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 While Mildred and Gertrude - which both carry mighty meanings - feel slightly out of date, they come with cute nicknames like Millie and Gertie.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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19 9
Ethan

Male, Hebrew/Biblical: Strong, firm

2
16 7
Liam

Male, Irish: Resolute protection 

3
13 5
Garret

Male, English: Spear strength 

4
14 7
Matilda

Female, English: Strength in battle 

5
13 8
Ezekiel

Male, English: The God made him stronger

6
5 1
Profdr added Søren

Power, thunder. Alternative: Thor

7
12 9
Brian

Male, Irish: Strong and virtuous 

8
10 7
Briana

Female, Celtic: Strong and noble; virtuous

9
7 4
Abira

Female, Hebrew: Strong

10
12 10
Griffin

Male, Welsh: Strong lord 

11
8 7
Valencia

Female, Spanish: Strength, vigor 

12
7 6
Valentine

Male, English: Strong, vigorous, healthy 

13
6 5
Randall

Male, German: Rim of a shield 

14
4 3
Adir

Male, Hebrew: Strong, mighty 

15
8 8
Richard

Male, English: A tough, strong, hard ruler

16
3 3
Magni

Male, Norse: Mighty, strong 

17
9 10
Godric

Male, Anglo-Saxon: Power of God 

18
8 9
Treasa

Female, Irish: strength 

19
5 6
Philomena

Female, Greek: Strong friend

20
4 5
Meinrad

Male, German: Mighty, strong 

21
3 5
Bernadette

Female, Polish: Strong; Brave Bear

22
3 5
Sendoa

Male, Basque: Strong 

23
7 10
Trayvon

Male, English/Welsh: A small or little person as strong as iron

24
6 9
Darren

Male, Irish: Little great one

25
4 7
Nero

Male, Roman: Strong, vigorous 

26
4 7
Gertrude

Female, English/Dutch: Spear of strength 

27
3 6
Mandla

Male, Zulu: Strength, power 

28
2 5
Sisu

Unisex, Finnish: Undefinable in English, but unique Finnish concept of strength 

29
2 5
Elfreda

Female, English: Elf strength 

30
2 5
Kenta

Male, Japanese: Healthy, strong 

31
2 5
Wayan

Unisex, Sanskrit: Energy, strength, age 

32
2 6
Carlisle

Male, English: Stronghold 

33
1 5
Decebal

Male, Romanian: Powerful 

34
1 5
Eval

Male, Hebrew: Might, strength 

35
5 10
Mildred

Female, English: Gentle strength 

36
4 9
Berk

Male, Turkish: Strong 

37
2 7
Roswitha

Female, German: Fame, strength 

38
0 4
Oz

Male, Hebrew: Strength 

39
0 4
Nerva

Male, Ancient Roman: Strength 

40
0 5
Shakti

Unisex, Hindi: Power