Help your baby boy start life out strong with a macho, masculine name to fit his mighty personality. There is no shortage of strong names derived from real and fictional men full of power and strength to inspire your future tough guy.
Names That Mean "Strong"
Give your little guy the strongest name you can by choosing a name that literally means "strong." These unique boy names sound as courageous as their meanings and give your kid clout from the start. Pair a strong first name with a gentler middle name for a well-rounded full name. Alliterative initials can also help strengthen your baby's name.
|Angus||Gaelic: one strength|
|Berk||Turkish: firm, solid|
|Bernard||German: brave as a bear|
|Drusus||Ancient Roman: strong|
|Ezekiel||Hebrew: God strengthens|
|Griffin||Welsh: strong lord|
|Ken||Japanese: healthy, strong|
|Uziah||Hebrew: Jehovah is my strength|
|Zale||Greek: sea strength|
Classic Tough Guy Names
From real-life gangsters to popular tough guy actors, these baby boy names simply sound strong. Most tough guy names are one syllable or the shortened version of a more traditional or popular name. You can find other names like these from cowboys, outlaws, athletes, and martial artists. Look for names that start with a consonant and come out like a quick punch.
|Axel||Scandinavian: father of peace|
|Bruce||English: from the thicket|
|Clint||English: settlement on a hill|
|Dolph||Swedish: noble wolf|
|Frank||French: free one|
|John||Hebrew: God is gracious|
|Lou||French: famous warrior|
|Mick||Hebrew: Who is like God?|
|Stanley||Old English: stone clearing|
Fictional Strongman Names
Throughout history, men have dominated the world in real life and in fiction. Borrow a name from your favorite hero to give your baby boy superhuman strength. Look for names in books, music, games, movies, and television shows.
Powerful Video Game Characters
Practically every video game has a hero and a villain. No matter your age or preferred gaming platform, there's a character that represents what you want for your little man. Consider the character's personality and attributes, then choose one to match your baby.
|Arthas||World of Warcraft|
|Dante||Devil May Cry|
|Ganon||The Legend of Zelda|
|Kratos||God of War|
|Link||The Legend of Zelda|
|Oni||Super Street Fighter IV|
|Revan||Star Wars: Knights of the Republic|
|Shepard||Mass Effect Trilogy|
|Tiamat||Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter|
Buff Movie and TV Characters
From classic cartoons to blockbuster movies, these buff characters are the epitome of fictional strength. If you're not quite ready to use such an uncommon first name, try it out as a middle name instead.
|Bluto||Popeye TV show|
|Brock||The Venture Bros. TV show|
|Conan||Conan the Barbarian movie|
|Crixus||Spartacus TV show|
|Durotan||World of Warcraft movie|
|Jorgen||The Fairly OddParents TV show|
|Gaston||Beauty and the Beast movie|
|Khal||Game of Thrones TV show|
|Naruto||Naruto TV show|
|Ragnar||Vikings TV show|
|Ralph||Wreck-It Ralph movie|
|Uhtred||The Last Kingdom TV show|
Powerful God Names
Throughout history, people have looked up to their gods for guidance and power. Give your little guy an all-around power name by naming him after a mythological powerhouse. While these names might not be common now, they are on-trend for modern baby boys.
|Amon||Egyptian god of air|
|Apollo||Roman god of music and truth|
|Eros||Greek god of love|
|Heimdall||Watchman of the Norse gods|
|Horus||Egyptian god of war and hunting|
|Magni||Son of Thor, mighty|
|Osiris||Egyptian god of life and death|
|Odin||Chief Norse god|
|Rama||Hindu god considered the ideal man|
|Pontus||Greek god of the deep sea|
|Tyr||Norse war god|
|Vidar||Son of Odin|
|Vishnu||Main Hindu deity|
|Zeus||King of the Roman gods|
A Strong First Impression
When people hear your son's name, they'll automatically start making a first impression of him. If strength is an important attribute for you, consider names that come with an instant feeling of power.