strong and tough baby names for boys

Are you searching for a tough baby boy name that is as rugged and cool as your future son? We have rounded up a list of strong baby boy names, including unique names with an edge.

Tough names for boys

For those parents who are also interested in name meanings, you will love the powerful boy names that mean “strong” and “tough.”

Your son will be the coolest kid on the playground with this list of tough baby names for boys. Whether you are hunting for a name that is unique — or one that’s more of a classic name, we’ve got you covered!

Unique boy names with an edge

The following tough baby names with an edge are totally rock-star cool, yet are also fairly easy to spell and pronounce. As you may notice, looking for names with an “x” or “z” instantly gives them a more unique sound.

Boy names with tough meanings

You can also search for boy names by looking at their meanings. The following tough guy names mean “powerful" or "rough."

  • Garvan: Irish name meaning “rough”
  • Calder: Scottish name meaning “rough waters”
  • Emmett: German name meaning “powerful”
  • Maynor: French name meaning “powerful”
  • Richman: English name meaning “powerful”
  • Ajax: Greek name meaning “powerful warrior”
  • Amir: Hebrew name meaning “powerful”
  • Emerson: English name meaning “brave; powerful”
  • Reggie: German name meaning “powerful ruler”
  • Rich: German name meaning “powerful ruler”

For more ideas, check out the following tough boy names that mean "strong:"

  • Bryant: Celtic name meaning “strong”
  • Carlo: French name meaning “strong”
  • Chasin: Hebrew name meaning “strong”
  • Durango: French name meaning “strong”
  • Ozzie: Hebrew name meaning “strong”

Check out more boy names with great meanings here >>

Rugged and cool baby names

The following tough boy names are rugged and cool, with a country twang you will love. We got some baby name inspiration from some famous country singers, including John Rich who named his two boys the cool western names of Cash and Colt.

Brad Paisley named his two boys William Huckleberry (after Mark Twain’s character Huck Finn) and Jasper Warren (after Brad’s grandfather who gave him his first guitar).

Southern belle Reese Witherspoon just named her newborn son after her home state — Tennessee James. She may call him Tennessee — or perhaps she will shorten it to TJ?

Check out more rugged baby names with a country twang:

Baby boy names with serious swagger

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Comments on "Tough baby names for boys"

lo April 07, 2014 | 9:34 AM

no offense but a name like "Dragon" however "cool" it may sound to you would invite teasing from peers.

Pawel Domejczyk June 18, 2013 | 8:25 PM

My sons name is Dragon. Sad to not see it on your list. Means my dear, or the loved on in Serbish. Other than that, good list.

maddison painter May 17, 2013 | 5:19 AM

ok so I have 7 kids and there names are real strong and full of swagger...I got the names from a baby book and I just love they are: jagger trey, jett thornly, lennex oliver, jesse cooper, Flynn greyson, nash riley and they are in order, 6,5,4,4,3,2 and I have a girl who is Delilah bailee and she is nearly 1. just letting yous know that this website in awesome!!!

Jimmy Carter February 19, 2013 | 11:30 AM

Subject: Oren add meaning "Black Forest" The Great Name of Oren for German Baby Boy name, I like it that name Oren means "Black Forest" for German name same Swiss name, because I am solid a German personal. That beautiful name Oren. of course it was first Hebrew, Irish, Gaelic. Anyway, I just right idea sound name Oren from Germany possible so however good name Oren of black forest as alike Alps or Bavaria or Swiss. Oren add meaning "Black Forest" ! My favor surname sound right German name Oren von Fuhrmann (Carter clan)

Tina October 26, 2012 | 10:12 AM

Jagger and Daxton are super cute! I have a daughter and am desperately hoping for a son next time around!

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