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 While Mildred and Gertrude - which both carry mighty meanings - feel slightly out of date, they come with cute nicknames like Millie and Gertie.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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17 8
Matilda

Female, English: Strength in battle 

2
18 9
Liam

Male, Irish: Resolute protection 

3
20 11
Ethan

Male, Hebrew/Biblical: Strong, firm

4
14 6
Garret

Male, English: Spear strength 

5
8 2
Profdr added Søren

Power, thunder. Alternative: Thor

6
15 9
Ezekiel

Male, English: The God made him stronger

7
15 10
Griffin

Male, Welsh: Strong lord 

8
12 7
Briana

Female, Celtic: Strong and noble; virtuous

9
13 10
Brian

Male, Irish: Strong and virtuous 

10
7 5
Abira

Female, Hebrew: Strong

11
9 9
Richard

Male, English: A tough, strong, hard ruler

12
8 8
Valencia

Female, Spanish: Strength, vigor 

13
6 6
Randall

Male, German: Rim of a shield 

14
4 4
Adir

Male, Hebrew: Strong, mighty 

15
10 11
Godric

Male, Anglo-Saxon: Power of God 

16
7 8
Valentine

Male, English: Strong, vigorous, healthy 

17
6 7
Philomena

Female, Greek: Strong friend

18
3 4
Magni

Male, Norse: Mighty, strong 

19
8 10
Treasa

Female, Irish: strength 

20
4 6
Meinrad

Male, German: Mighty, strong 

21
4 6
Bernadette

Female, Polish: Strong; Brave Bear

22
3 6
Sendoa

Male, Basque: Strong 

23
3 6
Kenta

Male, Japanese: Healthy, strong 

24
3 6
Wayan

Unisex, Sanskrit: Energy, strength, age 

25
3 6
Elfreda

Female, English: Elf strength 

26
7 11
Darren

Male, Irish: Little great one

27
7 11
Trayvon

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

28
5 9
Nero

Male, Roman: Strong, vigorous 

29
3 7
Roswitha

Female, German: Fame, strength 

30
3 7
Mandla

Male, Zulu: Strength, power 

31
2 6
Sisu

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

32
2 7
Decebal

Male, Romanian: Powerful 

33
2 7
Carlisle

Male, English: Stronghold 

34
2 7
Eval

Male, Hebrew: Might, strength 

35
6 12
Mildred

Female, English: Gentle strength 

36
4 10
Gertrude

Female, English/Dutch: Spear of strength 

37
4 11
Berk

Male, Turkish: Strong 

38
0 6
Nerva

Male, Ancient Roman: Strength 

39
0 6
Shakti

Unisex, Hindi: Power 

40
0 7
Oz

Male, Hebrew: Strength