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Powerful Baby Names for Your Natural-Born Leader

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...

These commanding names for boys and girls are perfect for your little CEO in the making

All of us have visions of grandeur and success for our kids, which is exactly why picking a name that exudes strength and power seems appropriate.

Because we know making a final decision on a baby name is so much harder than it sounds, we've created a list of names for boys and girls that directly translate to strength, power and nobility — you know, names that will have a nice ring to them when they're spoken in the boardroom at a Fortune 500 company. Some of these names are a little out-of-the-box, but you might be surprised to find some old classics on here as well!

These commanding names for boys and girls are perfect for your little CEO in the making
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Boy names

  1. Amell — German name meaning "power of an eagle"
  2. Oswald — English name meaning "divine power"
  3. Rinaldo — Italian name meaning "wise power"
  4. Aziel — Hebrew name meaning "God is my power"
  5. Kano — Japanese name meaning "one's masculine power; capability"
  6. Ozzy — English name meaning "divine power"
  7. Edric — English name meaning "power and good fortune"
  8. Azai — Hebrew name meaning "strength"
  9. Ryker — Danish name meaning "strength"
  10. Angus — Gaelic name meaning "superior strength"


Girl names

  1. Valda — German name meaning "power, rule"
  2. Comfort — French name meaning "strength"
  3. Ebba — German name meaning "strength"
  4. Jaiyana — Arabic name meaning "strength"
  5. Audra — French name meaning "nobility, strength"
  6. Audree — French name meaning "nobility, strength"
  7. Mildred — English name meaning "mild of strength"
  8. Millie — French name meaning "strength, determination"
  9. Orzora — Hebrew name meaning "God's strength"
  10. Carla — Portuguese name meaning "one who possesses strength"

More: Bright and Shiny Baby Names That Mean 'Light'

Originally published October 2011. Updated May 2017.

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