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Strong Names for Baby Girls: Unique and Beautiful Names for Brave Girls and Powerful Women

I believe that a rose by any other name actually may not smell as sweet.

What's in a name?

What's in a name?

Choosing a Name for Your Baby

A name is how you announce who you are to the world. It's why we have Elizabeth but also have Liz, Betty, Eliza, Betsy, Liza, Libby, and Beth. Choosing a name for your child is one of your first big responsibilities as a parent, and there are so many things to consider. You want a name that's rare but not odd, easy to pronounce while smooth-sounding to the ear, approachable but not weak, and so on and so forth.

When selecting a name for your little girl, there are many trendy, classic, and traditional ones, so consider these strong options as a bold first name or a complementary second name.

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1. Adira

ah-DEE-ra

In Hebrew this name means strong and mighty. In Hindi it means the same with the added insinuation of lightning. It's both striking and feminine, making it a good choice for a first name.

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2. Alexandrine

al-ex-ANN-dreen

In its original Greek it means defender. Alexadrine is a beautiful French variation of Alexander or Alexandria, and is regal while providing ample nicknames.

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3. Asta

AHS-tah

A celestial name, the Latin meaning of Asta is bright like a star, and the Greek interpretation means divine strength. The name is currently found primarily in Scandinavian countries.

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4. Audelia

ah-DAY-lee-ah

This name has Old English origins and means nobility and strength. It is a variation of the name Audrey that has stayed under the radar but it just as lovely.

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5. Avyanna

ah-vee-YAW-na

An American name with Sanskrit influence, this means strong, powerful woman. While spelling can differ, the name sounds beautiful out loud and is a great choice for a first or middle name.

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6. Beatrix

BEE-uh-tricks

An interesting name with Latin origins, it means traveler or voyager. While quite uncommon today, it has a kind of uncompromised style that keeps it sounding fresh.

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7. Bria

BREE-ah

This Irish name means power, strength, and vigor. It's a cute and less common substitute for Brianna or Bridget.

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8. Delphina

dell-FEE-na

A sophisticated name with Greek and Latin roots that stems from the city of Delphi (which itself means dolphin). The name is most popular in France, and is associated with royalty and the saints.

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9. Edrei

eh-DRAY

This name means mighty, and "of great strength." The origin is Hebrew, and it is the name of a town in the Old Testament.

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10. Etana

eh-TAWN-uh

Another Hebrew name, Etana means dedication and "strength of purpose." It is the feminine form of Ethan, and is both exotic and delicate sounding.

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11. Fallon

FAL-un

Fallon is an Irish name that means superiority or descended from a ruler. It's a unisex name that pairs well with a softer middle name for a girl.

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12. Freya

FRAY-uh

Freya is a Norse name that belongs to the goddess of beauty and love. Friday was named for her, and the name itself means noble.

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13. Honovi

HAWN-oh-vee

This is a Native American name from the Hopi tribe and it means strong deer. It is a very unique and distinct name for an adventurous little girl.

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14. Ildri

ILL-dree

A Scandinavian find, this name means fire and peace. It's a rare and sweet sounding name and works well as a first or middle.

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15. Irena

ee-RAY-nuh

This name is a traditional moniker in many European countries, but traces its beginnings back to the ancient Greek where it means peace. Irena has been the name of queens and nobility throughout history, and is a solid choice for girls born today.

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16. Isa

EE-sa

Isa is a German name that refers to being headstrong or strong-willed. It was likely a nickname for Isadora or Isabella, but it stands alone wonderfully for a modern girl.

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17. Isana

ee-SAWN-ah

Similar to Isa above, this is another variation of the German name for strong-willed woman.

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18. Jaiyana

jay-AWN-uh

This is an original Arabic name most popular in the Islamic religion. In addition to its elegant sound, the name means strength and is a good fit to pair with popular names today.

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19. Lenna

LENN-uh

Most popular in England and Estonia, this name is the female version of the German name Leonard/Leonhard and means lion strength (or lion hearted).

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20. Majida

MAW-dji-da

This is a traditional Arabic name that means noble and glorious. It is quite uncommon in the US but is beautiful out loud and written.

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21. Maliha

muh-LEE-yuh

Another Arabic name, Maliha means beautiful, strong and pure. Maliha is easy to pronounce and is a great first name for a determined child.

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22. Malin

MAW-linn

This is an old English name that means strength or little warrior. It is a multicultural name that is popular in Scandinavia but doesn't get too much traction in the US.

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23. Melisende

mell-ee-SAWND

Originally a German name, Melisende was a popular medieval French name and it means strong worker. It is the basis from which the name Millicent evolved.

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24. Nakhti

Nock-tee

An Egyptian name that means powerful, Nakhti is exotic and strong. It sounds great as a first name, paired with something earthy or floral as a middle name.

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25. Nimai

ni-MAHEE

An Indian (Sanskrit) name, it means filled with inner light. While originally a boy's name, Nimai is flexible and holds it own as a girl's name too.

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26. Nori

NORE-ee

Nori is a Japanese name that means belief or doctrine. It's an edgy-sounding name that's easy to pronounce and perfectly suits a confident girl.

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27. Olesia

oh-LAY-shuh

Like many names, its original roots are Greek, but it has historically been used as a Russian name that means defender of the people.

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28. Rieka

REE-kuh

Rieka is a German name that means power of the wolf. It has multiple variations across European countries, and is a bold choice for a girl with destiny.

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29. Saida

saa-EE-duh

This is an Arabic name that means huntress or fortune. It is the name of a princess and fit for baby girls with bright futures.

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30. Valeda

va-LAY-duh

A Latin name that means strong and healthy, Valeda is unique and flows easily off the tongue. It's related to other strong names like Valencia and Valentina.

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31. Zaila

ZAY-luh

An Arabic name meaning might and power. Names that start with Z are a cool trend, and this name has a classic, traditional meaning to back it up.

This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.

© 2021 M Butler Stone

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