Parenthood is a test of emotional and physical strength like none other—and baby names that mean strong, mighty, or powerful feel uniquely appropriate to motherhood in 2022.
You may be hoping that your child inherits the personal strength of you or a loved one, or that they boast the inner strength to overcome any obstacle life may throw their way. While the word "strong" itself might not be the ideal name, there are plenty of strong boy and girl names that fit the hopes and dreams you have for your newborn. Whether you're looking for something outside of the box, something more common, a strong girl name or a strong boy name, this list of baby names that mean strong is packed with inspiration.
10 popular and powerful girl names that mean strong
These baby girl names meaning "strong," "strength" and "power" rank in the top 1,000 names for girls.
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10 popular and powerful boy names that mean strong
Baby boy names with the meaning "strong," "powerful" or "strength" are always popular—these currently rank in the top 1,000 names for boys.
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25 strong girl names
Less common but still powerful and beautiful, these girl names that mean "strength," "mighty" or "power" include vintage-sounding names ripe for a comeback, like Maude and Trudy, as well as modern-sounding names with strong meanings, like Bree, Aila and Bali.
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25 strong boy names
Looking for an alternative to the perennially-popular boys' names with the meaning "strength"? Some of these boy names that mean strong are old-school favorites that have become less common in recent years (like Gerard and Howard), while some have a more modern feel, like Brycin, Chasin and Fort.
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10 gender-neutral baby names that mean strong
Whether given to a boy or a girl, these gender-neutral names that mean "strength" evoke power and resilience.
A version of this story was originally published November 2021. It has been updated.