From flipping through baby names books to searching high and low for inspiration, naming your child can be one of the most important decisions you make as a parent. From unique monikers to classics, there are plenty of options out there. And it’s not just about finding a name that sounds nice to you—meaning is also important. You’ll want to make sure that your baby’s name will inspire her throughout her life.
In terms of sounds, research has shown that some names sound more beautiful to the human ear than others. In fact, Dr Bodo Winter (the author of our Week-by-Week Pregnancy Guide) recently shared a piece of research that shows how certain names resonate when spoken out loud and which ones feel the most beautiful to the listener.
If you’re looking for a baby name with a little extra strength, try these mighty monikers:
From cliffs to clouds, these rugged boy names have an edge that’s hard to deny. Or opt for a name with a strong meaning like Azim, a short Turkish name that means “perseverance.” Or choose a name that honors your family’s heritage and roots with a name like Bertram, whose Old English origins suggest power and virility. Whether you go for traditional or more unique, these powerful names are sure to stand the test of time.