This list of unique strong boy names is full of masculine and powerful names. They have Greek, English and even Latin origins to ensure your baby boy’s name comes with a history and meaning. Read on for tips to choose the perfect unique and masculine name for your strong boy.

Tips for Choosing a Unique Strong Boy Name

Research

This list is the first step in picking a name. Once you find a few you like, read the summary here, but don’t let this be your last stop.  Do a quick google search to see if there are any other pages of information about the name, who else has it? Maybe a local celebrity (good or bad).

Any recent movies featuring a character with the name? Anyone in the news with that name? Do a little double check to make sure it’s all positive and in line with your vision for your child.

Test out the pronunciation with your friends and family.

While having a unique name keeps things interesting, you don’t want your son to have to correct how others say his name for the rest of his life.

Show friends the name you are thinking about and ask them to pronounce it out loud. If the majority of people get it right you are safe to continue. If a lot of people struggle, consider a different spelling or a different name completely.

When I was thinking about unique girl’s names for my daughter I tested out Rian (pronounced Ryan) and no one pronounced it the way I wanted so I abandoned ship.

Why Choose a Strong Boy Name

Typically masculine or strong boy’s names are traditional and come with an interesting history or origin.

Using a name with a unique origin or that isn’t a modern name, can help ensure your baby boy has a memorable beautiful name and there likely won’t be many classmates with the same name as he grows up.

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10 Classic Movie Star Names for Baby Boys

These classic names are linked to famous movie stars of the past.  These strong men played the lead role in many older movies. 

Rock (Hudson) 

A heartthrob in the classic age of Hollywood. He starred in movies in the 50’s and 60’s and later moved to tv and starred in the soap opera Dynasty.

Harry (Belafonte)

An American singer, writer, activist and actor. Belefonte was a confidant to Martin Luther King Jr. 

Now, many people may associate this name with Prince Harry – an activist and member of the British royal family. 

Humphrey (Bogart)

The greatest male star of classic American cinema, he is probably best known for his lead role in Casablanca.  He played a range of roles including a World War II naval-vessel commander.

Clark (Gable)

The male lead in Gone With the Wind.  Clark is an English last name that referred to someone who was educated.

Some other names to consider:

Errol (Flynn)

Ernest (Borgnine)

Cesar (Romero)

Richard (Burton)

Marlon (Brando)

Dean (James Dean)

15 Animal/Nature Names for Baby Boys

Earthy names feel grounded and strong.  From Leo, the king of the jungle, to loud Thunder, these names will let everyone know your son is full of natural strength.   

Wolf 

You can also spell it Wolfe. These pack animals have been the bad guy in almost every classic fairy tale. 

Bear 

Bears are some of the most dangerous and large animals hiding in the forest.  But we have also given them a soft side by making them into teddys.  A nice mix of strong yet huggable. 

Thunder 

No one is going to mess with this kid.  Thunder means stormy temper.

Talon

The large claw of a bird of prey (eagle or hawk)

River 

Flowing bodies of water that can pack a punch.  

Buck 

The male deer.  Strong, fast and majestic.

Griffin 

A mythical creature which was half eagle half lion – very badass.

Leo 

Latin in origin. It means Lion. King of the jungle. 

Stone 

Solid and hard to break. 

Blaze 

From the Latin word for fire.  Your little firecracker will keep things interesting!

Some other nature inspired names to consider:

Ranger

Ryder

Wilder

Raven

Griffin

Old Fashioned Names

Names from the past just seem to have a more masculine tone to them.  With history comes strength.  I personally have a Jack at home, the name appears in my husband’s family tree.  

Another trick to finding a good name is to pull out your family tree or ask your older family members, you never know what oldie but goodie you will find!

Everett

Germanic origin.  The name is composed of the elements  ‘wild boar’ + hard ‘brave’, ‘hardy’, ‘strong’. 

Sloane

Sloane means “little raider” and has origins from an old Irish clan name. 

Henry

With French and German origins this name translates to “house ruler” which is what your little baby boy will become once you meet him.

Jack

Some debate exists on the origin but “God is gracious” seems to be a common meaning for this one.  

Rexford

Of Old English origin meaning “king’s ford”.  Rex is a really cool short form as well. This name was on my husband’s short list.

Andrew

Literally means “strong and manly”.

Andre

While you’re at it, consider Andre. A shorter version of Andrew meaning the same thing.

Garrett

Mmeaning “spear strength” this classic name is making a comeback.

Modern, Unique Strong Boy Names

If you’re looking for a modern, unique AND masculine name the below are all great choices. 

Grant

“Tall or great”. Grant has a regalness about it. Maybe it’s Hugh Grant’s English accent that comes to mind.

London

Naming babies after places is a fun trend. My own daughter is Brooklyn.  London is a huge city with a lot of history and strong leaders. 

Maverick

Meaning “independent”

Emerson

Meaning “brave”

Wyatt

“Strong in war”

Gunner

A Scandanavian based name meaning “warrior”. 

Jax

The modern version of Jack. 

Kane

ANOTHER name meaning “warrior”, but not common which makes it unique!

Ryker

Meaning “rich”. With money comes power.  Perhaps a little future mogul

Brock

The only Brock I know is covered in tattoos with a really badass beard.  So, there you go.

Other modern names to consider:

Guy

Oz

Hank

Archer

Axl

Zane

Conclusion:

Did you pick a name? I would love to hear it! Write me in the comments or reach out on instagram instagram.com/mominthesix.

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