When mom and dad find out they are having a little boy, they are soon faced with a difficult decision. They must now choose a name for this little baby. The problem is that they are not just naming a little baby, or even a little boy. They are picking a name that will one day fit a grown man. Some people find this very difficult, much more difficult than naming a little girl.
Even though the world is getting better at erasing the gender divides of the world, a lot of parents still want a name that is powerful. They want their boys to grow into strong men who lead purposeful lives. They also feel that a lot of these things all come down to what name is bestowed upon them.
Some put a lot of importance into the name they give their child. They put a lot of thought into the name and what possible nicknames they can make of it and if there is a chance that their son will be made fun of when they go to school. They also look at the meaning of the name. They want a name that means strong and powerful.
We have found 25 names that are incredibly powerful and are all wonderful choices when it comes to a little boy.
We are starting off this list strong with the name Arnold, who will probably remind people of a certain large and strong celebrity. The name Arnold is of English and German origin and it means “ruler, strong as an eagle.”
According to Nameberry.com, the name is not currently ranked when it comes to popularity. This usually means that the name is not in the top 1000. Perfect for parents who want a name they won’t hear every day. However, the name did rise 17% this week alone.
We told you this list would have a good mixture of names and some of them will be more unique than others. The name Amell is one you won’t hear very often. It is of German origin and is their equivalent of the name Arnold. Therefore, this name means “power of an eagle.”
To show how unique this name is, it is also not ranked when it comes to popularity, so it is perfect for parents who want a name that they won’t hear on the playground too often.
Maynard sounds like a name that would be very trendy in today’s world. We are sensing a theme when we say that this is another name that has its origins in Germany. Germany must be known for having a lot of masculine names that are very strong.
The name means “hardy, brave, strong.” A perfect meaning for a perfect little boy. The name is not ranked when it comes to popularity and that is probably because it is currently being seen as a last name more than a given name.
Andrew is a name that is much more common than the first few on our list. In 2017, the name was ranked in at #40 when it comes to popularity. It has also rose an additional 3% this week alone, so it may be well on its way to the top ten.
The name is of Greek origin and it means “strong and manly.” With a meaning like that you may need to remind your son that it is OK for boys to show emotions as well. He doesn’t have to be strong all the time.
Griffin is an incredibly unique name that is sure to have all the other parents talking. A Griffin is a mythological creature that is half lion and half eagle, so it is a pretty powerful creature. The name Griffin is of Welsh origin and is a variation of the name Griffith. The name means “strong lord.”
This name is ranked when it comes to popularity, showing that there are a lot of parents out there who love this name. In 2017, the name was ranked in at #243. It is experiencing a slight drop right now.
Ethan is a name you will hear often, and its popularity may be its only downfall. In 2017, the name was ranked in at #14. It is just out of a spot in the top ten, but with a rise of 1% this week it may be there by the time we get the rankings for 2018.
The name is of Hebrew origin and it means “strong, firm.” It is a sweet name for a little boy that grows well with him to suit the man he will one day become.
The name Kawan may be the most exotic name on our list and it comes to us all the way from Korea. Perfect for parents who are fans of travelling and all things international. The name is very popular in Korea, but it has not caught on here just yet.
The name means “strong.” It may not be ranked in popularity in North America, but if the trend of exotic and unique names continues it may only be a matter of time before it has a ranked spot all of its own.
Bernard is an adorable name that is perfect for little boys all over the world. Bernie is an adorable and catchy nickname that any little boy would love to have. The name is of German origin and it means “strong, brave as a bear.”
In 2017, the name was not ranked when it comes to popularity and it is experiencing a slight drop as we speak. Perfect for parents who want a unique name that doesn’t sound like it was made up.
If we have any fans of the actor Denzel Washington reading this, we may have found the perfect name for your little boy. The actor may be well-known and loved by all, but the name is not as it is not ranked when it comes to popularity.
The name is Cornish in origin and it means “powerful.” The actor himself got the name because his parents decided to name him after the doctor that delivered him. You won’t find this name everywhere!
Barrett is another name that sounds like it would be very trendy right now, and the good news is that it is actually considered a unisex name, so it can be used for a little girl as well. The name Barrett is German in origin and it means “bear strength.”
In 2017, the name was ranked in at #234 when it comes to popularity for little boys. It also rose another 19% this week alone. It may be on its way to break into the top 100 very soon.
If you want a name that has a Latin ring to it than look no further than Valerio. It has a very unique and exotic sound to it and it may be the perfect name for your little boy. The name is (of course) Latin in origin and it means “strength, health.”
The name is not ranked when it comes to popularity in 2017, and since it experienced a 10% drop this week I don’t think it will be near the top any time soon.
Malin is another name that is considered unisex, so you can use it for your little boy, or even suggest it to a friend who is expecting a little girl. The name is of English origin and it means “strong, little warrior.” Something we all want our children to be.
This is the perfect name for parents who are looking for that one-of-a-kind name because this name is not ranked when it comes to popularity and it is dropping even further away from a top spot.
This is a name that you don’t hear too often, but when you do it sure puts a smile on your face. The name also has a cute nickname hidden in there, Zeke, which is always good when we are raising a little boy.
The name is of Hebrew origin and it means “God strengthens.” In 2017, the name was ranked in at #82 meaning that there are a lot of people who love this name. It also rose 15% this week alone meaning it may have a top ten spot soon.
The only thing that may be confusing with this name is how it is pronounced. The name may start with a Q, but it is pronounced KILL-on. So, if mom and dad are OK with letting people know how to say the name constantly than they may love this name.
The name is of Latin and Greek origin and it means “crossing swords, strong.” The name is not ranked in 2017 when it comes to popularity. The name also dropped 9% this week, so it is definitely a name you won’t hear that often.
This is another super sweet name that is for both boys and girls and it is strictly for all the lovers out there. The name will have everyone thinking of St. Valentine and the lovely day we have to celebrate everything that means love.
The name is of Latin origin and it means “strength, health.” The name was not ranked when it comes to popularity in 2017 when used for a little boy, but it did rise 28% this week alone so it may be on the way up.
I would place a bet that the only Arsenio anyone knows is that of the personality Arsenio Hall. This just shows how unique the name is, and how it is not a name mom and dad will hear very often. The name is of Spanish and Greek origin and it means “virile, strong.”
In 2017, the name was not ranked when it comes to popularity. The name also dropped 22% this week alone, showing that it is no where near being a common name.
If you are looking for a name that is sure to have people interested and is guaranteed to start a conversation than Oswald is the name for you. The name Oswald means “divine power.” It has a literary connection to some works by Shakespeare as the name is featured in King Lear.
The name is not ranked when it comes to popularity just yet, but it did rise 5% this week. It may be a slow grower, but it is guaranteed to make anyone smile.
I don’t think you can find a name stronger than the name Thor. Thor is, of course, the name of the God of thunder, strength and rain. The name Thor has been all over the comic books and movie screens lately, but it is starting to turn up on birth certificates too.
The name is of Norse origin and it means “thunder.” In 2017, the name was not ranked when it comes to popularity, but everyone is bound to think you have one strong little boy with a name like this.
Angus is not a name that one would hear and immediately associate with strength, but it is one of the strongest names out there. It is both perfect for a little boy as well as a grown man, something that is very important to parents who are tasked with naming a baby boy.
The name is the anglicized form of the name Aonghus and it is Gaelic in origin. It means “one strength.” In 2017 the name was not ranked when it comes to popularity, but it did rise 6% this week alone.
The Phoenix is the mythological bird that is able to rise from the ashes, an analogy that screams strong and enduring. It is also a charming and trendy name for your little boy or girl, because the name is unisex.
The name is Greek in origin and is also considered an Arizona place-name. The name means “dark red.” In 2017, the name was ranked in at #268 in popularity and it is only rising higher and higher on the charts every day.
Any baby who grew up in the 90’s with see this name and immediately think of the Hollywood heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio. The name is German in origin and it is also the Italian and Spanish version of the name Leonard. It means “brave lion.”
In 2017, the name was ranked in at #97, showing that it is just as popular now as it once was. The name is slowly dropping in popularity, so it may not be in the top 100 for very long.
Gabriel is a very angelic name and it has Biblical roots as well, it is perfect for parents who want a more elegant and daintier name for their little boy. The name is of Hebrew origin and it means “God is my strength.”
In 2017, the name was ranked in at #31 in popularity, so it is one of the most popular names on our list. It has also risen 5% this week alone so it may be on its way to the top 10 as I write this.
Garrett is another name that sounds a lot more like a last name than a first name, but that is the trend that is starting. The name is the Irish variation of the name Gerard and it means “spear strength.”
In 2017, the name was ranked in at #320 so it is not incredibly common, but it is also not a name that people won’t recognize when they hear it. The name did rise 12% this week so it is an up-and-coming treasure for all parents of baby boys.
Here is a name that you won’t hear every day and it may be the perfect name for parents who are searching for a name that will allow their little one to stand out in a crowd. The name is of English origin and it means “quick, strong.”
The name is not ranked when it comes to popularity, which is probably not a surprise to anyone. However, the name did rise 106% this week alone, so it may be a name that we see added to the list very soon.
You may not hear this name very often, but there is something about it that puts a smile on your face whenever you hear it. This name is Egyptian in origin, which makes it incredibly unique and exotic and it means “with strong eyesight.”
The name was not ranked in popularity in 2017, and it is falling even further off the list. It is a name that is guaranteed to make any little boy stand out and lead his own life.