8 Strong Baby Names for Girls
The hit movie Wonder Woman is a celebration of powerful women and an inspiration for parents in search of strong girls’ names. Here are 10 names related to strong and independent women, some with those qualities embedded in their meanings, which have solid potential for your own little wonder girl.
1. Diana: Let’s start with the Amazonian princess herself. Though Wonder Woman uses her heroic title when battling the forces of evil, her real name is Diana Prince. Meaning “divine,” the girls’ name Diana currently sits at Number 269 in the US, indicating its in-between status as a familiar but not overly popular name. With the success of DC’s latest film, however, the name could see an uptick in use. The name also has another revered namesake: Diana, Princess of Wales. Add in the goddess Diana of Roman mythology, and you have a viable contender.
2. Athena: And speaking of mythology, the Greeks and Romans had many female goddesses and heroines with names that would fit right into 21st-century naming trends. One of them is Athena, which currently ranks at Number 142, its highest ever in the US. The Greek goddess has many attributes, but she is best known for her strength and wisdom. Unranked variation Athene is another option.
3. Amelia: Amelia, among the most popular girls’ names in the Western World, has been a trending name in the US for some time, currently at its highest point of Number 11. Though its meaning of “work” is relatively uninspired, aviator Amelia Earhart is remembered for her adventurous and pioneering spirit, something that resonates with parents choosing names for their spunky daughters. Its mega-popularity may be a deterrent for some, but that hasn’t inhibited its ascent, as it was given to over 10,000 girls in 2016.
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