Names The Best Baby Names That Mean Strong  

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Face it - life is rough. Baby names are often aspirational, representing the qualities we want to pass down to our little ones. To prepare your child for the world ahead, you may be on the hunt for some baby names meaning strong. From popular staples to out-of-the-box designations, there are plenty of choices when it comes to mighty names. For some great suggestions, browse this list of names that mean strong! 
 

You'd be surprised by how many popular names mean strong, powerful, or mighty. Boys names Ethan and Liam are always favorites - at least according to the name charts - and both have strong meanings. While not exactly popular, the girls name Matilda is becoming increasingly more acceptable. In addition to being a nod to a beloved Australian tune, the name means "strength in battle." If you want to step back a decade or two, old-fashioned male names like Randall and Darren mean strong. While Mildred and Gertrude - which both carry mighty meanings - feel slightly out of date, they come with cute nicknames like Millie and Gertie. 
 

Want something more unique? If you're a Harry Potter fan, the name Godric means "power of God." Who wouldn't love a baby named after the founder of the Gryffindor house? To reference the Roman Empire, you can name your baby Nero after the leader who allegedly fiddled while his city burned. Plenty of underused female names mean strong, such as Treasa and Philomena. There are some fun unisex options as well, such as the Finnish Sisu. While the term is difficult to translate into English, it's a word for a Nordic tenacity unique to the chilly countryside. 
 

Do you have a favorite baby name for the strong boy or girl in your life? Give the best options a thumbs up and please add any good names we may have missed.

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22 8
Matilda

Female, English: Strength in battle 

2
18 8
Garret

Male, English: Spear strength 

3
20 10
Ezekiel

Male, English: The God made him stronger

4
20 11
Liam

Male, Irish: Resolute protection 

5
10 2
Profdr added Søren

Power, thunder. Alternative: Thor

6
18 10
Griffin

Male, Welsh: Strong lord 

7
21 13
Ethan

Male, Hebrew/Biblical: Strong, firm

8
15 9
Briana

Female, Celtic: Strong and noble; virtuous

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11 8
Valencia

Female, Spanish: Strength, vigor 

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11 8
Valentine

Male, English: Strong, vigorous, healthy 

11
11 9
Richard

Male, English: A tough, strong, hard ruler

12
9 7
Philomena

Female, Greek: Strong friend

13
13 12
Brian

Male, Irish: Strong and virtuous 

14
8 7
Randall

Male, German: Rim of a shield 

15
7 6
Bernadette

Female, Polish: Strong; Brave Bear

16
7 7
Abira

Female, Hebrew: Strong

17
10 11
Darren

Male, Irish: Little great one

18
6 8
Meinrad

Male, German: Mighty, strong 

19
4 6
Adir

Male, Hebrew: Strong, mighty 

20
10 13
Godric

Male, Anglo-Saxon: Power of God 

21
4 7
Carlisle

Male, English: Stronghold 

22
3 6
Magni

Male, Norse: Mighty, strong 

23
8 12
Mildred

Female, English: Gentle strength 

24
8 12
Treasa

Female, Irish: strength 

25
4 8
Wayan

Unisex, Sanskrit: Energy, strength, age