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Names That Mean Strong

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Baby names that mean strong may help to arm your boy or girl for whatever lies ahead. Strength-related name meanings have become more popular in recent years, as parents seek to prepare their children for challenging times. And let's face it – what young boy or girl wouldn't like to discover that their name means "strong and healthy" (Kenzo) or "mighty in battle" (Matilda)?

Strong baby names come from a variety of different cultures and encompass many different styles. We often think of succinct, no-nonsense names like Drew and Zeke as strong, but there are also plenty of long and romantic names with strength or power in their meaning, like Gabriella and Valentino.

Along with Gabriella and Zeke, other names that mean strong in the US Top 1000 include Anders, Audrey, Bridget, Ethan, Gabriel, Griffin, Valentina, and Valerie. Uncommon strong baby names worth considering include Evander, Trudy, Valencia, and Zale.

If you're looking for a strong baby name that will empower your child, you can find our full list of the best baby names meaning strong or powerful here.

  • Abelardo

    The name Abelardo is a boy's name meaning "noble and strong". Sometimes heard in the Latino community, has not crossed over into others.Read More 

  • Abir

    The name Abir is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "strong, mighty, courageous". Place-name of a settlement in Galilee in Israel. Read More 

  • Adira

    The name Adira is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "strong". Adira is one of those rare names that's both exotic and simple. Pronounced ah-DEER-ah, Adira is given to only a handful of... Read More 

  • Aila

    The name Aila is a girl's name meaning "from the strong place". Now that Isla Fisher has pushed her once-obscure name into the Top 150, some parents are looking for similar-sounding Read More 

  • Aimilios

    The name Aimilios is a unisex name of Greek origin meaning "strength". This male relative of the Emily family was borne by two Greek saints, one a fourth century martyr who destroyed pagan images... Read More 

  • Alcmene

    The name Alcmene is a girl's name meaning "moon strength". In Greek mythology Alcmene was mother of Herakles by Zeus, who tricked her by disguising himself as her absent husband.Read More 

  • Alsie

    The name Alsie is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "strong-willed". Alsie and Alcie feel more baby-ready now that names such as Elsie, Elsa, and Isla are becoming popular again. Mother name... Read More 

  • Amzi

    The name Amzi is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "strong". The name of several minor Biblical characters seems streamlined and modern.Read More 

  • Anders

    The name Anders is a boy's name of Scandinavian origin meaning "strong and manly". Friendly, unusual, but a decidedly Old Country version of Andrew and one of the classic Read More 

  • Andrea

    The name Andrea is a unisex name of German, English, Italian origin meaning "strong and manly". Andrea -- a feminine form of Andrew (and a male name in several European cultures)-- comes with a... Read More 

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