Girl Names That Mean Brave or Powerful

An interesting group of names that just might empower your baby girl.
  • Marcella

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Marcella has been in mothballs for so long it's starting to feel stylish again. Depicted as the world's most beautiful woman in Don Quixote (where it's spelled Marcela), this long... Read More 

  • Matilda

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    The comeback of this sweet vintage name has been prompted by a boomlet of starbaby Matildas, beginning with chef Gordon Ramsey's in 2002 and Moon Unit Zappa's two years later, but the renaissance... Read More 

  • Maude

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Maude, also spelled Maud, is a lacy, mauve-tinted name that was wildly popular a hundred years ago, but has been rarely heard in the past fifty. Some stylish parents are starting to choose it... Read More 

  • Neima

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    One of the less attractive Hebrew choices. Read More 

  • Pilar

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    The fact that this Spanish classic, which honors the Virgin Mary, does not end in the conventional letter 'a' gives it a special sense of strength, elegance, and style, making it a worthy choice. ... Read More 

  • Rainey

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Has an old-time country feeling, perhaps due to Ma Rainey, considered the "Mother of the Blues". Andie MacDowell has a now grown daughter named Rainie.Read More 

  • Rita

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    A hot name in the Rita Hayworth 1940s, rarely given to babies today. Read More 

  • Valencia

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    This lovely orange-scented Spanish place-name would make an inventive namesake for an Aunt Valerie.

    Last on the popularity list in 1994, Valencia reached a high of Number 633 in... Read More 

  • Valeria

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    Valeria -- the original form of the name, used by early Christians -- is now more popular than the Franco-American Valerie. Read More 

  • Valerie

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    The name of a martyred medieval saint, Valerie has been on the popularity list since its earliest publication in 1880. Though it peaked in the 1960s, remaining in the top 100 until 1988, it still... Read More 

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