What makes a name strong? Various factors can play into this including the meaning, its origin and historical age, the men usually associated with this name in history, and some other more arbitrary reasons. One of the last questions I always ask myself is if I consider this a strong name. I do realize that Christ's strength came through His appearing weak as He died on the cross. So, strength is more associated with submission to the will of God and leaning on His power than in showing forth the power of man.
As a note, when considering names for girls the same principle applies, but in them, of course, we are looking to encourage Biblically feminine traits.
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