Girly, strong names?

What are some girly names that are also strong?

It depends on your definition of strong!

Classic names borne by eminent women throughout history:

[name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f]
[name_u]Anne[/name_u]
[name_f]Margaret[/name_f]
[name_f]Frances[/name_f]
[name_f]Jane[/name_f]
[name_u]Meredith[/name_u]
[name_f]Genevieve[/name_f]
[name_f]Harriet[/name_f]
[name_f]Alice[/name_f]
[name_f]Katherine[/name_f]

Names with a kickass namesake, real or fictional:

[name_f]Xena[/name_f]
[name_f]Juno[/name_f]
[name_f]Athena[/name_f]
[name_f]Freya[/name_f]
[name_f]Katniss[/name_f]
[name_f]Merida[/name_f]
[name_f]Beatrice[/name_f]
[name_f]Cordelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Amelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Emmeline[/name_f]

Short, no-nonsense names:

[name_f]Kate[/name_f]
[name_f]Tess[/name_f]
[name_f]Gwen[/name_f]
[name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Iris[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f]
[name_f]Zara[/name_f]
[name_f]Cora[/name_f]
[name_f]Thea[/name_f]
[name_f]Nell[/name_f]

Names with an androgynous edge:

[name_u]Piper[/name_u]
[name_u]Honor[/name_u]
[name_f]Afton[/name_f]
[name_u]Lennox[/name_u]
[name_u]Halston[/name_u]
[name_f]Greer[/name_f]
[name_u]Blair[/name_u]
[name_u]Ridley[/name_u]
[name_u]Lennon[/name_u]
[name_u]Holland[/name_u]
[name_u]Jude[/name_u]

[name_f]Louisa[/name_f]
[name_f]Matilda[/name_f]
[name_f]Cressida[/name_f]
[name_f]Lucy[/name_f]
[name_f]Anna[/name_f]
[name_f]Lillian[/name_f]
[name_u]Vivian[/name_u]
[name_f]Josephine[/name_f]
[name_f]Amalia[/name_f]
[name_f]Beatrix[/name_f]
[name_f]Eloise[/name_f]
[name_f]Florence[/name_f]

[name_f]Cornelia[/name_f] is my go-to for this one. It’s feminine and lilting, but also very strong.

First name to come to mind was [name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f]. Also:

[name_f]Alexandria[/name_f]/[name_f]Alexandra[/name_f]
[name_u]Artemis[/name_u]
[name_f]Beatrix[/name_f]
[name_f]Athena[/name_f]
[name_f]Olympia[/name_f]
[name_f]Nyssa[/name_f]
[name_f]Saffron[/name_f]
[name_f]Valencia[/name_f] (means strong/healthy)
[name_f]Annabeth[/name_f]
[name_f]Sybil[/name_f]
[name_f]Joanna[/name_f]
[name_f]Theodora[/name_f]
[name_f]Henrietta[/name_f]
[name_f]Esmeralda[/name_f]
[name_f]Cecilia[/name_f]

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I agree with @katinka - it definitely depends on what you perceive as strong! For me, names that feel ‘strong’ are usually ones that either have a fiery, independent fictional namesake or are of mythological derivation. The main ones that stand out for me as strong and beautiful are [name_f]Freya[/name_f], [name_f]Juno[/name_f], Amélie, [name_f]Zelda[/name_f], [name_f]Iris[/name_f] and [name_f]Matilda[/name_f].

names of strong, inspirational, women :
[name_f]Rosa[/name_f], [name_f]Rose[/name_f], [name_u]Parker[/name_u] ([name_f]Rosa[/name_f] [name_m]Parks[/name_m] is AMAZING)
[name_f]Helen[/name_f], [name_u]Kelly[/name_u], [name_u]Keller[/name_u], [name_f]Elena[/name_f] ([name_f]Helen[/name_f] [name_u]Keller[/name_u])
[name_u]Marie[/name_u] ([name_u]Marie[/name_u] Curie)
[name_u]Joan[/name_u], [name_f]Joanna[/name_f] (St. [name_u]Joan[/name_u] of [name_m]Arc[/name_m]!!!)
[name_f]Cleo[/name_f] ([name_f]Cleopatra[/name_f]. So strong and independent!!)
[name_f]Amelia[/name_f], [name_f]Amelie[/name_f], [name_f]Melia[/name_f], [name_f]Mella[/name_f] ([name_f]Amelia[/name_f] [name_f]Earhart[/name_f])
[name_f]Edith[/name_f] ([name_f]Edith[/name_f] [name_m]Stein[/name_m])

[name_f]Agnes[/name_f]
[name_f]Alexandra[/name_f]
[name_f]Audrey[/name_f]
[name_f]Christina[/name_f]
[name_f]Christine[/name_f]
[name_f]Diana[/name_f]
[name_f]Georgia[/name_f]
[name_f]Johanna[/name_f]
[name_f]Josephine[/name_f]
[name_f]Matilda[/name_f]
[name_f]Ramona[/name_f]

[name_f]Charlotte[/name_f]
[name_u]Briar[/name_u]
[name_u]Scout[/name_u]
[name_f]Eloise[/name_f]
[name_f]Maggie[/name_f]
[name_f]Delia[/name_f]
[name_u]Quinn[/name_u]
[name_f]Fern[/name_f]
[name_f]Kate[/name_f]
[name_f]Tess[/name_f]
[name_m]Aven[/name_m]
These are just names that sound strong to me.

[name_f]Anastasia[/name_f]
[name_f]Annabel[/name_f]
[name_f]Cassandra[/name_f]
[name_u]Cassidy[/name_u]
[name_f]Dorothea[/name_f]
[name_f]Eleanora[/name_f]
[name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f]
[name_f]Emma[/name_f]
[name_f]Helena[/name_f]
[name_f]Isabella[/name_f]
[name_f]Isadora[/name_f]
[name_f]Jacqueline[/name_f]
[name_f]Laura[/name_f]
[name_f]Lorelei[/name_f]
[name_f]Magnolia[/name_f]
[name_f]Matilda[/name_f]
[name_f]Miranda[/name_f]
[name_f]Natasha[/name_f]
[name_f]Odessa[/name_f]
[name_f]Olympia[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosetta[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosina[/name_f]
[name_f]Susannah[/name_f]
[name_f]Tabitha[/name_f]
[name_f]Teresa[/name_f]
[name_u]Waverly[/name_u]
[name_u]Winter[/name_u]
[name_u]Zenith[/name_u]

[name_f]Hilda[/name_f]
[name_f]Athena[/name_f]
[name_f]Virginia[/name_f]
Mayam
[name_f]Juno[/name_f]
[name_f]Janis[/name_f]
[name_f]Hester[/name_f]