Unfortunately for this rare and attractive name, Dungeons and Dragons seems to have a monopoly on it. Try to take it back, shall we? This French word-name referring to a heroic or knightly champion, you may recognize "the Paladins" from Charlemagne's court (they even appear in the Song of Roland, for you literary scholars out there) or as the name of the sports team of the Royal Canadian Military. Paladin (PAL-uh-din) means "of the palace." A paladin also represents chivalry. There has been a TV show featuring this name. It is extremely rare and no baby boys were born with this name in 2010.