Boy Names of Protection theme
Protection names for baby boys, related also with armor, with 70 entries. The word ‘protection’ conjures up a picture of a strong fortress or castle affording its inhabitants safety. The imagery is reminiscent of medieval times, where cities and towers of refuge were surrounded by high walls. Names which mean ‘protection’ tend to illustrate this picture of a well-defended castle, while others allude to protection that is divinely provided.
Protection names are fairly popular baby names for boys. At the height of their usage in 1943, 7.127% of baby boys were given Protection names. There were 16 Protection names ranked within the top 1000 baby names then. Protection names have since experienced a decline in frequency, and in recent years they are of only moderate use. In 2018, 5 Protection names listed among the top 1000, with a combined usage of 1.113%. Within all Protection names, the English and French William was the most commonly used, with a ranking of #3 and a usage of 0.7526%.