning defender of mankind.
  • Aasim- An Arabic name that means protector.
  • Amanpal- Meaning protector of peace and originates from India.
  • Alvaro-means all guard in Spanish
  • Azim-Arabic name that means protector, defender.
  • Chadd- An English name that means protector or defender.
  • Eamon An Irish name that translates to rich protector.
  • Edmundo -Means prosperous protector in French.
  • Ehno-A name of American origin meaning protector.
  • Skoldolfr-A name of Icelandic origin that means a protector wolf.
  • Sigmund- A name of German origin that means protection through victory.
  • Raymond- German name meaning protector of men.
  • Alec- A short form of English Alexander, meaning defender of mankind.
  • Eduardus- A name of Latin origin that means guardian of prosperity.
  • Alejo-Shortened form of Alejandro, meaning defender.
  • Amyntas-Greek name derived from the word amyntor, meaning defender.
  • Asim-Arabic name meaning protector.
  • Ásmundr-Old Norse name that translates to divine protection
  • Asmund-Old Swedish form of Old Norse Ásmundr, meaning divine protection.
  • Bao-Vietnamese name that means protection.
  • Branko- A form form of Serbian Branislav, meaning glorious protector
  • Custodio-Old Spanish name derived from Latin custodis, meaning guardian, keeper.
  • Dilipa- Hindi name meaning protector of Delhi
  • Duarte-Portuguese name that translates to guardian of prosperity.
  • Durward-Old English occupational name meaning doorkeeper, warder at the gate.
  • Eastmund-Anglo-Saxon that translates to gracious protector
  • Egmont-A name of Germanic and French origin that means fearsome protection.
  • Eddie/Eddy/Ed-short form of Edward which means guardian of prosperity.
  • Filat- A Russian that means God-guard.
  • Gopal-A Hindi myth name that means cow protector.
  • Guarin-French form of Germanic Warin, meaning cover or shelter.
  • Stu English and Scottish short form of French Stuart, meaning “house guard; steward
  • Teddy/Ted- A variant English Edward that means guardian of prosperity
  • Xan-Short form of Greek Alexandros or English Alexander, meaning defender of mankind.
  • Sharma-An Asian name that means protection
  • Qaletaqa- A Native American Hopi name meaning guardian of the people.
  • Oleksiy-Ukrainian name that means defender.
Male Dog
Boy Dog

Other masculine names for boy dogs that mean protect

  • Reinhold
  • Rainer
  • Patton
  • Peyton
  • Salman
  • Ray
  • Fadi
  • Folker
  • Esmond
  • Kai
  • Jasper
  • Hammond
  • Garth
  • Helmut
  • Garrison
  • Garron
  • Giles
  • Havis
  • Harlan
  • Kasper
  • Kennard
  • Moss
  • Parker
  • Rand
  • Titus
  • Thurman
  • Torquil
  • Travis

Best Guard Dog Breed Names

Guard Dog Breed Names
Guards: Bordeaux Pair
  • Akita
  • Anatolian Shepherd dog
  • Appenzeller Sennenhund
  • Boerboel
  • Australian Shepherd
  • Boxer
  • Belgian Laekenois
  • Bouvier des Flandres
  • Tibetan Mastiff
  • Bergamasco Sheepdog
  • Barbado da Terceira
  • Black Russian Terrier
  • Catahoula Leopard Dog
  • Beauceron
  • Moscow Watchdog
  • Central Asian Shepherd Dog
  • Caucasian Shepherd
  • American bulldog
  • Rottweiler
  • Estrela Mountain Dogs
  • Dogo Argentino
  • German Shepherd
  • Belgian Malinois
  • Bullmastiff
  • Dogue de Bordeaux
  • Doberman Pinscher
  • Cane Corso
  • Puli
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Chesapeake Bay Retrievers

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