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When parents go looking for baby names for boys or for girls, there's often one major criteria that tops the list: the name should be powerful, strong, able to stand the test of time.
If you're looking to give your baby a name that will work in a board room, you'll need a name with both a great meaning and a great sound.
Finding that perfect baby name for your girl or boy is a big decision. However, we are here to help you narrow down your list. If you are looking for a strong, powerful baby name that shows strength and determination, you will love our picks below.
Taking a look at Forbes' most powerful women list gives us some great ideas of wonderful names that represent strong and determined women. Check out the top 10 most powerful women as ranked by Forbes and consider naming your baby girl after these women who are great role models.
Angela -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel
Hillary -- Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State
Dilma -- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff
Indra -- CEO of Pepsi (and mom of two!) Indra Nooyi
Sheryl -- Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg
Melinda -- Melinda Gates, Bill Gates' wife and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Sonia -- President of India's congress party, Sonia Ghandi