120 strong boy names and their powerful meanings

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Strong and meaningful boy names

Congratulations dear mommy-to-be! Are you expecting a baby boy? Looking for the perfect name with a significant meaning? A name to express noble strength and masculine power? As some would even call it a “badass” name? You are in the right place. I put together a list of 120 strong boy names and their meanings. I hope I can inspire you to pick a meaningful name for your baby boy.

Children are a gift and will become powerful people one day. You might want to take some time to choose a name with a strong meaning and romantic associations at once.

That little person inside you will hopefully one day carry positive strength and power.

What to consider when choosing a strong boy name

There are quite a few things you should consider when choosing a name for your little boy.

  • The sound of the name

The sound of the name itself as well as in combination with a second name and with your surname (and/or family name). You might also want to consider the sound in different languages. Choose from different spellings and pronunciations accordingly.

  • Potential nicknames

You want to be sure to pick a name with positive potential nicknames. You wouldn’t want your baby boy to be called hurtful things or names that naturally have bad associations.

  • The meaning of the name

Whatever the meaning of the chosen name is, it will be spoken over your child every day for the rest of his life. Make sure to choose a strong name with a powerful meaning.

How to agree with your partner on your baby’s name

Naturally, (most likely) you and your partner will want to decide on a name for your baby boy together. Try to consider the three main points mentioned above and find about 10 names each which you like. Then compare your lists and find names you both like and write a new list together. From there you can slowly narrow down your favorites and (usually over some time) come up with a shared choice.

Don’t let it become a stressful process. Instead, try to take it casually. If you feel like getting stuck with your decision-making, then take a break. Stop thinking about names for a bit. Usually, that helps to clear the mind.

When to choose your baby’s name

I absolutely wanted to make sure to choose our babies’ names before they were born. I cannot imagine the stress it would have added to having a baby without having decided on the name yet.

Due to that attitude, I and my husband started actively talking about names during the second trimester. We made our final decision at the beginning of the third trimester.

Clearly, that is not everybody’s take on it and some people decide to only make the final decision after birth, after having met their baby. That way they know for sure that the name will fit, they say. However, I would still recommend having a small list with narrowed down choices ready if you want to wait until after birth with choosing your baby boy’s name.

After all, it’s completely up to you and your partner. Just make sure you prepare in one or the other way however that might look like for you.

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Following, you find a list with 120 strong names for boys and their meanings. Out of thousands of baby names, I chose the most powerful ones and hope to help you find the perfect name for your little baby boy. Enjoy the journey and get ready to make your very own choice!

I used nameberry.com to look up the origin and meanings of the different names.

120 strong boy names and their powerful meanings

  • Aaron – of Hebrew origin meaning “high mountain; exalted, enlightened”
  • Abner – of Hebrew origin meaning “father of light”
  • Aidan – of Irish origin meaning “little and fiery”
  • Albert – of German origin meaning “noble, bright”
  • Albin – of Latin origin meaning “white”
  • Alexander – of Greek origin meaning “defending men”
  • Alfie – a variation of Alfred, a baby boy’s name of English origin meaning “wise counselor”
  • Alfred – of English origin meaning “wise counselor”
  • Alvin – of English origin meaning “noble, friend”
  • Anthony – of Latin origin meaning “priceless one”
  • Anton – a German variation of Anthony, a name of Latin origin meaning “priceless one”
  • Archie – a variation of Archibald, a baby boy’s name of Teutonic origin meaning “truly brave”
  • Arthur – of Celtic origin meaning “bear strength”
  • Asher – of Hebrew origin meaning “fortunate, blessed, happy one”
  • Austin – a shortened form of Augustine, a name of English origin meaning “great, magnificent”
  • Barney – a variation of Barnabas, a baby boy’s name of Aramaic origin meaning “son of comfort”
  • Benjamin – of Hebrew origin meaning “son of the right hand”
  • Blake – of English origin meaning “fair-haired, dark”
  • Bobby – a shortened form of Robert, a name of German origin meaning “bright, fame”
  • Brandon – of English origin meaning “hardy, brave”
  • Caleb – of Hebrew origin meaning “devotion to God”
  • Callum – a Scottish version of Columba, a baby boy’s name of Latin origin meaning “dove”
  • Charles – a French version of Karl, a name of German origin meaning “man, free man”
  • Charlie – a variation of Charles, a baby boy’s name of French origin meaning “man, free man”
  • Chester – of Latin origin meaning “fortress, walled town”
  • Cian – of Irish origin meaning “ancient”
  • Cyril – of Greek origin meaning “lordly”
  • Daniel – of Hebrew origin meaning “God is my judge”
  • Darrell – of French origin meaning “dear one, beloved”
  • Darren – of Irish origin meaning “little great one”
  • Daryl – a variation of Darrell, a name of French origin meaning “dear one, beloved”
  • David – of Hebrew origin meaning “beloved”
  • Dewey – of Welsh origin meaning “beloved”
  • Dexter – of Latin origin meaning “right-handed, skillful”
  • Dominic – of Latin origin meaning “belonging to the Lord”
  • Dylan – of Welsh origin meaning “son of the sea”
  • Earl – of English origin meaning “warrior, nobleman”
  • Edward – of English origin meaning “wealthy guardian”
  • Elias – a Greek variation of Elijah, a baby boy’s name of Hebrew origin meaning “Yahweh is God”
  • Elijah – of Hebrew origin meaning “Yahweh is God”
  • Elliot – an English version of Elijah, a name of Hebrew origin meaning “Yahweh is God”
  • Ellis – of Welsh origin meaning “benevolent”
  • Emmanuel – of Hebrew origin meaning “God is with us”
  • Ephraim – of Hebrew origin meaning “fruitful, fertile, productive”
  • Ethan – of Hebrew origin meaning “strong, firm”
  • Evan – a Welsh variation of John, a baby boy’s name of Hebrew origin meaning “the Lord is gracious”
  • Ezra – of Hebrew origin meaning “help”
  • Felix – of Latin origin meaning “happy, fortunate”
  • Finley – of Irish origin meaning “fair-haired hero”
  • Finn – of Irish origin meaning “white, fair”
  • Florian – of Latin origin meaning “flowering”
  • Francis – of Latin origin meaning “free man”
  • Freddie – a variation of Frederick, a name of German origin meaning “peaceful ruler”
  • Frederick – of German origin meaning “peaceful ruler”
  • Gabriel – of Hebrew origin meaning “God is my strength”
  • Hank – a variation of Henry, a baby boy’s name of German origin meaning “estate ruler”
  • Harry – another version of Henry, a name of German origin meaning “estate ruler”
  • Harvey – of French origin meaning “battle worthy”
  • Henry – of German origin meaning “estate ruler”
  • Herbert – of German origin meaning “bright army”
  • Isaac – of Hebrew origin meaning “laughter”
  • Jack – a variation of John, a baby boys name of English origin meaning “God is gracious”
  • Jacob – of Hebrew origin meaning “supplanter”
  • Jadon – of Hebrew origin meaning “God has heard”
  • James – an English version of Jacob, a name of Hebrew origin meaning “supplanter”
  • Jan – a Dutch variation of John, a baby boy’s name of Hebrew origin meaning “the Lord is gracious
  • Jason – of Greek origin meaning “to heal”
  • Jasper – of Persian origin meaning “bringer of treasure”
  • Jeffrey – a variation of Geoffrey, a name of French origin meaning “pledge of peace”
  • John – of Hebrew origin meaning “the Lord is gracious”
  • Joshua – of Hebrew origin meaning “the Lord is my salvation”
  • Jude – a Latin variation of Judah, a baby boys name of Hebrew origin meaning “praised”
  • Kai – of Hawaiian origin meaning “sea”
  • Laird – of Scottish origin meaning “lord of the land”
  • Lennon – of Irish origin meaning “lover”
  • Leo – of Latin origin meaning “lion”
  • Leon – a Greek variation of Leo, a name of Latin origin meaning “lion”
  • Lewis – an English variation of Louis, a baby boy’s name of French origin meaning “renowned warrior”
  • Liam – an Irish short form variation of William, a name of German origin meaning “resolute protection”
  • Louie – a variation of Louis, a baby boy’s name of French origin meaning “renowned warrior”
  • Louis – of French origin meaning “renowned warrior”
  • Lucius – of Latin origin meaning “light”
  • Matthew – of Hebrew origin meaning “gift of God”
  • Maverick – of American origin meaning “independent”
  • Max – an English variation of Maximilian, a name of German origin meaning “greatest”
  • Micah – a French form of Michael, a baby boy’s name of Hebrew origin meaning “who is like God?”
  • Michael – of Hebrew origin meaning “who is like God?”
  • Nathan – of Hebrew origin meaning “given”
  • Noah – of Hebrew origin meaning “rest, repose”
  • Oliver – of Latin origin meaning “olive tree”
  • Olli – a variation of Oliver, a name of Latin origin meaning “olive tree”
  • Oscar – of English origin meaning “spear strength, deer-lover, champion warrior”
  • Patrick – of Latin origin meaning “noble, patrician”
  • Reggie – a variation of Reginald, a baby boys name of German origin meaning “counsel power”
  • Reuben – of Hebrew origin meaning “behold, a son”
  • Reynard – of German origin meaning “powerful advice”
  • Riley – of Irish origin meaning “courageous”
  • Robert – of German origin meaning “bright fame”
  • Rocco – of Italian origin meaning “rest”
  • Ronald – of Norse origin meaning “ruler’s counselor”
  • Rory – of Irish origin meaning “red king”
  • Ryan – of Irish origin meaning “little king”
  • Samuel – of Hebrew origin meaning “told by God”
  • Seth – of Hebrew origin meaning “placed, appointed”
  • Stellan – of Swedish origin meaning “calm”
  • Teddy – a variation of Theodore, a name of English origin meaning “gift of God”
  • Theo – a variation of Theodore, a baby boy’s name of English origin meaning “gift of God”
  • Theodore – of English origin meaning “gift of God”
  • Thomas – of Aramaic origin meaning “twin”
  • Toby – a variation of Tobias, a Greek version of a name of Hebrew origin meaning “God is good”
  • Tommy – a variation of Thomas, a baby boy’s name of Aramaic origin meaning “twin”
  • Valentino – of Latin origin meaning “strength, health”
  • Valerio – of Latin origin meaning “strength, health”
  • Vincent – of Latin origin meaning “conquering”
  • Werner – of German origin meaning “protecting army”
  • William – of German origin meaning “resolute protection”
  • Willis – a variation of William, a name of German origin meaning “resolute protection”
  • Yosef – of Hebrew origin meaning “God shall add”
  • Zachary – of Hebrew origin meaning “the Lord has remembered”
  • Zadok – of Hebrew origin meaning “righteous”
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That was it – a list with 120 strong boy names and their powerful meanings

I hope this list serves you and your partner as an inspiration. Are you excited about your own journey of choosing a strong name for your boy? All the best for the rest of your pregnancy.

For more resources on powerful boy names, check out parents.com.

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When you finally make your decision, celebrate with your partner! Make sure to get one of those super cute personalized keepsakes for the nursery for your baby boy.

Personally, I love the idea of a personalized milestone blanket to take the cutest pictures when my little person is growing.

Or this personalized rattle and teething bracelet

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