Names The Best Baby Names That Mean Leader  

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If you want to instill some ambition in your newborn, you may be looking for some names that mean leader. There are a surprising amount of common - and even trendy - names that carry the meaning. If you're looking to raise a future president, consider adopting one of the attractive names below that carry a true sense of governance. 
 

A variety of names that have been spiking in popularity over the years actually mean leader. The widely used Henry means "estate ruler." There are plenty of unisex names that mean leader - such as Aubrey and Avery - that have become increasingly popular and stylish choices in recent years. While not necessarily at the peak of their popularity today, classics like Dean, Ronald, Frederica, Harriet, and Harold also great options. 
 

However, if you're looking for more unique names that mean leader, there's no need to worry! There are plenty of good underused names as well. If you're burnt out by all the Isabellas on the playground, try Isolde as an alternative. The gorgeous Welsh name means "ice ruler." Try boy names like Luellyn, Terrell, or Barnett. Choose a cute girl's name like Deonna, Edaline, or Alonza. All these baby names have regal meanings.
 

Which are the best baby names with leadership vibes? Vote your favorite names to the top of this list! 

 

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19 8
Avery

Unisex, English: They are an Elf ruler; a sage

2
20 12

Unisex, French: A blond ruler

3
22 14

Male, German: Estate ruler

4
14 7
Dean

Male, English/Latin: Chief of a valley; leader

5
10 5
Alonza

Female, English/Italian: Prompt and practical leadership qualities in personal and professional dealings

6
12 7
Henrietta

Female, German: Estate ruler 

7
9 6
Moses

Male, Judaism: The leader of Jews

8
7 4
Amberly

Female, Arabic: A precious Jewel; A Jewel quality fossilized Resin; Ruler Of The Jewels

9
6 3
Luellyn

Male, Welsh: One who is a Lion like leader

10
13 11
Arnie

Male, German: Eagle Ruler

11
8 6
Amalee

Female, German: A person eager to work hard and achieve heights like a leader

12
7 5
Terrell

Male, English: Thunder ruler

13
9 8
Alpha

Unisex, American: An excellent firstborn child with leadership and chieftain qualities

14
8 7
Rayla

Female, German: A wise and strong ruler

15
8 7
Rex

Male, Latin/United States: A mighty counselor who is also a ruler

16
8 7
Derrick

Male, Belgian: A gifted ruler

17
6 6
Ritchie

Male, English: An elderly leader full of wisdom

18
5 5
Alleyah

Female, Arabic: Leader, head, Person in charge

19
4 4
Edris

Male, Anglo Saxon: Wealthy ruler

20
4 4
Emeril

Male, French: A powerful leader is often denoted by this name

21
4 4
Davonna

Female, Scottish: A leader who shows the way and guides

22
9 10
Frederick

Male, German: A peaceful ruler

23
9 10
Isolde

Female, Welsh: Ice ruler

24
4 5
Erykah

Female, German: A ruler for eternity

25
10 12
Greg

Male, British: They are good leader then a follower. They have powerful personalities

26
5 7

Male, German: Army; Warrior; To Rule; Leader

27
3 5
Joli

Female, English/French: Countly and cheerful

28
3 5
Reginald

Male, English: A ruler of advices

29
2 4
Barnett

Male, French/American: Leader; From the Land That was Burned; Noble Man

30
2 4
Monty

Male, Spanish: A mountain owned by the ruler

31
6 9
Riegan

Female, Irish/English: Little ruler

32
6 9
Fredericka

Female, German: Peace binding leader or ruler

33
3 6
Harriot

Male, German: Home Leader

34
2 5
Jerry

Male, German/English: Spear Ruler

35
2 5
Cunningham

Male, Gaelic: Village with Milk; leader

36
2 5
Deonna

Female, Old English: A church leader of a valley

37
3 7
Dierks

Male, Danish: A born ruler; powerful and confident

38
1 5
Dietrich

Male, German: A true leader of the common people

39
4 10
Ameer

Male, Hebrew: A born leader and a prince who is born to give orders