50 Names That Mean Strong

50 Names That Mean Strong

Parents want their children to grow up big and strong, which is why many of them choose to give their kids a name that indicates strength. Many of the girl names on our list, like Andrea and Matilda, sound so delicate, you would never suspect that they mean “strong.” However, the same can’t be said about the boy names on our list, because they have a mighty ring to them.

In American, Andrea is mostly seen as a girl’s name, but it’s actually a unisex name of Greek origin meaning “manly and virile.” And the German name Matilda might also sound sweet but derives from an Old German word meaning “battle-mighty.”

Some of our favorite boy names that mean “strong” are Angus, Denzell, and Osiris. These names sound tough and strong and mean just that. The name Angus is of Scottish and Gaelic origin and means “one strength.”

Denzel is a name of Cornish origin and means “from the high stronghold.” It’s also the first name of actor Denzel Washington, who is regularly cast in tough-guy roles.

If you’re looking for a boy name that means “strong,” but with a little twist, you may also like the Egyptian name Osiris, which means “with strong eyesight.” Osiris was a God-king in Egyptian mythology who was regarded for his strength and ability to be reborn, year after year.

Adira

Meaning: Strong
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Girl

Anders

Meaning: Strong and manly
Origin: English, Greek
Gender: Boy

Andrea

Meaning: Manly and virile
Origin: Greek
Gender: Unisex

Andrew

Meaning: Strong and manly
Origin: Greek
Gender: Boy

Angus

Meaning: One strength
Origin: Scottish, Gaelic
Gender: Boy

Aziel

Meaning: God is my strength
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Girl

Barrett

Meaning: Bear strength
Origin: German
Gender: Boy

Bernard

Meaning: Strong
Origin: German
Gender: Boy

Bree

Meaning: Strength
Origin: Irish
Gender: Girl

Brian

Meaning: Strong
Origin: Irish
Gender: Boy

Bridget

Meaning: Strength or exalted one
Origin: English
Gender: Girl

Chasin

Meaning: Strong
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Boy

Conall

Meaning: Strong as a wolf
Origin: Irish
Gender: Boy

Denzel

Meaning: Strong
Origin: Cornish
Gender: Boy

Drew

Meaning: Strong and manly
Origin: Greek
Gender: Boy

Ethan

Meaning: Strong
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Boy

Evander

Meaning: Strong man
Origin: Scottish; Greek
Gender: Boy

Ezekiel

Meaning: God strengthens
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Boy

Fermin

Meaning: Strong
Origin: French
Gender: Boy

Fort

Meaning: Strong
Origin: French
Gender: Boy

Gabriel

Meaning: God is my strength
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Girl

Garrett

Meaning: Spear strength
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Gertrude

Meaning: Strength of a spear
Origin: German
Gender: Girl

Griffin

Meaning: Strong lord
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Girl

Hamza

Meaning: Strong
Origin: Arabic
Gender: Boy

Hezekiah

Meaning: God gives strength
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Boy

Ikaika

Meaning: Strong
Origin: Hawaiian
Gender: Boy

Isa

Meaning: Strong-willed
Origin: German
Gender: Girl

Ken

Meaning: Strong
Origin: Japanese
Gender: Boy

Kenzo

Meaning: Strong and healthy
Origin: Japanese
Gender: Boy

Matilda

Meaning: Battle-mighty
Origin: Old German
Gender: Girl

Mildred

Meaning: Gentle strength
Origin: English
Gender: Girl

Millicent

Meaning: Strong in work
Origin: German
Gender: Girl

Osiris

Meaning: Strong
Origin: Egyptian
Gender: Boy

Oz

Meaning: Strength, Powerful
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Boy

Pacome

Meaning: Strong
Origin: French
Gender: Boy

Philomena

Meaning: Strength
Origin: Greek
Gender: Girl

Riella

Meaning: God is my strength
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Girl

Rostam

Meaning: Strongly-built
Origin: Persian
Gender: Boy

Simba

Meaning: Strength
Origin: African
Gender: Boy

Solveig

Meaning: The strong house
Origin: Scandinavian
Gender: Girl

Takeo

Meaning: Strong
Origin: Japanese
Gender: Boy

Tetsu

Meaning: Strong as iron
Origin: Japanese
Gender: Girl

Valencia

Meaning: Strong
Origin: Spanish
Gender: Girl

Valentina

Meaning: Strength, health
Origin: Latin
Gender: Girl

Valerie

Meaning: Strength, health
Origin: French
Gender: Girl

Walburga

Meaning: Strong protection
Origin: German
Gender: Girl

Zale

Meaning: Sea-strength
Origin: Greek
Gender: Girl

Zeke

Meaning: God strengthens
Origin: Diminutive of Ezekiel
Gender: Boy

Zelda

Meaning: Gray fighting maid
Origin: Diminutive of Griselda
Gender: Girl