30+ Dog Names That Mean “Protector”

Names By Meg Marrs 1 min read April 8, 2021 4 Comments


There’s a reason dogs are called man’s best friend—they are there to protect us physically and emotionally. A protector dog name is the perfect selection for the watchdog of your home and your feelings.

From foreign translations to common names meaning protector, find the perfect name to match your pooch’s protective attitude!

Common Words Meaning “Protector”

  • Angel
  • Bulwark (a defensive structure)
  • Champ / Champion
  • Chief
  • Escort
  • Fortify
  • Guardian
  • Guide
  • Keeper
  • Knight
  • Patron
  • Shield
  • Warden

Names That Mean Protector

  • Alastair – Scottish name meaning “defender”
  • Alessandra – Greek name meaning “protector”
  • Alexa – Greek name meaning “defender”
  • Alois – German name meaning “warrior”
  • Aloysius – French name meaning “warrior”
  • Andro – Greek name meaning “warrior”
  • Batair – Gaelic name meaning “warrior”
  • Edmond – English name meaning “protector”
  • Ehno – Italian name meaning “protector”
  • Elvy – English name meaning “elf warrior”
  • Griffith – Welsh name meaning “chief”
  • Igor – Russian name meaning “warrior”
  • Velma – English name meaning “protector”

Protector in Different Languages

  • Kaitsja (protector in Estonian)
  • Babesle (protector in Basque)
  • Schutz (protector in German)
  • Verndari (protector in Icelandic)
  • Mlinzi (protector in Swahili)

Any other ideas for dog names that mean protector? Share your ideas in the comments!

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Meg Marrs

Meg Marrs is the Founder and Director of Marketing at K9 of Mine. She is a lifelong canine enthusiast and adores dogs of all shapes and sizes! She loves iced coffee, hammocks, and puppy-cuddling!


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Just a quick note: “Schutz” is actually not protector in German, that would be “Beschützer”. Schutz is protection :).

Ben Team

Hey, Lea.
It looks like you’re technically correct, so we appreciate the note!

Aliyah Anibas

Hi peeps just wondering if you could add pronunciations to the words?


Funny article. I think Batair is really great. These Gaelic names always sound great to me. Thanks for sharing!


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