Cowboy Baby Names

Baby name trends come and go; one hot trend is cowboy baby names. Baby name enthusiasts have noticed an uptick in Cowboy baby names over the last several years. Naming trends often follow the lives of celebrities and current events. Over the last decade, names like Maverick, son of Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, and news correspondent Anderson Cooper’s son Wyatt have led the charge of cool and hip Cowboy names.

But cowboy names aren’t only for boys! There are some hip and sassy gender-neutral and girl names, too! If you’re searching for the perfect cowboy or cowgirl name for your little one, check out this list of 30-plus names we lassoed together!

Baby Cowboy Names for Boys

These adorable but tough cowboy baby names are perfect if you’re looking for some Wild West inspiration.

  1. Austin – It means venerable and has Latin and English origins.
  2. Beau – French for beautiful.
  3. Boone – A unique French name that means bountiful or blessing.
  4. Bronco– A rough and tough Spanish name meaning horse.
  5. Cash – A hip, cowboy name with English roots meaning chest maker.
  6. Levi – This Hebrew name means joining.
  7. Hudson – A strong English solids on of Hudd.
  8. Jericho – A unique Hebrew name that means moon city.
  9. Marshall – A name with English roots meaning horse service.
  10. Maverick – An English name that means non-conformist.
  11. Wyatt – An English name that means brave at war.

Baby Cowgirl Names

Cute Western names aren’t only for boys, though. There are plenty of adorable and sassy cowgirl names to consider!

  1. Ada – This strong Greek name means noble.
  2. Belle – A French name meaning beautiful.
  3. Bonnie – A cute Scottish name meaning beautiful and cheerful.
  4. Clara – A lovely Latin name meaning bright or clear.
  5. Jane – A traditional, no-nonsense English name meaning God is gracious.
  6. Juniper – This Latin name means young.
  7. Millie – An adorable diminutive of the French Millicent; it means strong.
  8. Pearl – A name with Greek origins derived from Margaret. A precious name just like its meaning.
  9. Sadie – This adorable name is a diminutive of the Hebrew name Sarah, which means princess.
  10. Ruth – A traditional Hebrew name that means compassionate friend.
  11. Tallulah – A Native American Choctaw name meaning leaping water or waterfall.

Unisex Cowboy Names

Some of these rough-and-tumble names are perfect for boys or girls! Perhaps you’re looking for something gender-neutral, or you haven’t discovered your baby’s gender yet. Here are some trendy unisex names.

  1. Billie – This English name means resolute protection.
  2. Blaze – An English and Latin name meaning fire.
  3. Denver – This name has French and English roots and means green valley.
  4. Hadley– An English name that means whether field.
  5. Jesse– This Hebrew name means gift.
  6. Justice – A strong name with French roots meaning honorable.
  7. Lucky – A cute English name meaning fortunate.
  8. Montana – A Spanish name meaning mountain land.
  9. Oakley – This unisex name is English and means clearing or dwells near the oakwood.
  10. Reno – A Swedish and Dutch name that means reborn.
  11. Shiloh – A Western name popularized by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s daughter, Shiloh has Hebrew roots for tranquil.

Interested in more cowboy names and their meanings? Read 100 Famous Cowboy Names: Wild-West Approved.

By L. Elizabeth Forry, July 1, 2024

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L. Elizabeth Forry 

L. Elizabeth Forry is an Early Childhood Educator with fifteen years of classroom teaching experience. She earned a Master of Science in Early Childhood Education from The University of North Dakota and has a Bachelor of Arts in English and one in Music from Lebanon Valley College. She has taught children in Japan, Washington D.C., Chicago, and suburban Maryland. She is trained as a reading therapist, has a TEFL certification, and has done extensive work with children regarding mental health, social-emotional development, gender development. She has written curriculum for children and educators and has led training sessions for parents and educators on various topics on early childhood development. She is the mother of two boys and resides outside of Annapolis, Maryland.

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