15 Beautiful Baby Names That Mean ‘Strength’

They may be tiny but babies are surprisingly resilient. That's why choosing a moniker for your boy or girl that means “strength” or “brave” or “power” is kind of a no-brainer. (Bonus: They're also super adorable.) Here are 15 baby names for your little warrior.

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1. Brianna

This Celtic baby name for girls means “strong.” Call her Bri for short.

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2. Ethan

It means “strong,” “firm” and “long-lived,” so it's basically the ideal moniker for your tenacious little guy.

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3. Matilda

Remember Roald Dahl's Matilda? Well, he picked the right name for this feisty character—it means “might,” “power” or “battle.”

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4. Liam

Consistently in the top ten baby names, Liam has Irish origins and is a form of William. And when your mini refuses to eat his peas, just remember that his name means “strong-willed.”

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5. Aila

Pronounced ay-luh, in Scottish Gaelic this pretty name means “from the strong place.”

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6. Griffin

A Welsh name that means “strong lord.” Guess we know who's going to be king of the playground.

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7. Valentina

Comes from the Latin word “valens,” which means “healthy” and “strong.”

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8. Kwan

This short but sweet moniker is of Korean origin and means “strong.”

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9. Audrey

As in Hepburn. (And also “noble strength.”)

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10. Oz

Only cool parents need apply for this one, which means “strength,” “powerful” and “courageous.”

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11. Gabriella

We love the way this name (that means “strong”) rolls off the tongue, but you could also call her Gaby for short.

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12. Maximus

Means “greatest” because, duh.

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13. Angus

With Gaelic origins, this moniker means “unique strength.” Sure, it's a little old-fashioned but Gus is an adorable nickname, no?

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14. Everette

This gender-neutral name comes from the last name Eberhart, which means “brave,” “hardy” or “strong.”

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16. Philomena

From the Greek Philomenēs (lover of strength), this name is both sweet and unique.

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Alexia Dellner is an executive editor at PureWow who has over ten years of experience covering a broad range of topics including health, wellness, travel, family, culture and...