Baby Names

220 Badass Cowboy Names with Meanings

Every parent is looking for the right name for their baby. But in doing so, many go for names that aren’t popular for whatever reason. However, this is a costly mistake because you can’t change the name later.

We’ve all heard stories where parents name their child something that the child ends up growing up to hate it. How can you avoid that? Do some research and check out some popular cowboy names to get a better idea.

  • Abner– “God is my light”
  • Jo– “Jehovah increases”
  • Jody– “praised”
  • Kai– “keeper of the keys”
  • Kelsey– “from the fierce land”
  • Morgan– “sea defender”
  • Nash– “dweller by the ash tree”
  • Palmer– “pilgrimage to the Holy land”
  • Vern– “Adler tree”
  • Wesley– “from the meadow in the west”
  • Idris- “ardent lord
  • Icke- “Richard’s son
  • Jed- “God’s beloved
  • Jimminy- “God’s protection
  • Kama- “ready

In the past, some parents have named their children after celebrities or fictional characters. Sometimes the parents themselves will choose a name that is not typical. Other times they will choose a name that is not common at all.

Some parents are so overwhelmed with the task of naming their child that they opt for a one-word baby name. And although this has been a popular choice, it’s not always the best decision.

In many cultures around the world, a name is considered an important part of a child’s identity. Besides, it’s a good idea to avoid naming your child the same as their father, which might lead to confusion. So, what should the perfect baby’s name be? Let’s dive into the list of awesome cowboy names.

  • Adam– “earth”
  • Austin– “dignity”
  • Colton– “from the coal or dark town”
  • Dallas– “fom the meadow dwelling”
  • Douglas– “black stream”
  • Fisher– “one who makes a living from fish”
  • Hitch– “connector of wagons”
  • Maynard– “brave strength”
  • Miller– “an occupational name for a miller”
  • Houston– “huge”
  • King– “tribal leader”
  • Knight– “serving lad”
  • Littlefield– “a habitual name of any small place”
  • Manning– “valiant man”
  • Mayfield– “a habitual name of places in Sussex”

Cowboy Names

  • McCoy– “son of Aodh”
  • O’Connor– “descendent of Conchobar”
  • Pickett– “a hill with a sharp top”
  • Bart– “ploughman”
  • Billy– “Resolute protector”
  • Kasey – “brave in battle”
  • Kingston – “king’s town”
  • Knox – “round hill”
  • Lance – “servant”
  • Lennox – “elm grove”
  • Levi – “joined, attached”
  • Liam – “resolute protection”
  • Lincoln – “town by the pool”
  • Noah: “Rest, comfort
  • Henry: “Home ruler

Badass Cowboy Names

  • Oliver:Olive tree planter
  • Joseph:He will add
  • William:Resolute protector
  • Blaze– “fire”
  • Bo– “to live”
  • Boone– “good person”
  • Bowie– “fair-haired” or- “yellow”
  • Bret– “Breton”
  • Buck– “deer”
  • Cal– “devotion”
  • Casey– “watchful” or- “vigilant”
  • Cash– “hollow”
  • Chance– “fortune”
  • Clay– “clay maker”
  • Cody– “helpful”
Cowboy Names

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  • Deacon– “dusty one” or- “messenger”
  • Reeves– “servant of the steward”
  • Rogers– “son of Rodgers”
  • Roosevelt– “from the rose field”
  • Wade– “to go” or- “ford”
  • Walker– “one who walked”
  • Westin– “west town”
  • Addison– “son of Adam, the first man”
  • Alex– “defender of humankind”
  • Dakota– “friendly”
  • Dana– “God is the judge”
  • Evan– “young warrior”
  • Grayson– “bailiffs son”
  • Greer– “vigilant guardian”
  • Jackie– “God is gracious”

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Tips for Naming Your Babies

There are millions of baby names out there, and while most parents decide on a name and stick with it for the rest of their lives, there are some who wish the best for their future child, but don’t have a clue how to choose a name. These parents may be confused about why they can’t come up with a name for their baby, or they may have tried several times and have given up on the idea.

If you are considering giving your child a name, there are some things you should know:

1.     Pick the name you love, even if it is popular.

It is popular and you love it. Anything else you need to think upon? Nope. Go for it. If you want to give it uniqueness, think of a great middle name.

Here are some popular cowboy names out there:

  • Jaime– “supplanter”
  • Jesse– “wealthy”
  • Ledan- “cold-hearted
  • Loris- “victory
  • Marin- “sailor
  • Meka- “benevolence
  • Nils- “victory of the people
  • Nomo- “masters of the water
  • Olbed- “servant of God
  • Olmec- “rubber people”
  • Andy– “strongly and manly”
  • Luke– “light”
  • Maverick– “independent”
  • Montana– “mountain”
  • Quinten– “the fifth”

2.     Do not skip lovely cowboy names even if they are unique, unusual, and different.

Sometimes, parents will not go for unusual, unique, and different baby names. They consider it weird. Let me tell you that being attractive and thought provoking is the game these days.

How would you like these cowboy names:

  • Reno– “a city in Nevada”
  • Arizona– “the name of a state in America”
  • Jace– “the Lord is salvation”
  • Beau– “beautiful” or “handsome”
  • Brent– “holy one”
  • Cassidy– “son of Caiside”
  • Ashley– “ash tree meadow”
  • Ashton– “from the town of ash trees”
  • Bailey– “public officer of justice”
  • Denver– “green valley”
  • Chandler– “Friends”
  • Dylan– “son of the sea”
  • Hank– “ruler of the home”
  • Heath– “someone who lived by the heath”
  • Cheyenne– “strangely speaking”

3.     Be confident if you want to go toward personalized spellings for your baby’s name.

SURE. You should be confident when giving personalized spellings to your baby’s name. However, it is important that you do not make it weird. Adding or removing an alphabet would be enough here.

Try changing these baby names spellings into personalized ones:

Alice

  • Meaning: “Noble”
  • Origin: Greek.
  • Description: Greek origin and its means Noble.
  • Spelling and variations: Alyce.
  • Famous people with this name: Alice Munro.

Beatrice

  • Meaning: “Delivers joy”
  • Origin: Dutch.
  • Description: Dutch origin and its means Delivers joy.
  • Spelling and variations: Bea, Beatrix, Beata, Trixie, Viatrix.
  • Famous people with this name: Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard.

Floris

  • Meaning: “Blossoming flower”
  • Origin: Dutch.
  • Description: Dutch origin and its means Blossoming flower.
  • Spelling and variations: Florentius, Florentinus, Florenze  .
  • Famous people with this name: . Floris Adriaan van Hall

Gerrit

  • Meaning: “Brave”
  • Origin: Dutch.
  • Description: Dutch origin and its means Brave.
  • Spelling and variations Garrett, Garret, Gerald, Ganen, Garet, Garald:.
  • Famous people with this name: Gerrit Alan Cole.

Blanche

  • Meaning: “white”
  • Origin: French.
  • Description: French origin and its means.
  • Spelling and variations: Blanchette, Blanch, Blanca, Bianca.
  • Famous people with this name: Blanche Marie Louise Oelrichs.

Cecilia

  • Meaning: “blind”
  • Origin: Latin.
  • Description: Latin origin and its means Blind.
  • Spelling and variations: Cecelia, Cicilia, Sicilia, Sicelia, Cecile.
  • Famous people with this name: Cecilia Braekhus.

Colette

  • Meaning: “Victorious”
  • Origin: Greek.
  • Description: Greek origin and its means Victorious.
  • Spelling and variations: Kollette, Kolette, Collette.
  • Famous people with this name: Colette Appel.

Daisy

  • Meaning: “day’s eye”
  • Origin: British.
  • Description: British origin and its means.
  • Spelling and variations: Daisee, Daizy, Dasie, Daysi.
  • Famous people with this name: Daisy Fuentes.

Betsy

  • Meaning: “God is my oath”
  • Origin: Hebrew.
  • Description: Hebrew origin and its means God is my oath.
  • Spelling and variations: Beth, Bethia, Betsey, Betty, Elizabeth.
  • Famous people with this name: Betsy Ann Brandt.

Espen

  • Meaning: “deity”
  • Origin: Dutch.
  • Description: Dutch origin and its means deity.
  • Spelling and variations: Aspen, Asbjørn, Esben, Ásbiǫrn, Esbern, Esbjørn.
  • Famous people with this name: Espen Eckbo.

Dorothy

  • Meaning: “Gift of God”
  • Origin: Greek.
  • Description: Greek origin and its means Gift of God.
  • Spelling and variations: Dorothea, Dorathy, Dorthie, Dora.
  • Famous people with this name: Dorothy Hamill.

Elaine

  • Meaning: “Bright”
  • Origin: Greek.
  • Description: Greek origin and its means Bright.
  • Spelling and variations: Eilanie, Elaene, Elain, Elainia.
  • Famous people with this name: Elaine Hendrix.

Kelsey

  • Meaning: “From the island of ships”
  • Origin: Viking.
  • Description: Viking origin and its means From the island of ships.
  • Spelling and variations: Kelcie, Kelsea, Kelsi, Kelsie, Kelsee.
  • Famous people with this name: Kelsey Chow.

Barend

  • Meaning: “Bear”
  • Origin: Dutch.
  • Description: Dutch origin and its means Bear.
  • Spelling and variations: Barend.
  • Famous people with this name: Barend Biesheuvel.

Dirk

  • Meaning: “The people’s ruler”
  • Origin: Dutch.
  • Description: Dutch origin and its means The people’s ruler.
  • Spelling and variations: Dierich, Dieric, Dierk, Dierck.
  • Famous people with this name: Dirk Nowitzki.

4.     Crossing your favorite cowboy names on the feedback on friends and family members.

Feedback is important. But it does not mean to listen to every other person’s opinion. You will hardly find cowboy names that everybody would like. Therefore, get feedback but still know your choice.

Consider getting feedback on these baby names from your friends and family members:

  • Colt– “young horses”
  • Cord– “bold”
  • Decker– “ditch digger”
  • Dustin– “Thor’s stone” or “brave warrior”
  • Earl– “noble” or- “warrior”
  • Frank– “free”
  • George– “farmer”
  • Jeb– “beloved friend”
  • Jed– “beloved of God”
  • Jethro– “overflow”
  • Laird– “lord”
  • Brooks– “a small stream”
  • Pierce– “rock”
  • Cameron– “crooked nose”
  • Parid- “prince

5.     Do a little research and find what is out there.

Research is important step for the first-time parents as well for those who do not know what sort of names people pick. You will be all good once you do a little internet research. You will also be able to find some great cowboy names that you might consider now or in the future.

Here are some common baby names examples to help you:

Evangeline

  • Meaning: “Bringing good news”
  • Origin: Greek.
  • Description: Greek origin and its means Bringing good news.
  • Spelling and variations: Evangelina, Evangelica, Evangelyne, Eva, Lina.
  • Famous people with this name: Evangeline Lilly.

Faye

  • Meaning: “fairy”
  • Origin: British.
  • Description: British origin and its means fairy.
  • Spelling and variations: Fay, Faie.
  • Famous people with this name: Faye Dunaway.

Ida

  • Meaning: “From Mount Ida”
  • Origin: Greek.
  • Description: Greek origin and its means From Mount Ida.
  • Spelling and variations: Idaea, Idaa, Iida, Ieda, Idalie, Idette, Idetta, Idella.
  • Famous people with this name: Ida Lupino.

Brenna

  • Meaning: “Sword”
  • Origin: Viking.
  • Description: Viking origin and its means Sword.
  • Spelling and variations: Brennda, Brenda.
  • Famous people with this name: Brenna Todd .

Dagny

  • Meaning: “A new day started”
  • Origin: Viking.
  • Description: Viking origin and its means a new day started.
  • Spelling and variations: Dagne, Dagnee, Dagney, Dagni, Dagnia, Dagnie, Dagnija.
  • Famous people with this name: Dagny.

Dahlia

  • Meaning: “Dahlia flower”
  • Origin: Viking.
  • Description: Viking origin and its means Dahlia flower.
  • Spelling and variations: Dalia.
  • Famous people with this name: Dahlia Lithwick.

Ella

  • Meaning: “Sympathy”
  • Origin: Viking.
  • Description: Viking origin and its means Sympathy.
  • Spelling and variations: Ele, Elle.
  • Famous people with this name: Ella Rae Wahlberg.

Eda

  • Meaning: “Poetry”
  • Origin: Viking.
  • Description: Viking origin and its means Poetry.
  • Spelling and variations: Edda.
  • Famous people with this name: Edda Renouf.

Jaap

  • Meaning: “Holder of the heel”
  • Origin: Dutch.
  • Description: Dutch origin and its means Holder of the heel.
  • Spelling and variations: Iacobus, Iacomus, Iakobos, Yaakov, Jim, James, Jimi, Jacob.
  • Famous people with this name: Jaap Boot.

Hans

  • Meaning: “Gracious God”
  • Origin: Dutch.
  • Description: Dutch origin and its means Gracious God.
  • Spelling and variations: Hanz, Hanzel, Hansel, Hanns, Hannes, Hanss.
  • Famous people with this name: Hans Christian Andersen.

Emma

  • Meaning: “Whole”
  • Origin: Viking.
  • Description: Viking origin and its means Whole.
  • Spelling and variations: Ema.
  • Famous people with this name: Emma Watson.

Erica

  • Meaning: “Ruling forever”
  • Origin: Viking.
  • Description: Viking origin and its means Ruling forever.
  • Spelling and variations: Erika, Ericka, Erykah.
  • Famous people with this name: Erica Durance.

Freya

  • Meaning: “A noble woman”
  • Origin: Viking.
  • Description: Viking origin and its means A noble woman.
  • Spelling and variations: Freja, Freyja, Frea, Frøya .
  • Famous people with this name: Dame Freya.

Elmo

  • Meaning: “Famous”
  • Origin: Dutch.
  • Description: Dutch origin and its means Famous.
  • Spelling and variations: Almar, Elmowe, Ermo, Anselm, Elmer.
  • Famous people with this name: Elmo Langley.

Bartel

  • Meaning: “From the barley farm”
  • Origin: Dutch.
  • Description: Dutch origin and its means From the barley farm.
  • Spelling and variations Bartil, Bart, Bert, Barte, Barth, Bartolomeus.
  • Famous people with this name: Bartel J. Jonkman.

6.     Consider the names of the subsequent children.

Maybe, you are first time parents and figuring out some cool cowboy name. It is a good idea to consider the names of subsequent children too.

7.     Avoid the names with bad meanings.

Baby names with bad meanings can be a cause of embarrassment for you and your kid. Be sure to know the meaning of the name you are gonna pick and be sure it is encouraging and positive.

Here are some of the cool cowboy names with meanings:

  • Pariscity of Paris
  • Jude– “praised”
  • Julian– “youthful, downy”
  • David:Beloved
  • Lucas:Bringer of light
  • Levi:United
  • Theodore:Gift of God
  • Aiden:Little fire
  • Sebastian:Revered
  • Ryan:Little king
  • Cameron:Crooked river
  • Easton:Enclosure, settlement
  • Jordan:To flow down, descend
  • Dominic:Belonging to God
  • Parker:Park keeper

8.     Pick up good people’s names from history.

The name of person has an effect on his/her personality, it is said. Maybe, that’s the reason why people choose names from history. You can consider this as well. I am sure you have heard about many legends from the past. I bet you’d find some awesome and useable cowboy names if you look into it.

We have a small list of cowboy names here for you to check out and know if you have heard them before:

Eleanor

  • Meaning: “Light-hearted or a shining light”
  • Origin: Greek.
  • Description: Greek origin and its means Light-hearted or a shining light.
  • Spelling and variations: Eleanora, Elynore, Elanore, Eleonor.
  • Famous people with this name: Eleanor Roosevelt.

Lois

  • Meaning: “Great”
  • Origin: Greek.
  • Description: Greek origin and its means Great.
  • Spelling and variations: Loes, Loise, Louise, Louis.
  • Famous people with this name: Lois Chiles.

Marian

  • Meaning: “Drop of the sea”
  • Origin: Dutch.
  • Description: Dutch origin and its means Drop of the sea.
  • Spelling and variations: Marien, Mariam, Mariana, Mariane, Marion, Maryann.
  • Famous people with this name: Marian Ellina.

Helga

  • Meaning: “Divine woman”
  • Origin: Viking.
  • Description: Viking origin and its means Divine woman.
  • Spelling and variations: Hella, Helka, Helle, Olga .
  • Famous people with this name: Helga Glantschnig .

Ingrid

  • Meaning: “Beautiful woman”
  • Origin: Viking.
  • Description: Viking origin and its means Beautiful woman.
  • Spelling and variations: Inkeri, Inger.
  • Famous people with this name: Ingrid Asensio.

Eloise

  • Meaning: “healthy”
  • Origin: French.
  • Description: French origin and its means.
  • Spelling and variations: Elle, Ellie, Eloisa, Loisa.
  • Famous people with this name: Eloise Mumford.

Frida

  • Meaning: “Woman of peace”
  • Origin: Viking.
  • Description: Viking origin and its means Woman of peace.
  • Spelling and variations: Freeda, Freida, Frieda.
  • Famous people with this name: Frida Lyngstad .

Kari

  • Meaning: “Chaste”
  • Origin: Viking.
  • Description: Viking origin and its means Chaste.
  • Spelling and variations: Kerry, Keri, Karie, Carrey.
  • Famous people with this name: Kari Byron.

Margaret

  • Meaning: “Pearl”
  • Origin: Greek.
  • Description: Greek origin and its means Pearl.
  • Spelling and variations: Margret, Marguerite, Margarita, Maggie.
  • Famous people with this name: Margaret Thatcher.

Nora

  • Meaning: “honor”
  • Origin: Arabic.
  • Description: Arabic origin and its means honor.
  • Spelling and variations: Noor, Noora, Noortje, Nore, Nori, Nóri, Noralee.
  • Famous people with this name: Nora Ephron.

Ophelia

  • Meaning: “Help”
  • Origin: Greek.
  • Description: Greek origin and its means Help.
  • Spelling and variations: Ofelia, Ofilia, Ophelie, Ophelya.
  • Famous people with this name: Dave Grohl.

Penelope

  • Meaning: “Weaver”
  • Origin: Greek.
  • Description: Greek origin and its means Weaver.
  • Spelling and variations: Nelly, Pen, Penn, Penny, Pennie, Peneli, Penelopi, Pennelope .
  • Famous people with this name: Penelope Cruz .

Ramona

  • Meaning: “Wise protector”
  • Origin: Greek.
  • Description: Greek origin and its means Wise protector.
  • Spelling and variations: Ramonna, Ramonha, Ramonah, Romona, Remona, Raymona.
  • Famous people with this name: Ramona Marquez.

Sylvia

  • Meaning: “Forest”
  • Origin: Latin.
  • Description: Latin origin and its means Forest.
  • Spelling and variations: Silvie, Silvia, Sylvie.
  • Famous people with this name: Queen Silvia of Sweden.

Arthur

  • Meaning: “bear”
  • Origin: Celtic.
  • Description: Celtic origin and its means bear.
  • Spelling and variations: Art, Arth, Artair, Arte, Artus.
  • Famous people with this name: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

9.     Make sure the first and second names fit with each other.

This happens rarely that the first and seconds names do not fit and meet each other well. It is, however, something you would not want.

Check out cowboy names and try to make full names that fit each other nicely:

  • Patrick:Nobleman
  • Gabe:God is my strength
  • Quintin – “fifth”
  • Reed – “red-haired”
  • Remy – “oarsman”
  • Rubin – “behold, a son”
  • Samson – “sun”
  • Sawyer – “woodcutter”
  • Silas – “wood, forest”
  • Sloan – “raider”
  • Solomon – “peace”
  • Theo – “divine gift”
  • Victor – “conqueror”
  • Avonleariver by the field”

10.  Avoid names with too many syllables.

Baby names with too many syllables are complex. They are hard to remember. They should be avoided.

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