Naming your son with a name that holds great meaning to you as a parent feels like imbuing your son with those facets of character that you’d love to see in them as they grow and become a man.
That’s why it’s nice to see boy names categorized in themes, as in this handy directory of boy names that evoke honor and strength when their name is called.
In this article, I will discuss why getting the naming right is so important, my experience in looking for the perfect boy’s name, a bit about my directory of good, strong boys names, tips on choosing a name from the directory, and the directory itself.
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Why Getting The Right Name Is So Important
One of the first things you do as a parent (and I should know) is to give them a name, which is how they will continue to be represented for long after you’ve gone.
This process can be really intimidating, and you may be unsure where to start. However, with this directory, and countless other tips you’ll find online, you can make the right choice.
A well-chosen name can be quite a blessing, while a poorly chosen name can at times feel like a curse. Your son’s destiny will be, for the most part, determined by how he sees himself.
And you will find that children do take on board the meaning of their names, and often choose to identify with their name’s meaning.
That is why you should take the process seriously, so that your son can feel that they are who you would like them to be. Whether that means being more than able to conquer their dreams, or being strong enough to let themselves be vulnerable sometimes.
Strong, powerful, and a man of honor, for example. Or perhaps battle-hardened and tough as nails. Someone no-one’s going to want to mess with.
A name that speaks defiance or leadership, or bravery and courage in the face of danger or adversity.
My Experience Looking For A Good, Strong Boy Name For My Son
When I was pregnant with my first boy, my husband and I both decided that we wanted to give our son a name with meaning. A meaning of strength and nobility.
But trying to find such a name was tricky. There are plenty of baby name books out there, but trying to pick a name out of them was like trying to find a needle in a haystack.
That’s why I decided to make this little directory that you can use to browse through different boy names that evoke honor and strength.
About My Directory Of One-Of-A-Kind Strong, And Powerful Boy Names
Some of the really strong sounding names are becoming more common, however, so I decided to stick with lesser known names that really stand out and sound unique.
I have divided the boys’ names into different categories, based on the name’s origins. Then the names in each category are listed in alphabetical order for convenience.
The strong boy names in this directory are pretty unusual and somewhat unique to boot, so you won’t have to worry about any issues or confusion when their names are called in class.
What’s more, many of these names also happen to be pretty easy to spell, which is perfect for when they write their name for the first time!
Please have fun browsing through, as I’m sure you will. And I encourage you to discuss your favorites at length, since giving your child the best possible name is so important.
But before I show you all the names, I’d like to pass on a few of my tips on choosing a strong boy’s name from the directory.
Tips On Choosing A Strong Boy Name From The Directory
- Although the names are group according to their origin, you can feel free to use names from origins other than your own, and use them in modern day
- You don’t have to settle for just one name, have as many as you like, having 4 names is just fine
And without further ado, let’s get straight into it…
Powerful And Unique Boy Names With An African Origin
- Ekon – which means strong
- Fenyang – which means conquest
- Safdar – which means fighter
- Yuma – which means son of a chief
Strong And Unique Boy Names With An Anglo-Saxon Origin
- Rine – which means mighty warrior
Bold And Unique Boy Names With An Arabic Origin
- Fadi – which means savior
- Hu – which means vigorous or tiger
- Jian – which means man of strength
- Palebo – which means lightning
- Quadir – which means powerful
Noble And Unique Boy Names With A Celtic Origin
- Naois – which means mythical warrior
Unique Fighter Boy Names With A Danish Origin
- Ryker – which means super strength
Unique Warrior Boy Names With A Dutch Origin
- Dries – which means man or warrior
Powerful And Unique Boy Names With An English Origin
- Bear – which means brave, daring and courageous
- Dreng – which means warrior
- Drew – short form of Andrew, which means warrior
- Edric – which means power and good fortune
- Ned – which means healthy guardian
- Patton – which means from the warrior’s town
- Quiver – which means arrow holder
- Remo – which means the strong one
- Swithin – which means strength
- Valerio – which means valor
- Wyatt – which means strong
- Walter – which means ruler of an army
- Warner – which means covered warrior
- Wigman – which means warrior
Strong And Unique Boy Names With An Egyptian Origin
- Osiris – which means strong eyesight
- Zuben – which means strong
Bold And Unique Boy Names With A Finnish Origin
- Jan – which means helmet warrior
Noble And Unique Boy Names With A French Origin
- Guy – which means leader
- Louis – which means great warrior
- Yves – which means knight of the lion
Unique Fighter Boy Names With A Gaelic Origin
- Gus – which means one strength
- Hagan – which means fire
- Nolan – which means champion
Unique Warrior Boy Names With A German Origin
- Amell – which means power of an eagle
- Amory – which means brave and powerful
- Herbie / Herbert – which means illustrious warrior
- Ludwick – which means fighter
- Max – which means greatest
- Ubaldo – which means bold and brave
- Volker – which means people’s guard
Powerful And Unique Boy Names With A Germanic Origin
- Baldrick – which means brave and bold
Strong And Unique Boy Names With A Greek Origin
- Andreas – which means strong and manly
- Flamma – which means gladiator
- Ptolemy – which means aggressive and warlike
- Xander – which means protector of man
- Xanthus – which means river God
- Zale – which means sea strength
Bold And Unique Boy Names With A Hebrew Origin
- Azai – which means strength
- Ezekiel – which means God will strengthen
- Ethan – which means strong and firm
- Gabriel – which means God is my strength
- Mauz – which means strength
- Oz – which means strength
- Yaden – which means strong
Noble And Unique Boy Names With A Hungarian Origin
- Imer – which means strength
Unique Fighter Boy Names With An Icelandic Origin
- Ivar – which means bow warrior
Unique Warrior Boy Names With An Irish Origin
- Brion – which means strong and honorable
- Cathal – which means powerful in battle
- Cormac – which means charioteer
- Cillian – which means war
- Donal – which means proud chief
- Finian – which means handsome warrior
- Jerry – which means brave bear-man
- Killian – which means war or strife
- Liam – which means strong-willed warrior
Powerful And Unique Boy Names With An Italian Origin
- Carlo – which means manly
- Enzo – which means winner or conquest
- Leonardo – which means brave lion
- Ricardo – which means strong and powerful ruler
- Umberto – which means renowned warrior
Strong And Unique Boy Names With A Japanese Origin
- Kano – which means masculine power
- Kenzo – which means strength
- Sanosuke – which means fighter
- Shogun – which means ruler
- Takio – which means strength
- Takeshi – which means military martial
Bold And Unique Boy Names With A Korean Origin
- Kawan – which means strong
Noble And Unique Boy Names With A Latin Origin
- Magnus – which means the greatest
- Miles – which means soldier
- Quillion – which means strong
Unique Fighter Boy Names With A Norse Origin
- Thor – which means Thunder
Unique Warrior Boy Names With A Norwegian Origin
- Einar – which means strong warrior
Powerful And Unique Boy Names With A Polish Origin
- Jedrek – which means strong man
Strong And Unique Boy Names With A Scandinavian Origin
- Igor – which means heroic warrior
- Kalmin – which means manly and strong
- Vidar – which means warrior
Bold And Unique Boy Names With A Scottish Origin
- Batair – which means strong warrior
- Thane – which means chief
- Usine – which means man of force
Noble And Unique Boy Names With A Slovakian Origin
- Ondrej – which means man warrior
- Pridbor – which means foremost warrior
Unique Fighter Boy Names With A Spanish Origin
- Arsenio – which means strong and virile
- Neron – which means strong
- Victorio – which means renowned warrior
Unique Warrior Boy Names With A Swedish Origin
- Helmer – which means fighting fury
Powerful And Unique Boy Names With A Teutonic Origin
- Barin – which means noble fighter
- Udo – which means prosperous
Strong And Unique Boy Names With A Welsh Origin
- Griffith – which means chief warrior
- Owen – which means young warrior
So, there you have it, a comprehensive list of over 100 boys’ names meaning strength and honor. I kinda wish I could have enough kids to give out all of these names, lol!
I hope you feel inspired by the list of strong boy’s names, and that as parents you may come upon a name that appeals to the both of you, that you deem worthy for your son to bear.
I’d like to wish you the best of luck in choosing your baby name. May the name stand your son in good stead.