375+ Strong Boy Names With Meanings [From Traditional to Unique + Modern!]

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Picking a baby boy name can be quite a chore. There are so many to choose from, and everyone will have an opinion. Here are the best strong boy names to give you some inspiration; listed alphabetically!

From tough boy names to unusual ones and traditional to modern names, we've got them all here in this list of strong baby boy names!

Still, don't know the gender? You'll find a ton of gender-neutral name options on this list, but also check out our list of gorgeous girl names as well.

Strong Baby Boy Names That Start With “A”

Aaron
  • Hebrew origins meaning”mountain of strength; exalted; strong”
  • Nicknames: A, Ron

Abbott
  • English origins meaning “father” or “priest”
  • Nickname: Abe

Abel
  • Hebrew origins meaning “Breath”
  • Nicknames: Abe, Bell

Abner
  • Hebrew origins meaning “father of light”
  • Nickname: Abe

Abraham
  • Hebrew origins meaning “father of many”
  • Nicknames: Abe, Ra, Hammie

Ace
  • Latin and Old French origins meaning “a unit; unity”
  • Nicknames: A

Adam
  • Hebrew origins meaning “son of the red earth”
  • Nicknames: A

Adler
  • German origins meaning “eagle” which has stood as a symbol of strength in Native American cultures
  • Nicknames: Addie, Al, A

Aiden
  • Gaelic name meaning “little fire”
  • Nicknames: Aid, Den, Denny

Albert
  • Anglo-Saxon origins meaning “noble and bright”
  • Nicknames: Al, Bert, Albie

Alec
  • Greek origins meaning “defending men”
  • Nicknames: Al

Alessio
  • Italian origins meaning “defender”
  • Nicknames: Al, Less, Lessi, Si, Alessi

Alexander
  • Greek origin “defender of the people or protector of men”
  • Nicknames: Al, Alec, Alex, Xander

Alistair / Alastair
  • Scottish origins meaning “man's defender”
  • Nicknames: Al, Ali

Alpha
  • Greek origins meaning “socially dominant”
  • Nicknames: Alph, Alf

Alonzo
  • Spanish origins meaning “noble, ready for battle”
  • Nicknames Zo, Lonz

Amaury
  • German and French origins meaning “bravery, power, work ruler”
  • Nicknames: Maury, Amy, Ames

Ambrose
  • Greek origin meaning “immortal”
  • Nicknames: Amby, Brody, Bro, Ross, Brose

Amell
  • German origin meaning “power of an eagle”

Anders
  • English origin meaning “strong and manly”
  • Nicknames: Andy, Ande

Anderson
  • English origins meaning “son of Anders”
  • Nicknames: Andy, Son

Andre
  • French and Portuguese origins meaning “manly”
  • Nicknames: Andy, Dre

Andreas
  • Greek origins meaning “manly”
  • Nicknames: Andy, Dries

Andrew
  • Greek origin meaning “manly and strong”
  • Nicknames: Andy, Drew

Angus
  • English origin meaning “one strength, one choice”
  • Nicknames: A, Gus

Ansaldo
  • Italian origin meaning “power; leader; ruler”
  • Nicknames: Sal, Do, Ans

Anthony
  • Latin origin meaning “priceless one”
  • Nicknames: Tony, Tone, Anth, Ant

Archer
  • Latin to Old French to Middle English origins meaning “bow”
  • Nicknames: Archie, Arch

Ari
  • Hebrew origins meaning “Lion; Scandinavian origins meaning “Eagle”; Badaga origins meaning “sun-like”

Arlo
  • Old English origins meaning “fortified hill”
  • Nicknames: A, Lo

Armando
  • Mexican origins meaning “soldier”
  • Nicknames: Armie, Do, Manny

Armstrong
  • English origin meaning “someone with strong arms”
  • Nickname: Armie

Arnold
  • German origins meaning “eagle power”
  • Nicknames: Arn, Arnie

Arrow
  • Old English origins meaning “sharpened at the front, shot from a bow”
  • Nickname: Ro

Arsenio
  • Greek origins meaning “manly or strong”
  • Nicknames: Senny, Senni, Sennio

Arthur or Arturo
  • Scottish and Celtic origins meaning “bear”
  • Nicknames: Artie

Atlas
  • Greek origins meaning “Titan who supports the heavens on his shoulders; collection of maps”
  • Nicknames: Attie

Atreus
  • Greek mythology origins meaning “fearless”
  • Nicknames: Attie, Tre

Atticus
  • Latin origins meaning “from Athens”
  • Nicknames: Attie

Augustus / August
  • Latin origins meaning “great, magnificent”
  • Nicknames: Augie, Gus, Goose, Gusto

Austin
  • English origins meaning “great, magnificent”
  • Nicknames: Auss, Aussie

Avery
  • French and English origins meaning “ruler of elves”
  • Nicknames: A, Ree

Axel
  • Scandinavian and German origins meaning “gather of peace”
  • Nicknames: Ax

Azai
  • Hebrew origins meaning “strength”
  • Nicknames: Az, Zai

Strong Baby Boy Names That Start With “B”

Ballard
  • German and Norse origins meaning “brave, strong, round”
  • Nicknames: Bal, Barry, Rad

Barack
  • Swahili, Arabic, and Hebrew origins meaning “lightning, blessed, thunderbolt”
  • Nicknames: Barry, Rock

Barrett
  • Middle English and Irish origins meaning “bear strength, warlike people; strife”
  • Nicknames: Bear, Rhett, Barry

Barron / Barin
  • British and German origins meaning “warrior” or “noble man”
  • Nicknames: Bear, Ron, Ronny, Barry

Bastian
  • Greek and Spanish origins meaning “man of Sebastia”
  • Varitian of Sebastian which means “sublime; adorable”

Bazel
  • Slavic origin meaning “regal”
  • Variations: Basal, Basel

Benedict
  • Latin origin meaning “blessed; well spoken”
  • Nicknames: Ben, Benny

Bennett
  • Latin origin meaning “blessed; well-spoken”
  • Nicknames: Ben, Benny

Benjamin
  • Hebrew origins meaning “son of the right hand”
  • Nicknames: Ben, Benny, Benji

Bernard
  • German origins meaning “brave beard; strong”
  • Nicknames: Barney, Bernie

Blaise / Blaze
  • Latin origins meaning “fire; fiery; flame”

Bodhi
  • Sanskrit origins meaning “enlightenment; awakening; nirvana”

Boris
  • Slavic origins meaning “battle glory”

Bowie
  • Irish name meaning “yellow; fair-haired” but also associated with fame/rockstars

Braden / Brayden
  • Scottish and Irish “brave; origins meaningwide valley; salmon”
  • In Scottish culture, salmon represent wisdom, determination, and perserverance
  • Nicknames: Brady

Brant
  • German origins meaning “sword; beacon; fiery torch”
  • Nicknames: Bran, Ant

Brendan / Brendon
  • Gaelic / Irish “origins meaningprince”
  • Nicknames: Bren, Ren, Dan, Don

Brennan
  • Irish origins meaning “raven, sorrow, teardrop, sorrow”
  • Nicknames: Bre, Bren, Brenny

Brenner
  • German and Swiss origins meaning “to burn”
  • Nicknames: Bre, Bren, Brenny

Brooks
  • German and British origins meaning “water, small stream”

Brian / Bryan / Bryant
  • Irish origins meaning “high, noble”
  • Nicknames: Bry, Ryan

Bryson
  • Welsh origins meaning “son of nobleman”
  • Nicknames: Brice, Bry

Strong Baby Boy Names That Start With “C”

Caden
  • Old English, Gaelic, and Welsh origins meaning “spirit of battle, friend, companion, strength”
  • Nicknames: Cade, Cale

Cairo
  • Arabic origins meaning “the victorious”
  • Also the capital of Egypt

Caleb
  • Hebrew origins meaning “faithful; bold; whole-heated; devotion; brave”
  • Nicknames: Cal, Cale

Callum
  • Scottish Gaelic origins meaning “dove” symbolizing the peace, purity, and the Holy Spirit
  • Nicknames: Cal, Cali

Cane / Cannon:
  • Hebrew and Greek origins meaning “measuring rod; rule of faith” also artillery in modern language

Carlin
  • Irish origins meaning “little champion”
  • Nicknames: Carl, Lin

Carlo
  • French, Italian and Spanish origins meaning “man, strong, manly”

Casey
  • Irish, Scottish Gaelic origins meaning “vigilant, brave, and watchful”
  • Variations: Case, Kasey

Chadwick
  • British origins meaning “protector; battle leader; defender; strong warrior”
  • Variations: Charles, Chadrick, Chad

Chase/ Chasen
  • Hebrew and French origins meaning “hunstman”
  • Nicknames: Ace, Chaz, Che

Chester
  • Latin origins meaning “fortress; camp of soldiers”
  • Nicknames: Chez, Chet

Cliff
  • Old English name meaning “rock, steep descent”

Clovis
  • French origins meaning “renowned fighter; warrior”
  • Nicknames: Clove, Clo

Cole
  • Greek origins meaning “victory of the people”

Colin / Collin
  • Gaelic, Latin, English and French origins meaning “whelp; victory of the people; young cub”
  • Associated with the number 11 for luck

Conal
  • Irish origins meaning “strong wolf”
  • Nicknames: Connie, Al

Conan
  • Irish origins meaning “hound, wolf”
  • Nicknames: Con, Connie

Conrad
  • German origins meaning “brave counsel”
  • Nicknames: Con, Connie

Constantine
  • Latin origins meaning “steadfast; constant”
  • Nicknames: Con, Connie

Conway
  • Gaelic, Irish, and Welsh origins meaning “holy river; hound of the plain; chief of the water”
  • Nicknames: Con, Connie

Channing
  • English and French origins meaning “young wolf; church official”
  • Nicknames: Chan, Channy

Charles
  • English origins meaning “free man”
  • Nicknames: Chuck, Charley, Charlie

Christopher
  • Greek origins meaning “bearing Christ”
  • Nicknames: Chris

Connor
  • Irish origins meaning “lover of hounds” symbolizing loyalty and good luck
  • Nicknames: Con, Connie

Craig
  • Scottish origins meaning “rock, rocky”

Creed
  • Latin origins meaning “I believe”

The ultimate list of the best strong boy names! Choose from popular and unique names that symbolize strength, leadership, and more!

Strong Baby Boy Names That Start With “D”

Damon
  • Greek origin meaning “subdues; the one who tames; loyal friend”
  • Variations: Damien, Damian

Dane
  • British origins meaning “God will judge”
  • Nicknames: Dan

Darian
  • Persian origins meaning “possessing goodness”
  • Variations: Darien, Darion, Darius

Darren
  • Irish origins meaning “great”
  • Nicknames: Ren, Dan

Derek
  • German origins meaning “power of the tribe; ruler of the people”
  • Variations: Derrick, Deric

Denzel
  • British origins meaning “fertile land; tall fortress; from the high stronghold”
  • Nicknames: Denny, Zel

Dexter
  • Latin origins meaning “fortunate; skillful; right handed”
  • Nicknames: Dex

Diego
  • Spanish origin meaning “supplanter, takes the place of, teaching”
  • Nicknames: ego

Diesel
  • German origins meaning “ruler of the people; fuel”

Dillinger
  • German origin meaning “joy of God; feeling of love; a hill slope”
  • Nicknames: Dill

Dominic
  • Latin origins meaning “of the Lord; belonging to God”
  • Nicknames/Variations: Dom, Dominick, Dominik, Dominique

Donovan
  • Irish origin meaning “dark haired chieftan”
  • Nicknames: Don, Donny

Dorian
  • Greek origin meaning “child of the sea; gift; child of Doris”
  • Nicknames: Dor, Ry, An, Annie,

Draco
  • Greek origins meaning “serpent; dragon, a constellation of stars resembling a dragon”

Drake
  • British origins meaning “dragon”

Drew
  • Welsh origins meaning “wise”
  • Derived fromthe Greek name Andrew which means “strong and manly”

Drusus
  • Roman origins meaning “strong, sturdy”
  • Nicknames: Dru

Duke
  • Latin origins meaning “leader”
  • Also name of next in line to be kings or princes in royal families

Duncan
  • Scottish origins meaning “dark-skinned warrior”
  • Nicknames: Dunc, Dunkie

Dustin
  • Hebrew origins meaning “valiant fighter”
  • Modern mythology referring to the god Thor's stone
  • Nicknames: Dust, Dusty

Dylan
  • Welsh origins meaning “born form the ocean” or “son of the sea”
  • Nicknames: Dill

Strong Baby Boy Names That Start With “E”

Ebert
  • rman Welsh origins meaning “brave' strong boar”
  • Nicknames: E, Bert

Edgar
  • English origins meaning “wealthy spear”
  • Nicknames: Ed, Eddy

Edison
  • British origins meaning “wealth; guardian; fortune; protector; prosperous”
  • Nicknames: Ed, Eddy

Edmond
  • Welsh origins meaning “wealthy protector”
  • Nicknames: Ed, Eddy

Edward
  • English origins meaning “fortune; prosperous; guardian; protector; wealthy”
  • Nicknames: Ed, Eddy, Ward

Egon
  • German origins meaning “strong with a sword”
  • Nicknames: E

Emeric
  • German origins meaning “home/estate ruler”
  • Nicknames: Em, Er, Eric, Ricky, Rick

Emerson
  • German origins meaning “powerful; brave; child of Emery”
  • Variations: Emery, Emory, Em

Enzo
  • Italian origins meaning “winner”
  • Nicknames: Zo

Ethan
  • Hebrew origins meaning “strong; eduring; firm”
  • Variations: Etian

Evander
  • Greek origins meaning “good man”
  • Nicknames: Ev, Evan, Van, Vanny, Andy, Vander

Everest
  • British origins meaning “highest point” and represents one of the biggest mountains
  • Nicknames: Ev

Everett
  • English origins meaning “brave; strong; hardy”
  • Nicknames: Ev, Evy, E, Rett

Ezekiel
  • Hebrew origins meaning “God's strength”
  • Nicknames: Zeke, Ez

Ezra
  • Hebrew origins meaning “help; aid; protectect” or “God helps; God protects”
  • Nicknames: Ez

Strong Baby Boy Names That Start With “F”

Falcon
  • Latin origins meaning “claws o the bird” symbolizing freedom, bravery, and intuition
  • Nickanmes: Fal

Fallon
  • Irish origins meaning “descended from a ruler; superiority”
  • Nicknames: Fal

Faulkner
  • German origins meaning “keeper of the falcons”
  • Variations and nicknames: Falkner, Fal

Farrell
  • Irish origins meaning “man of valor”
  • Nicknames: Far, El

Farris
  • English origins meaning “iron strong”
  • Nicknames + Variations: Far, Ris, Farrow, Row

Felix
  • Latin origins meaning “happy; fortunate”

Ferguson
  • Irish origins meaning “man of courage”
  • Nicknames: Ferg, Fergie, Gus

Finley
  • Scottish origins meaning “fair warrior; hero”
  • Nicknames: Fin

Forrester
  • French and English origins meaning “in charge of a forest; lord's hunting ground”
  • Variation: Forrest

Fort
  • French origins meaning “strong; brave”

Francis
  • Latin origins meaning “free man”
  • Variations” Francisco, Franz, Xisco, Frank, Frankie

Franklin
  • Engilsh origins meaning “free man; free landowner”
  • Nicknames: Frank, Frankie

Fowler
  • English and Scottish origins meaning “hunter of wild birds”
  • Nicknames: Fowl, Owl

Fox
  • English origins meaning “cunning; sly”

Strong Baby Boy Names That Start With “G”

Gabriel
  • Hebrew origins meaning “God is my strength”
  • Nicknames/ Variations: Gabrielle, Gabe

Garrain
  • British and Irishin origins meaning “free spirit, visionary, highly attractice”

Garrett
  • Irish origins meaning “spear strength”
  • Nicknames: Gar, Garry, Rett

Gavin
  • Welsh origins meaning “white hawk”
  • Nicknames: Gav

George
  • Greek origins meaning “earthworker”
  • Nicknames: Georgie, Georg, Geo

Gerard
  • German origins meaning “brave spear; strong”
  • Variations/nicknames: Gerardo, Ger

Gideon
  • Hebrew origins meaning “great warrior”
  • Nicknames: Gid, Eon

Gilbert
  • German origins meaning “bright promise”
  • Variations + Nicknames: Gibson, Gil, Bert

Godric
  • English origins meaning “power of God”
  • Nicknames: Ric

Grant
  • English origins meaning “tall; large; great”

Grayson
  • British origin meaning “son of a steward”
  • Nicknames: Gray, Ray

Griffin
  • Welsh origins meaning “Strong lord; fierce person”
  • Nicknames: Griff, Fin, Griffy, Riff

Griffith
  • Welsh origins meaning “strong grip”
  • Nicknames: Griff, Riff, Griffy,

Gunner
  • Norse origins meaning “battler; soldier; warrior”

Gunther
  • German origins meaning “battler; warrior”

Gus
  • Scottish origins meaning “great”

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Strong Baby Boy Names That Start With “H”

Hank
  • German origins meaning either “home ruler” or Hebrew origins meaning “God is merciful”

Hamilton
  • Scottish and English origins meaning “flat-topped hill” and associated with United States' founding father, Alexander Hamilton
  • Nicknames: Ham, Hammie

Hans / Hanson
  • Scandinavian origins meaning “God is gracious”

Harry / Henry
  • German origins meaning “home ruler”
  • Variations: Harrison, Hank,

Harold
  • Scandinavian origins meaning “army ruler”
  • Nicknames: Har, Harry

Harlan
  • German origins meaning rocky land
  • Nicknames: Har, Harl, Harry

Harvey
  • French origins meaning “battle warrior”
  • Nicknames: Harv

Harry / Henry
  • German origins meaning “home ruler”
  • Nickname: Hank

Hawk
  • British origins meaning “falcon; bird of prey”

Herbert
  • German origins meaning “bright' army”
  • Nickname: Herb, Herbie

Hercules
  • Greek origins meaning “hero; warrior”
  • Nickname: Herc

Hezekiah
  • Hebrew origins meaning “God strengthens”
  • Nicknames: Hez, Kiah

Hogan
  • Irish origins meaning “young warrior”

Hubble
  • English and French origins meaning “Goft of God; heart, mind, spirit; bold, brave; bold mind”
  • Nicknames: Hub, Hubby

Hudson
  • English origins meaning “son of Hudd” which means “brave ruler”
  • Nickname: Hud, Huddy, Huds

Hugh
  • German origins meaning “soul, mind, and intellect”

Hunter
  • English origins meaning “one who hunts”
  • Nickname: Hunt, Hunty

Strong Baby Boy Names That Start With “I”

Ian
  • Scottish origins meaning “God is gracious”

Igor
  • Russians origins meaning “warrior”

Isaac
  • Hebrew origins meaning “he will laughr”
  • Nickname: Ike, Iz

Isaiah
  • Hebrew origins meaning “salvation of the Lord”
  • Nicknames: Is, Ika, Iah

Ismael
  • Hebrew origins meaning “God listens”
  • Nickanmes: Ish

Ivan
  • Slavic origins meaning “God is gracious”

Ivar
  • Scandinavian origins meaning “bow army/warrior”
  • Nickname: Iv

Strong Baby Boy Names That Start With “J”

Jabari
  • Swahili origin meaning “valiant; fearless; brave one; ruler”
  • Nicknames: Ja, Barry

Jabbar
  • Arabic origins meaning “giant' almighty”
  • Nicknames: Ja, Bar

Jack / Jackson
  • British origins meaning “God is gracious”

Jacob + James
  • Hebrew origins meaning “may God protect”
  • Variaiton: Jake, Jamie (respectively)

Jasper
  • Persion origins meaning “bearer of treasure”
  • Nicknames: Jasp, Jas

Jeffrey / Jefferson
  • German origins meaning “pledge of peace; God's peace; traveler”
  • Nickanmes: Jeff, Jeffy

Jeremiah
  • Hebrew origins meaning “the Lord exalts; God uplifts” a powerful prophect with wisdom and messages from God in the Bible
  • Nicknames: Jer, Jerry, Miah, J

Jonathan
  • Hebrew origins meaning “God has given; gift of God”
  • Nicknames/variations: Jon, Johnny, Nathan, Nate

Jonah
  • Hebrew origins meaning “dove” which can represent freedom, peace, and love
  • Variation: Jonas

Jones
  • Hebrew origins meaning “God is gracious”

Joseph
  • Hebrew origins meaning “God will give”
  • Nicknames: Joe, Joey

Jove
  • Latin origins meaning “father of the sky;” Julian is “Jove's child”
  • Variations: Jo; Julian (child of Jove), Julius (commited to Jove), Ju, Jules

Jude
  • Greek origins meaning “praised”

Strong Baby Boy Names That Start With “K”

Kane
  • Irish origins meaning “little battler;” Hawaiian orgins meaning “man of the Eastern sky;” Japanese origin meaning “golden;” Welsh origins meaning “beautiful”

Kaden
  • Arabic origins meaning “gentle; fighter; companion”
  • Variaitons: Kayden, Caden, Cayden

Kai
  • Hawaaian and Greek origins meaning “open ocean; keeper of the keys; earth”

Kaiser
  • German origins meaning “emperor”

Kalmin
  • Scandinavian orgiins meaning “strong man”
  • Nickname: Kal

Kamal
  • Arabic origins meaning “perfection; lotus”
  • Nickname: Al

Kareem
  • Arabic origins meaning “dignified” also one of the names of God in the Quran

Keaton
  • English origins meaning “place of hawks”

Kendrick
  • Welsh origins meaing “greatest champion”
  • Nicknames: Ken, Kenny, Rick

Kennedy
  • Irish and Scottish origins meaning “chief with helmet”
  • Nicknames: Ken, Kenny, Eddy

Kenneth
  • Scottish name meaning “fire born; good looking”
  • Nicknames: Ken, Kenny

Kenzo
  • Japanese name meaning “wise one”
  • Nicknames: Ken, Kenny, Kenz

Kevin 
  • Irisih origins meaning “handsome; beloved” 
  • Nicknames: Kev

Killian
  • Celtic name meaning “little warrior; bright headed”

Kingston
  • British origins meaning “king's town”

Kinley
  • Irisih origins meaning “light haired warrior; son of a doctor”
  • Nicknames: Kin, Kins, Lee

Koa
  • Hawaiian origins meaning “warrior; valiant one”

Kwan
  • Korean origins meaning “strong”

Kyron
  • Sanskrit origins meaning “beam of light” Greek origins meaning “skilled with the hands”
  • Nicknames: Ky, Ron

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Strong Baby Boy Names That Start With “L”

Landry
  • French origins meaning “ruler”
Langston
  • British origins meaning “long stone”
  • Nicknames: Lang, Ston
Leo
  • Greek origins meaning “lion”
  • Variations: Leandro, Leonardo, Leander, Leon, Leonard, Lionel, Leonidas, Len, Lenny, Lyon
Leonard
  • German origins meaning “brave lion”
  • Nicknames: Len, Lenny, Leon, Leo
Leopold
  • German origins meaning “brave people”
  • Nicknames: Leo
Liam
  • Irish origins meaning “strong-willed warrior; resolute protector”
  • Nicknames: Len, Lenny, Leon, Leo
Logan
  • Gaelic and Scottish origins meaning “place of rest; little hollow”
Lorcan
  • Irish origins meaning “little fierce one”
  • Nicknames: Lor, Lory, Can
Lucas
  • Latin and Greek origins meaning “bringer of light”
  • Nicknames: Luke, Luca

Lucian
  • Latin origins meaning “light”

Ludwick / Ludwig
  • German origins meaning “famous warrior”
  • Nicknames: Lud, Luddy, Wick
Louis
  • German and French origins meaning “renowned warrior”
  • Variations: Lou, Luis, Lewis, Louie
Lynx
  • Latin and Greek origins meaning “light’ brightness’ luminescence”

Strong Baby Boy Names That Start With “M”

Madden
  • Irish origins meaning “little dog”
  • Nicknames: Maddy
Magnus
  • Latin origins meaning “great”
  • Nicknames: Gus
Major
  • Latin origins meaning “greater; high military rank”
Makinley
  • Irish origins meaning “jack of all trades; lover of family; highly skilled”
  • Nicknames: Mac, Kin, Ley
Marcel
  • French origins meaning “young warrior”
  • Variations: Marcellus, Marcul, Marcelo
Marcus / Martin
  • Roman and Latin origins meaning “warlike; Roman God of War; Mars”
  • Variations + Nicknames: Marc, Markus, Markus, Marky, Marty, Marto
Mario / Marius
  • Italian, Greek, and Latin origins meaning “manly”
Mason
  • British origins meaning “stone worker”
  • Nicknames: Mase, Son, Sonny
Matthew
  • Hebrew name meaning “gift of God”
  • Variations: Matt, Matty
Maverick
  • English origins meaning “independently minded person”
  • Nicknames: Mav, Mave, Rick, Ricky, Eric

Max
  • Latin origins meaning “greatest”
  • Variations: Maximilian, Maximus, Maximo, Maxton 
Mayer
  • Latin and Hebrew origins meaning “greater, bright, farmer”
  • Variations: Meyer, May
Maynard
  • German origins meaning “mighty brave; brave strength”
  • Nicknames: May, Mayn
McAlister
  • Irish and Scottish origins meaning “son of Alasdair” which means “man’s defender”
  • Nicknames: Mac, Alis
McCoy
  • Irish and Scottish origins meaning “fire”
  • Nicknames: Mac, Coy
McKinley
  • Scottish origins meaning “learned ruler; son of the fair warrior”
  • Variations: Mac, Kin, Lee
Merrick
  • English origins meaning “famous ruler”
  • Nicknames: Mer, Merry, Rick, Rocky,
Merritt
  • English origins meaning “boundary gate; deserving of praise”
Michael / Mitchell
  • Hebrew origins meaning “gift from God; who resembles God”
  • Variations: Micah, Mike, Mikey, Mitch
Miles
  • German origins meaning “soldier”
Milo
  • German and Latin origins meaning “merciful; soft-hearted; soldier”
Montgomery
  • Latin and French origins meaning “man power; mountain belonging to the ruler”
  • Variations: Monte, Monty, Mo
Murphy
  • Irish origins meaning “sea warrior”
  • Nicknames: Murph

Strong Baby Boy Names That Start With “N”

Nahum
  • Hebrew origins meaning “generous”
Nasir
  • Arabic origins meaning “helper”
Nathaniel
  • Hebrew origins meaning “God has given; gift from God”
  • Variations: Nathan, Nate
Naveen
  • Indian origins meaning “new”
Nehemiah
  • Hebrew origins meaning “God comforts; surrounded by light”
  • Nickname: Miah

Neil
  • English origins meaning “son of Neil” which means “champion; passionate”
  • Variations: Nial, Nelson, Neal
Neo
  • Greek origins meaning “new”
Nevin
  • Irish origins meaning “little saint”
Nicholas
  • Greek origins meaning “victory of the people”
  • Variations: Nico, Niko, Nick, Nicky, Nikolai
Nigel
  • Celtic origins meaning “champion”
Noah
  • Hebrew origins meaning “rest; comfort”
Nolan
  • Irish origins meaning “child of nobility; famous”

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Strong Baby Boy Names That Start With “O”

Odin / Oden
  • Greek origins meaning “lord of frenzy; inspired; raging” for the God of wisdom, poetry, and death
Oleg
  • Norse origin meaning “blessed; holy”
Oliver
  • German and Latin origins meaning “elf warrior; olive tree”
Omar
  • Hebrew and Arabic origins meaning “flourishing; long lived”
Onyx
  • Greek origins meaning “claw; nail” also a layered black crystal
Orson
  • French and Latin origins meaning “bear cub”
Orion
  • Greek origins meaning “rising in the sky; dawning; giant” it’s also the constellation for the God of hunting
Orville
  • French origin meaning “town of Gold”
Osborne
  • Norse origins meaning “bear God”
  • Variations: Osborn, Osbourne, Osbern

Oscar
  • Norse origins meaning “God spear”
Osiris
  • Latin and Egyptian origins meaning “mighty; powerful” also the God of the Underworld
  • Nicknames: O, Siris
Oswald
  • English origins meaning “divine rule; God power”
  • Nicknames: Oz, Ozzy, Waldo
Otto
  • Old German name meaning “wealthy”
  • Variations: Otis
Owen
  • Welsh name meaning “young warrior; noble-born”
Oz
  • Hebrew origins meaning “courage; strength”

Strong Baby Boy Names That Start With “P”

Patrick
  • Latin origin meaning “”father; nobleman; ruler”
  • Nicknames: Pat, Patty, Rick
Patton
  • English origin meaning “fighter’s town”
  • Nicknames: Pat, Patty
Paxton
  • English origins meaning “peaceful town”
  • Nicknames: Pax

Peter
  • Greek origins meaning “rock; stone”
  • Variations: Pete, Petro, Pedro
Peyton
  • English origins meaning “fighting man’s estate”
Piers
  • English and Greek origins meaning “rock”
  • Variations: Pierce, Pierson, Pierre
Phoenix
  • Greek and Egyptian origins meaning “immortality; resurrection; life after death”
Preston
  • English origin meaning “priest’s town”
Princeton
  • Latin origins meaning “princely town”
  • Variations: Prince

Strong Baby Boy Names That Start With “Q”

Qadir
  • Arabic origin meaning “mighty; powerful; capable”
Quan
  • Vietnamese origin meaning “bright; clear;” African origins meaning “Aquarius; water bearer;” Chinese origins meaning “spring; fountain.”
Quang
  • Vietnamese origins meaning “pure; clear”

Quentin / Quinton
  • French origins meaning “the fifth” which is a number of creativity, change, and progress

Quillon
  • French origin meaning “crossed swords”
Quinn
  • Irish origins meaning “wisdom; counsel”

Strong Baby Boy Names That Start With “R”

Ragnar
  • Scandinavian name meaning “army rule”
  • Nicknames: Rag, Rage, Raggy, Nar

Raymond
  • German origins meaning “protecting hands”
  • Nicknames: Ray

Reed
  • British origin meaning “red”

Reese
  • Welsh origin meaning “fiery, enthusiasm; passionate”
  • Variations: Rhys, Reece

Reagan
  • Irish origin meaning “little king or ruler”
  • Nicknames: Ray

Reginald
  • English origin meaning “ruler; mighty counselor”
  • Nicknames: Reggie, Reg

Reynard
  • French origin meaning “fox; clever; brave”
  • Nickname: Rey

  • German and English origins meaning “advice”
  • Nicknames: Rey, Ren

Rex
  • Latin name meaning “king”

River
  • British origins meaning “flowing body of water”

Richmond
  • English origin meaning “protector of the king”
  • Nicknames: Rich, Richie

Rock
  • English origin meaning “stone”

Roman
  • Hebrew origin meaning “strong;powerful”
  • Nicknames: Rome, Romey, Romy

Ronald
  • English origin meaning “counsel rule; powerful advice”
  • Nicknames: Ron, Ronnie

Ryder
  • English origin meaning “messenger; knight”
  • Nicknames: Ry

Strong Baby Boy Names That Start With “S”

Sergio
  • Latin origins meaning “to save or guard, protector, to serve”
  • Nicknames: Serg

Shane / Shawn
  • Irish origins meaning “God is gracious”
  • Nicknames: Shay

Silas
  • Latin or Roman origins meaning “forest, woods”
  • Nicknames: Sy

Stephen / Steven
  • Greek origins meaning “crown, wreath”
  • Nicknames: Steve, Steph

Sterling
  • English origins meaning “first class, high quality, pure”
  • Nicknames: Ling, Ster, Li/Lee

Slate
  • Old French and German origins meaning “to split, break”

Solomon
  • Hebrew origins meaning “peace”
  • Nicknames: Sol

Stone
  • English origins meaning “dweller by the rocks”

Sullivan
  • Irish origins meaning “hawk-eyed”
  • Nicknames: Sul, Sully

Strong Baby Boy Names That Start With “T”

Takeo
  • Japanese origins meaning “strong as bamboo”
  • Nicknames: Taki, Kayo

Talon
  • Old French origins meaning “bird of prey's or beast's claw”
  • Nicknames: Tal

Tanguy
  • French origins meaning “fire warrior; fire dog”

Taurus
  • Greek mythology origins meaning “constellation of the bull”

Tedmond
  • Old English origins meaning “protector of the land”
  • Nicknames: Ted, Teddy, Edmond, Eddie

Thaddeus
  • Aramaic origins meaning “heart, courageous” and Greek origins meaning “God's Gift”
  • Nicknames: Thad

Theodore
  • Greek origins meaning “gift of God, divine gift”
  • Nicknames: Theo, Teddy

Thiago / Tiago
  • Brazil, Portugal, and Italian origins meaning”holder of the heel”
  • Nicknames: Ti

Titan
  • Greek mythology origins meaning “defender” also the largest moon of the planet Saturn

Titus
  • Latin origins meaning “title of honor”

Tiger
  • Iranian origins meaning “sharp, pointed”

Todd
  • Middle English origins meaning “fox”

Thor
  • Scandinavian origins meaning “God of thunder, strength, and rain”

Triton
  • Greek origins meaning “God of the Sea,” son of Poseidon and Amphitrite
  • Nicknames: T, Try

Troy
  • Irish origins meaning “foot solider”

Tyson
  • French origins meaning “hight-spirited”
  • Nicknames: Ty, Son

Strong Baby Boy Names That Start With “U”

Ulric
  • English origins meaning “wolf ruler”

Ulysses
  • Latin and Greek origins meaning “Wrathful; epic voyage; adventure”

Umar
  • Arabic origins meaning “propserous; flourshing; thrive”

Umberto
  • Italian name meaning “renowned warrior”
  • Nicknames: Um, Bert, Berto

Uriah
  • Hebrew origins meaning “flame of God”

Uziel
  • Hebrew origins meaning “strength; power”

Strong Baby Boy Names That Start With “V”

Valentine
  • Latin origins meaning “strong, healthy”
  • Nicknames: Val, Vale

Valentino
  • Italian origins meaning “strength, healthy”
  • Nicknames: Vale, Val, Tino

Valor
  • Latin origins meaning “bravery, courage”
  • Nicknames: Val, Vale

Valerio
  • Spanish and Italian origins meaning “brave, strong”
  • Nicknames: Val, Rio

Vilem
  • German and Czech origins meaning “protection, a strong mind”
  • Nicknames: Vil

Victor
  • Latin origins meaning “conquer”
  • Nicknames: Vic

Vincent
  • Latin origins meaning “prevailing”
  • Nicknames: Vin, Vinny

Vincenzo
  • Italian origins meaning “victorious; to conquer”
  • Nicknames: Vinny, Vin, Zo, Chez

Strong Baby Boy Names That Start With “W”

Walter
  • German origins meaning “commander of the army”
  • Nicknames: Wally, Al

Warner
  • German and French origins meaning “army guard”

Warrick
  • German origins meaning “leader who defends”
  • Nicknames: Rick

Watson
  • English and Scottish origin meaning “son of Walter” which means “commander of the army;” Also associated with curiosity and creative problem solving
  • Nicknames: Wally, Wats, Son, Atty

Werner
  • German origins meaning “the defending warrior”

Wilder/Wylder
  • German origins meaning “untamed”
  • Nicknames: Wy

William
  • English origins meaning “protector, gilded helmet”
  • Nicknames: Bill, Billy, Will, Willy

Wilson
  • English origins meaning “protection, desire, son of Will”
  • Nicknames: Wil, Willie, Son

Wolf
  • German origins meaning “large canine”

Wyatt
  • British origins meaning “brave warrior, strength”
  • Nicknames: Wy, Wiles, Wyley, Attie

Strong Baby Boy Names That Start WithX”

Xander/Zander
  • Greek origins meaning “defending men, protector”
  • Nicknames: Xan, Xandy

Xavier
  • Arabic name meaning “new house; bright”

Strong Baby Boy Names That Start WithZ”

Zale
  • Greek origins meaning “sea-strength”

Zane
  • American origins meaning “God is gracious”

Zev
  • Hebrew origins meaning “Given by God, wolf”

Zeke
  • British origins meaning “God strengthens”

Zeus
  • Greek mythology origins meaning “the sky and thunder god”

Zion
  • Hebrew origins meaning “highest point”
  • Nicknames: Zy

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List of strong boy names, alphabetically with traditional, unique, popular, and unusual names to inspire strength and leadership

We hope you found the perfect name amongst these powerful boy names! A strong name for a little boy can set them up to find their own inner strength or in becoming a strong leader! Whatever you choose, know it's a great choice for your little guy (even if a family member doesn't agree!).

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