Baby Names

330+ Strong & Powerful Boy Names For Your Little Superhero 

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Overview

Strong and powerful boy names remain popular with many parents. 

Other parents might choose nonbinary names with badass meanings.

If you’re looking for unique, kickass, and cool names for your brave little warrior, you’ve come to the right place.

We’ve prepared this list of 330+ powerful boy names, including the most popular, trending, unique, or rare options

You can also find name lists below that are related to strong traits, such as names that mean “warrior,” “lion,” “bear,” and “brave.”

Check out the meanings of these powerful names and their popularity ranks from the SSA (Social Security Administration) below. (3)

 

These baby names are associated with power, bravery, and heroism:

 

Alexander

 

  • Origin: Old English and Greek boy name
  • Meaning: “Defender of men” or “defending humankind”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-lex-ahn-der”
  • Length: 9 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #17
  • Namesakes: It relates to Alexander the Great, one of the most powerful kings in ancient history (he ruled in the fourth century BCE)
  • Also after modern namesakes such as American singer and pop/punk band All Time Low member Alexander William Gaskarth and Swedish actor Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgard
  • Variants: Alessandro (Italian name), Alejandro (Hispanic and Mexican boy name), and Aleksander (Czech or Polish name)
  • Nicknames: Alex (androgynous name), Lex, Lexie, and Xander

 

Arthur

 

 

Dustin 

 

  • Meaning: “Thor’s stone” or “brave warrior” (a warrior name)
  • Pronunciation: “dust-ihn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #632
  • Namesakes: American actor Dustin Hoffman and country music singer-songwriter Dustin Lynch
  • Variants: Dusten, Duston, Dusttinn, and Dustyn; also the English version of the Old Norse and Norwegian name “Torsten”
  • Nicknames: Dusty, Dust, and Tin

 

Eric 

 

  • Meaning: “Eternal ruler,” “sole ruler,” “ever-ruler,” or “complete ruler”
  • Pronunciation: “err-ik”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #229
  • Namesakes: American actor Eric Anthony Roberts and English guitarist, singer, and songwriter Eric Patrick Clapton
  • Variants: English variant of the Scandinavian boy names “Erik,” “Erick,” and “Errick”
  • Nicknames: Ehr or Rick

 

Harvey

 

  • Meaning: “Battle worthy”
  • Pronunciation: “har-vee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #403
  • Namesakes: American NASCAR racing driver Harvey Eakin and comics creator-editor Harvey Kurtzman 
  • Variants: Harvey and Herve
  • Nicknames: Harv and Vee

 

Henry

 

  • Meaning: Strong boy name that means “house ruler” or “ruler”
  • Pronunciation: “hen-ree”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #7
  • Namesakes: American industrialist, Ford Motor Company founder, and business magnate Henry Ford and British actor Henry Cavill 
  • Variants: Henrik and Heinrich; also relates to the French name “Henri” or the German name “Haimirich”
  • Nicknames: Hank, Harry, and Hen

 

Julius

 

  • Meaning: Best boy name that means “youthful,” “devoted to Jove (a moniker of Jupiter, the Roman king or chief of the gods),” and “downy-bearded”
  • Pronunciation: “jooh-lee-uhs”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #348
  • Namesakes: American basketball player Julius Erving and Austrian-born American orchestra and opera conductor Julius Rudel
  • Also a powerful boy name after the famous Roman general and conqueror Julius Caesar
  • Variants: Jullius, Julio, and Julien
  • Nicknames: Jules and Julie

 

Logan

 

  • Origin: Scottish and Gaelic gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: Hispanic name that means “little hollow” (comes from the Scottish-Gaelic word “lagan” or “lag” that means “hollow”)
  • Pronunciation: “low-gan”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #33
  • Namesakes: American ski jumper Logan Sankey and professional wrestler Logan James 
  • Strong option because of its links with the badass character Wolverine in the “X-Men” series
  • Variants: Loggan, Loggen, and Logun
  • Nicknames: Log

 

Maverick

 

  • Origin: English boy name
  • Meaning: Word name that means “an independent man or person who avoids conformity”
  • Pronunciation: “mah-vr-uhk”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #40
  • Namesakes: English singer, songwriter, and rapper Maverick Sabre and American professional golfer Maverick McNealy
  • Variants: Mavrick, Mavric, Maverik, and Maverrick
  • Nicknames: Mav, Mavvy, Rick, and Ricky

 

Richard 

 

  • Origin: Norman French, Old English, and Old German boy name
  • Meaning: “Strong ruler” and “brave ruler”
  • Pronunciation: “rich-urd”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #219
  • Namesakes: American actor and comedian Richard Steven Horvitz and English actor and singer Richard Fleeshman
  • Also a powerful name after several kings and rulers (e.g., Richard II of England, the King of England also known as Richard of Bordeaux)
  • Variants: Rickard, Rikard, and Ricardo (Italian and Spanish boy name)
  • Nicknames: Rick, Chard, Richie, Dick, Rico, and Ricky

 

William 

 

  • Origin: Old English and Old German boy name
  • Meaning: “Resolute protector”
  • Pronunciation: “wil-yuhm”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank:#6
  • Namesakes: This classic boy name is on the trending list because of Prince William, now the Prince of Wales and heir to the United Kingdom’s throne 
  • Also after Brazilian professional footballer William Ismael and newscaster and journalist William Bonner
  • Variants: Wilhelm
  • Nicknames: Billy, Bill, and Will

 

Powerful Boy Names From A To Z

Powerful Boy Names Starting With A

Aldrich

 

  • Origin: Old English, French, and German boy name
  • Meaning: “Old and wise,” “ruler,” or “old ruler” (also an ‘old man’ name
  • Pronunciation: “awl-drich”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American film director Aldrich Robert Burgess and the fictional supervillain Aldrich Killian in Marvel Comics
  • Also a place name (e.g., Aldrich in Minnesota, USA)
  • Variants: Aldritch, Aldridge, and Aldrych
  • Nicknames: Aldy, Aldi, Aldie, Dritz, and Rich

 

Angus

 

  • Meaning: Tough boy name that means “one strength” or “one choice”
  • Pronunciation: “ang-guhs”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Scottish actor Angus Macfadyen and English comedian, musician, and actor Gordon Angus Deayton
  • Variants: Óengus (Celtic boy name) and Aonghus
  • Nicknames: Angie, Gus, and Gussie

 

Arnold

 

  • Origin: German and Old English boy name
  • Meaning: Powerful name that means “eagle power,” “strong ruler,” “ruler” or “as strong as an eagle”
  • Pronunciation: “aar-nuhld”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Austrian-born American bodybuilder, actor, and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger and American folk artist Arnold Kramer 
  • Variants: Arnoud, Arnaud, and Arnault
  • Nicknames: Arnie

 

Azim

 

  • Origin: Turkish boy name
  • Meaning: “Perseverance” or “never gives up”
  • Also means “magnificent,” “protector,” or “great” as one of the names of Allah (the equivalent of God in Islam)
  • Pronunciation: “ah-zeem”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Kenyan-born Islamic studies professor Azim Nanji and Egyptian basketball player Abdel Azim Ashry
  • Variants: Azzim, Azeem, and Azzeem
  • Nicknames: Azzy

 

Powerful Boy Names Starting With B

Ballard

 

  • Origin: Middle English, Germanic, and Scandinavian boy name
  • Meaning: “Brave,” “strong,” or “bald-headed man”
  • Pronunciation: “bahl-aard”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (examples include American professional bowler Del Ballard Jr. and songwriter and record producer Glen Ballard)
  • Variants: Balard
  • Nicknames: Lard, Ball, and Balz

 

Beren 

 

  • Origin: Turkish and Dutch unisex name
  • Meaning: “Brave,” “bold,” “strong,” “smart,” “daring,” or “bear”
  • Beren was previously used primarily as a Turkish baby girl name meaning “strong” and “smart.” It’s now considered a unisex name, especially after J.R.R. Tolkien used it as the legendary mortal in the “Silmarillion” (stories with events that happened before “The Lord of the Rings”).
  • Pronunciation: “beh-rehn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Mystical name after the fictional character Beren Erchamion, one of the main characters in “Beren and Lúthien” (the epic love story that’s also part of “The Silmarillion”)
  • Variants: Berren
  • Nicknames: Bay and Ren

 

Bernard 

 

  • Origin: Old English, French, and German boy name
  • Meaning: “Strong as a bear” (name that means “strong”) or “hardy”
  • Pronunciation: “buhr-nard”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American writer Bernard Malamud and French alpine skier Bernard Orcel
  • Variants: Bernardo, Bernardino, and Bernhard
  • Nicknames: Bernie and Bern

 

Powerful Boy Names Starting With C

Chanin

 

  • Meaning: English pronunciation of the Thai name “ชนินทร์,” which means “strong person”
  • Pronunciation: “cha-neen”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Thai YouTuber and data scientist Chanin Nantasenamat
  • Variants: Channin
  • Nicknames: Chan

 

Chidike 

 

  • Origin: Igbo – African boy name 
  • Meaning: Spiritual name that means “God is strong” or “the one guided by the God”
  • Pronunciation: “chi-dee-keh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Chiddike
  • Nicknames: Chide

 

Clifford

 

  • Origin: Old English and Anglo-Saxon boy name
  • Meaning: Earthy name that means “the steep edge of a ford” and “ford by a cliff” or a badass boy name that means “bold,” “brave,” or “daring”
  • Pronunciation: “klif-urd”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American artist Clifford Ross and English author and journalist Clifford Longley
  • Variants: Clyfforth, Cliford, and Clyfford; other variants include “Clifton”
  • Nicknames: Cliff

 

Powerful Boy Names Starting With D

Daniel

 

  • Origin: Hebrew and Old English boy name
  • Pronunciation: “dayn-yuhl”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #14
  • Namesakes: American racing car driver Dan Gurney and cartoonist Dan DeCarlo
  • Variants: Danniel, Danilo (Spanish and Italian boy name), and Daniyel; its feminine form is Danielle
  • Nicknames: Dan, Dani, and Danny

 

Decebal

 

  • Origin: Ancient Dacian (Indo-European) and Romanian boy name 
  • Meaning: “Brave,” “powerful,” or a name that means “strong”
  • Pronunciation: “deh-seh-bahl”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Romanian economist and politician Decebal Traian Remeș and footballer Decebal Gheară
  • Variants: Deccebal and Decebbal
  • Nicknames: Decy, Dece, and Bal

 

Denzel

 

  • Origin: Welsh boy name
  • Meaning: Cool boy name that means “from the fertile land” or high stronghold” 
  • Pronunciation: “den-zehl”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Canadian football player Denzel Radford and American actor Denzel Washington (birth name Denzel Hayes Washington Jr.) 
  • Variants: Denzzel, Dennzel, and Denzell
  • Nicknames: Den, Denz, and Zel

 

Powerful Boy Names Starting With E

Ebert

 

  • Origin: American boy name of Germanic origin
  • Meaning: Short boy name that means “brave boar” or “brave, strong boar”
  • Pronunciation: “eh-burt”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (examples include German mathematician and author Johann Jakob Ebert and Australian rules football player Russell Ebert)
  • Variants: Comes from the German name “Everard”
  • Nicknames: Eb, Bertie, and Bert

 

Elim

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: Nature name that means “a place of strong trees”
  • Pronunciation: “eh-leem”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Biblical place name after an oasis where the Israelites rested after they fled from Egypt
  • Variants: Ellim and Elimm
  • Nicknames: El

 

Etan

 

  • Origin: Swedish and Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “Solid,” “firm,” and “enduring”
  • Pronunciation: “ay-tahn”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American playwright, TV writer, and producer Etan Frankel and basketball player Etan Thomas
  • Variants: Swedish version of the Hebrew name “Ethan”
  • Nicknames: Tan and Ettie

 

Powerful Boy Names Starting With F

Farris

 

  • Origin: English boy name
  • Meaning: “Man of courage” or “iron strong”
  • Pronunciation: “fah-reez”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Badass boy name after American journalist Farris Hassan who journeyed to Iraq in his teenage years and former U.S. Treasury Solicitor Farris B. Streeter
  • Variants: Faris and Farriss
  • Nicknames: Far, Ferrari, and Riz

 

Farrell 

 

  • Meaning: “Descendant of Fearghail,” “man of valor,” or “courage”
  • Pronunciation: “far-uhl”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American CFL (Canadian Football League) football player Farrell Funston and Filipino math genius Farrell Eldrian Wu
  • Variants: Pharrell and Farrel
  • Nicknames: Far, Farrie, and Rellie

 

Ferguson

 

  • Origin: Scottish, Irish, and Gaelic boy name
  • Pronunciation: “fehr-guh-sn”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Kenyan middle-distance runner Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich and Canadian MLB (major league) baseball player Ferguson Jenkins
  • Variants: Ferrguson, Fergusson, and Ferggusson
  • Nicknames: Fergie

 

Powerful Boy Names Starting With G

Gibor

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “Strong one”
  • Pronunciation: “gee-bohr”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: African-American astrophysicist Gibor Basri
  • Variants: Gibbor
  • Nicknames: Gibb and Gibbie

 

Godric 

 

  • Origin: Old English name
  • Meaning: “God’s ruler” or “God’s power”
  • Pronunciation: “god-reek”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Classic boy name after Winchcombe Abbey medieval abbot Godric of Winchcombe and Anglo-Saxon saint Godric of Finchale
  • In popular culture, it’s used for the Harry Potter series as Godric Gryffindor, one of Hogwarts’ four founders.
  • Variants: Godrik and Godrick 
  • Nicknames: Goddie, Ricky, and Rick

 

Griffith

 

  • Origin: Welsh boy name
  • Meaning: “Strong lord” or “chief”
  • Pronunciation: “gree-fuhth”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Welsh rugby union player Griffith Griffiths and Welsh actor, TV presenter, writer, personality, and comedian Griffith “Griff” Rhys Jones
  • Variants: Griffyth
  • Nicknames: Griff, Griffy, and Fith

 

Powerful Boy Names Starting With H

Haile

 

  • Origin: Ethiopian – African boy name
  • Meaning: “Force and power” or “strength”
  • Pronunciation: “hay-lee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Ethiopian distance runner Haile Gebrselassie and filmmaker Haile Gerima 
  • Also a powerful name after Haile Selassie, the Emperor of Ethiopia from 1892 to 1975
  • Variants: Hale, Hailey, and Haille
  • Nicknames: Hayl

 

Hezekiah 

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “God gives strength”
  • Pronunciation: “heh-zuh-kai-uh”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #586
  • Namesakes: American rapper, songwriter, hip-hop producer, and Beat Society founder Hezekiah (full name Hezekiah Davis III) and gospel artist Hezekiah Walker
  • Variants: Hezzekiah, Hezekkiah, Hezekia, Hazikiah, Hezikyah, Hezekial, Hizkiah, and Hezekyah
  • Nicknames: Hayz, Hez, and Hezeki

 

Hudson 

 

  • Origin: English boy name
  • Pronunciation: “hud-suhn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #27
  • Namesakes: Brazilian middle distance runner Hudson de Souza and American chemist and inventor Hudson Maxim
  • Variants: Hudson and Hudsson
  • Nicknames: Hudd

 

Powerful Boy Names Starting With I

Idris

 

  • Origin: Welsh and Arabic boy name
  • Meaning: “Smart” or “studious”
  • Also from “udd” and “ris,” meaning “ardent lord” or “leader”
  • Pronunciation: “eed-ris”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #766
  • Namesakes: Welsh dual-code rugby player Idris Towill and English actor Idris Elba
  • Variants: Idrisi, Idriss, and Indrissi
  • Nicknames: Iddie

 

Ikenna

 

  • Origin: Igbo (cultural group in Nigeria) – African boy name
  • Meaning: “Father’s power”
  • Pronunciation: “ai-kee-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Nigerian actor and producer Ikenna Obi and American basketball player Ikenna Iroegbu
  • Variants: Ikena and Ikkena
  • Nicknames: Ike and Kenna

 

Imre 

 

  • Origin: Hungarian boy name
  • Meaning: “Strength,” “home ruler,” or “universal ruler”
  • Pronunciation: “im-reh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Hungarian-American composer, musician, orchestrator, and music producer Imre Czomba and Estonian ice sledge hockey player Imre Tiitsu
  • Variants: Imreh; Hungarian name that comes from the German name “Emmerich”
  • Nicknames: Im

 

Powerful Boy Names Starting With J

Jabbar

 

  • Origin: Arabic boy name 
  • Meaning: Cute boy name that means “powerful” or “mighty” 
  • Pronunciation: “jah-bahr”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Azerbaijani – Turkish folk singer Jabbar Garyagdioglu and Indian theater and film director Jabbar Patel 
  • Variants: Jabari and Jahbar
  • Nicknames: Jab and Jabby

 

Jarek

 

  • Origin: Slavic boy name
  • Meaning: “Fierce” and “strong”
  • Pronunciation: “yah-rehk”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Polish strongman competitor Jarek Dymek and Estonian singer Jarek Kasar
  • Variants: Jarrek and Jarekk; can also be a diminutive of “Jaroslav”
  • Nicknames: Jar and Reki

 

Jedrick

 

  • Origin: Polish name for boys
  • Meaning: Warrior name that means “a strong man”
  • Pronunciation: “jed-reek”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American football offensive tackle player Jedrick Wills Jr. 
  • Variants: Jeddrick, Jedrik, and Jedrikk
  • Nicknames: Jed, Jedi, Rick, and Ricky

 

Powerful Boy Names Starting With K

Kale

 

  • Meaning: 1 syllable boy name that means “strong,” “calm,” “fair,” “ocean,” “sea,” “pure,” “affectionate,” “slender,” “tide,” or “black” (also a black baby name)
  • Pronunciation: “kayl”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Ugandan (African) lawyer, military officer, and policeman Kale Kayihura and American former professional football player Kale Ane
  • Variants: Cale, Kayl, Kali, and Kalle
  • Nicknames: Kayl and Kaylee

 

Kaimana

 

  • Origin: Hawaiian unisex name
  • Meaning: “Diamond,” “power of the ocean,” or “power of the sea”
  • Pronunciation: “kay-mah-nah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Kaimanah
  • Nicknames: Kai and Kaya

 

Kamau 

 

  • Origin: Kikuyu and Bantu – African boy name
  • Meaning: “Quiet warrior”
  • Pronunciation: “kaa-mah-uw”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American-born radiology professional Kamau Nkenge and Barbadian poet and writer Kamau Brathwaite
  • Also a middle name for boys (examples include American stand-up comic and TV host Walter Kamau Bell and Caribbean scholar and poet Edward Kamau Brathwaite)
  • Variants: Kammau
  • Nicknames: Kami and Kam

 

Powerful Boy Names Starting With L

Lamech

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “Strong or low” or “poor”
  • Pronunciation: “luh-mek”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Biblical name after Lamech, the father of Noah
  • Variants: Lamek
  • Nicknames: Lam

 

Liam

 

  • Origin: Gaelic and Irish boy name
  • Meaning: Popular boy name that means “strong-willed warrior,” “protection,” or “determined protector”
  • Pronunciation: “lee-uhm”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #1
  • Namesakes: Canadian actor Liam James and English singer and “One Direction” band member Liam James Payne
  • Variants: Irish diminutive of the classic Germanic name “William” coming from “wil” (desire) and “helm” (protection)
  • Nicknames: Lee and Yami

 

Ludwick

 

  • Origin: German boy name
  • Meaning: “Famous warrior,” “famous in battle,” or “loud”
  • Pronunciation: “luhd-week”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (such as after American former professional baseball outfielder Ryan Andrew Ludwick and baker Christopher Ludwick)
  • Variants: Ludwig, Ludvig, Lodwick, and Ludwik
  • Nicknames: Ludd and Wick

 

Powerful Boy Names Starting With M

Maoz

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name 
  • Meaning: “Fortress” and “strength”
  • Pronunciation: “maw-owz”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Israeli footballer Maoz Samia and tourism entrepreneur Maoz Inon
  • Also a last name (such as after Israeli-born American guitarist, solo performer, composer, and bandleader Eyal Maoz and film director Samuel Maoz)
  • Variants: Maozz
  • Nicknames: Oz

 

Melech

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: Royal name that means “king”
  • Pronunciation: “meh-lek”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Canadian Yiddish poet and essayist Melech Ravitch and American singer Meilech Kohn
  • Variants: Meilech
  • Nicknames: Mel

 

Montgomery

 

  • Origin: English boy name
  • Meaning: “Mighty man,” “man power,” or “mountain belonging to the ruler”
  • Pronunciation: “maant-guh-mr-eeh”
  • Length: 10 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Canadian figure skater Montgomery Wilson and American author and outdoorsman Montgomery Atwater
  • Variants: Montgomry, Mountgomerey, Mongomerey, and Montgomerie
  • Nicknames: Monte, Monty, Gomer, and Emery

 

Powerful Boy Names Starting with N

Nakoa

 

  • Meaning: “The warriors” or “brave one” 
  • Pronunciation: “nah-kow-uh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Celebrity kid name after Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa (son of American actress Lisa Bonet and actor Jason Momoa)
  • Variants: None
  • Nicknames: Naki and Koa

 

Napayshni

 

  • Meaning: “Strong and courageous”
  • Pronunciation: “nah-paysh-nee”
  • Length: 9 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a musical name after the song “Napayshni” by Nicola Maddaloni
  • Variants: None
  • Nicknames: Napay

 

Nicky

 

  • Origin: Greek nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “People of victory”
  • Pronunciation: “nee-kee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: New Zealander rugby union footballer Nicky Little and Indonesian rock singer Nicky Astria (birth name Nicky Nastiti Karya Dewi) 
  • Variants: Nicki and Nikki
  • Nicknames: Nick

 

Njord 

 

  • Origin: Scandinavian boy name
  • Meaning: “North,” “strong,” “vigorous,” or “north nurture”
  • Pronunciation: “nyord”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a mythical name after the Norse god of the sea, fishing, sailing, and fertility or a cute boy name after Njord, a dolphin in Madeleine L’Engle’s “A Ring of Endless Light” film
  • Variants: ​​Also a form of the Old Norse name “Njǫrðr” 
  • Nicknames: Njordie

 

Powerful Boy Names Starting With O

Odile

 

  • Origin: French and German unisex name 
  • Meaning: “Prospers in battle” 
  • Pronunciation: “oh-deel”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Belgian road-racing bicyclist Odile Defraye 
  • Variants: Odille and Oddile
  • Nicknames: Odie

 

Ofu

 

  • Meaning: “Power and strength,” “myriad,” “interior,” or “shop” 
  • Pronunciation: “ow-foo”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a place name after the island of Ofu in American Samoa
  • Variants: Offu
  • Nicknames: None

 

Onan 

 

  • Origin: Ancient Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “Strength” and “power”
  • Pronunciation: “oh-nan”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Biblical boy name after Judah’s second son who refused to marry his brother’s widow, Tamar (a widow has to marry her late husband’s brother under Jewish traditions)
  • Modern namesakes include Guyanese – South American swimmer Onan Orlando Thom and American Major League Baseball pitcher Onan Masaoka
  • Variants: Onnan
  • Nicknames: None

 

Powerful Boy Names Starting With P

Pachakutiq

 

  • Origin: Quecha – Native American boy name
  • Meaning: Warrior name that means “changer of the world”
  • Pronunciation: “pah-cha-koo-teek”
  • Length: 10 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After Pachakutiq, a 15th-century ruler of the Inca Empire
  • Variants: Pachakuti
  • Nicknames: Patch (English)

 

Perseus

 

  • Origin: Greek boy name
  • Meaning: Badass boy name that means “to destroy”
  • Pronunciation: “per-see-uhs”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After the hero Perseus in Greek mythology who saved Princess Andromeda from the Kraken using Medusa’s head (the snakes on her head are deadly)
  • Also a magical name after Perseus Jackson, the real name of the fictional main character in the fantasy book and movie series “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” 
  • Variant: Persseus and Perseuss
  • Nicknames: Percy

 

Phoenix

 

  • Origin: Greek and Egyptian androgynous name
  • Meaning: “Immortal bird” after the legendary creature from Egyptian and Greek mythology used as an immortality symbol because it can rise as a new bird from its ashes. According to the myths, this happens every 500 years.
  • Pronunciation: “fee-nix”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #261 (boys)
  • Namesakes:Criminal Minds” actor Phoenix Andersen and Swedish-American actor Phoenix Bo Jesper Parnevik
  • Also a place name after the city of Phoenix, Arizona in the US
  • Variants: Feenix
  • Nicknames: None

 

Powerful Boy Names Starting With Q

Qadir

 

  • Origin: Latin and Arabic boy name
  • Meaning: “Powerful,” “mighty,” “competent,” or “capable”
  • Pronunciation: “kah-dir‘
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Pakistani Sufi poet Qadir Bux Bedil and Azerbaijani (Turkish ethnic group) chess Grandmaster Qadir Huseynov
  • Variants: Kadir and Qadeer
  • Nicknames: Qad and Qadi

 

Qinglong

 

  • Meaning: Mystical name that means “blue dragon”
  • Pronunciation: “shing-long”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After the Chinese deity Qinlong, also called the Azure Dragon in Chinese mythology 
  • Variants: Kinglong
  • Nickname: King

 

Quirino

 

  • Origin: Latin, Portuguese, Italian, and Spanish boy name 
  • Meaning: “Warrior” or “spearman”
  • Pronunciation: “kee-ree-noh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a unique middle name (such as after Italian archaeologist Ennio Quirino Visconti)
  • Variants: Quirrino and Quirinno
  • Nicknames: Quiri and Quiro

 

Powerful Boy Names Starting With R

Reginald

 

  • Origin: Latin and Old English boy name 
  • Meaning: “Ruler,” “strong,” “counselor,” or “counsel power”
  • Pronunciation: “rej-un-nuhld”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American Basketball Hall of Fame inductee and former NBA (National Basketball Association) player Reggie Miller
  • Variants: Reinhold (German) and Reynaud (French)
  • Nicknames: Reggie, Rej, and Reynald

 

Roderick

 

  • Origin: Germanic and British boy name
  • Meaning: “Famous and strong ruler”
  • Pronunciation: “rohd-uh-reek”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: English operatic baritone Roderick Williams and American professional wrestler Roderick Strong
  • Variants: Roderik, Roderic, Rodrick, and Rodrigo (Spanish boy name)
  • Nicknames: Roddy, Rurik, and Rick

 

Ryker 

 

  • Origin: Danish and Germanic boy name
  • Meaning: “Superior strength”
  • Pronunciation: “rai-kr”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #175
  • Namesakes: American Instagram model Ryker Wixom and American CFL (Canadian Football League) player Ryker Mathews
  • Also a cool boy name after Ryker Grimborn, a fictional character the animated series “Dragons: Race to the Edge
  • Variants: Riker and Rykker
  • Nicknames: Rike and Ryke

 

Rostam

 

  • Origin: Persian and Iranian boy name 
  • Meaning: “Valiant,” “brave,” “strong,” or “as strong as a river”
  • Pronunciation: “rohs-tam”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American music producer and multi-instrumentalist Rostam Batmanglij and Iranian musician Rostam Mirlashari
  • Variants: Rustam and Rosstam
  • Nicknames: Roz and Tammy

 

Powerful Boy Names Starting With S

Sewell 

 

  • Origin: Old English boy name
  • Meaning: “Ruling sea” or “strong sea”
  • Pronunciation: “syoo-uhl”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: British writer and broadcaster Sewell Stokes and American football coach Sewell Jones
  • Variants: Also a modern version of the Anglo-Saxon names “Soeweald” and “Sigeweald”
  • Nicknames: Syoo, Sew, and Well

 

Sisu

 

  • Origin: Finnish boy name
  • Meaning: “Strength,” “determination,” and “willpower”
  • Pronunciation: “see-soo”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Celebrity kid Sisu Hildén (the son of Finnish television personality Jukka Hildén)
  • Also an earthy name after Mount Sisu in the Antarctic (named after the Finnish word because it was first ascended by Finnish mountaineers Patrick Degerman and Veikka Gustafsson)
  • Variants: Sissu
  • Nicknames: None

 

Stark 

 

  • Origin: Scottish, Old English, and Old High German boy name
  • Meaning: “Firm and unyielding,” “strong,” or “rigid”
  • Pronunciation: “staark”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actor Stark Bunker Sands and playwright, essayist, painter, and novelist Stark Young
  • Also a trending name due to its links to the Marvel films and the “Game of Thrones” series
  • Variants: None
  • Nicknames: None

 

Powerful Boy Names Starting With T

  1. Tanguy

 

  • Origin: Breton (Celtic language used in Brittany, now part of modern-day France) and French boy name
  • Pronunciation: “tan-ghee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Breton writer Tanguy Malmanche and Swiss alpine skier Tanguy Nef 
  • Variants: Tangguy
  • Nicknames: Tang

 

Tarak

 

  • Origin: Sanskrit (sacred Hinduism language) boy name
  • Meaning: “Protector Indian,” “protector,” or “star”
  • Pronunciation: “tah-rahk”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Tunisian handball player Tarak Jallouz and British businessman Tarak Ramzan
  • Also a place name after the village of Tarak in Fars Province, Iran
  • Variants: Tarrak and Tarakk
  • Nicknames: Tarr

 

Powerful Boy Names Starting With U

Ulric 

 

  • Origin: English boy name
  • Meaning: “Rich and noble heritage” or “wolf power”
  • Pronunciation: “ool-reek”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: British writer Ulric Nisbet and French novelist Ulric Guttinguer
  • Variants: English variation of “Wulfric” and “Ulrich”; also spelled as “Ulrik” and “Ulrick”
  • Nicknames: Rick, Ueli, and Uli

 

Umberto

 

  • Origin: Italian boy name
  • Meaning: “Bear cub,” “renowned warrior,” or “bright warrior”
  • Pronunciation: “uhm-ber-toh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Italian water polo player Umberto Panerai and artist and sculptor Umberto Boccioni
  • Variants: Humbert (French)
  • Nicknames: Umbert and Umbi

 

Uzziah

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: Spiritual name that means “the Lord is my strength,” coming from the Ancient Hebrew words “oz” (strength and power) and “ya” (God)
  • Pronunciation: “uh-zai-ah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Biblical name after King Uzziah, the tenth royal leader of Israel
  • Variants: Uzia and Uzzia
  • Nicknames: Uzzie

 

Powerful Boy Names Starting With V

Valens

 

  • Origin: Latin boy name
  • Meaning: “Strong,” “vigorous,” and “healthy”
  • Pronunciation: “vay-lenz”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Powerful name after Valens, a Roman emperor who shared ruling the empire with his elder brother Valentinian I
  • Also a last name (such as after Latino teen rock sensation Ritchie Valens)
  • Variants: Valenz
  • Nicknames: Val

 

Viggo

 

  • Origin: Old Norse boy name
  • Meaning: “War” or “battle”
  • Pronunciation: “vee-gow”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Danish painter Viggo Johansen and Danish-American “The Lord of the Rings” actor Viggo Mortensen 
  • Variants: Vöggur (Icelandic boy name) and Wiggo
  • Nicknames: None

 

Villard

 

  • Origin: German and French boy name
  • Meaning: “Battle fortress”
  • Pronunciation: “veel-ahrd”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Willard
  • Nicknames: Vill

 

Powerful Boy Names Starting With W

Warrick

 

  • Origin: English and German boy name
  • Meaning: Rare boy name that means “strong leader,” “protecting ruler,” “leader who defends,” or “strong leader who defends”
  • Pronunciation: “wah-reek”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American football running back Warrick Dunn and British puppeteer Warrick Brownlow-Pike
  • Variants: Warrik and Warwick
  • Nicknames: War, Warry, Rick, and Ricky

 

Wayan

 

  • Origin: Balinese (Austronesian cultural group native in Bali, Indonesia) name of Sanskrit origins
  • Meaning: “Energy” or “strength”
  • Pronunciation: “way-ahn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Wayyan and Wayans
  • Nicknames: Way and Wayne

 

Wulfric

 

  • Origin: English boy name
  • Meaning: “Wolf power”
  • Pronunciation: “wolf-reek”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: English hermit and miracle worker Wulfric of Haselbury and Anglo-Saxon nobleman Wulfric Spot 
  • Variants: Wolffric, Wolfric, Wulffric, Wulfrik, and Wulfrick
  • Nicknames: Wulfie, Wolf, and Rick

 

Powerful Boy Names Starting With X

Xabat 

 

  • Origin: Basque (cultural group between Spain and France) and Spanish boy name
  • Meaning: Hispanic boy name that means “savior”
  • Pronunciation: “sah-baht”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Also a form of the Latin name “Salvador,” “Xalbador,” or “Salvator”
  • Nicknames: Xabby

 

Xander

 

  • Origin: Old English and Greek boy name
  • Meaning: “Defender of humankind”
  • Pronunciation: “zan-der”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #199
  • Namesakes: American actor Xander Corvus and Aruban baseball player Xander Yan Bogaerts
  • Variants: Zander; also a modern version of the Greek name “Alexander”
  • Nicknames: Xandy and Sandy

 

Xerxes

 

  • Origin: Greek and Persian boy name
  • Meaning: “Ruler over heroes”
  • Pronunciation: “zurk-seez”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Pakistani competitive sailor Xerxes Byram Avari and Brazilian music producer Xerxes de Oliveira
  • Variants: Also a form of the Persian boy name “Khshayarsha”
  • Nicknames: Xexe and Xery

 

Powerful Boy Names Starting With Y

Yash

 

  • Origin: Sanskrit boy name
  • Meaning: “Fame,” “glory,” or “praise”
  • Pronunciation: “yash”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Indian constitutional law Kenyan academic Yash Ghai and scientist and educator Yash Pal 
  • Variants: Yassh
  • Nicknames: Yashi

 

Yeho’ash

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “Given by the Lord,” “Yahweh has given,” or “fire of Yahweh (God)” (also a name that means “fire”)
  • Pronunciation: “yeh-hoh-ash”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Biblical boy name after one of the kings of Israel who began his rule at age 7
  • Variants: Yehoash and Joash
  • Nicknames: Ash and Yeho

 

Yeshua

 

  • Origin: Greek and Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning:Yahweh is salvation” or “to save,” “to deliver,” or “rescue”
  • Pronunciation: “yeh-shoo-wah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: It’s one of the primary Hebrew names of Jesus Christ in biblical texts.
  • Variants: Can be spelled as Yeshu; also a form of “Joshua”
  • Nicknames: Yesh and Yeshi

 

Powerful Boy Names Starting With Z

Zale

 

  • Origin: Greek unisex name
  • Meaning: “Sea strength”
  • Pronunciation: “zayl”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: US-based photographer Zale Richard Rubins
  • Also a last name (such as after the fictional character Sergeant Zelmo Zale in the TV series M*A*S*H)
  • Variants: Zayl
  • Nicknames: Zaylee

 

Žarko

 

  • Origin: Serbian, Macedonian, Croatian, and Slavic boy name
  • Meaning: “Zeal,” “ember” (a name that means “fire”), or “fervor”
  • Pronunciation: “zahr-kow”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Serbian retired basketball player Žarko Zečević and Macedonian novelist and playwright Žarko Kujundžiski
  • Variants: Zarko (without the accent)
  • Nicknames: Zark and Zarky

 

Zuberi

 

  • Origin: Swahili (East African) and Arabic boy name
  • Meaning: Boy name that means “strong” or “mighty”
  • Pronunciation: “zoo-buh-ree”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (such as after Pakistani senior journalist Iqbal Zuberi and Canadian politician Sameer Zuberi MP)
  • Variants: Zubberi and Zuberri
  • Nicknames: Zubby and Zub

 

What Are Some Badass & Heroic Male Names?

Abir

 

  • Origin: Hebrew and Arabic unisex name
  • Meaning: “Courageous,” “strong,” and “mighty”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-beer”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Indian actor Abir Chatterjee 
  • Variants: Abbir and Abirr
  • Nicknames: None

 

Apibiru

  • Origin: Indonesian baby boy name
  • Meaning: “Blue lava” or “blue fire”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-pee-bee-roo”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Blue lava-like phenomenon seen in some volcanoes, such as Indonesia’s Kawah Ijen Volcano
  • Variants: Api Biru
  • Nicknames: Api and Biru

 

Atlas

 

  • Origin: Ancient Greek name
  • Meaning: “Enduring” or “to carry”
  • Pronunciation: “at-luhs”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #129
  • Namesakes: Greek god name after Atlas, the Titan (pre-Olympian god) responsible for bearing the weight of the entire world on his shoulders in Greek mythology
  • Variants: Atlass
  • Nicknames: None

 

Cyrus 

 

  • Origin: Greek and Persian boy name
  • Meaning: “One who bestows care,” “lord,” or a name that means “sun”
  • Modern name that comes from the Greek word “kyrios” (lord)
  • Pronunciation: “sai-ruhs”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #326
  • Namesakes: American literary and cultural critic Cyrus Patell and a celebrity kid name after Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy (son of Hollywood actors Hugh Dancy and Claire Danes)
  • Several Persian kings mentioned in the Bible had this name
  • Variants: Kyros and Kyrus
  • Nicknames: Cyr

 

Denzill 

 

  • Origin: Cornish and English boy name
  • Meaning: “Stronghold”
  • Pronunciation: “dehn-zuhl”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American software developer Denzill Loe
  • Variants: Denzel and Denzyl
  • Nicknames: Denz

 

Griffin

 

  • Origin: Welsh and German unisex name
  • Meaning: “Lord,” “prince,” or “strong prince”
  • Pronunciation: “greef-een”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American professional soccer player Griffin Yow and American actor and comedian Griffin Newman
  • Also a last name (such as after African-American actor and comedian Eddie Griffin and British photographer Brian Griffin)
  • Variants: Griffen and Griffon
  • Nicknames: Griff and Griffy

 

Jupiter

 

  • Origin: Latin boy name 
  • Meaning: “Jove (the Roman supreme god and king of the skies),” “god of the sky,” or a nature name that means “sky” and “heaven”
  • Pronunciation: “joo-pee-tr”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Bangladeshi cricketer Jupiter Ghosh and Cameroonian former footballer Jupiter Yves Ngangue 
  • Also a space name after the Solar System’s largest planet; it was named after the supreme and the most powerful god in Roman mythology
  • Variants: Juppiter
  • Nicknames: Jup, Jupes, and Jupi

 

Nero 

 

  • Origin: Latin boy name
  • Meaning: “Stern,” “vigorous,” “strong,” or “black” (also a black boy name)
  • Pronunciation: “nee-row”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American musician and Psyclon Nine musical group lead singer Nero Bellum
  • Also a strong name after the Roman emperor Nero (real name Nero Claudius Drusus Germanicus)
  • Variants: Nerro
  • Nicknames: None

 

Osiris 

 

  • Origin: Egyptian boy name
  • Meaning: “Powerful” or “mighty”
  • Pronunciation: “ow-sai-ruhs”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #977
  • Namesakes: American basketball player Osiris Eldridge and Uruguayan writer, singer, composer, and poet Osiris Rodríguez Castillos 
  • Also after the Egyptian god of life, fertility, the afterlife, the dead and death, resurrection, and agriculture
  • Variants: Osyris and Osirys; also the English version of the Egyptian name “Usir”
  • Nicknames: Oss and Siris

 

Zeus

 

  • Origin: Greek boy name
  • Meaning: Nature name that means “sky” or “shine”
  • Pronunciation: “zoos”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: German music producer Zeus B. Held (real name Bernd Held) and American actor and former professional wrestler Zeus (one of the ring names used by Tommy Debo Lister Jr.)
  • Mighty name after Zeus, the highest-ranking and most powerful of the Greek gods and goddesses who ruled from Mount Olympus
  • Variants: None
  • Nicknames: None

 

What Are Unique Warrior Names For A Boy?

Ajamu

 

  • Origin: Yoruban and Nigerian – African boy name 
  • Meaning: “He fights for his desires”
  • Also a a black boy name
  • Pronunciation: “ah-jah-moo”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: British artist-curator and archivist Ajamu X and American activist and politician Ajamu Baraka
  • Variants: Ajjamu, Ajjamuu, and Ajammu
  • Nicknames: Aja, Jamu, and Jami

 

Ajani 

 

  • Origin: Swahili – African boy name
  • Meaning: “He who wins the struggle” or “victor”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-jah-nee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actor and entrepreneur Ajani Carr
  • Variants: Ajjani and Ajanni
  • Nicknames: Ahj, AJ, and Jani

 

Andrew

 

  • Origin: Old English, Greek, and Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: Masculine boy name that means “manly,” “strong,” and “brave”
  • Pronunciation: “an-droo”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #61
  • Namesakes: New Zealander field hockey player Andrew Hastie and American musician Andrew Gold
  • Also a powerful name after two former US Presidents: Andrew Jackson (the 7th) and Andrew Johnson (the 17th)
  • Variants: André (French and Portuguese) and Anders (Scandinavian boy name); also a variation of the ancient Greek name “Andreas”
  • Nicknames: Andy and Drew

 

Baron

 

  • Origin: Hebrew, Middle and Old English, and Old French boy name
  • Meaning: “Noble landowner,” “son of strength,” “nobility,” “noble title,” or “rich landowner”
  • Can also mean “warrior” or “fighter”
  • Pronunciation: “bah-rohn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: English artist, historian, and writer Baron Barrymore Halpenny and American football player Baron Browning 
  • Variants: Barron
  • Nicknames: Barry and Ron

 

Gautier

 

  • Origin: French boy name
  • Meaning: “Commander of the army” or “ruler of the army”
  • Pronunciation: “goot-chi-uh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Poetic name after the 13th-century French poet Gautier le Leu 
  • Also a middle name for boys (such as after French-Monegasse diplomat and fencer Albert Gautier Vignal)
  • Variants: Gauthier; also a form of “Walter”
  • Nicknames: Gauth, Gogo, Goati, and Gautee

 

Orion

 

  • Origin: Greek boy name
  • Meaning: “Great hunter,” “dawning,” or “rising in the sky”
  • Pronunciation: “oh-rai-ohn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #331
  • Namesakes: American billionaire and software entrepreneur Orion Hindawi and Israeli discus thrower Orion Gallin
  • Also after the Orion Constellation, known as the giant huntsman after the legendary hunter that Zeus placed among the stars in Greek mythology or a mystical name after the cat in the “Men in Black” sci-fi film series
  • Variants: Orrion, Orian, and Oryan
  • Nicknames: Ori and Oryon

 

Sahel

 

  • Origin: Swahili – African boy name
  • Meaning: “Leader” or a nature name that means “beach” or “shore”
  • Pronunciation: “sah-hel”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Common place name in the Middle East (such as after the city of Sahel Selim in Egypt and the village of Sahel Borj in Iran)
  • Variants: Sahel, Sahil, and Sohel
  • Nicknames: Sal

 

Samson

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “Sun child” or a name that means “sun”
  • Pronunciation: “sam-sn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #585
  • Namesakes: Badass Old Testament hero with long hair linked to his incredible God-given strength (he was several times stronger than an ordinary man); according to the Bible, he even defeated a lion with his bare hands
  • Variants: Samsun
  • Nicknames: Sammy

 

What Are The Rarest Names For A Boy?

Burke

 

  • Origin: Old English boy name
  • Meaning: Old English surname meaning “fortress” or “from the fortified settlement”; now also used as a first or middle name for boys
  • Pronunciation: “burk”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Vietnamese composer and sound designer Burke Trieschmann and Canadian professional ice hockey player Burke Henry
  • Variants: Burkke and Burkes
  • Nicknames: Burk

 

Emeric

 

  • Origin: German boy name
  • Meaning: “Power” or “a born leader”
  • Pronunciation: “eh-meh-rk”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: English watercolorist and naval officer Emeric Essex Vidal and Hungarian-born American furrier (one who deals in fur) and fashion designer Emeric Partos
  • Variants: French form of the German names “Emmerich,” “Emerich,” and “Emerik”
  • Nicknames: Emmie, Rich, and Rick

 

Gauri

 

  • Origin: Finnish and Sanksrit unisex name
  • Meaning: “God is my strength” or “white”
  • Pronunciation: “gow-ree”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Nepalese politician Gauri Shankar Khadka and Indian chess player and FIDE (International Chess Federation) Master Gauri Shankar
  • Variants: Finnish version of the Hebrew name “Gabriel”
  • Nicknames: Gau

 

Guenther

 

  • Origin: Old Norse and Germanic boy name
  • Meaning: “A good leader,” “warrior,” or “battler”
  • Pronunciation: “goon-thr”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Italian-American former Haas Formula One Team manager and motorsport engineer Guenther Steiner
  • Variants: Gunther and Gunter
  • Nicknames: Gunn, Gun, and Guntee

 

Malthe

 

  • Origin: Danish boy name
  • Meaning: “Rule” or “power”
  • Pronunciation: “mahl-tuh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Danish professional road racing cyclist Malthe Thomsen
  • Variants: Malte and Maltthe
  • Nicknames: Malt

 

Mandla

 

  • Origin: Zulu – African boy name 
  • Meaning: “Strength”
  • Pronunciation: “mand-lah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: South African musician, producer, and singer Mandla Mofokeng and poet, short story writer, and novelist Mandla Langa
  • Variants: Manddla
  • Nicknames: Manla, Mandi, and Mandy

 

Zeke

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “God strengthens”
  • Pronunciation: “zee-kay”
  • Length: letters, syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #610
  • Namesakes: American football player Zeke Vandenburgh and Trinidadian-American basketball player Zeke Moore
  • Variants: Zeek, Zekie, and Zekee; also a diminutive of Ezekiel
  • Nicknames: Zayk

 

What Are The Coolest, Most Powerful Male Names?

Anders 

 

  • Origin: Scandinavian boy name
  • Meaning: “Strong and manly”
  • Pronunciation: “ahn-drs”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #856
  • Namesakes: Swedish painter, printmaker, and sculptor Anders Zorn and American football player Anders Carlson
  • Also a last name (such as after German operatic tenor Peter Anders and Austrian singer and composer Christian Anders)
  • Variants: Scandinavian form of “Andrew”
  • Nicknames: Andy, Andi, and Dersy

 

Andre

 

  • Origin: French and Portuguese gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Strong,” “manly,” or “warrior”
  • Pronunciation: “ahn-dray”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #294
  • Namesakes: American National Football League (NFL) football player Andre Tippett and Norwegian film director and screenwriter André Øvredal
  • Variants: French and Portuguese version of “Andrew”; also spelled as “André” (with an accent)
  • Nicknames: Andy, Dre, and D-Man

 

Chase 

 

  • Origin: English and French boy name
  • Meaning: “To hunt,” “huntsman,” or “catch”
  • Pronunciation: “chays”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #136
  • Namesakes: Canadian-born American football player Chase Claypool and American actor and professional wrestler William Chase Tatum
  • Also a last name (such as after American comedian and actor Cornelius Crane Chase and Russian-American entertainer Chaz Chase)
  • Variants: Chace, Chayse, Chayce, and Kase
  • Nicknames: Chay and Chasey

 

Cliff 

 

  • Origin: Old English boy name
  • Meaning: Southern boy name that means “ford by a cliff” or “cliff-side slope” 
  • Pronunciation: “klif”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American track and field athlete Cliff Wiley and character actor Cliff De Young 
  • Variants: Kliff, Clyff, Cliffe, and Klyff; can also be a diminutive for “Clifton” or “Clifford”
  • Nicknames: Cliffie and Cliffy

 

Hunter

 

  • Origin: Scottish and English boy name
  • Meaning: “Pursuer” or “someone who hunts”
  • Pronunciation: “huhn-ter”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #101
  • Namesakes: American professional golfer Hunter Myles Mahan and multi-genre singer, songwriter, and record producer Hunter Hayes 
  • Variants: Huntley and Huntter
  • Nicknames: Hunt

 

Inti

 

  • Origin: Quechua (indigenous language in South America) nonbinary name
  • Meaning: Name that means “sun”
  • Pronunciation: “een-tee”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After Inti, the Inca god of the sun
  • Variants: Intti
  • Nicknames: Int

 

Irie

 

  • Origin: Jamaican gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Happy,” “good,” “cool,” “carefree,” “nice,” “powerful,” and “positive”
  • Pronunciation: “eeh-ree”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (such as after Jamaican reggae DJ Welton Irie and British reggae singer and DJ Tippa Irie, real name Anthony Henry)
  • Variants: Irry and Iree
  • Nicknames: Ire

 

Knight

 

  • Origin: English boy name
  • Meaning: “Soldier,” “warrior,” “noble,” or “rank of honor granted by a British royal”
  • Pronunciation: “nite”
  • Length: 6 letters, 1 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (examples include American cartoonist and musician Keith Knight and Canadian actor Matthew Knight)
  • Variants: Knightley and Knightly
  • Nicknames: None

 

Reggie

 

  • Origin: German and Latin boy name
  • Meaning: “King” or “powerful ruler”
  • Pronunciation: “reh-jee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Canadian retired hockey player Reggie Leach and American comedian and musician Reggie Watts
  • Variants: Modern form of the German name “Reginald”
  • Nicknames: Rej, Ray, and Reg

 

Ryett

 

  • Origin: Hebrew and Canadian boy name
  • Meaning: “Strong-willed and driven (both physically and mentally)” or “gentle”
  • Pronunciation: “rye-ett”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Ryet
  • Nicknames: Rye and Yeti

 

Tero

 

  • Origin: Finnish and Norse boy name
  • Meaning: “Strong” and “manly”
  • Pronunciation: “teh-roh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Finnish visual artist, photographer, and filmmaker Tero Puha and sport quizzer Tero Kalliolevo
  • Variants: Terro; also a diminutive of “Antero,” the Finnish variation of “Andrew”
  • Nicknames: Terri

 

What Are Strong Biblical & Godly Names For A Boy?

Biblical names are also popular as powerful boy names because many of these biblical figures have incredible stories. Some options include:

Aaron

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name of Egyptian origins
  • Meaning: “Exalted,” “lofty,” “high mountain,” or “strong”
  • Pronunciation: “ey-ruhn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #71
  • Namesakes: Biblical name after Aaron, Moses’ brother who also became Israel’s first High Priest
  • Modern namesakes include American actor Aaron Edward Eckhart and singer and rapper Aaron Charles Carter
  • Variants: Arron, Ayron, and Aharon
  • Nicknames: Ayr

 

Abraham

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “Father of multitudes” or “father of nations”
  • Pronunciation: “ayb-ruh-hm”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #204
  • Namesakes: Historical name after former US President Abraham Lincoln
  • Biblical boy name after Abraham; he’s considered the patriarch of Christians and the Israelites (through his second son Isaac) and the Arab nations and Muslims (through firstborn Ishmael and his other sons)
  • Variants: Abram, Avram, Abramowicz,and Avraham
  • Nicknames: Abe and Abra

 

Adam

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name 
  • Meaning: “From the Earth,” “the first man,” “Earth’s son,” “man,” or “son of the red Earth” (a name that means “red”)
  • Pronunciation: “ay-duhm”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #97
  • Namesakes: American actor and comedian Adam Richard Sandler and musician Adam Noah Levine 
  • Also a biblical boy name after Adam, known for being the first human (according to the Book of Genesis)
  • Variants: Addam, Adamus, and Adamo
  • Nicknames: None

 

Aziel

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: Angel name that means “God is my strength”
  • Pronunciation: “ay-zee-uhl”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #278
  • Namesakes: Mystical name after the fictional main character Aziel in “Elyon’s Warriors #1: Aziel” fantasy series by Eve Langlais
  • Also mentioned as a Levite (someone from the priest tribe of Levi, one of Jacob’s 12 sons) in the Bible 
  • Variants: Azziel and Aziyel
  • Nicknames: Aze, Ziyel, and Azie

 

David

 

  • Origin: Hebrew and Old English boy name
  • Meaning: Pet name for a loved one that means “dearly loved” or “beloved”
  • Pronunciation: “day-vid”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #31
  • Namesakes: Biblical name after King David, one of the most important rulers of Israel and known for defeating the fearsome giant Goliath in his youth
  • Modern namesakes include English journalist David Aaronovitch and musician, singer, songwriter, and actor David Bowie (real name David Robert Jones)
  • Variants: Daveed and Davide
  • Nicknames: Dave and Davey

 

Eli 

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “Ascension,” “high,” “elevated,” or a spiritual name that means “my God”
  • Pronunciation: “eeh-lie”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #69
  • Namesakes: Biblical name after Eli, one of the most devoted high priests of Israel
  • Modern namesakes include Welsh rugby union player Eli Walker and Latvian-American poet, critic, and philosopher Eli Siegel
  • Variants: Elli, Eeli, and Ely; also a nickname for “Elijah
  • Nicknames: Ell

 

Ezekiel 

 

  • Origin: Ancient Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “Strength of God” or “God will strengthen” 
  • Pronunciation: “uh-zee-kee-uhl”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #49
  • Namesakes: Biblical boy name after the Prophet Ezekiel of the Old Testament
  • Modern namesakes include American football player Zeke Mowatt and Ghanaian football player Ezekiel Ansah
  • Variants: Ezequiel, Esequiel, and Ezekkiel
  • Nicknames: Zeke and Ezzy

 

Gabriel

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “God is my strength” or “God is a strong man”
  • Favorite angel name coming from the Hebrew words “gever” (strong man) and “el” (God)
  • Pronunciation: “gayb-ree-yel”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #36
  • Namesakes: After the Archangel Gabriel, the angel known for bringing the good news of Jesus’ birth to Mary and Joseph
  • Modern namesakes include French writer and novelist Gabriel Chevallier and Irish actor Gabriel Byrne
  • Variants: Gavril (Bulgarian) and Gavriel
  • Nicknames: Gabe, Gabby, and Gabi

 

Michael 

 

  • Origin: Old English and Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: Another favorite angel name meaning “who is like God?” or “gift of God” 
  • Pronunciation: “mai-kl”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #16
  • Namesakes: English actor and rock singer Michael Des Barres and American TV screenwriter Michael Berk
  • Also a biblical and angel name after Michael; he’s one of the most powerful archangels and the leader of heaven’s army
  • Variants: Mikhael, Mikkael, and Michal
  • Nicknames: Mike and Mikee

 

Peter 

 

  • Origin: English, Greek, and Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “Rock” or “stone” 
  • Pronunciation: “pee-tr”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #214
  • Namesakes: Biblical name given by Jesus to Simon, who becomes Simon Peter (he’s one of Jesus’ 12 disciples)
  • Modern namesakes include New Zealand screenwriter and film director Sir Peter Robert Jackson and American film and television actor Peter Michael Falk
  • Variants: Petter, Peterr, Petros, Pierre (French), and Pedro (Spanish); English version of the Greek name “Petros”
  • Nicknames: Pete and Petey

 

Uzziel

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “My power is God,” “strength,” or “power”
  • Pronunciation: “uh-zee-uhl”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Biblical name after Uzziel, identified as “the father of Mishael”
  • Variants: Uziel
  • Nicknames: Uzz and Uzzie

 

Powerful Yet Rare & Unique Boy Names

Amon

 

  • Origin: Greek and Egyptian boy name
  • Meaning: Mystical name that means “the hidden one”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-mn”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After Amon, the god of air in Egyptian mythology
  • Variants: Ammon, Amon, and Ammonn
  • Nicknames: None

 

Ayele

 

  • Origin: Amharic (Ethiopian) – African boy name
  • Meaning: “Powerful”
  • Pronunciation: “ay-uhl”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Ethiopian long-distance runner Ayele Mezgebu and world junior cross-country champion and long-distance runner Ayele Abshero
  • Variants: Ayyel and Ayelle
  • Nicknames: Ayie and Yelle

 

Aza

 

  • Origin: ​​Arabic boy name
  • Meaning: “Powerful”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-zah”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American writer, entrepreneur, and inventor Aza Raskin and Croatian basketball coach Aza Petrović
  • Variants: Azza
  • Nicknames: Aze

 

Aziz

 

  • Origin: Arabic boy name 
  • Meaning: “To be powerful”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-ziz”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Turkish scientist and 2015 Chemistry Nobel laureate Aziz Sancar and Indian-American stand-up comedian and actor Aziz Ansari
  • Variants: Azziz and Azizz
  • Nicknames: Aze and Azz

 

Barak

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name 
  • Meaning: Powerful boy name that means “lightning”
  • Pronunciation: “bah-rahk”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: English musical instrument maker Barak Norman and Israeli football player Barak Badash
  • Variants: Barrak and Barrack; also spelled as “Barack” (as in former US president Barack Obama)
  • Nicknames: Brak, Barr, and Rak

 

Bertram

 

  • Origin: German and Old English boy name
  • Meaning: “Bright and famous” or a nature name that means “bright raven”
  • Pronunciation: “ber-truhm”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Spiritual name after the 6th-century bishop of Bordeaux Bertram and the Anglo-Saxon saint Beorhthelm of Stafford (also St. Bertram) 
  • Variants: Beorhthelm, Bartram, and Bertrand 
  • Nicknames: Bert and Tram

 

Chibuike

 

  • Origin: Igbo – African boy name 
  • Meaning: “God is strength” or “God is my power”
  • Pronunciation: “chee-boo-keh”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Nigerian cricketer Chibuike Iteogu and Nigerian comedian Chibuike Josh Alfred (stage name Josh2Funny)
  • Variants: Chibuke
  • Nicknames: Chib, Chibbi, Chibby, and Buike

 

Jashyia

 

  • Origin: American baby name
  • Meaning: “God’s strength”
  • Pronunciation: “jash-yee-uh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Also styled as “JaShyia”
  • Nicknames: Jash and Jashy

 

Sendoa

 

  • Origin: Basque (cultural group between Spain and France) boy name 
  • Meaning: Boy name that means “strong”
  • Pronunciation: “sen-dow-uh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None
  • Nicknames: Sendi and Sendo

 

Classic Boy Names With Powerful Meanings

Some powerful old man names for your little gentleman:

 

Boaz

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “Swiftness”
  • Pronunciation: “bow-az”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Hawaiian civil leader Boaz Mahune and Israeli basketball player Boaz Janay
  • Also a biblical boy name after the rich Israeli man identified as one of King David’s ancestors
  • Variants: Boazz
  • Nicknames: Bo

 

Caesar

 

  • Origin: Latin and Roman boy name
  • Meaning: “Head of hair,” “cut,” or “hairy”
  • Pronunciation: “see-zar”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Powerful name because of Julius Caesar, among the famous rulers of the Roman Empire (first century BCE)
  • Modern namesakes include American racing driver Caesar Bacarella and Japanese kickboxer Caesar Takeshi 
  • Variants: Cesar and Caezar
  • Nicknames: Caze, Czar, and Zaree

 

Lucius

 

  • Origin: Latin and Roman boy name
  • Pronunciation: “loo-see-uhs”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Australian musician Lucius Borich and American basketball player Lucius Davis
  • Also a witchy name after the powerful fictional character Lucius Malfoy in the “Harry Potter” series
  • Variants: Lucio, Luzzo, Lucchi, and Lucci
  • Nicknames: Luci and Lux (androgynous name)

 

Oswald 

 

  • Origin: Old English and German boy name
  • Meaning: “Divine power” or “God’s power”
  • Pronunciation: “aaz-waald”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: St. Oswald of Worcester (Archbishop of York in the 900s) and Canadian-American physician, medical researcher, and molecular biologist Oswald Avery
  • Variants: Osswald and Oswalld
  • Nicknames: Ossie and Wald

 

Oz 

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “Courage,” “powerful,” or “strength”
  • Pronunciation: “oz”
  • Length: 2 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Israeli-Austrian artist Oz Almog and Israeli basketball player Oz Blayzer
  • Also a magical name after Oz, the main character in the adventure and fantasy film “Oz the Great and Powerful
  • Variants: Ozzie and Ozzy
  • Nicknames: None

 

Reynold

 

  • Origin: English boy name of German origin
  • Meaning: Classic boy name that means “powerful counsel,” “advice,” “bright,” or “powerful”
  • Pronunciation: “ray-nold”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American inventor and computer pioneer Reynold B. Johnson and realist artist and Hollywood film poster painter William Reynold Brown
  • Variants: Reynolds
  • Nicknames: Rey and Ray

 

Valentine

 

  • Origin: English, Latin, and Roman boy name
  • Meaning: Name that means “strong”
  • Pronunciation: “vahl-uhn-tine”
  • Length: 9 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: French poet, playwright, and painter Valentine de Saint-Point and British television chef Valentine Warner
  • Variants: English form of the ancient Roman name “Valentinus”
  • Nicknames: Val, Valenz, Valens, and Valentin

 

Strong Boy Names With Powerful Meanings

There are words that we often associate with strength or power, such as “brave” and “warrior.” Animals like the lion and bear are also linked to power.

 

Baby Boy Names Meaning “Brave”

Abelardo

 

  • Origin: Spanish and Old German boy name
  • Meaning: “Noble and strong” or “surviving”
  • Hispanic boy name that comes from the Germanic words “adal” (brave) and “hard” (noble)
  • Pronunciation: “ah-beh-lar-doh”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+ 
  • Namesakes: Italian musician and composer Abelardo Albisi and Puerto Rican author Abelardo Díaz Alfaro 
  • Variants: Avelardo, Abelarddo, Abellardo, and Aberald
  • Nicknames: Abe, Bell, Belardo, and Belard

 

Conrad

 

  • Origin: German boy name
  • Meaning: “Brave ruler,” “a fearless, strong ruler or guide,” or “brave counsel”
  • Pronunciation: “kon-rad”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #574
  • Namesakes: American scrabble player Conrad Bassett-Bouchard and mountaineer Conrad Anker 
  • Variants: Kunrad, Konrad, Koendert (Dutch), and Coonrad
  • Nicknames: Conn, Connie, and Rad

 

Garrett

 

  • Meaning: Warrior name that means “brave spearman,” “spear strength,” “brave and hardy,” or “ruler and spear”
  • Pronunciation: “gayr-et”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #463
  • Namesakes: American drummer Garrett Hammond and singer, dancer, and actor Garrett Clayton
  • Variants: Garret, Garratt (Ireland), Jarratt (English), and Garrod (French name)
  • Nicknames: Garr and Garry

 

Leopold

 

  • Meaning: Tough boy name that means “brave people” or “the bold man”
  • Pronunciation: “lee-uh-pold-”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American violinist and chemist Leopold Godowsky Jr. and sculptor Leopold Scholz
  • Variants: Leopoldo
  • Nicknames: Leo and Poldi

 

Pruitt 

 

  • Origin: English and Old French boy name
  • Meaning: “Brave one” or “brave little one” that comes from the Old French word “proux” (which means “brave” and “valiant”)
  • Pronunciation: “proo-eet”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American character actor Pruitt Taylor Vince
  • Also a last name (such as after American professional football player Mike Pruitt and professional stock car racer Ervin Pruitt)
  • Variants: None
  • Nicknames: Pru

 

Wyatt

 

  • Meaning: Warrior name that means “brave in war,” “brave and hardy,” or “battle” 
  • Pronunciation: “wy-ut”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #38
  • Namesakes: American football player Wyatt Davis and filmmaker Wyatt Bardouille 
  • Variants: Wyot (Old English) and Wiatt; also comes from the Old English boy name “Wigheard” 
  • Nicknames: Wye

 

Yashvir

 

  • Origin: Indian – Hindi boy name 
  • Meaning: Rare boy name that means “brave” and “glorious”
  • Pronunciation: “yash-vr”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Indian politician Yashvir Singh
  • Variants: Also spelled as “Yashveer”
  • Nicknames: Yashv, Yas, and Vir

 

Zoravar

 

  • Origin: Punjabi (Indo-Aryan language) boy name
  • Meaning: “Strong and brave”
  • Pronunciation: “zow-rah-vr”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh’s brother Zoravar Singh
  • Variants: Zorawar and Zoravvar
  • Nicknames: Zora and Ravar

 

Baby Boy Names Meaning “Soldier” Or “Warrior”

Einarr

 

  • Origin: Old Norse and Scandinavian boy name
  • Meaning: “Warrior,” “one warrior,” or “battle leader”
  • Pronunciation: “ay-nahr”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Icelandic poet Einarr Skúlason and writer Einarr Hafliðason (from the 1300s)
  • Variants: Einar and Einnar
  • Nicknames: Ein and Einee

 

Evander

 

  • Origin: Old Norse, Scottish, and Greek name for boys
  • Meaning: “Strong man” or “warrior”
  • Pronunciation: “eeh-van-dr”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #823
  • Namesakes: Famous people with this name include Canadian ice hockey player Evander Frank Kane and American retired professional boxer Evander Holyfield 
  • Variants: Evandder, Evvander, and Evandyr
  • Nicknames: Evan and Vander

 

Ewan

 

  • Origin: Scottish Gaelic and Welsh boy name 
  • Meaning: Short boy name that means “warrior who is young,” “youth,” “God is gracious,” or “born of yew”
  • Pronunciation: “eeh-wahn”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Australian rugby league footballer Ewan McGrady and British folk singer and songwriter Ewan MacColl 
  • Variants: Ewwan, Iwan, Euan, and Evan; also a form of the early Irish boy name “Eógan”
  • Nicknames: Ew, Ewie, and Wan

 

Finley

 

  • Origin: Gaelic, Scottish, British, Celtic, and Irish unisex name
  • Meaning: “Fair hero,” “fair-haired warrior,” or “courageous one”
  • Pronunciation: “fin-lee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #282 (boys) and #218 (girls)
  • Namesakes: American writer and humorist Finley Peter Dunne and singer Finley Duncan
  • Variants: Finlee and Finleigh
  • Nicknames: Fin, Finn, and Ley

 

Kijani 

 

  • Origin: Swahili – African boy name 
  • Meaning: Badass boy name that means “fighter” or “warrior”
  • Pronunciation: “kee-jah-nee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American basketball player Kijani Wright
  • Also a unique middle name (after professional voice actor Jamal Kijani Jones)
  • Variants: Kajani and Kijanni
  • Nicknames: Kiji, Kijan, and Jani

 

Malin

 

  • Origin: Old English, Scandinavian, Swedish, Sanskrit, and Finnish unisex name 
  • Meaning: “Strong little warrior
  • Pronunciation: “may-leen”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Swedish-Canadian actress, singer, and model Malin Åkerman and Swedish operatic soprano Malin Byström
  • Variants: Mallin and Mahlin
  • Nicknames: Mall, Mal, and Mali

 

Mallon

 

  • Origin: English boy name 
  • Pronunciation: “mahl-ohn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (such as after American writer Thomas Mallon and British football player Ryan Mallon)
  • Variants: Malon
  • Nicknames: Mall and Lonie

 

Ragnar

 

  • Origin: Norse boy name
  • Meaning: “Warrior” or “judgment”
  • Pronunciation: “raag-naar”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Swedish wrestler Ragnar Fogelmark and Finnish-Swedish Nobel laureate Ragnar Granit 
  • Nicknames: Raggy

 

Baby Boy Names Meaning “King” Or “Ruler”

Alaric

 

  • Origin: Ancient German boy name
  • Meaning: Gothic name that means “all-powerful ruler” or “ruler of all”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-lr-uhk”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #915
  • Namesakes: American film and theater composer Alaric Jans 
  • Also a mythical name after Alaric Stark, a fictional character in George R. R. Martin’s fantasy novel “Fire & Blood” 
  • Variants: Alarico (Spanish), Allaric, Alarik, and Alaricus
  • Nicknames: Alar and Rick

 

Henrick

 

  • Origin: English and Germanic boy name
  • Meaning: Tough boy name that means “strong ruler” or “home ruler”
  • Pronunciation: “hen-reek”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Internet personality Henrick Alcantara
  • Variants: Henrik, Heinrick, Hendrik, and Heinrich
  • Nicknames: Henry

 

King

 

  • Origin: British and Old English boy name
  • Pronunciation: “king”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #222
  • Namesakes: American soul singer and songwriter King Floyd and screenwriter, producer, and film director King Vidor
  • Variants: None
  • Nicknames: None

 

Mahesh

 

  • Origin: Indian (Sanskrit) boy name
  • Meaning: “Great ruler”
  • Pronunciation: “mah-hesh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Indian director, actor, producer, and writer Mahesh Manjrekar and Sri Lankan cricketer and rugby player Mahesh Rodrigo
  • Variants: Also a short form of “Maheswara” or “Umamaheswara”
  • Nicknames: Mash and Mahe

 

Rajan

 

  • Origin: Indian (Sanskrit) boy name
  • Meaning: “King” 
  • Pronunciation: “rah-jahn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Nepali singer and film producer director Rajan Rai and Indian film director and screenwriter Rajan Madhav
  • Variants: Rajjan and Rrajan
  • Nicknames: Raj, Jani, and Raja

 

Rex

 

  • Origin: Latin boy name
  • Meaning: Modern honorific or short name of Latin origin that means “king”
  • Pronunciation: “reks”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #698
  • Namesakes: American country music singer Rex Elvie Allen Jr. and author, entrepreneur, and software engineer Rex Black
  • Also a common nickname of longer “Rex-” names (such as after English actor Sir Reginald Carey “Rex” Harrison)
  • Variants: Another form of “Reyes” (Spanish boy name)
  • Nicknames: Rexxy and Rexi

 

Baby Boy Names Meaning “Strength” Or “Strong”

Absko

 

  • Origin: Kenyan – African boy name 
  • Meaning: Short boy name that means “power and strength”
  • Pronunciation: “abs-koh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None
  • Nicknames: Abs

 

Adelard

 

  • Origin: Old German, French, and Old English boy name
  • Pronunciation: “ay-duh-lahrd’
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Canadian ice hockey player Adélard Lafrance and Italian nobleman Adelard of Spoleto (from the 800s)
  • Variants: French version of the Spanish name “Abelardo”
  • Nicknames:

 

Amzi 

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: Short boy name that means “strong”
  • Pronunciation: “ahm-zee”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American businessman and asphalt pioneer Amzi Lorenzo Barber and Baptist preacher and author Amzi Clarence “A.C.” Dixon
  • Also a biblical boy name after Amzi, identified as a man from the tribe of Levi and the father of Hilkiah
  • Variants: Ammzi, Amzzi, and Amzee
  • Nicknames: Am and Zee

 

Ande

 

  • Origin: English and African nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Pillar of strength”
  • Pronunciation: “ahn-deh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Short form of “Andrew” with African origin
  • Nicknames: Dee and Day

 

Apollo

 

  • Origin: Greek boy name
  • Meaning: Warrior name that means “manly beauty,” “destroyer,” or “strength”
  • Pronunciation: “uh-pol-oh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #388
  • Namesakes: American pro video gamer Apollo Price and Polish writer Apollo Korzeniowski
  • Also after Apollo, the Greek god of the sun, light, healing, truth, and prophecy in Greek mythology
  • Variants: Apollinaris, Apollonios, and Apollonius
  • Nicknames: Apo, App, Polo, and Lolo

 

Autry

 

  • Origin: French androgynous name
  • Meaning: “Noble strength”
  • Pronunciation: “uht-ree”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American musician Autry Inman and football player Autry Beamon
  • Also a last name (such as after American singer, actor, Los Angeles Angels baseball team owner, and businessman Gene Autry and actor Alan Autry)
  • Variants: Also comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon name “Æðelþryð”
  • Nicknames: Awt and Tree

 

Benhail

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “Son of strength”
  • Pronunciation: “behn-hah-eel”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Indian TV presenter Benhail Antao
  • Variants: Bennhail and Benhaill
  • Nicknames: Ben and Hail

 

Bidziil

 

  • Meaning: “He is strong”
  • Pronunciation: “beed-zeel”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Bidzziil
  • Nicknames: Bid, Biddie, and Zill

 

Chasin

 

  • Origin: Ancient Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “Mighty” or “strong” 
  • Pronunciation: “cha-seen”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Chassin 
  • Nicknames: Chase and Chasey

 

Deandre

 

  • Origin: American boy name
  • Meaning: Tough boy name that means “strong”
  • Pronunciation: “dee-uhn-dray”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American football player Deandre Lamar Baker and Bahamian basketball player Deandre Ayton
  • Variants: Also spelled as D’Andre, De’Andre, and DeAndre
  • Nicknames: Dee, Dean, and Andre

 

Duron

 

  • Origin: French boy name
  • Meaning: “Strong”
  • Pronunciation: “doo-rn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a place name after the town of Durón in Guadalajara Province, Spain
  • Variants: Durron
  • Nicknames: Duro and Ron

 

Ejikeme

 

  • Origin: Igbo (Western African) boy name
  • Meaning: “To use strength” and “it’s not by power”
  • Pronunciation: “eh-jee-keh-meh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (such as after Nigerian singer, songwriter, columnist, radio personality, and social activist Etcetera Ejikeme, real name Paschal Uche Ejikeme)
  • Variants: Ejjikeme and Ejikkeme
  • Nicknames: Eji, Ejike, and Keme

 

Eyal

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “Strength and might”
  • Pronunciation: “eh-yahl”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: English media personality Eyal Adi Booker and Israeli singer Eyal Golan (birth name Eyal Bitton)
  • Variants: Eyyal
  • Nicknames: Ey and Yahl

 

Gibbor

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name 
  • Meaning: “Strong one”
  • Pronunciation: “geeb-ohr”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: It can also be spelled as “Gibor”
  • Nicknames: Gibb and Bohr

 

Hamza 

 

  • Meaning: “Strong and steadfast”
  • Pronunciation: “ham-zah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #603
  • Namesakes: Turkish Graeco-Roman style wrestler Hamza Yerlikaya and Egyptian singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Hamza Namira
  • Variants: Hammza and Hamzza
  • Nicknames: Ham, Hammy, and Hamz

 

Honovi 

 

  • Origin: Hopi – Native American unisex name
  • Meaning: “Strong deer” or “strong”
  • Pronunciation: “hoh-noh-vee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None
  • Nicknames: Hono, Honvi, and Vee

 

Ikemba

 

  • Origin: Igbo – African boy name 
  • Meaning: “Strength of a nation”
  • Pronunciation: “eek-ehm-bah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Nigerian surgeon Ikemba Iweala
  • Variants: Ikkemba and Ikembba
  • Nicknames: Ike and Kemba

 

Limbani

 

  • Origin: Chewa – Southern African boy name
  • Meaning: “Be strong”
  • Pronunciation: “lim-bah-nee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Malawian hip hop artist Limbani Kalilani (stage name Tay Grin)
  • Variants: Limmbani and Limbanni
  • Nicknames: Limbi, Limb, and Bani

 

Magni 

 

  • Origin: Old Norse unisex name 
  • Meaning: “Mighty and strong” or “wrath”
  • Pronunciation: “mahg-nee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Icelandic singer, musician, and “Rock Star: Supernova” (a CBS show) contestant Magni Ásgeirsson and the fictional character Magni in Marvel Comics
  • Variants: Maggni and Magnee
  • Nicknames: Mag

 

Makin

 

  • Origin: Arabic baby boy name
  • Meaning: “Strong” and “firm”
  • Pronunciation: “mah-keen”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (examples include Australian politician and diplomat Norman John Oswald Makin)
  • Variants: Makkin
  • Nicknames: Mak, Maki, and Kin

 

Maska 

 

  • Origin: Native American boy name 
  • Meaning: Cool boy name that means “strong”
  • Pronunciation: “mahs-kah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Masska, Maskah, and Maskka
  • Nicknames: Mask

 

Maynard

 

  • Origin: English, German, and Norman French boy name
  • Meaning: “Brave strength” or “hard strength”
  • Pronunciation: “may-nard”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Canadian jazz trumpeter Maynard Ferguson and American singer and songwriter Maynard James Keenan
  • Variants: Mainard, Meinhard, and Meinhardt; English version of the Germanic name “Meginhard”
  • Nicknames: Main, Nard, and Mayn

 

Valerio

 

  • Origin: Latin boy name 
  • Meaning: “Strength” and “health”
  • Pronunciation: “vahl-ehr-eeh-yoh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Italian artistic director and producer Valerio Festi and Dominican baseball player Valerio de los Santos
  • Variants: Vallerio and Valeriyo
  • Nicknames: Val, Valer, and Rio

 

Baby Boy Names Meaning “Fire”

Names that mean fire can also be a powerful choice for your baby boy:

 

Abiz

 

  • Origin: Arabic boy name 
  • Meaning: Cute boy name that means “a spark or flame of fire”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-beez”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Abizz and Abbizz
  • Nicknames: Ab and Biz

 

Admani 

 

  • Origin: Sanskrit boy name
  • Meaning: “Burning fire,” “flames,” or “the fire or a burning flame”
  • Pronunciation: “ahd-mah-nee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (examples include American pediatric dermatologist Shehla Admani)
  • Variants: Admmani
  • Nicknames: Ad, Man, Adman, and Mani

 

Aiden

 

  • Origin: Gaelic and Irish boy name
  • Meaning: Little fire” (a name that means “fire”)
  • Pronunciation: “ay-den”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #29
  • Namesakes: British-American fashion model Aiden Curtiss and English musician Aiden Grimshaw
  • Variants: Aidan, Aiddan, and Aidden; also comes from the Old Irish moniker “Aodhán,”
  • Nicknames: Aid, Den, and Aidee

 

Hijiri

 

  • Origin: Japanese unisex name
  • Meaning: “Fire,” “samurai,” “warrrior,” “holy man,” “priest,” or “emperor”
  • Pronunciation: “hee-jee-ree”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Japanese soccer player Hijiri Onaga and musician Hijiri Kuwano
  • Variants: Hijjiri and Hijirri
  • Nicknames: Hiji and Jiri

 

Homura

 

  • Meaning: “Flame” or “fire”
  • Pronunciation: “hoh-moo-rah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Japanese manga artist and writer Homura Kawamoto and an anime boy name after the character Homura Amanohokosaka (an NPC or non-playable character) in the “BlazBlue” video game series
  • Variants: Homurra
  • Nicknames: Homu and Mura

 

Keahi

 

  • Origin: Hawaiian gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Flame”
  • Pronunciation: “kay-ah-hee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a nature name after the Keahi flower found in Hawai’i (also a flower name for boys)
  • Variants: Keahhi
  • Nicknames: Kea and Kee

 

Baby Boy Names Meaning “Lion”

Ariel 

 

  • Origin: Hebrew gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: Best boy name that means “lion of God” coming from “ari” (lion) and “el” (God)
  • Pronunciation: “ay-ree-yel”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #571
  • Namesakes: Canadian journalist Ariel Helwani and American actor, producer, and film director Ariel Schulman 
  • Also after Ariel, a major moon of Uranus
  • Variants: Arriel, Ariyel, and Arihel
  • Nicknames: Ari and Yeli

 

Hamzah

 

  • Origin: Arabic boy name
  • Meaning: “Lion,” “strong,” or “steadfast”
  • Pronunciation: “ham-zah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Prince name after Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein, the fourth son of Jordan’s King Hussein bin Talal 
  • Also a last name (such as after Singaporean professional footballer Shakir Hamzah, full name Muhammad Shakir bin Hamzah)
  • Variants: Hamzzah and Hammzah
  • Nicknames: Ham and Hammy

 

Leo

 

  • Origin: Latin boy name
  • Meaning: Short boy name that means “lion”
  • Pronunciation: “lee-oh”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #22
  • Namesakes: British-born Australian pop musician Leo Sayer and Jewish Hungarian-American physicist Leó Szilárd 
  • Variants: Leon
  • Nicknames: Lee and Lion

 

Leon

 

  • Origin: French, Spanish, and Greek boy name
  • Meaning: Badass boy name that means “lion”
  • Pronunciation: “lee-ohn”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #158
  • Namesakes: American musician and songwriter Leon Russell and actor and DJ Leon Isaac Kennedy 
  • Variants: Lyon, Leonne, and Leone
  • Nicknames: Leo

 

Leonard

 

  • Origin: Old English, German, and Norman French boy name
  • Meaning: Masculine name that means “bold lion” or “brave lion”
  • Pronunciation: “lee-oh-nard”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #713
  • Namesakes: American film critic Leonard Maltin and actor Leonard Barrie “Barry” Corbin
  • Variants: Lennard, Lenart (Slovene), Leonardo (German and Italian), and Lenard (Dutch)
  • Nicknames: Leo and Nard

 

Leonardo 

 

  • Meaning: “Brave as a lion” or “brave lion”
  • Pronunciation: “lee-oh-nar-doh”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #75
  • Namesakes: Brazilian footballer Leonardo Lourenço Bastos and Italian water polo player Leonardo Sottani 
  • Also after the renowned Renaissance painter and inventor Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Variants: Leonard and Lenard
  • Nicknames: Leo, Nardo, and Leonard

 

Leonidas

 

  • Origin: German boy name
  • Meaning: “Lion strength”
  • Pronunciation: “lee-uh-nee-duhs”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #422
  • Namesakes: Brazilian football player Leônidas Soares Damasceno and Greek basketball player Leonidas Skoutaris
  • Variants: Leonid and Leoniddas
  • Nicknames: Leon

 

Lionel

 

  • Origin: Latin and Old English boy name
  • Meaning: Masculine name that means “lion” or “young lion”
  • Pronunciation: “ly-uh-nuhl”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #619
  • Namesakes: Argentine professional footballer Lionel Andrés Messi and American musician, songwriter, and singer Lionel Richie
  • Variants: Lyonnel, Lyinell, Lyonnell,and Lionnell
  • Nicknames: Lion and Onel

 

Othniel

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “Lion of God” or “strength of God”
  • Pronunciation: “oth-nee-yel”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh and Togolese footballer Othniel Dossevi 
  • Also a biblical boy name after Othniel, one of the judges (leaders) of Israel from the Tribe of Judah
  • Variants: Otthniel and Othniyel
  • Nicknames: Otti, Oth, and Niel

 

Simba

 

  • Origin: Swahili – African boy name 
  • Meaning: “Lion” or a name that means “strength” 
  • Also a black boy name
  • Pronunciation: “sim-bah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Zimbabwean footballer Simba Sithole and South African footballer Simba Marumo
  • Also a cute boy name after Simba, the titular lion cub character in Disney’s “The Lion King
  • Variants: None
  • Nicknames: Sim

 

Baby Boy Names Meaning “Bear”

Arturo

 

  • Origin: Spanish and Italian boy name
  • Meaning: Hispanic name that means “bear hero,” “noble and courageous,” or “bear”
  • Pronunciation: “ar-too-roh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #579
  • Namesakes: Mexican actor Arturo Castro and Peruvian-Mexican football referee Arturo Yamasaki 
  • Variants: Mexican and Hispanic version of the Celtic boy name “Arthur”
  • Nicknames: Art, Arthur, and Artur

 

Barrett

 

  • Origin: Middle English and Old German boy name
  • Meaning: “Bear strength” (name that means “strong”), “strength of a bear,” or “as brave as a bear”
  • Pronunciation: “barr-utt”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #208
  • Namesakes: American football player Barrett James Ruud and journalist Barrett Lancaster Brown
  • Also a last name (such as after American actor Brendon Ryan Barrett and “Palaye Royale” fashion and art band’s drummer Emerson Barrett)
  • Variants: Barret and Barett
  • Nicknames: Barr and Rhett

 

Bear

 

  • Origin: German and American boy name
  • Meaning: Nature name after the “bear” (a large carnivorous mammal and one of the planet’s strongest animals)
  • Can also be a name that means “strong” (e.g., “as strong as a bear” or “strong and brave bear”)
  • Pronunciation: “bayr”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #767
  • Namesakes: British TV presenter and adventurer Bear Grylls (real name Edward Michael Grylls) and American guitarist, songwriter, and singer Bear Rinehart (real name William Stanley Rinehart III) 
  • Variants: Baer
  • Nicknames: Beary

 

Benno

 

  • Origin: Hebrew and German boy name
  • Meaning: “Bear” or “son of the right hand”
  • Pronunciation: “behn-oh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Russian-born British pianist Benno Moiseiwitsch and German film and television actor Benno Fürmann
  • Variants: Bennu and Beno
  • Nicknames: Ben

 

Bernhard 

 

  • Origin: German boy name
  • Meaning: “Bear strength” or “strong, brave bear”
  • Pronunciation: “bern-uhrd”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: German pole vaulter Bernhard Zintl and Austrian-American football player Bernhard Raimann
  • Variants: Bernard and Bernnhard
  • Nicknames: Bern and Nard

 

Orson

 

  • Origin: Latin, Norman, and French boy name
  • Meaning: “Bear cub” or “bear” 
  • Pronunciation: “or-sn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American film, TV, and stage actor Orson Bean and science fiction author Orson Scott Card 
  • Variants: Orsen, Orsson, and Orsino
  • Nicknames: Ors, Orsi, and Son

 

Osbourne

 

  • Origin: English boy name 
  • Meaning: “Bear god” or a spiritual name that means “God warrior”
  • Pronunciation: “oz-bawrn”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Bahamian long jumper Osbourne Moxey and Anguillian (British Overseas Territory) politician Osbourne Fleming
  • Variants: Ozbourne and Osbourn
  • Nicknames: Ozzy, Ozzie, Oz, and Bourne

 

Baby Boy Names Meaning “Victory”

Klaus

 

  • Origin: German boy name
  • Meaning: 1 syllable boy name that means “victory of the people”
  • Pronunciation: “klows”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: German electronic music composer and musician Klaus Schulze and Austrian opera singer and actor Klaus Ofczarek 
  • Variants: Claus; it can also be short for “Nikolaus”
  • Nicknames: Klau

 

Nicéphore

 

  • Origin: Greek and French boy name
  • Meaning: “Carrying victory” or “victory bearer”
  • Pronunciation: “nee-see-fowr”
  • Length: 9 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a unique middle name (such as after French inventor and photography pioneer Joseph Nicéphore Niépce)
  • Variants: Nicephor, Nicefor, and Niceforo
  • Nicknames: Nice and Phore

 

Nicodemus

 

  • Origin: Greek boy name 
  • Meaning: “Victory of the people”
  • Pronunciation: “nee-koh-dee-muhs”
  • Length: 9 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Swedish architect and city planner Nicodemus Tessin the Younger and Italian hermit and saint Nicodemus of Mammola (from the 900s)
  • Variants: Nikodem (Croatian and Polish name), Nicodemo, and Nikodemus
  • Nicknames: Nico, Nick, and Demus

 

Sanjaya

 

  • Origin: Sanskrit boy name
  • Meaning: “Completely victorious or triumphant,” “victor,” or “winner”
  • Pronunciation: “sahn-jah-yah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American singer Sanjaya Joseph Malakar and the character Sanjaya Gavalgana in the ancient Indian Hindu epic “Mahābhārata
  • Variants: Sanjay
  • Nicknames: Sanj, Sanjay, Jay, and Jaya

 

Seigfried

 

  • Origin: Old High German boy name 
  • Meaning: “Peace of victory” or “victory and peace”
  • Pronunciation: “zeeg-freed”
  • Length: 9 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: German operatic tenor Siegfried Jerusalem and German-American magician Siegfried Fischbacher
  • Also a mystical name after Siegfried (also called Sigurd), the legendary dragon-slaying hero in the German epic poem “Nibelungenlied
  • Variants: Ziegfried, Siegfried, and Sigfried
  • Nicknames: Sig, Fred, and Ziggy

 

Sigmund 

 

  • Origin: German boy name
  • Meaning: “Protection through victory” or “victorious protector”
  • Pronunciation: “sig-muhnd”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Norwegian naval architect Sigmund Borgundvåg and Austrian-Jewish psychologist Sigmund Freud
  • Variants: Sigismund, Siegmund, and Zygmunt
  • Nicknames: Sig, Siggy, and Ziggy

 

Victor

 

  • Meaning: “Conqueror” or “winner”
  • Pronunciation: “veek-tr”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #213
  • Namesakes: Venezuelan baseball player Víctor Moreno and Barbadian track and field athlete Victor Houston
  • Also a middle name for boys (such as after Tunisian world champion flyweight boxer Victor Perez, full name Messaoud Hai Victor Perez)
  • Variants: Viktor, Vittore, Wiktor (Polish name), Vitor, and Vittorio (Italian)
  • Nicknames: Vik and Vic

 

Baby Boy Names That Mean “Champion” Or “Hero”

Abiri

 

  • Origin: Hebrew and Arabic boy name
  • Meaning: “My strength and my hero,” “strong,” or “aroma”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-bee-ree”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Abbiri, Abbirri, and Abirri
  • Nicknames: Abi

 

Barlas

 

  • Origin: Turkish boy name
  • Meaning: Masculine name that means “hero” and “brave”
  • Pronunciation: “bahr-las”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Turkish rock singer, songwriter, and musician Barlas Erinç 
  • Also a last name (such as after English poet and political activist John Barlas and Turkish football player Faruk Barlas
  • Variants: Barrlas
  • Nicknames: Bar and Barr

 

Kendrick

 

  • Origin: Old English and Welsh boy name
  • Meaning: “Royal or bold power,” “chief,” or “hero”
  • Pronunciation: “ken-dreek”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #464
  • Namesakes: American jazz drummer and bandleader Kendrick Scott and college football player Kendrick Law
  • Variants: Kendricks and Kendrix
  • Nicknames: Ken, Kenny, Kenrick, Ricky, Rick, and Drick

 

Nigel

 

  • Meaning: “Champion,” “black,” or “dark” (also a black boy name)
  • Pronunciation: “nai-gel”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American basketball player Nigel Hayes and English food writer and broadcaster Nigel Slater 
  • Variants: Also a variation of “Neil”
  • Nicknames: Nai, Iggy, Nel, Nels, and Gel

 

Nolan

 

  • Origin: Scottish and Irish boy name
  • Meaning: “Renowned” or “champion”
  • Pronunciation: “nohw-lahn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American basketball player Nolan Gottlieb and Canadian ice hockey player Nolan McDonald 
  • Variants: Nollan and Nowlan
  • Nicknames: Nol, Nowl, Nono, Lan, and Nola

 

Ranvir

 

  • Origin: Indian and Sanskrit boy name
  • Meaning: “Hero of the battle,” “mighty warrior,” “one who fights bravely in battle,” “winner, “ “brave,” or “courageous”
  • Pronunciation: “rahn-feer”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Indian actor and former video jockey Ranvir Shorey
  • Variants: Ranveer
  • Nicknames: Ran, Rani, Ranvi, Vir, Viri, and Ran-V

 

Baby Boy Names That Mean “Protector” Or “Guardian”

Eduardo

 

  • Origin: Spanish and Portuguese boy name
  • Meaning: Hispanic boy name that means “rich protector” or “wealthy guardian”
  • Pronunciation: “ehd-ooh-ward-oh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Spanish-Mexican philosopher Eduardo Nicol and Mexican long-distance runner Eduardo Castro
  • Variants: Eadweard (Old English boy name) and Edwardo; another form of “Edward” 
  • Nicknames: Ed, Edward, and Ward

 

Howard

 

  • Origin: Old English boy name
  • Meaning: Tough boy name that means “high defender,” “chief guardian,” “braveheart,” “high guardian,” or “army guard”
  • Pronunciation: “how-uhrd”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #1,000+
  • Namesakes: British novelist and journalist Howard Jacobson and American fine art photographer Howard Schatz
  • Variants: Hereward and Howward
  • Nicknames: Howie and Ward

 

Richmond

 

  • Origin: American boy name
  • Meaning: “Powerful protector,” “the protector king,” or an earthy name that means “rich hill”
  • Pronunciation: “rich-muhnd”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actor Richmond Arquette and a middle name for boys (after Cade Richmond Carradine, the son of American actor Keith Carradine)
  • Also after fictional character Richmond Avenal portrayed by Noel Fielding in the “The IT Crowd” and Richmond Valentine in “Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • Variants: Richmond, Richmound, and Rickmond
  • Nicknames: Rich, Mond, Mondi, Richie, and Ricky

 

Sergio

 

  • Origin: Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian boy name
  • Meaning: “Servant” or “guardian”
  • Pronunciation: “ser-hee-oh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #382
  • Namesakes: Brazilian guitarist and composer Sergio Assad and Spanish track cyclist Sergio Escobar
  • Variants: Sergej (Serbian), Sergius (Latin), Serhiy (Ukrainian), and Sergei
  • Nicknames: Sergs, Serg, Serge, Serj, and Gio

 

Tedmond

 

  • Origin: English boy name
  • Meaning: ‘Old man’ name that means “protector of the land”
  • Pronunciation: “ted-mohnd”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: US-based researcher Tedmond “Ted” Schwaba
  • Variants: Tedmund
  • Nicknames: Ted, Teddy, and Mond

 

Baby Boy Names That Mean “Honor” Or “Glory”

Aryan

 

  • Origin: Sanskrit (classical Indo-European language) boy name
  • Meaning: “Indo-European,” “noble,” “high born,” “superior,” “a person of a noble race,” or “honorable warrior”
  • Pronunciation: “ahr-yan”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #817
  • Namesakes: Indian-American actor Aryan Simhadri and Norwegian chess grandmaster Aryan Tari
  • Variants: Arian, Arryan, and Arrian
  • Nicknames: Arr, Ar, Yan, and Yani

 

Blade

 

  • Meaning: Cool boy name that means “sharp portion of the knife or sword,” “blade (of a knife or sword),” or “glory”
  • Pronunciation: “blayd”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Celebrity kid name after Blade Colton Hart (the son of Canadian wrestler Bret Hart) and a mythical name after Blade, the half-immortal, half-human vampire hunter in the “Blade” movie series
  • Also a last name (examples include Irish rugby player Caolin Blade and American composer and drummer Brian Blade )
  • Variants: None
  • Nicknames: None

 

Hercules

 

  • Origin: Roman, Latin, and Greek boy name
  • Meaning: “Warrior,” “hero,” “glory of Hera (Greek queen of the gods and the goddess of fertility),” or a spiritual name that means warrior of God”
  • Pronunciation: “her-kyoo-leez”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Greek-Canadian boxer Hercules Kyvelos and American baseball player Hercules Burnett 
  • After Hercules, Zeus’ son in Greek mythology, known for his strength and bravery (but he isn’t the son of Hera)
  • Variants: Herculez, Heracles, and Herakles
  • Nicknames: Herc, Eracle, and Hercule

 

Sherif

 

  • Origin: Arabic boy name
  • Meaning: “High born” or “honorable”
  • Pronunciation: “sheh-reef”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Canadian footballer Sherif El-Masri and Egyptian composer and musical conductor Sherif Mohie El Din
  • Variants: Sharif
  • Nicknames: Sheer and Riff

 

Timmy

 

  • Origin: Greek, English, and Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: Cute boy name that means “honored by God” or “one who honors God”
  • Pronunciation: “tim-eeh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Swedish ice hockey player Timmy Pettersson and American comedian Timmy Williams 
  • Variants: Timmie
  • Nicknames: Tim

 

Titus

 

  • Meaning: “Title of honor,” “of the giants,” “strong,” “honorable,” or “the avenger”
  • Pronunciation: “tai-tuhs”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #362
  • Namesakes: English footballer Titus Bramble and American actor Titus Welliver
  • Also a biblical boy name after Titus, an early Christian church leader and missionary
  • Variants: Tytus (Polish name), Tittus, and Tiitus
  • Nicknames: Tyt and Titie

 

Baby Boy Names That Mean “Hope” Or “Dream”

Alyan

 

  • Origin: Arabic boy name
  • Meaning: “One who accomplishes impossible dreams,” “lofty,” “high,” or “elevated”
  • Pronunciation: “ahl-yahn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Alyann and Alyyan
  • Nicknames: Al, Yan, and Yani

 

Armani

 

  • Origin: German, Persian, Latin, and Italian boy name
  • Meaning: “Soldier,” “hope,” “child of Armand,” “house of Armand,” “warrior,” or “wish”
  • Pronunciation: “ahr-mah-nee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #398
  • Namesakes: American stock car racing driver Armani Williams and English footballer Armani Little 
  • Variants: Armanni, Armmani, and Arrmani

 

Kazuki

 

  • Origin: Japanese gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Hope of peace”
  • Pronunciation: “kah-zoo-kee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Japanese game creator and manga artist Kazuki Takahashi and voice actor and actor Kazuki Yao
  • Variants: Kazukki
  • Nicknames: Zuki, Zuk, Kazu, and Kazuk

 

Baby Boy Names That Mean “Strong Fighter” Or “Valiant Soldier”

Armstrong

 

  • Origin: Middle English boy name
  • Meaning: “Strong fighter” or “someone with strong arms”
  • Pronunciation: “arms-truhng”
  • Length: 9 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (examples include 
  • Variants: American professional basketball player Darrell Armstrong and choral conductor and professor Anton Armstrong
  • Nicknames: Strong, Arm, and Arms

 

Azaiah

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: “My strength is Yahweh (God)”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-zai-uh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Azzaiah
  • Nicknames: Aza, Zaiah, and Zaya

 

Basil

 

  • Origin: Greek, Arabic, and English nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Brave and fearless,” “valiant,” “chivalrous,” “kingly,” “intrepid,” or “royal” 
  • Also a nature name after a plant and spice
  • Pronunciation: “bah-zuhl”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American illustrator Basil Gogos and Indian actor and director Basil Joseph
  • Variants: Bassil, Basyl, Basile, Bassel, and Basilio
  • Nicknames: Bass, Base, and Baz

 

Carlos

 

  • Origin: Spanish boy name
  • Meaning: Hispanic boy name that means “valiant” or “free man
  • Pronunciation: “kar-lohs”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #147
  • Namesakes: American guitarist and composer Carlos Alomar and Mexican band leader and musician Carlos Santana 
  • Variants: Charles and Carlo
  • Nicknames: Carl

 

Mete

 

  • Origin: Turkish boy name 
  • Meaning: Warrior name that means “gallant” or “brave hero” 
  • Pronunciation: “meet”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Turkish weightlifter Mete Binay and singer Mete Özgencil
  • Variants: Mette, Metes, Mett, and Metz
  • Nicknames: Met and Matey

 

Masculine Boy Names With Compelling Meanings

Augustus

 

  • Origin: Latin, Slavic, Roman, and German boy name
  • Meaning: “Great,” “venerable,” “majestic,” or “magnificent”
  • Pronunciation: “uh-guhs-tuhs”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #467
  • Namesakes: American retired football player Augustus Parrish and English author and journalist Augustus Mayhew
  • Variants: August, Augusto, and Agosto (Hispanic and Mexican boy name)
  • Nicknames: Auggie, Aggie, August, Gus, and Gustus

 

Ethan

 

  • Origin: Hebrew boy name
  • Meaning: Aesthetic boy name that means “long-lived,” “enduring,” “firm and strong,” “solid,” “strong,” or “firmness”
  • Pronunciation: “eeh-thuhn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #21
  • Namesakes: Australian synchronized swimmer Ethan Calleja and American pianist Ethan Bortnick
  • Variants: Eithan, Eytan, and Eitan
  • Nicknames: Eth, Ethy, and Than

 

Prabhu 

 

  • Origin: Sanskrit and Indian – Hindi boy name 
  • Meaning: “A powerful, mighty master ” or “prince”
  • Pronunciation: “prahb-hoo”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Indian actor, film producer, and businessman Prabhu Ganesan (also known professionally and mononymously as Prabhu) and model and actor Prabhu Mundkur 
  • Variants: Prabbhu 
  • Nicknames: Prab and Prabi

 

Sabal

 

  • Origin: Sanskrit boy name
  • Meaning: “One with great strength”
  • Pronunciation: “sah-bahl”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Sabbal
  • Nicknames: Sab, Sabby, and Bal

 

Valeria

 

  • Origin: Latin boy name
  • Meaning: “Strong and healthy,” “strength,” or “health”
  • Pronunciation: “vah-luhr-uhn”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Powerful name after Valerian, the Roman emperor who ruled from 253 to 260 AD
  • Modern namesakes include Slovak football player and coach Valerián Švec and American football player Valerian Ume-Ezeoke
  • Variants: Vallerian
  • Nicknames: Val and Valer

 

Exotic & Strong Male Names With International & Multicultural Origins

Strong Greek Boy Names

Aimilios

 

  • Origin: Greek unisex name
  • Meaning: “Strength,” “rival,” or “competition”
  • Pronunciation: “ai-mee-lee-uhs”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Greek theatrical production director, actor, director, and producer Aimilios Chilakis and actor Aimilios Veakis 
  • Variants: Emilios
  • Nicknames: Aim, Aimil, Aimilio, and Milios

 

Ajax 

 

  • Origin: Ancient Greek boy name
  • Meaning: “Eagle”
  • Pronunciation: “ay-jax”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After Ajax, one of the heroes of the Trojan War in Homer’s “Iliad
  • Also after Australian naturalist and ornithologist Ajax (the pen name of Sidney William Jackson)
  • Variants: Ajjax and Ajaxx
  • Nicknames: Aj and Jax

 

Alcibiades

 

  • Origin: Ancient Greek boy name
  • Meaning: “Strength” or “force”
  • Pronunciation: “ahl-suh-bai-uh-deez”
  • Length: 10 letters, 5 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Athenian (from Athens, Greece) statesman and general Alcibiades 
  • Modern namesakes include Panamanian footballer Alcibíades Rojas McRay and Dominican Republic baseball player Alcibíades Colón Inoa
  • Variants: Alsibiades
  • Nicknames: Alsi and Biades

 

Andreas

 

  • Origin: Ancient Greek boy name
  • Meaning: Masculine name that means “manly,” “brave,” “strong and manly,” or “man”
  • Pronunciation: “an-dree-uhs”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Swedish ice hockey winger Andreas Johnsson and Austrian track and field sprinter Andreas Berger
  • Variants: Andrea and Andrews; also a variation of “Andrew
  • Nicknames: Andy 

 

Jason

 

  • Origin: Ancient Greek boy name
  • Meaning: Classic boy name that means “healer” or “the Lord is salvation”
  • Pronunciation: “jay-sn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #145
  • Namesakes: After Jason, the hero in the epic quest for the legendary golden fleece in “Jason and the Argonauts
  • Variants: Comes from the Greek name “Iason”; also spelled as Jasson, Jayson, and Jeyson
  • Nicknames: Jay, Jays, and Sonny

 

Quillon

 

  • Origin: Latin and Greek boy name 
  • Meaning: “Strong” and “crossing swords”
  • Pronunciation: “kill-ohn”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also an anime boy name after Quillon, a Project Mew researcher and trainer in “Pokémon Journeys: The Series
  • Variants: Quilon
  • Nicknames: Quill

 

Sosthenes

 

  • Origin: Greek boy name
  • Meaning: “Safe strength,” “powerful,” “strong,” and “savior”
  • Pronunciation: “sos-thuh-nez”
  • Length: 9 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a biblical boy name after Sosthenes, the the chief ruler of the synagogue at Corinth and one of the companions of Paul the Apostle
  • Variants: Sosthenez
  • Nicknames: Sosthen

 

Powerful Italian Boy Names

Alessandro

 

  • Origin: Greek boy name
  • Meaning: “Man’s defender” or “warrior”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-lez-uhn-drow”
  • Length: 10 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #540
  • Namesakes: Italian-born American Olympic fencer Alessandro Emanuele “Alex” Treves and Brazilian and naturalized Japanese footballer Alessandro dos Santos
  • Variants: Also a form of the Greek boy name “Alexander”
  • Nicknames: Alex, Ales, Xander, and Sandro

 

Ansaldo 

 

  • Origin: German and Italian boy name
  • Meaning: Badass boy name coming from “ans” and “wald” meaning “powerful leader” or “ruler”
  • Also means “divine power”
  • Pronunciation: “ahn-sal-dow”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Genoese statesman and commander Ansaldo Doria and Italian musical instrument maker Ansaldo Poggi
  • Variants: Anssaldo
  • Nicknames: Saldo

 

Arsenio

 

  • Origin: Greek, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish boy name
  • Meaning: “Virile,” “virility,” or “strong”
  • Pronunciation: “ahr-see-nee-ow”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American comedian, talk show host, and actor Arsenio Hall and Paraguayan celebrity Arsenio Valdez
  • Variants: Arsenius; also the Spanish and Italian version of the Greek name “Arsenios”
  • Nicknames: Senio, Senyo, and Arsen

 

Drudo

 

  • Origin: Medieval Italian boy name 
  • Meaning: “Strong,” “defender,” “thriving,” or “healthy”
  • Pronunciation: “druh-doh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None
  • Nicknames: Drud and Drudee

 

Marco

 

  • Origin: Italian, Latin, Roman, and Spanish boy name
  • Meaning: Hispanic boy name that means “like Mars (Roman god of war)” or “warlike” 
  • Pronunciation: “mar-kow”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Mexican singer Marco Antonio Solís and American football player Marco Wilson
  • Variants: Marko; Italian variant of “Mark,” which comes from the Latin name “Marcus”
  • Nicknames: Mark and Marky

 

Strong Baby Boy Names Of Irish Origin

Brian

 

  • Origin: Old English, Irish, and Celtic boy name
  • Meaning: Cool boy name coming from the word “bri,” which means “force” and “strength” 
  • Also means “someone who is from high and noble birth”
  • Pronunciation: “bry-uhn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #290
  • Namesakes: English songwriter and singer Sir Brian Harold May and American singer-songwriter Brian Douglas Wilson
  • Variants: Bryan, Brjánn (Icelandic and Scandinavian boy name), Bryant, and Briant
  • Nicknames: Brye and Yan

 

Conall

 

  • Origin: Scottish and Irish boy name
  • Meaning: “Wolf” or “strong wolf”
  • Pronunciation: “kohn-uhl”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Mythical name after the mythic warrior Conall Cernach and the legendary Irish king Conall Collamrach
  • Variants: Conal
  • Nicknames: Con

 

Quinlan

 

  • Origin: Irish and Gaelic boy name
  • Meaning: “Strong”
  • Pronunciation: “kwin-luhn”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: English architect Quinlan Terry and “Star Wars” Jedi Master Quinlan Vos
  • Variants: Quinnlan
  • Nicknames: Quinn and Kwin

 

Raghnall

 

  • Origin: Scottish and Irish boy name
  • Meaning: “Advice and power,” “counsel ruler,” or “ruler’s advisor”
  • Pronunciation: “rahg-nuhl”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Royal name after several kings of ancient kingdoms, such as Raghnall mac Gofraidh (the king of Mann and the Isles) and Raghnall mac Somhairle (the king of the Isles and Argyll)
  • Variants: Ragnall, Raghnal, and Raghnail; also the Scottish and Irish form of the Scandinavian name “Ragnvaldr” 
  • Nicknames: Ragg, Rag, Nall, and Raggie

 

Badass Mexican & Spanish Boy Names

These are some strong and powerful Mexican boy names you can choose:

 

Alejandro

 

  • Origin: Spanish boy name
  • Meaning: Hispanic boy name that means “defender of mankind,” “warrior,” or “defending men”
  • Pronunciation: “ahl-eeh-han-droh”
  • Length: 9 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: # 193
  • Namesakes: Mexican theoretical physicist Alejandro Corichi and Mexican-American actor Alejandro Edda
  • Variants: Spanish version of “Alexander”; also spelled as Aleksander (Czech or Polish name) and Alessandro (Italian name)
  • Nicknames: Alec, Alex, and Ally

 

Fernando

 

  • Origin: Spanish and Portuguese boy name
  • Meaning: Hispanic name that means “daring and adventurous” or “daring, brave journey”
  • Pronunciation: “fer-nan-doh”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #342
  • Namesakes: Peruvian track and field athlete Fernando Acevedo and Mexican painter Fernando Aceves Humana
  • Variants: Spanish and Portuguese form of the German name “Ferdinand”
  • Nicknames: Fernan, Ferdie, and Nando

 

Lobo 

 

  • Origin: Spanish, Galician, and Portuguese boy name 
  • Meaning: “Wolf”
  • Pronunciation: “loh-boh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Jordanian singer Lobo Ismail (stage name of Ismail Salah Ismail Loub) and American singer and songwriter Lobo (stage name of Roland Kent LaVoie)
  • Variants: None
  • Nicknames: Bo

 

Valente

 

  • Origin: Spanish and Latin boy name
  • Meaning: “Vigorous,” “strong,” and “healthy”
  • Pronunciation: “vahl-uhn-teh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (examples include French comic artist Tony Valente and Italian-born American photographer Alfredo Valente)
  • Variants: Mexican baby name that comes from the Roman name “Valentinus”
  • Nicknames: Valen, Valent, and Valens

 

Cool & Strong Hawaiian Boy Names

Some powerful Hawaiian names to choose for your baby boy:

 

Etana

 

  • Origin: Hawaiian unisex name
  • Meaning: “Strong,” “strength,” “dedication,” “long-lived,” “enduring,” and “firmness”
  • Pronunciation: “ey-tah-nah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+ 
  • Namesakes: Powerful name after Etana, the thirteenth king of the first Sumerian dynasty of Kish
  • Variants: Ettana and Etanna
  • Nicknames: Etta and Tana

 

Ikaika

 

  • Origin: Hawaiian boy name
  • Meaning: “Strong” or “strong and powerful”
  • Pronunciation: “eeh-kai-kah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Hawaiian – American Ikaika Alama-Francis football player and American boy band LMNT member Ikaika Kahoano
  • Variants: None
  • Nicknames: Ika

 

Kaikane

 

  • Origin: Hawaiian unisex name
  • Pronunciation: “kai-kah-neh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Hawaiian baseball player Kaikane Beam
  • Variants: None
  • Nicknames: Kai and Kane

 

Kawikani

 

  • Origin: Hawaiian boy name 
  • Meaning: “The strong one”
  • Pronunciation: “kah-wee-kah-nee”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None
  • Nicknames: Kawika and Kani

 

Koa

 

  • Origin: Hawaiian unisex name
  • Meaning: “Brave one,” “bold and fearless warrior,” or “warrior”
  • Pronunciation: “koh-uh”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #351 (boys)
  • Namesakes: Celebrity kids Koa Egan (son of “Westlife” singer Kian Egan) and Koa Thomas Dumont (son of “No Doubt” guitarist Thomas Dumont)
  • Variants: Koah
  • Nicknames: None

 

Mana

 

  • Origin: Hawaiian unisex name
  • Meaning: “Power”
  • Pronunciation: “mah-nah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Tongan rugby union player and coach Mana Otai and Congolese football player Mana Mamuwene
  • Variants: Manna
  • Nicknames: Man and Mann

 

Strong Korean Boy Names

These Korean names can also be cool choices for your baby:

 

Hyuk-ki

 

  • Origin: Korean boy name
  • Meaning: “Strong,” “vigorous,” and “radiant”
  • Pronunciation: “hyook-kee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Hyuk-Kee
  • Nicknames: Hyuk

 

Kang-dae

 

  • Origin: Korean boy name
  • Meaning: “Mighty and strong” or “strong and big”
  • Pronunciation: “kang-day”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None
  • Nicknames: Kang

 

Kwan

 

  • Origin: Korean boy name
  • Meaning: 1 syllable boy name that means “strong”
  • Pronunciation: “kwan”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American basketball player Kwan Cheatham and Canadian music producer, engineer, and songwriter Kwan
  • Variants: Kwon, Quan, and Kwang
  • Nicknames: None

 

Seok 

 

  • Origin: Korean boy name
  • Meaning: “Ancient,” “strong,” and “stone”
  • Pronunciation: “sook”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: South Korean Olympic table tennis player Seok Eun-mi and painter Seok Cheoljoo
  • Variants: Suk and Syok
  • Nicknames: Suk and Suki

 

Powerful Japanese Names For Boys

Plenty of Japanese boy names are linked with power, especially with their links to anime names (a special kind of Japanese cartoon or animation). Some examples include:

 

Katsu

 

  • Origin: Japanese boy name
  • Meaning: “Victorious” and “victory”
  • Pronunciation: “kaht-soo”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Japanese statesman and naval engineer Katsu Yasuyoshi (also known by his nickname Katsu Kaishū)
  • Variants: Katssu and Kattsu
  • Nicknames: Kat

 

Kenichi 

 

  • Origin: Japanese boy name
  • Meaning: “Healthy firstborn,” “strong boy,” or “wise one”
  • Pronunciation: “kehn-eeh-chee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Japanese manga artist and anime character designer Kenichi Sonoda and video game designer Kenichi Nishi
  • Variants: Also fashioned as “Ken’ichi”
  • Nicknames: Ken and Nichi

 

Kenji

 

  • Origin: Japanese boy name
  • Meaning: Name that means “strong,” “intelligent second son,” or “strong and healthy”
  • Pronunciation: “kehn-jee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #755
  • Namesakes: American soccer defender Kenji Treschuk and a poetic name after Japanese children’s literature author and poet Kenji Miyazawa 
  • Variants: Kenjee
  • Nicknames: Ken, Kenj, Ji, and Jee

 

Kenta

 

  • Origin: Japanese unisex name
  • Meaning: “Healthy and strong”
  • Pronunciation: “ken-tah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Japanese field hockey player Kenta Tanaka and table tennis player Kenta Matsudaira 
  • Also an anime boy name after Kenta Date (or MegaRed) in the manga series “Denji Sentai Megaranger” and Kenta (or Black Mask) in the manga series “Hikari Sentai Maskman
  • Variants: Kentta and Kanta
  • Nicknames: Ken, Kent, and Tah

 

Kenzo 

 

  • Origin: Japanese boy name
  • Meaning: “Healthy,” “strong,” and “wise”
  • Pronunciation: “kehn-zoh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #504
  • Namesakes: Japanese professional wrestler Kenzo Suzuki and Japanese-Canadian journalist and editor Kenzo Mori
  • Variants: Kennzo
  • Nicknames: Ken, Kenz, and Enzo

 

Kohaku

 

  • Origin: Japanese gender-neutral name 
  • Meaning: “Strong,” “red and white,” and “tiger”
  • Pronunciation: “kow-hah-koo”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Anime boy name after the fictional character Kohaku (also called Dr. Stone) in the manga series “Dr. Stone” 
  • Also an angel name after the fictional fantasy character Kohaku in the manga series “Wish
  • Variants: Kouhaku
  • Nicknames: Haku 

 

Raiden

 

  • Origin: Japanese boy name
  • Meaning: “Thunder and lightning”
  • Pronunciation: “ray-dn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #352
  • Namesakes: Badass boy name after Japanese sumo wrestler Raiden Shin’emon (Wasuke Kazuyoshi) and a mythical name after the Japanese god of thunder and lightning 
  • Also an anime boy name after the main character in the Japanese silent movie “Raiden” and oe of the heroes in the “Raiden” video game series
  • Variants: Rayden, Raden, and Raijin
  • Nicknames: Raid and Den

 

Sota

 

  • Origin: Japanese boy name
  • Meaning: “The strong sound of the wind,” “thick,” “big,” or “smoothly”
  • Pronunciation: “soh-tah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Japanese actor and voice actor Sōta Murakami and professional shogi (Japanese chess) player Sōta Fujii 
  • Variants: Sotta
  • Nicknames: Sot and Sottie

 

Takeo

 

  • Origin: Japanese boy name
  • Meaning: “As strong as bamboo,” “man,” or “warrior”
  • Pronunciation: “tah-kay-ow”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Japanese former football player Takeo Takahashi and American former football player Takeo Spikes
  • Variants: Takkeo and Takeyo
  • Nicknames: Taki, Takee, and Keo

 

Takeshi

 

  • Origin: Japanese boy name
  • Meaning: “Warrior,” “strong,” “fierce,” “masculine,” or “healthy”
  • Pronunciation: “tah-keh-shee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Anime boy name after Takeshi (also known in English as “Brock”) in “Pokemon
  • Variants: Takkeshi and Takesshi
  • Nicknames: Take and Keshi

 

Tsuyoshi 

 

  • Origin: Japanese boy name
  • Meaning: “Sturdy and strong,” “powerful,” or “strong”
  • Pronunciation: “tsoo-yow-shee”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Japanese jazz pianist and composer Tsuyoshi Yamamoto and mixed martial arts fighter Tsuyoshi Kohsaka
  • Variants: Tsuyosshi and Tsuyoshee
  • Nicknames: Tsuyo and Yoshi

 

Strong German Boy Names

Arno 

 

  • Origin: Armenian and German boy name
  • Meaning: Nature name that means “eagle”
  • Pronunciation: “ahr-noh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Dutch mathematician Arno Kuijlaars and German author and historian Arno Lustiger 
  • Variants: Arrno and Arnoh
  • Nicknames: Arn and Arnie

 

Berthold

 

  • Origin: German boy name
  • Meaning: “Bright,” “strength,” or “renowned leader”
  • Pronunciation: “bert-uhld”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Austrian screenwriter and film director Berthold Viertel and German-Jewish poet and author Berthold Auerbach
  • Variants: Berthould and Berchtold
  • Nicknames: Bert and Berto

 

Bertrand

 

  • Origin: Ancient German boy name
  • Meaning: “Wise,” “bright,” “glorious raven,” “intelligent,” “shield,” or “bright shield”
  • Pronunciation: “bur-truhnd”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American football player Bertrand Berry and French songwriter, singer, and musician Bertrand Cantat
  • Variants: Berttrand and Berrtrand
  • Nicknames: Bert and Bertie

 

Egon

 

  • Origin: German boy name
  • Meaning: Masculine name that means “sword’s edge” or “strong with a sword”
  • Pronunciation: “eeh-gon”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: German footballer and coach Egon Coordes and Austrian alpine skier Egon Zimmermann
  • Variants: Egino
  • Nicknames: Ego and Gonnie

 

Elfried

 

  • Origin: Old German boy name
  • Pronunciation: “elf-reed”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Internet personality Elfried Samba
  • Variants: Elfriede
  • Nicknames: Elf and Fried

 

Hariric

 

  • Origin: Old German boy name
  • Meaning: “Ruler,” “army ruler,” or “powerful army”
  • Pronunciation: “hah-ree-reek”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Haririk
  • Nicknames: Harry

 

Meinrad

 

  • Origin: Ancient Germanic and German boy name
  • Meaning: “Strong advisor” and “strong counsel”
  • Pronunciation: “mayn-rad”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: German Benedictine saint and hermit Meinrad of Einsiedeln
  • Variants: None
  • Nicknames: Mein, Main, Rad, and Raddi

 

Reynard

 

  • Origin: Latin, French, and German boy name
  • Meaning: “Powerful advice,” “strong decision,” or “fox”
  • Pronunciation: “ray-nard”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Jamaican cricketer Reynard Hakeem Leveridge and the fictional character Reynard Muldoon in “The Mysterious Benedict Society” TV series
  • Variants: Raynard
  • Nicknames: Nard, Ray, Rey, and Nardo

 

Riker

 

  • Origin: German boy name
  • Meaning: “Rich and powerful” or “brave power”
  • Pronunciation: “rai-kr”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American singer Riker Lynch and Jamaican sprinter Riker Hylton 
  • Variants: Ryker and Raiker
  • Nicknames: Rike, Rikee, and Rikey

 

Valdus

 

  • Origin: Latin and German boy name
  • Meaning: “Powerful”
  • Pronunciation: “vahl-dooz”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Valddus and Valduz
  • Nicknames: Val and Valdy

 

Badass Nonbinary Or Unisex Names

Ambrose

 

  • Origin: Latin and Greek boy name
  • Meaning: Magical name that means “food and drink of the gods” or “immortal” 
  • Pronunciation: “am-brohz”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #720
  • Namesakes: Nigerian-American jazz trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire and American author Ambrose Bierce 
  • Variants: Ambroze, Ambrosio, Ambrosios, Ambrosia, and Ambrogia
  • Nicknames: Ambie and Broze

 

Amell

 

  • Origin: German gender-neutral name name
  • Meaning: “Strength of an eagle” or “power of an eagle”
  • Pronunciation: “ay-mel”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: YouTuber Amell Peralta
  • Variants: Amel and Amiel
  • Nicknames: Am and Mel

 

Arne

 

  • Origin: German boy name
  • Meaning: Short boy name that means “eagle power”
  • Pronunciation: “ahr-neh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Norwegian former association football player Arne Larsen Økland and American pianist, teacher, and composer Arne Oldberg
  • Variants: Short form of “Arnold” 
  • Nicknames: Arn

 

Benz

 

  • Origin: German boy name
  • Meaning: 1 syllable name that means “bright strength”
  • Pronunciation: “benz”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (examples include German historian and writer Richard Benz and American author of children’s fantasy fiction Derek Benz)
  • Variants: Benzz
  • Nicknames: Benzi

 

Drew

 

  • Origin: English and Welsh nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Wise,” “strong and brave,” “strong,” “warrior,” and “manly”
  • Pronunciation: “droo”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #523 (boys)
  • Namesakes: New Zealander television personality and singer Drew Neemia and American musician, songwriter, actor, author, and filmmaker Drew Fortier 
  • Variants: Dru, Dro, and Drewie; also a short form of “Andrew” (English boy name)
  • Nicknames: None

 

Enzi

 

  • Origin: Swahili – African boy name 
  • Meaning: “Powerful” 
  • Pronunciation: “ehn-zee”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (examples include American politician Michael Bradley Enzi)
  • Variants: Enzzi and Enzo 
  • Nicknames: Enz

 

Fermin

 

  • Origin: Spanish and Basque boy name
  • Meaning: “Strong” or “firm and strong”
  • Pronunciation: “fur-meen”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Spanish-Argentine painter Fermín Arango and Spanish motorcycle racer Fermín Aldeguer
  • Variants: Fermín (with an accent)
  • Nicknames: Ferm and Fermie

 

Fort

 

  • Origin: French androgynous name
  • Meaning: “Strong” or “brave”
  • Pronunciation: “fort”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (examples include British food writer and critic Matthew Fort and American journalist and philosopher Charles Fort)
  • Variants: Forts
  • Nicknames: Forty

 

Max 

 

  • Origin: Latin nonbinary name
  • Meaning: 1 syllable boy name that means “the greatest” derived from the Latin term “maximus”
  • Pronunciation: “maks”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #156
  • Namesakes: American actor Max Carver and inventor, animator, and film director Max Fleischer
  • Variants: Also a short for longer “Max-” names such as Maximos, Maximilian, and Maxwell
  • Nicknames: Maxy and Maxie

 

Mel

 

  • Origin: American and English gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Smooth brow,” “honey,” “brave strength,” “confident,” or “he who is daring”
  • Also a black name that means “dark” or “black”
  • Pronunciation: “mel”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Australian-American film actor and director Mel Gibson (full name Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson) and American sportscaster Mel Allen 
  • Variants: Also a short form of “Mel-” names such as “Melvin” and “Melancio” (such as American comedy filmmaker, actor, and writer Mel Brooks)
  • Nicknames: None

 

Merrick

 

  • Origin: Anglo-Welsh unisex name 
  • Meaning: “Fame,” “rule,” or “power”
  • Pronunciation: “meh-reek”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Australian comedian (half of the comedy duo “Merrick and Rosso”), radio host, and TV presenter Merrick Watts and English footballer Merrick James-Lewis)
  • Variants: Merick and Merrik
  • Nicknames: Mer, Merri, Rick, and Ricky

 

Olis

 

  • Origin: Ukrainian boy name
  • Meaning: Cute boy name that means “defending man”
  • Pronunciation: “oh-leez”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: Ukrainian form of “Alex,” a short form of “Alexander” 
  • Nicknames: Ollie

 

Power

 

  • Origin: English androgynous name
  • Meaning: Word name that means “ability to do something” or “incredible ability and talent”
  • Pronunciation: “puh-wr”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (examples include British record producer Steve Power and Canadian ice hockey player Owen Power)
  • Variants: Powers
  • Nicknames: Pow

 

Sasha 

 

  • Origin: Slavic and Russian unisex name
  • Meaning: “Defender,” “defending warrior,” “defending man,” or “helper of mankind”
  • Pronunciation: “sash-uh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #640
  • Namesakes: Russian-born Israeli composer Sasha Argov and Finnish hockey player Sasha Barkov
  • Variants: Sacha (French), Sasja (Danish), and Saša (Slovenian); Russian name that comes from “Alexander” 
  • Nicknames: Sash and Saz

 

Sovereign

 

  • Origin: English nonbinary name
  • Meaning: Word name that means “supreme ruler,” “ultimate power,” “autonomous,” “free,” or “independent”
  • Pronunciation: “saa-vr-uhn”
  • Length: 9 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Variants: None
  • Nicknames: Sovee and Reign

 

Stone

 

  • Origin: British nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “Solid as a rock,” “dweller by the rocks,” or an English word name that means “stone”
  • Pronunciation: “stown”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #982
  • Namesakes: American “Pearl Jam” band drummer Stone Carpenter Gossard
  • Variants: Rock (same meaning)
  • Nicknames: Stoney

 

Vigor

 

  • Origin: English name of Latin origin
  • Meaning: “Strength,” “force,” and “liveliness”
  • Pronunciation: “vee-gr”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Italian volleyball player Vigor Bovolenta and French bishop and missionary Saint Vigor (from the 500s) 
  • Variants: Viggor
  • Nicknames: Vig and Vigo

 

Zane

 

  • Origin: Old English boy name
  • Meaning: Spiritual name that means “gift from God” or “God is gracious”
  • Pronunciation: “zayn”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #258
  • Namesakes: Latvian basketball player Zane Eglīte and Australian guitarist Zane Banks 
  • Variants: Zayne and Zain; also a modern variant of “John”
  • Nicknames: Zaney

 

Tough Boy Names After Powerful People & Figures

Muhammad

 

  • Origin: Arabic boy name 
  • Meaning: “The praiseworthy”
  • The name is popular among Muslims due to its links to Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, who was known as a man of true justice
  • Pronunciation: “muh-haa-muhd”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #297
  • Namesakes: Bangladeshi Islamic scholar and translator Muhammad Omar Ali and Muslim scholar, professor, poet and politician Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
  • Variants: Mohammad, Muhammed, Mohammed, Muhamad, Mahammad, Mohamad, and Mohamed
  • Nicknames: Hammad, Ham, and Muh

 

Napoleon

 

  • Origin: Italian, German, and Greek boy name
  • Meaning: “Man from Naples (an Italian city),” “sons of mist,” or a strong boy name that means “lion of the new city”
  • Pronunciation: “nah-pow-lee-uhn”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Most notable namesakes include the French statesman and military leader Napoléon Bonaparte (also called Napoleon I) 
  • Modern namesakes include American personal success author Napoleon Hill and French author and historian Napoléon Peyrat 
  • Variants: Napoleone
  • Nicknames: Nap, Poleon, Pol, and Leon

 

Thor

 

  • Origin: Old Norse and Scandinavian boy name
  • Meaning: Badass boy name that means “thunder”
  • Pronunciation: thor
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Mystical name after Thor, the god of thunder, war, storms, and strength in Norse mythology
  • Modern namesakes includeNorwegian road bicycle racer Thor Hushovd and Icelandic writer Thor Vilhjálmsson
  • Variants: Thorr; Old Norse name from the word “Þórr” (thunder)
  • Nicknames: None

 

FAQs

Why Should I Pick A Powerful Name For My Little One?

A strong and powerful name can boost your baby boy’s self esteem as they have links to famous people or figures and usually have positive meanings.

Studies have shown that baby names can impact children’s self-esteem and their chosen careers as adults. So, a powerful name might steer them in the right direction and increase their chances of success in the future. (1) 

 

Are There Things To Think About Before Choosing A Powerful Name For My Baby?

Baby Name Meanings & Pronunciations

While the final decision lies in your hands, and you know what’s best for your little one, checking baby name meanings and pronunciations is still ideal. This helps reduce the risks of potential bullying with ‘ugly names,’ ghost names, or names that mean “death” and other similar meanings.

You child can also feel proud of their names if they know what these mean.

 

Names To Honor A Loved One

Many parents choose names to honor a loved one. Depending on your family and cultural background or personal preferences, you can name your child after their grandparents (the name of your and/or your partner’s parents).

Names of historical or popular figures are also common, but you might consider honoring your loved ones first.

 

Check The Resulting Initials 

Names can have cool spellings and beautiful meanings but might become slightly strange or even offensive in some cases when grouped (particularly with the initials). So, check the resulting initials with your last name to avoid potentially embarrassing or offensive outcomes such as “FAT,” “ASS,” or swear words.

 

Popular Vs. Rare Names

Popular names are common and often don’t require explanations, yet rare boy names can help your child stand out from the rest. Both have pros and cons.

Although studies on baby names are scarce and have mixed results, some showed that those with rare or uncommon names might be more likely to drop out of school. (1) 

Yet other studies have also shown that those with easier-to-pronounce names are more likely to succeed and be in more superior positions, regardless of how common or unusual their names are. (2)

 

‘Ugly’ Names To Avoid

If possible, try to avoid names with ‘ugly’ meanings or connotations because those can subject your child to bulllying. No matter how interesting the name might be, cruel mocking because of their names can reduce your child’s self-esteem and hurt their feelings.

 

Do Powerful Names Have A Positive Or Negative Vibe?

Most of these powerful names have a strong vibe and can mean “strong,” “powerful,” “warrior,” or “brave.” However, some are also associated with death (such as the names of gods ruling the underworld) and destruction.

 

Is It Okay To Use Powerful Names For My Baby’s First & Middle Names?

Yes. Powerful names can also work in combination. However, check how they sound together and if they aren’t a mouthful to pronounce.

For example, “Zeus” and “Etan” might not sound good together in this order. The first part of “Zeus Etan” creates “suz-eeh” or “Suzy” which makes it seem like a girl name. You might consider exchanging the order to create “Etan Zeus” instead.

 

Lists For Middle Names

 

Other Name Lists (Boy & Girl Baby Names)

 

 

 

References

(1) https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-26634477

(2) https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/parenting-translator/202307/the-research-on-baby-names 

(3) https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/

 

 

 

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