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Baby Names with Strong Meanings

baby names that mean strong

By Pamela Redmond Satran

Many parents today like the meaning of their child’s name to announce itself: True, Justice, Pax.

Or they might favor a place-name or word name or family name whose meaning is more personal than literal: London as a nod to their honeymoon city or Leonie for its fierce animal reference or Lowell after grandma’s maiden name.

If the ancient meaning of a name has less, well, meaning than it used to, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t matter at all. (Sounds like a tongue twister, doesn’t it?)

In fact, knowing the meaning of the name you choose or even choosing a name for its meaning may be a way to add depth and dimension to your baby name choice. The name you pick may be fashionable or feminine or flow well with your last name, but it also resonates for you (and eventually will for your child) because of the power of its meaning.

Today we’re looking at names that mean strong. That may convey a quality you wish to confer on your baby for the future or even the present. And what child, female or male, strapping or struggling, couldn’t use an extra measure of strength, whether physical or spiritual?

The wide range of baby names that mean strong (or strength or power or powerful) include:

 

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maggiemary Says:

October 23rd, 2014 at 7:28 am

I love these ones:

Audrey
Melisande
Valentina

Ezekiel
Frederic
Garrett
Montgomery

lesliemarion Says:

October 23rd, 2014 at 6:41 pm

Some of these names listed do sound strong to me such as Gertrude, Althea, or Denzel.

But others sound dated like Bridget and Rita or annoying like Garrett.

I am just not into the meanings of names, I love some names that have terrible meanings, but the names are great.

To me a strong name is a name that sounds strong like Petra, Enid, Thomasina, Brenda, Vera, Charles, Dane, Gideon, Robert, Gordon, Clyde.

Nutmeg73 Says:

October 23rd, 2014 at 8:02 pm

This post made me laugh and then cry! My child’s first and middle name are on this list and he is a recent cancer survivor. The meaning of my children’s names was always important to me, as well as the sound, and as they get older it means something to them as well.

LuMary Says:

October 23rd, 2014 at 8:26 pm

I love Louisa which means “battler.”

The_Supernatural_Hufflepuff Says:

October 23rd, 2014 at 8:46 pm

These are my favorites

Girls:
Adira
Althea
Gabriella
Gertrude
Millicent
Valerie

Boys:
Andrew
Barrett
Ethan
Garrett
Griffin

Pam Says:

October 23rd, 2014 at 9:45 pm

Best wishes to you and your son, Nutmeg73.

eveyalecia Says:

October 24th, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Surprised not to see Valentine on the list (which means “strength”), especially as Valentina was included.

That said, from the list I like:
Althea
Audrey
Gabriella
Millicent

Andrew
Conal
Garrett
Griffin
Montgomery
Oswald

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