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 While Mildred and Gertrude - which both carry mighty meanings - feel slightly out of date, they come with cute nicknames like Millie and Gertie.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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Liam Male, Irish: Resolute protection 

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14 6
Matilda Female, English: Strength in battle 

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17 9
Ethan Male, Hebrew/Biblical: Strong, firm

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12 5
Garret Male, English: Spear strength 

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12 8
Ezekiel Male, English: The God made him stronger

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4 1
Profdr added Søren Power, thunder. Alternative: Thor

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11 9
Brian Male, Irish: Strong and virtuous 

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9 7
Briana Female, Celtic: Strong and noble; virtuous

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6 4
Randall Male, German: Rim of a shield 

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6 4
Abira Female, Hebrew: Strong

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6 5
Valentine Male, English: Strong, vigorous, healthy 

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10 10
Griffin Male, Welsh: Strong lord 

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7 7
Valencia Female, Spanish: Strength, vigor 

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5 5
Philomena Female, Greek: Strong friend

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3 3
Adir Male, Hebrew: Strong, mighty 

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7 8
Richard Male, English: A tough, strong, hard ruler

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2 3
Magni Male, Norse: Mighty, strong 

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8 10
Godric Male, Anglo-Saxon: Power of God 

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7 9
Treasa Female, Irish: strength 

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6 8
Darren Male, Irish: Little great one

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3 5
Meinrad Male, German: Mighty, strong 

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2 4
Sisu Unisex, Finnish: Undefinable in English, but unique Finnish concept of strength 

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2 5
Carlisle Male, English: Stronghold 

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2 5
Bernadette Female, Polish: Strong; Brave Bear

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2 5
Sendoa Male, Basque: Strong 

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6 10
Trayvon Male, English/Welsh: A small or little person as strong as iron

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4 8
Berk Male, Turkish: Strong 

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3 7
Gertrude Female, English/Dutch: Spear of strength 

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3 7
Nero Male, Roman: Strong, vigorous 

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2 6
Roswitha Female, German: Fame, strength 

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2 6
Mandla Male, Zulu: Strength, power 

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1 5
Wayan Unisex, Sanskrit: Energy, strength, age 

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1 5
Kenta Male, Japanese: Healthy, strong 

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1 5
Elfreda Female, English: Elf strength 

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1 5
Decebal Male, Romanian: Powerful 

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1 5
Eval Male, Hebrew: Might, strength 

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5 10
Mildred Female, English: Gentle strength 

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0 4
Oz Male, Hebrew: Strength 

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0 4
Nerva Male, Ancient Roman: Strength 

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0 5
Shakti Unisex, Hindi: Power