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These strong boy names all have great meanings he can be proud of

Kim Grundy is a mom, writer, expert laundry folder and sandwich maker, not necessarily in that order. Raised in Oklahoma, she is now a West Coast gal and lives in California with her husband and two sons, along with one dog, two fish (oo...

Some baby boy names come with very special meanings

Coming up with the perfect baby name for your little boy is a tall order. You want it to be as unique as he is, but you also want to choose a name that'll make him stand with his head held high for the rest of his life. No pressure, right?

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That's why names that have a special meaning behind them are perfect. Strong boy names that stand for something great will never go out of style.

Some baby boy names come with very special meanings
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To help you narrow down your search, check out our list of names with great meanings, from strong to blessing, warrior to leader.

Popular boy names and what they mean

Many of today's parents are choosing a baby name not only for the sound of it, but also for the meaning. Let's start our list with the meanings of some of the most popular boy names of the year.

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Baby boy names meaning "strong"

Many parents want their son to have a masculine name -- and these boy names that mean "strong" certainly fit the bill.

  • Aaron: Mountain of strength
  • Maximus: Greatest
  • Ekon: Strong
  • Hagan: Strong defense
  • Jedrek: Strong, manly
  • Jerry: Brave spearman
  • Kalmin: Manly and strong
  • Kwan: Strong
  • Magnar: Strong warrior
  • Mann: Strong man
  • Neron: Strong
  • Remo: The strong one
  • Takeo: Strong as bamboo
  • Takeshi: Strong
  • Tiger: Powerful and energetic
  • Zeke: God strengthens

Baby boy names that mean "warrior"

Are you looking for the perfect name for your tough guy? These boy names that mean "warrior" or "fighter" have that masculine edge to them.

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Next Up: Baby boy names that mean miracle or blessing

Originally published February 2011. Updated January 2017.

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