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Strong Boy Names with Powerful Meanings

Strong Boy Names with Powerful Meanings

Strong boy names that mean power or strength are highly covetable, especially during times of fear and uncertainty.

Boy names that mean strong in the US Top 1000 include Ethan, Andrew, Brian, Everett, Garrett, Griffin, Harvey, Kenzo, Merrick, and Zane. Other strong and powerful names for boys that may appeal include Evander, Fort, Oswald, and Quinlan.

If you're looking for a strong name for your baby boy, consider these boys' names that have strong or powerful in the meaning or give the impression of conventional masculinity. Other meanings behind strong boy names include courage, hero, mighty, and ruler.

You can also browse Nameberry's list of strong girl names here, or browse our full list of names that mean strong, brave, or powerful.

Or return to browse the full range of Name Meanings.

AbirHeart

  • Origin:

    Hebrew
  • Meaning:

    "strong, mighty, courageous"
  • Description:

    Place-name of a settlement in Galilee in Israel.

AimiliosHeart

  • Origin:

    Greek
  • Meaning:

    "strength"
  • Description:

    This male relative of the Emily family was borne by two Greek saints, one a fourth century martyr who destroyed pagan images and the other a ninth century bishop. Variations include Emilios and Aemilios. The Latin Aemilius, from the ancient family name, may be unrelated.

AlaricHeart

  • Origin:

    German
  • Meaning:

    "all-powerful ruler"
  • Description:

    Alaric is an ancient regal name that sounds modern enough to be considered. Alaric was a traditional name for the kings of the Ostrogoths, the most famous of whom was Alaric I, the King of the West Goths who sacked Rome in 410.

AmauryHeart

  • Origin:

    French form of Amalric
  • Meaning:

    "work power"
  • Description:

    Friendlier french form of ancient Germanic royal name Amalric or Emmerich.

AmziHeart

  • Origin:

    Hebrew
  • Meaning:

    "strong"
  • Description:

    The name of several minor Biblical characters seems streamlined and modern.

AndersHeart

  • Origin:

    Scandinavian variation of Andrew
  • Meaning:

    "strong and manly"
  • Description:

    Friendly, unusual, but a decidedly Old Country version of Andrew and one of the classic Scandinavian names. It made a brief appearance in the US Top 1000 in 2006 and then reentered in 2010. Its rising popularity could be attributed to the interest in Anderson, which has been gaining steadily over the last fifteen years.

    Trivia tidbits: The patronymic Andersson is the second most popular surname in Sweden, and in Denmark, Donald Duck is called Anders.

AndreHeart

  • Origin:

    French and Portuguese variation of Andrew
  • Meaning:

    "strong and manly"
  • Description:

    One international form that's been familiar in the English-speaking world for decades yet still has not been Anglicized.

AndreasHeart

  • Origin:

    Original New Testament Greek variation of Andrew
  • Meaning:

    "strong and manly"
  • Description:

    Andreas is a beautiful name, with the patina of an Old Master painting, one that could make a dashing namesake for an Uncle Andrew.

AndrewHeart

  • Origin:

    Greek
  • Meaning:

    "strong and manly"
  • Description:

    Andrew is a variant of the Greek name Andreas, ultimately derived from the element aner, meaning “man.” In the New Testament, Andrew was one of the twelve apostles and the first disciple to be called by Jesus. Although the origins of the name are Greek, Andrew is the patron saint of both Scotland and Russia, as well as Greece. It has associations with two of America's most famous artists, Wyeth and Warhol.

AngusHeart

  • Origin:

    Anglicized form of Aonghus, Aonghas, Gaelic
  • Meaning:

    "one strength"
  • Description:

    Angus is a traditional yet stylish choice in the UK, especially in Scotland. And it's a cool choice for US parents too, particularly those whose roots go back to Glasgow. The ancient Celtic form Oenghus has important historical overtones in Scotland, and the Gaelic form Aonghas is associated with two distinguished modern poets. In Irish folklore, Angus Og is a chieftain-lord who used his magical powers for the pleasure and prosperity of mankind--and in Irish myth, Aonghus was the god of love and youth.

ArmstrongHeart

  • Origin:

    English and Scottish surname
  • Meaning:

    "strong arms"
  • Description:

    Last name occasionally used as a first, can be seen as a Lance Armstrong athlete-hero name.

ArnoHeart

  • Origin:

    German
  • Meaning:

    "eagle"
  • Description:

    Subtract the last two letters of Arnold, and you're left with a much more modern-sounding name. Arno is also the name of the main river in Florence, upon which sits the famed Ponte Vecchio. The Italian river name means "flowing water".

ArnoldHeart

  • Origin:

    English from German
  • Meaning:

    "ruler, strong as an eagle"
  • Description:

    Strange as it may now seem, the venerable St. Arnold was a Greek by birth, a musician who became a member of the court of Charlemagne. The name is said to have been introduced into Britain by the Normans in the form Arnaud.

ArsenioHeart

  • Origin:

    Spanish from Greek
  • Meaning:

    "virile, strong"
  • Description:

    Long considered Mr. Hall's exclusive property, it's now ready to be adopted by others.

AutryHeart

  • Origin:

    French surname
  • Meaning:

    "noble strength"
  • Description:

    Loose, lean, and lanky cowboy-sounding names have become a recent trend, but how about the name of a real one--the Singing Cowboy Gene. Autry might be thought of as a masculine spin on the fashionable Audrey or a fresher version of Austin or Auden.

    Some other cowboy surnames from the Golden Age of movie and TV westerns: Boone, Boyd, Cody, Corrigan, Gibson, Hart, Holt, Houston, McCoy and Renaldo.

AzaHeart

  • Origin:

    Arabic
  • Meaning:

    "powerful"
  • Description:

    Aza's similarity to the biblical name Asa makes it ripe for adaptation. If you want something more elaborate, you might consider Azariah. Something simpler? It doesn't get much simpler and that is the beauty of Aza (or Asa).

AzaiahHeart

  • Origin:

    Hebrew
  • Meaning:

    "my strength is Yahweh"
  • Description:

    Azaiah was one of the Biblical companions of Daniel. While not as widely used as sound-alike Isaiah, his name is being quietly revived.

AzielHeart

  • Origin:

    Hebrew
  • Meaning:

    "God is my strength"
  • Description:

    Aziel is a rarely used name that connotes zeal and may become more familiar thanks to its fashionable initial A and z in the middle.

AzizHeart

  • Origin:

    Arabic
  • Meaning:

    "powerful and beloved"
  • Description:

    This traditional Arabic name, found throughout several other Middle Eastern and African languages and cultures, is one of the 99 names of Allah. Colorful and energetic, it was brought into the realm of crossover possibility via the lively personality of Aziz Ansari, stand-up comic and star of "Master of None" as well as a featured actor on "Parks and Recreation," playing cocky Tom Haverford (born Darwish Sabir Ismael Gani).

BarrettHeart

  • Origin:

    German
  • Meaning:

    "bear strength"
  • Description:

    Pleasing sound and literary association with poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning, though little girls may associate it with the word barrette.