35 Wild And Rugged Western Or Cowboy Names For Your Baby Boy

Cowboy Names For Boys

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One of the most famous eras in American history is the Wild West. The legendary tales of the gun-slinging cowboys, native Indians and fugitives have become folklore. You can find the allure, and appeal of this wilderness in several movies.

If you are looking to call your little hunk with cowboy-inspired names, Momjunction has tried to put up some unique cowboy names suitable for your baby boy.

Famous Cowboy Names For Boys:

If you want your son’s name to have a feeling of wilderness, here are 35 cowboy-inspired names for him:

1. Ames:

The name originates from French word ‘amis’ or ‘ami’, meaning companion. This French word has it roots in Latin and has come from the word ‘amicus’ meaning to love. This name was popular in the early part of last century, and some notable names were singer and actor Ed Ames, and scientist Adelbert Ames Jr.

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2. Ashley:

It masculine name became popular due to the character Ashley Wilkes in the novel Gone With the Wind. This name means ‘meadow of ash trees’. It took a feminine turn as Ashley Abbott became a household name in the TV show The Young and the Restless.

3. Austin:

It is one of the most famous and top-rated names in the 1990s. The name has a feel of the southwest and roots from the Anglo-Saxon origin. A notable character with this name is Austin Sloper from the novel Washington Square by the celebrated novelist Henry James.

4. Beau:

It’s a name which has always been on the wish-list of parents. Whenever this name comes to your mind, the image of a very impressive person reflects immediately. Beau was the child of Ashley and Melanie Wilkes in the novel Gone With the Wind.

5. Barret:

This name gets inspired from a French name Baraud which has its roots in the German name Bernwald. It comes from two different words ‘bern’ meaning bear and ‘wald’ meaning rule.

6. Blaze:

It’s an English name, and the meaning is burning fire. It is believed that it has originated from the English name Blaise meaning falter. Actress Kate Winslet has a son named Blaze.

7. Galen:

This old English name is a contemporary to the Greek name Galenos and has its root in the Greek word ‘galene’ meaning peaceful. One who person who has made this name popular dates back 2nd-century BC. This is the name of a Roman physician, who was known for his contributions to the fields of anatomy and medication in the second century BC.

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8. Goddard:

It is one the rarest yet premium English names, which come from two different words ‘God’ and ‘hart’ which means powerful.

9. Graham:

This name denotes the location of your origin which is Grantham in Lincolnshire. Grantham comes from two different words ‘grand’ meaning gravel and ‘ham’ meaning homestead. One of the proud bearers of this name is the renowned scientist Alexander Graham Bell.

10. Hadley:

The root of this name is an English surname, and it means ‘pasture of Heathers’.

11. Hank:

It’s the short form of the very popular name John which means ‘God is merciful’ and comes from Hebrew. The most notable bearer of this name is the famous singer Hank Williams Jr.

12. Hayden:

Some people think that this name is originated from the German language but the popular belief is that it has derived from English meaning ‘living in hay vale’.

13. James:

This Anglo-Saxon name is one the commonest of English names and figures at the top of the list of favorite cowboy names for baby boys. Celebrities Sarah Jessica Parker and Colin Farrell have named their sons James.

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14. Jeremy:

It’s the English form of the name Jeremiah, and means ‘God has uplifted’. Jeremy Renner plays the character of Hawk-Eye in the famed movie Avengers. If you feel inspired by the heroic activities of the character, you can simply call your son by that name.

15. Josh:

It’s the diminutive name of Joshua, which is derived from the Hebrew name ‘Yehoshua’ meaning salvation. Several famous movie actors such as Josh Brolin share this name.

16. Maverick:

This name comes from the English word meaning free spirit. Tom Cruise had this name in his first hit movie Top Gun.

17. Morgan:

This name is derived from two old Welsh words ‘mor’ which means sea and ‘cant’ which means circle. This name has been made famous by the Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman.

18. Nash:

This name came from a surname which originated from the phrase ‘atten ash’. The famous Kiwi cricketer Dion Nash has this name.

19. Lane:

This name has its origin from a surname which means path and is usually used to denote the name living in proximity of a road or lane.

20. Obadiah:

This masculine name has its roots in Hebrew language and is the name of the servant of Hebrew god Yahweh.

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21. Palmer:

This name originates from an English surname, which in turn has come from the Latin ‘palma’ or palm tree. Golfer Arnold Palmer is a proud bearer of this name.

22. Pete:

This name is the short form of the name Peter, derived from the Greek word Petros which means stone. The 14-time Grand Slam tennis champion Pete Sampras has this name.

23. Quentin:

This originates from the Roman name Quintinus, which means fifth. Parents usually give this name to the fifth child born to their family or someone born in the fifth month. This name reminds us of Oscar-winning director Quentin Tarantino.

24. Randy:

It is the diminutive form of several names like Randolf or Randel. The name comes from two German words ‘rand’ which means edge and ‘wulf’ which means wolf. Randy Couture is a famous boxer-cum-movie actor.

25. Ray:

It’s the diminutive form of the name Raymond but has gained immense popularity as a unique name also. The English name means ‘beam of light’. Several renowned personalities such as actor Ray Liotta and athlete Ray Lewis share this name.

26. Roy:

It comes from the Anglo name Ruadh, which means red. It is shared by civil right campaigner Roy Innis, and fictional superhero Roy Harper from the comic series Arrow.

27. Sawyer:

This masculine name derives from an old English last name, and it means someone who uses a saw to cut wood. The name had been made famous by Mark Twain when he used it as the surname of the protagonist in his novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

28. Shane:

This name has come from the name Sean which is also the Irish form of the very common name John. The root of John is again a Greek name called Ioannes, which has its origin in the Hebrew name Yochanan. It means praising the Hebrew god Yahweh. Many celebrities share the name such as the Australian cricketer Shane Warne, Scottish actor and Academy Award winner Sean Connery among many others.

29. Skyler:

This name comes from the name Schuyler which means a scholar in the Dutch language. When the Dutch colonists came to the US, they brought this name along. This name was made famous by the American general and senator Philip Schuyler.

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30. Toby:

Used for both boys and girls, the name is the modern version of Tobias. It originated from the Greek name Tobiah. People gave this name to male protagonist in the fictional version of the Old Testament, which was written in English and named as Book of Tobit. Olympic Gold medalist in field hockey in both 2008 and 2012, Tobias Hauke has this name.

31. Trevor:

This name originates from two different Welsh words: ‘tref’ which means village and ‘mawr’ which means large; thus the meaning big community. The famous Australian cricketer of the Chappel brother trio was named Trevor.

32. Vern:

This name is the diminutive shape of the name Vernon, which came from a Norman surname. The actual root though is ‘vern’, a Gaulish word which means alder. No guesses about who made this name popular, celebrated French author Jules Verne, who wrote several science-fictions like Around the World in Eighty Days.

33. Wade:

This name originated from an English surname which means ford. Some people opine that this name came from another word which means to go. Famous basketball player Dwayne Wade and Australian cricketer Matthew Wade bear this name.

34. Warren:

At first, this name was used to signify any inhabitant of La Varenne in Normandy. Later it was found that the name has its roots in the German language and came from the French word ‘warrene’ which means a place where animals are enclosed. Two very powerful and successful men from different eras bore this name, English General Warren Hastings and one of the richest person in the world, investment icon Warren Buffet.

35. Zeb:

This name originated from the Hebrew language. It is a short form of Zebedee or Zebediah which means a part of God. It is quite a unique cowboy name for your little boy.

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