Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Alfred

Elf or magical counsel

English

Ash

Of the ash tree

English

Austin

Great

English

Avery

Elf counsel

English

Barker

“A tanner,” in allusion to the bark used in the process.

English

Bear

Strong, brave bear

German

Billie

Will helmet, protection

German

Billy

Will helmet, protection

German

Bishop

Bishop

English

Blair

Field, plain

Scottish

Bobby

Bright fame

German

Bram

Bramble; a thicket of wild gorse; raven

Scottish

Branson

Son of Brand

English

Brigg

Bridge homestead, settlement

English

Briggs

Bridges

English

Bronco

Rough, unbroken horse

Spanish

Bryce

Speckled

English

Butch

Illustrious; butcher

English

Cap

Chaplain

French

Carver

One who carves wood

English

Charlie

Free man

English

Chase

Hunter

English

Chester

Camp of soldiers

Latin

Chet

Camp of soldiers; stone camp or fortress

Latin

Chuck

To chuck

German

Claude

Lame

Latin

Clay

“The earth,” as the material of which the human body is made.

English

Cliff

Cliff-side slope

English

Clive

Cliff, slope

English

Clyde

“The keeper of the keys,” from the Greek Meidion, a key.

Scottish

Coby
Colby

Swarthy person's settlement

Scandinavian

Colt

Young horse

English

Colter

Colt-herd

English

Colton

Charcoal settlement

English

Cooper

Barrel maker

English

Corey

Hill hollow

Irish

Cutter

Gem Cutter

English

Darby

Without envy; park with deer

Irish

Dash

Diminutive of Dashiell

English

Deacon

Dusty one; servant; messenger

Greek

Denim

Strong cloth

American

Dennis

Follower of Dionysius

Greek

Denver

Green valley

French

Doc
Dougherty

Harmful

Irish

Duncan

Dark warrior; brown fighter

Scottish

Dustin

Brave warrior; dusty area

German

Dusty

Brave warrior; dusty area

German

Earl

Nobleman, warrior, prince

English

Easton

East town

English

Edmond

Wealthy protector

English

Elias

My God is Yahweh

Hebrew

Elisha

God is my salvation

Hebrew

Evan

God is gracious

Welsh

Ezekiel

God will strengthen

Hebrew

Farley

Meadow of the sheep; meadow of the bulls

English

Farlow

Meadow of the sheep; meadow of the bulls

English

Flip

Spanish

Flynn

Ruddy-complected

Irish

Galen

Calm

Greek

Hank

Home ruler

German

Harley

Hare meadow; the long field

English

Harvey

Battle ready

English

Hawk

Falcon, bird of prey

English

Heath

Heath

English

Herb

Illustrious warrior

German

Homer

Security, pledge; hostage

Greek

Horace

“A maker of timepieces,” from the Latin hora, an hour.

Latin

Hudson

Son of Hudd

English

Hunter

Hunter

English

Hurley

Sea tide

Irish

Hutchinson

Hugh's town; settlement on the hill

Irish

Ike

Hebrew

Jack

God is gracious

English

Jacoby

He who supplants

Hebrew

Jameson

Son of James

English

Jared

Descent

Hebrew

Jaxson

Son of Jack

English

Jenson

Son of Jan; God is gracious

Scandinavian

Jesse

Gift

Hebrew

Kip

Pointed hill

English

Kipp

Pointed hill

English

Lancester

Fort on the Lune river

English

Landon

Long hill

English

Lawson

Son of Lawrence

English

Ledger

Speared tribe

English

Levi

Joined together

Hebrew

Liam

Helmet of will

Irish

Lincoln

Lake colony

English

Lloyd

Gray-haired; sacred

Welsh

Luke

From Lucania

Greek

Manchester

English

Marshall

Caretaker of horses

English

Mason

Stoneworker

English

Maverick

Independent one

American

Monty
Murray

Lord, master

Gaelic

Nathan

He gave

Hebrew

Oak

Near the oak trees; meadow of oak trees

English

Oakes

Near the oak trees

English

Oakley

Meadow of oak trees

English

Ogden

Oak valley

English

Oliver

Olive tree

English

Owen

Noble born

Welsh

Philip

Horse lover

Greek

Pip

Horse lover

Spanish

Red
Redd

Near the reeds; red-haired

English

Redding

Son of the red-haired

English

Redford

Red ford

English

Redley

Red meadow

English

Redman

English

Redmond

A variant spelling of Redmund.

German

Reed

Red

English

Reid

Red-haired

English

Remi

From Rheims

French

Remington

Settlement by the stream

English

Rochester

Stone camp or fortress

English

Rory

Red king

Irish

Roscoe

Deer wood

Scandinavian

Rowdy

Boisterous

English

Russ

Little red

French

Russell

Little red

English

Rusty

English

Rustyn

English

Ryder

Mounted warrior

English

Sawyer

Wood Cutter

English

Seth

Appointed

Hebrew

Slater

Hewer of slates

English

Slim

Slender

English

Tanner

Leather maker

English

Tex

Modern

Texas

Friend

Native American

Thayer

“An animal tamer,” derived, ultimately, from the Greek ther, a wild beast.

English

Trail

English

Tripp
Ty

English

Wallace

Welshman

French

Wesley

Western meadow

English

West

Western stream

English

Westin

Western town

English

Weston

West town

English

Winchester

Walled city

English

Winston

Joyful stone

English

Woody
Wyatt

Brave in battle

English

Wrangle the spirit of the Wild West with cowboy names for boys. Rowdy and raring to go, these handsome picks are perfect for an energetic baby boy who loves to walk on the wild side.

Cowboy names for boys got their start with real life cowboys, of course, as these gun-toting bad boys once inhabited much of the western United States. The most infamous one we hear about today was Billy the Kid. He is joined by Harvey, the real name of gunslinger Kid Curry, and Butch, as in Butch Cassidy. If you’d like something with the law on his side, check out Alfred, as in lawman Alfred Shea Addis or Seth, as in sheriff Seth Bullock. Not all cowboy names for boys are old-school, either. You could also go for something modern, like Ty, since Ty Murray is a contemporary rodeo star.

Cowboy names for boys are buttoned-down and relaxed, and many originated as nicknames. Russ is a shortened form of Russell, for instance. Hank is another, and this casual form of Henry was common among historical cowboys. Chuck is also a contender, but you could use his full form Charles to try out Charlie too, since he’s equally fitting for the Wild West. Other nickname picks are Bram, Bobby, and Ash.

Another great way to find cowboy names for boys is to look to the western lifestyle. West and Weston are obvious picks, but so are place names like Texas or Denver. You can also look at word name finds, such as Denim. This hardy fabric was a staple for cowboys. Similarly, Colt and Bronco are awesome picks since they’re both terms used to describe horses—a cowboy’s primary form of transportation.

Browse our corral of cowboy names for boys and see what wild pick suits your baby boy.