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Strong Boy Names With Powerful Meaning

Looking for a mighty moniker for your little one? These strong baby boy names with great meaning should make your short list.

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There's a wide variety of strong boy names out there—whether you're looking for a popular pick or something unique. Try a few of these on for size.

Andrew

Currently in the top 50 baby names, this timeless classic means "strong and manly." Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland and Russia.

Angus

This Scottish pick means "one strength," and its big claim to fame is Angus Young, the lead guitarist from AC/DC. It fell out of the top 1000 in the 1940s, making it a unique name option for your son.

Arsenio

This Spanish baby name means "virile" and is most closely associated with comedian/talk show host Arsenio Hall.

Barrett

This Germanic name, which has been used for both boys and girls recently, means "strength of a bear."

Brian

Brian is an Irish classic given to one of Ireland's kings. It means "strong and honorable," and is associated with a slew of celebrities, including Beach Boy Brian Wilson, director Brian de Palma, and Backstreet Boy Brian Littrell.

Conrad

This strong German name means "bold advisor," and was the name of five different kings in Germany.

Devlin

This chic Irish moniker means "fierce courage."

Finley

A unisex favorite, Finley means "fair-haired hero"—and allows you to get to the popular nickname, Finn.

Ethan

One of the most timeless strong baby boy names, Ethan is a top 10 favorite and comes from the Old Testament.

Farrell

This surname (popularly associated with actor Colin Farrell) means "hero," and is a unique Irish pick.

Fergus

This name was popular in both Scotland and Ireland, and means "man of valor." You'll find the name among ancient Scottish, Irish, and Welsh royalty, and as the name of Merida's dad in the movie Brave.

Gabriel

Consistently in the top 100 boy names for the past 30 years, Gabriel means "God is my strength," and was the name of an archangel in the Bible.

Garrett

Garrett's currently just outside the top 300 boys' names in the U.S., an Irish pick that means "spear strength."

Kendrick

Looking to honor a Kenneth in your past? Try Kendrick, which means "bold power."

Leopold

Most of the longer versions of "Leo" indicate strength, with their association with lions. This Germanic version means "brave people."

Maximus

Max is one of the most popular nicknames, and this Latin version, which means "the greatest." It was often added to the names of Roman military heroes. It's currently in the top 200, ranking above Maximilian, another variation with the same meaning.

Reynold

This English name means "powerful counselor," and is a fresher way to honor a Ronald in your family's past.

Rex

This short and sweet name has a bold meaning—"king."

Valente

A variation on Valentine, this sleek name means "healthy and strong."

Zale

This unique Greek name means "sea strength."