37 Unique Military Baby Names Perfect For Girls And Boys

Military Baby Names

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Soldiers are critical to the well-being of a country. They are trained to bring peace and protect their people. So, whether you belong to a military family, or you are looking for ways to salute those who lay down their lives for us, there are many military baby names to choose from. Military weapons, military ranks, and even military alphabets have shaped the naming choices. So, here is our collection of military inspired baby names for you!

Military Baby Names For Boys:

1. Admiral:

Admiral is the rank of the highest naval officer. This name witnessed its peak in the 1880s. Don’t you think it’s time for it to make a comeback?

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2. Benning:

The name Benning pays homage to the United States military post in Georgia. You can even shorten it to Ben for the nickname.

3. Arrow:

If you do not mind a straightforward and bold name for your son, go with Arrow. Babies and Arrows have gone hand-in-hand, since St. Valentine’s Day. So, you have a romantic association as well!

4. Jet:

What could be more fantastic than naming our child after a super cool aircraft? This moniker oozes military charm. And there’s a rock band name Jet. Could it get any cooler?

5. Lance:

Lance, the name of a weapon, could make a potential name for your son. It’s a short form of the name Lancelot and means ‘land.’

6. Sergeant:

Both Sergeant and its spelling variation Sargent could be a military themed name. This name also refers to Sargent Shriver, the first director of the Peace Corps.

7. Omar:

With Omar, we are referring to General Omar Bradley, the highly distinguished senior officer of the United States Army.

8. Pershing:

This army boy name is associated with General John J. Pershing, who led the American force into Europe during the First World War.

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9. Cannon:

We think Cannon would make a cool and preppy name for your son. It’s robust and straight shooting, exactly how the military officials are. Did you know Cannon originates from an English word, meaning ‘clergyman?

10. Gunther:

Gunther is a German name, meaning ‘warrior.’ This moniker sounds like the next big hero, isn’t it?

11. Crew:

Do you aspire your son to be a marine or navy officer? Then you can never go wrong with Crew?

12. Cormac:

Cormac was the third-century Irish king responsible for opening schools of law and military science.

13. Garrison:

Garrison is a term used for a body or troops or a military post. We think it would make one of a kind name for your tough son. The meaning of Garrison is ‘stronghold’.

14. Harold:

Harold is a Scandinavian military baby boy name, meaning ‘army ruler.’

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15. Nathan:

Nathan Hal was a Revolutionary War Hero best known for his quote- “I regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”

16. Gunner:

Gunner is the Scandinavian version of the name Gunther and means ‘bold warrior.’ This macho name is favored greatly by NRA-leaning parents.

17. Bowie:

This moniker refers to James Bowie, the 19th-century pioneer who played a crucial role in the Texas Revolution. The meaning of this Scottish army baby name is ‘blond’.

18. Commodore:

Commodore is a traditional title for an officer who is assigned to than one ship command at once. This moniker has an athletic and old-fashioned feel it.

19. Mace:

The name Mace has a slight aura of danger surrounding it, probably because of it being a major type of weapon. But what’s life without risk, right? Or be on the safe side and use it as a short form for Mason.

20. Major:

This bold name soared in popularity from the years 2008 to 2013 and is given to over a 1000 baby names every year.

21. Flint:

This macho baby name makes a great addition to the military inspired baby name list. It’s hard to find a tougher sounding name than Flint.

22. Kane:

In the Gaelic language, the meaning of Kane is ‘fighter’ and in French, it means ‘field of combat.’ This moniker is very popular in Australia.

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23. Knox:

This moniker brings to mind the famous military base, Fort Knox. Angelina and Brad Pitt chose this name for their youngest son.

24. Maverick:

The name Maverick is trustworthy, independent and rebellious, just like the name we love. It was also the name of Tom Cruise’s character in “Top Gun”.

25. Patton:

Patton is associated with the United Staes General, George Patton, who led the American troops during the Second World War.

Military Inspired Baby Names For Girls:

26. Honor:

The Latin word for Dignity, this moniker demands respect, just like our army men. This moniker works equally well for girls, as proven by Jessica Alba.

27. Navy:

Pay your tribute to the seagoing armed served by naming your daughter Navy. R & B singer Nivea chose this name for their daughter.

28. March:

This month or word name was never popular for boys and sounds more appropriate for a girl, but as a middle or last name.

29. Sailor:

This one’s for the fans of the sea. This moniker sounds like it belongs to someone who would be liberated to go on a journey. Even Christie Brinkley named her daughter Sailor.

30. Marine:

The Latin name Marine that is extremely fashionable in France has started to set sail in the United States as well. We think it’s a great alternative to the common name Marina.

31. Oceane:

The French name Oceane would pay tribute to the marine and navy personnel and Chiefs. This sophisticated name is derived from the Oceanus, the Greek god of the open sea.

32. Scout:

This moniker would forever be connected to the Girls’ Scout and “To Kill a Mockingbird”. But the meaning of this name is ‘ the first explorer’.

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33. Roza:

Roza Shanina was the Soviet sniper during the Second World War. She is accredited with 54 target hits. This beautiful variation of Rosa would make an excellent alternative to common floral name Rose.

34. Elfriede:

Elfriede Wnuk, the German Red Cross nurse, was the second female to win the Iron Cross. After being neglected for years, Elfriede is finding many takers now.

35. Florence:

Florence is the namesake of the first female lieutenant colonel in the United States Army. This Latin name means ‘prosperous.’

36. Marie:

Marie, as in Marie Marvingt was the first female office to fly during a war.

37. Shenandoah:

Shenandoah, the Native American name, meaning ‘daughter of the stars’ is also the name of a Navy airship.

Did we forget any military related baby names? Tell us in the comments section below!

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