Strong women names

Because being a woman is not always an easy path, we can be inspired by the mythologic or historic strong figures to name a child. Sometimes worshipped, many times demonized, most of them were anticonformist characters. - Created by Ducaliter

  • Adelaide

    Saint and classic name of the royalty.

  • Agrippina

    Agrippina certainly knew what she wanted.

  • Aletta

    Aletta Jacobs was a Feminist Icon and first woman medecin in Holland.

  • Alienor

    Queen of France, divorced to become quenn of England, mother of Richard III, Alienor was a passionate woman and incredibely modern for her time.

  • Amelia

    We immediately think of the aviator.

  • Aphra

    Considered the first professional woman writer in English, the 17th century Aphra Behn became a role model for future women writers, including Virginia Woolf. She wrote several Restoration plays, most popular of which was The Rover. Aphra is an unusual variation of a biblical place name borne by several Roman saints.

  • Arcadia

    An Ancient Greek place name.

  • Artemis

    Goddess of the moon, fierce huntress and twin sister of Apollo.

  • Artemisia

    Artemisia Gentileschi was a painter at a time woman painter was not really accepted.

  • Arya

    Among the remarkable female characters of the game of thrones, Arya is one of the most popular.

  • Atalanta

    Fierce Maiden.

  • Athena

    Goddess of defense war, intelligent and strong, one of the most interesting figures of ancient greek mythlogy. Also a very usuable and attractive name.

  • Ayla

    There is another strong female character who is less known called Aayla Secura, one of the most important jedi of her time.

  • Bellatrix

    Still with Harry Potter, Bellatrix is an evil witch with great charisma. It means warrior.

  • Berenice

    A remarkable character in tragedies.

  • Boudicca

    This ancient anglo-saxon queen fought for Liberty against the Roman Empire.

  • Brigid

    An ancient Irish Goddess of Fire.

  • Bethune

    Last name of a woman who created a school for black student and became a counsellor of the president Roosevelt.

  • Camille

    Camille was a tragic character in a tragedy of Pierre Corneille, she wanted peace between her brothers and their enemies.

  • Cleopatra

    How can we avoid the beautiful legendary queen of Egypt ?

  • Clotilde

    Queen of the francs.

  • Delilah

    Melodic sound for the lady that cut Samson's hair.

  • Drusilla

    A powerful unusual Roman name. We remember Drusilla in Buffy.

  • Elysia

    Where the heroes stay after their death

  • Emma

    With Emma Watson, this trendy first name carry a whole new strenght.

  • Eowyn

    The brave Eowyn from the lord of the rings remains a deep inspiration.

  • Erzebeth

    The bloody countess we don't want to mess with.

  • Frances

    Frances Willard was an American feminist.

  • Freya

    North Goddess of War and beauty.

  • Gorgo

    Queen of Sparta.

  • Hermione

    Ancient Greek name and witch, Hermione came into the spotlight.

  • Hypatia

    Hypatia of Alexandria was a mathematician and a philosopher, a very scarce personnality in Antiquity.

  • Hide

    Japonese name meaning princess, a soft choice with a touch of aristocracy.

  • Isolde

    A very Romantic and tragic feeling.

  • Joan

    From Joan of Ark to Joan Holloway in the Mad Men's office, ladies we don't want to mess with.

  • Judith

    The lady that slept with the enemy to cut his head off and save her people. Violence and bravery sometimes reveal the most fierceful personnalities.

  • Juno

    The fierce and jealous Roman Goddess and the cute teenage girl from the movie.

  • Kali

    Hindu goddess, violent but powerful

  • Kamali

    African name of a spirit of protection, interesting choice that sounds very nice, bold and exotic.

  • Katniss

    Wether we like it or not, we can't denye that Katniss is one of the stongest recent characters in pop culture.

  • Kahina

    One of the first warrior queen of history and an exotic seductive name.

  • Leia

    The independent princess in Star Wars is a great role model.

  • Lilith

    The terrible demoness, but I always felt she was considered as bad because she didn't fit the criteria of being a calm woman.

  • Lorelei

    The mermaid's name embodies seduction and womanhood.

  • Lucretia

    Two famous Lucretia existed in history. The first was a Roman wife who killed herself to remain pure. The second one was the beautiful Lucretia Borgia. For a long time she was considered as a puppet and a sinful temptress, but she was a patron of arts. Lucretia is certainly a powerful name.

  • Maeve

    An ancient queen of Ireland.

  • Melisandre

    Melisandre, the worshiper of a god of fire in Game of Thrones, bring a brand new flame for the name.

  • Melusine

    A fairy that turned into a snake every saturday in an old French legend.

  • Merida

    Princess Merida added dash to the name.

  • Minerva

    The Roman Equivalent of Athena sounds very deep and intellectual.

  • Morrigan

    A dark celtic goddess.

  • Naomi

    Naomi Campbell and her temper deeply marked the fashion world.

  • Nefertiti

    Queen of Egypt famous for as much as for her beauty as for being a great ruler.

  • Nomi

    Nice soundind Nomi is present in Sens8, brave transgender lady. Nomi Sunrider is also one the greatest jedi of Star Wars Long History.

  • Nyx

    Goddess of the night.

  • Nausicaa

    A Greek mythologic girl who, contrary to her friends, did not run away from Ulysses when they found him laying inconscious. Also a remarkable character of Miyazaki if a brave and smart girl.

  • Odetta

    Odetta Holmes fought for the black rights and is also a character in Stephen King's dark Tower.

  • Olympe

    Attractive French name of a feminist during the French revolution.

  • Palmyra

    The great city can also be a great name.

  • Pandora

    Pandora has a very negative image, but the name is strong is seductive.

  • Phaedra

    A reminiscent figure in Mythology and litterature.

  • Salome

    Salome the princess wanted the head of John the baptist.

  • Sappho

    Ancient Greek poetess.

  • Scarlet

    Scarlet from gone with the wind is fierce and brave, a woman who knows what she wants.

  • Selene

    Another name for the moon and a warrior vampire in the Underworld movies.

  • Sojourner

    A important black activist who defended the creation of a black state.

  • Sacagawea

    A Native Indian woman that was an important guide for the Lewis and Clark expedition.

  • Theodora

    Theodora was an empress of the Roman Empire.

  • Tyra

    Who doesn't want to be like Tyra Banks ?

  • Tziporah

    Moses'wife, a fierce biblical character.

  • Victoria

    Queen name and latin for "victory"

  • Virginia

    I think of Virginia Woolf, the great writer. This name is associated with strenght, sensitivity and intelligence.

  • Yvaine

    This soft creation by Neil Gaiman is the name of star.

  • Zenobia

    The proud queen of Palmyra who fought against the Roman empire.