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150+ Strong Country Names for Boys – Yee Haw!

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150+ Strong Country Names for Boys – Yee Haw!

For parents who love the countryside, what better way to express it than by naming your little cowboy these unique country names for boys.

If you have Southern roots that you want to honour or remember, or if the countryside makes you feel like a child all over again, then these country names for boys are what will bring back your precious memories

Here are more than 50 strong country names for boys you would want to name your baby boy.

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Angus

Just not cool if you actually farm Angus cattle….. But Angus is a strong country name for boys!

Famous people called Angus include Angus Young (the co-founder and lead guitarist of the band AC/DC), Angus Sampson the Australian actor and voice-over artist and Angus Ogilvy, the British businessman and husband of Princess Alexandra.

Atwood

Austin

It is from the Latin name, Augustine, meaning magic dignity, or venerable. Plus it is the capital of Texas! Apparently, Jensen Ackles lives in Austin…. Hmmmmm Jensen…..

Famous people called Austin include American pop singer Austin Mahone, the professional wrestler Austin Aries and former American football quarterback Austin Davis.

Baxter

It is derived from the early Middle English word “bakstere” and the Old English word, “bæcere.” It is an Anglo-Saxon and Scottish name, meaning “baker.”

Bart 

Baylor

A famous university in Waco.

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Beau or Bo

It is a French baby name meaning handsome.

Beckett

Very trending name in 2020, Beckett is one of those ‘Surname names’ and means ‘Handsome’.

Bennett

Bennett is a Latin baby name meaning ‘Blessed’.  It is a similar but alternative name to ‘Benjamin’. Bennett is a fantastic country name for a boy!

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Billy

Billy the Kid, Billy Rae Cyrus… Billy is a super cute country name for boys!

Blade

Blade is an English baby name meaning ‘Wealthy and Glorious’.

Blake

Blake… oh Blake.  He is just so dreamy.  Gwen is a very lucky girl.  The epitome of country boys names, Blake is English and means ‘Fair-haired’.

Bobby

The best Daddy figure name in Supernatural.

Boone

Boone is of English origin and means ‘blessing’ – perfect for your little bundle of joy!

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Brant

It is an English baby name meaning proud.

Brantley

Brantley is a relative newcomer on the baby name list – is is an English baby name that means ‘Sword with a fiery-touch’.  Another one of those delicious names that were a surname, now a popular first name.

Breaker

Brent

Briggs

Briggs is a Scottish baby name meaning ‘Dweller by the bridge’…. hmmm not very sexy huh.  Especially not if you have seen ‘Silence of the Lambs’….

Brock

Bronson

A very English name taken after the movie star ‘Charles Bronson’.

Brooks

Possibly derived from the word meaning residing near a stream (or brook) from both the Swedish surname Buckland, meaning back “brook, stream” and lund “grove”.

Bryce

It is a Celtic baby name meaning swift.

Buster

Buster is a super adorable country baby name.  There have been many famous Buster’s in time gone by including Buster Keaton, Buster Ramsey and Buster Williams.  The name Buster actually means ‘Tough guy’.

Byron

Byron is an English baby name meaning ‘A barn for cows’.  It is also a very famous area of Australia, Byron Bay which is where Liam Hemsworth lives.

Bryce

Bryce is of English and Scottish Origin and means ‘Speckled’.

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Buck

Buddy

Burke

Buster

Cade

Caine

It is a Hebrew name which is a form of Cain, meaning craftsman. Also a biblical baby name.

Caleb

It is a Hebrew name meaning a dog or faithful.

Calvin

Cannon

The name of a big gun – and a goes in the trend of a surname for a first name.

Carter

It is of Irish, Scottish and English Canadian origin, meaning someone who transports goods by cart or wagon. Famous Carters’ include Carter Jenkins, Carter MacIntyre and Carter Oosterhouse.

Casey

Cash

It is an English baby name meaning wealthy man. Also in tribute to the man in black, Johnny Cash!

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Calvin

Carter

Charlie

Charlie has been a popular name for baby boys for over 100 years now.  It is an English baby name meaning ‘Free man’.  Famous Charlie’s include Charlie Chaplin, Charlie Cox and Charlie Sheen.

Cassidy

Chase

It is derived from the Old French “chacier, chasser” meaning (to hunt, to chase).

Chesney

From Old French chesnai ‘oak grove’, it is a name given for someone who lived by or in oak wood.

Chester

Chester is an English baby name meaning ‘Fortress’.  A very strong country baby name.  Famous Chester’s include Chester Bennington (lead singer of Linkin Park), Chester Carlson and Chester Taylor.

Chet

A baby boy’s name meaning ‘Fortress’ (yes the same as Chester).

Chorde

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Clancy 

It is an Irish baby name meaning the red-haired soldier’s son or ruddy warrior.

Clay

It is the shortened form of Clayton, which is a surname originating from the name of a place, which is derived from the Old English elements claÄ“g (clay) and tÅ«n (town, settlement, village, enclosure), thus, “settlement near the clay pit.”

Cody

From the Gaelic surname Ó Cuidighthigh, which means”descendant of CUIDIGHTHEACH”.

Cohen

Cohen means ‘Priest’ and is a biblical bay name.

Cole

It is of Middle English origin, meaning “swarthy, coal-black, charcoal”.

Colby

Such an adorable name – but not too country!

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Collier

It is derived from the Old English word col, which means coal. It is thought to have originally been a name given for a burner of charcoal or a gatherer or seller of coal.

Colton

It is an English baby name meaning from the dark town.

Connor

Connor is Irish for ‘Love of hounds’.  Who doesn’t love hounds!

Conroy

It is an anglicised form of Gaelic Ó Conraoi, meaning ‘descendant of Cú Raoi’, which means ‘hound of the plain’.

Corbin or Korbin

Every time I hear this baby name I automatically think of ‘Korbin Dallas’, Bruce Willis’ character in The Fifth Element.

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Creed

Cyrus

Dallas

It is a surname of Scottish and English origin and is likely derived from the British dol, meaning “meadow” and gwas, meaning “dwelling”.

Dalton

It is an English surname that means “valley town” in Old English.

Dane

Darcy

Darcy had always traditionally been a baby girl’s name but that has certainly changed over the last 50 years and now more than ever it is a baby boy’s name.  It is a French name that means ‘Dark One’.

Dash

Deacon

Decker

Denver

Devin

Devin has an Irish origin and means ‘Poet’.

Dillon

It is an Irish baby name meaning like a son.

Dodge

Donovan

Another popular surname has become a first name.  Whenever I think of Donovan I think of Ray Donovan – fantastic TV show!

Duke

It is a royalty title used as a nickname or given name. It is also an abbreviation of Marmaduke.

Dwight

It is derived from Diot, a Latin Dionysius or Dionysia, referring to the god of wine.

Earl

An Earl is a nobleman and is of English origin.  Although it was always considered a title rather than a name.  Although this baby name hasn’t been popular in the last 150 years or so, we do think we will see a resurgence in 2020.

Easton

Easton is a baby boy name of English origin meaning ‘East facing place’.

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Ellison

Emmett

It is an English name meaning ‘Hard worker;.  Also made popular by the movie Twilight.

Everett

It is an old variant of Evered, which is a name derived from the Old English Eoforheard (brave as a wild boar) — eofor (a wild boar) and heard (strong, brave, hearty).

Euston

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Finn

Think Huckleberry Finn.  Both a trending name with country origins.

Fletcher

I really adore this name.  Meaning ‘Arrow maker’ it sounds like he could be a lawyer or a surfer – a bit quirky but still somewhat traditional.

Flint

Frederick

Gage

It is of French origin meaning “a token of defiance or one who is defiant.”

Gannon

Gannon means ‘Fair-skinned and fair-haired’ and is Irish in origin. Gannon sounds like a potential President…

Garth

It is a Norse baby name meaning defender. Of course, we can’t help but think of Country Music Superstar Garth Brooks!

Garrett

Garrett is so country – I just love the sound of this baby name that means ‘Hard spear’ and is Irish in origin.  Stephanie Meyer’s character in Twilight (Breaking Dawn) called Garrett saw a resurgence of this name in popularity.

Garrison

With the name Garrison meaning ‘Spear fortified town’ – the name makes you think of the Wild West in Texas.

Gatlin

It is perhaps a variant of Catlin or Gadling, a nickname which is from Old English gÅ“deling meaning ‘kinsman’, ‘companion’, but also ‘low fellow’.

Gavin

Grady

It is of Gaelic origin meaning noble or illustrious one.

Grant

Greyson or Grayson

The name ‘Greyson’ means ‘Son of the grey-haired man’.  It is very distinguished and serious.

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Gunnar or Gunner

Made famous by the character from the hit Country Music TV Show, Nashville, Gunnar is an Old Norse name meaning ‘Warrior’.

Hank

It is originally a short form of Hankin which was a medieval diminutive of John. In the United States, it has been used as a diminutive of Henry, which is perhaps influenced by Dutch diminutive Henk.

Hardy or Harding

Hardy is a German baby name meaning ‘Bold and brave’.

Harlan

My new nephew’s name!  I love it and it has a country sound!

Hartley

Hayes

Hayes is an English baby boy name meaning ‘Hedged area’.  Famous people who have called their sons Hayes include Kevin Costner and Jessica Alba.

Holt

Houston

Houston is a great unisex name of Irish descent.

Huck or Huckleberry

Huck is an adorable baby name for boys, of course, named after the infamous character ‘Huckleberry Finn’ written by Mark Twain.

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Hudson

Hudson is an upstanding baby name that means ‘Son of Hugh’, or ‘Son of Richard’.

Hunter

Hunter is an English baby boy name meaning ‘One who hunts’.

Jackson or Jaxson

Alan Jackson is a famous Country and Western Singer.

Jeb or Jebb

Jeb is a Hebrew name meaning ‘Beloved friend’.

Jed or Jedd

Jed, like Jeb, is a Hebrew name.  It means ‘Beloved of the Lord’.  It screams ‘Cowboy’ and is both macho and cool.  Alternatives to Jed include Zeb, Jeb or Judd.

Jensen

Jensen Ackles. That is all.

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Jesse

It is from the Hebrew name ×™Ö´×©Ö·××™ (Yishay) which possibly means “gift”.

Jethro

In the Bible, Jethro was the biblical father-in-law of Moses.  It is best known today for its association with The Beverley Hillbillies, but is is a through and though perfect name for a country boy!

Jonah

Both a Biblical name, and the movie star Jonah Hill has made the name more trendy.

Joshua

Jude

Judd

It is a Hebrew baby name meaning praised.

Keaton

Keaton is an English name meaning ‘Shed town’.  One of those popular surnames that have now turned into surnames.

Kendall

No – don’t think of Kendall Jenner – Kendall is a great baby boy’s name.  It means ‘Royal valley’ and has English origins.

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Kenny

Kenny Rogers comes to mind when you hear the name Kenny.  A derivative of the name ‘Kenneth’, it is a Scottish-Gaelic name meaning ‘Born of the fire’.  Famous Kenny’s include:

  • Kenny Rogers (Country Musician)
  • Kenny Chesney (Country Musician)
  • Kenny Loggins (Record Producer and Song Writer)
  • Kenny G (Famous Saxophone Player)

Kenton

Kenton is an English baby name meaning ‘The Royal Settlement’.  A very old fashioned name that is seeing a huge resurgence in popularity for 2020.

Kingsley

If I had been born a boy, I would be now known as Kingsley.  It is an English baby name meaning ‘King’s meadow’.

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Laird

Lamar

Lamar is a very old French name meaning ‘The pond’.  It has been used since the late 19th Century and is a very formal country boys name.

Landon

Landon means ‘Long hill’ and has English origins.  The name saw a resurgence in the 1970’s with the tv show ‘Little House on the Prairie, as Pa, was played by dashing actor Michael Landon.  Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker called his son Landon (and it is also Travis’s middle name).

Landry

Lawson

From an English patronymic surname meaning “son of Laurence/Lawrence”. It is originally derived from the Latin Laurentius meaning “someone from Laurentum.”

Levi

Levi is a biblical baby name meaning ‘Joined’, or ‘Attached’.  Levi was Apostle Matthew’s name before he became an apostle.  Matthew McConaughey and Sheryl Crow both called their sons ‘Levi’.

Logan

Logan isn’t just a suburb of Brisbane, it is also a hugely popular country name for boys!  Of Scottish heritage, it means ‘Small hollow’.

Mac (Mackenzie)

Mac is a Scottish baby name meaning ‘Son of’.  So MacKenzie means ‘Son of Kenzie’. MacDonald means ‘Son of Donald’.  Cute huh!

Maverick

It is an English baby name meaning someone who is an independent man who avoids conformity.

Miller

Miller is an English name meaning ‘Grinder of grain’.

Mitchell

Mitchell is an English baby name derived from the name ‘Michael’. Often shortened to ‘Mitch’, it is a popular surname that has become a first name.

Murphy

Murphy is Irish for ‘Sea Warrior’.

Nash

It originated from the Middle English phrase “Atten ash” meaning “At the ash tree”. It was also used to describe a person who lived at or near an ash tree.

Nelson

In ode of Willie Nelson.  Pot Smoker, Singer, awesome dude.

Otis

It is a German baby name meaning ‘Wealthy;.

Patterson

Patterson is a very formal, upright country baby name of English origin meaning ‘Son of Peter’.

Rancher

Randall

Randall is English meaning ‘, Shield Wolf’.  It is a medieval name.

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Remington

Remington isn’t just the brand of a gun, it is an Old English name meaning ‘Raven’.  Kelly Clarkson called her son born in 2016 Remington.

Rhett

It is a Welsh baby name meaning a form of Rhys: ardent; fiery. Made infamous by the epic saga, ‘Gone with the Wind’. Rhett Butler – what a man.

Rory

It is of Scottish origin meaning ‘Red King’.

Roscoe

Roy

It is an Anglo-Norman name of Norman origin, meaning”king”.

Sawyer

It is a Celtic baby name meaning someone who cuts timber. Made popular by the Lost character called ‘Sawyer’.

Shelton

Yes we all love Blake, but now even his surname is a famous baby name for boys!

Shephard

Silas

It is a Latin baby name meaning of the forest. God of trees and forests.

Stetson

It perhaps originated from the Anglo-Saxon word Stytt””a nickname for a boxer or fighter””or the Old English Stot/Stott””a nickname for a cattle dealer or a wild, young person.

Tanner

This English and German-surname means a person who tanned leather hides.

Tate

It is an English baby name meaning cheerful.

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Tex

What could be more country than the baby name ‘Tex’.  Of English origin, the name is after the great ole state of Texas.  Famous Tex’s include Australian singer Tex Perkins, Country Singer Tex Ritter, Saxophonist Tex Beneke and Voice Actor Tex Hammond.

Travis

Travis is a name that has been popular for over a hundred years.  It is a French-derived baby name meaning ‘Tollgate Keeper’.

Trevor

Tripp

Tobias

It is a Greek version of the Hebrew biblical name “Toviyah” (טוביה), meaning “The goodness of God”.

Tye

Wade

It is an English baby name meaning ford (as in river crossing) or ‘advancer’.

Walker

Waylon

Waylon Jennings is a very famous Country Music Artist. And although it might seem a little dated now, it is seeing a resurgence in 2020.  The name Waylon is of English origin and means ‘Land beside the road’.  Another famous Waylon that more people may have heard of is ‘Waylon Smithers’. The character from The Simpsons.

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Wesley

With a baby name meaning ‘Western Meadow’, is there a more country name than that of Wesley.

Weston

With a relaxed American western cowboy feel, Weston means literally ‘From the Western town’.

Winchester

The surname of the best two characters on the television series ‘Supernatural’.  Oh and the name of a gun.

Wyatt

It is an English baby name meaning guide; wide; wood.

Wylie

Zane

It is a Hebrew baby name meaning gift from God.

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