Strong and Powerful Baby Girl Names from A to Z

Strong and powerful baby girl names represent a sense of empowerment and steadfast determination.

Think of the way a stream of flowing water carves out a meandering river course over time. Tenacious and thriving – that’s the allure of strength you’ll find in many baby girl names.

So, whether your little princess is fierce and courageous, or lithe and resilient, BabyNamesPedia comes in strong to help you pick the perfect baby name.


Baby Girl Names that Mean ‘Strong’ or ‘Powerful’

Audrey

Let’s start this list with Audrey, a classic favorite that means ‘noble strength’ in Old English. Interestingly, this name first came to be as a shortened form of Etheldreda in the early 16th century. When an Anglo-Saxon saint who bore this name died, it’s said that her burial clothes had miraculous powers.

Your daughter would have Audrey Hepburn as a celebrity namesake. Did you know that her real name is Audrey Kathleen Ruston? And that a breed of tulip in the Netherlands was named after her?

Aveline

In German, this beautiful but rarely used name conveys ‘strength.’ We just love the sound of this name. By the way, it could also be an edible baby name since it means ‘hazelnut’ in Old French.

Bernadette

This name means ‘brave as a bear’ in German. This name has been given mainly to Roman Catholics in honor of Saint Bernadette Soubirous.

Saint Bernadette was a peasant girl in Lourdes, France who experienced eighteen Marian apparitions. In one of those apparitions, the Virgin Mary told her to dig up and drink from a spring — which later became known as the healing spring of Lourdes.

Brienne

If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, you’ll associate this with Brienne of Tarth, a role portrayed by British actress Gwendoline Christie. She was the first woman in the Seven Kingdoms to become a knight.

Her name suited her well since Brienne means ‘ strength, power’ in the Celtic language.

Eme

This short and sweet name means ‘having great strength’ in German. It could also be an adorable middle name.

Imara

If you’re looking for something unique and exotic, consider Imara. This name means ‘strong’ in Swahili.

Your daughter would have something in common with Cuban Olympic beach volleyball player Imara Esteves Ribalta. And her name’s also a small village in Estonia.

Isa

This lovely name comes from isan, which means ‘iron’ in German. You might like it as a more modern version of the classic Isabella.

Your little girl would have cricket World Cup champion Isa Tara Guha as a namesake. Perhaps that might inspire her to get into sports.

Kelsey

If you’re into cooking shows, this name would probably remind you of American TV chef and host Kelsey Nixon. On the other hand, if you’re into runway shows, it might make you think of Kelsey Alaine Merritt. She’s the first Filipino to walk in Victoria’s Secret fashion show.

This popular gender-neutral name translates to ‘victory’ in Old English.

Meghan

This name very likely brought to mind Her Royal Highness Rachel Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex. Her name means ‘great and mighty’ in Old Greek.

Did you know that before she became a member of royalty, she had a successful blog lifestyle blog called The Tig?

 

Meia

This name has German roots and signifies ‘strength.’ While less popular than Maia, we think it sounds endearing for a baby girl.

Milly

For a name that doubles as a great nickname, try Milly. It sounds more casual than Amelia. In Old English, this name means ‘gentle strength.’

Neima

Another charming name that’s not so common is Neima. This name means ‘strong’ in Hebrew.

Nina

This name denotes ‘mighty’ in Native-American. Celebrity namesakes include TV actress Nina Dobrev and French fashion designer Nina Ricci.

Richelle

This name stands for ‘powerful ruler’ in German. Your daughter might find inspiration in the success of US broadcast journalist Richelle Carey. She is an award-winning news anchor, a prolific writer and a passionate advocate for teen girls and women empowerment.

Shounda

Another name that alludes to depth of character, this English name means ‘inner strength.’

Valerie

If you love Archie comic books, you’d remember Valerie Smith, the primary songwriter of Josie and the Pussycats. Her delightful name means ‘strong’ in Latin.

Yara

If you’re tech-savvy, you might consider Yara. It’s the name of a tool developed by Victor Alvarez of Virustotal that’s mainly used to research and detect malware. It works by making rules that pinpoints certain characteristics.

Meanwhile, in Brazilian Tupi mythology, Yara was the name of a river goddess who lured men with her beautiful singing voice. This name means ‘strong’ in Turkish.

Zamilla

Last but not the least, we have Zamilla. This name translates to ‘strength of the sea’ in Old Greek. Her nickname could be Zam or Zammy.

Pulling Strength From A Name

It’s tough being a parent because as they say, kids don’t come with manuals. While these names won’t guarantee success, a strong and powerful name can encourage them during difficult times.

You could say, “Hang tough! You can do it! Your name means strong!”