Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Alfred

Elf or magical counsel

English

#847 (0.014%)  
Ash

Of the ash tree

English

#1,323 (0.0047%)  
Austin

Great

English

#81 (0.3379%)  
Avery

Elf counsel

English

#189 (0.1521%)  
Barker

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

English

Bear

Strong, brave bear

German

#953 (0.0109%)  
Billie

Will helmet, protection

German

Billy

Will helmet, protection

German

#812 (0.0151%)  
Bishop

Bishop

English

#922 (0.0116%)  
Blair

Field, plain

Scottish

#2,241 (0.0008%)  
Bobby

Bright fame

German

#781 (0.0164%)  
Bram

Bramble; a thicket of wild gorse; raven

Scottish

#2,816 (0.0004%)  
Branson

Son of Brand

English

#749 (0.0179%)  
Brigg

Bridge homestead, settlement

English

Briggs

Bridges

English

#618 (0.0266%)  
Bronco

Rough, unbroken horse

Spanish

Bryce

Speckled

English

#174 (0.1615%)  
Butch

Illustrious; butcher

English

Cap

Chaplain

French

Carver

One who carves wood

English

#1,262 (0.0054%)  
Charlie

Free man

English

#215 (0.1242%)  
Chase

Hunter

English

#112 (0.249%)  
Chester

Camp of soldiers

Latin

#1,664 (0.0024%)  
Chet

Camp of soldiers; stone camp or fortress

Latin

#2,712 (0.0004%)  
Chuck

To chuck

German

Claude

Lame

Latin

#2,310 (0.0008%)  
Clay

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

English

#662 (0.0228%)  
Cliff

Cliff-side slope

English

Clive

Cliff, slope

English

#1,845 (0.0017%)  
Clyde

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

Scottish

#727 (0.0191%)  
Coby
#1,394 (0.0041%)  
Colby

Swarthy person's settlement

Scandinavian

#578 (0.0307%)  
Colt

Young horse

English

#233 (0.1164%)  
Colter

Colt-herd

English

#1,264 (0.0054%)  
Colton

Charcoal settlement

English

#68 (0.3838%)  
Cooper

Barrel maker

English

#83 (0.3232%)  
Corey

Hill hollow

Irish

#462 (0.0423%)  
Cutter

Gem Cutter

English

#2,187 (0.0009%)  
Darby

Without envy; park with deer

Irish

Dash

Diminutive of Dashiell

English

#760 (0.0175%)  
Deacon

Dusty one; servant; messenger

Greek

#478 (0.0406%)  
Denim

Strong cloth

American

#1,139 (0.0071%)  
Dennis

Follower of Dionysius

Greek

#549 (0.0328%)  
Denver

Green valley

French

#649 (0.0237%)  
Doc
Dougherty

Harmful

Irish

Duncan

Dark warrior; brown fighter

Scottish

#863 (0.0133%)  
Dustin

Brave warrior; dusty area

German

#508 (0.0367%)  
Dusty

Brave warrior; dusty area

German

Earl

Nobleman, warrior, prince

English

#1,518 (0.0032%)  
Easton

East town

English

#66 (0.3944%)  
Edmond

Wealthy protector

English

#1,633 (0.0025%)  
Elias

My God is Yahweh

Hebrew

#67 (0.3865%)  
Elisha

God is my salvation

Hebrew

#805 (0.0153%)  
Evan

God is gracious

Welsh

#86 (0.3171%)  
Ezekiel

God will strengthen

Hebrew

#87 (0.3139%)  
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

#753 (0.0178%)  
Galen

Calm

Greek

#2,779 (0.0004%)  
Hank

Home ruler

German

#449 (0.0445%)  
Harley

Hare meadow; the long field

English

#769 (0.017%)  
Harvey

Battle ready

English

#435 (0.047%)  
Hawk

Falcon, bird of prey

English

#1,868 (0.0016%)  
Heath

Heath

English

#921 (0.0117%)  
Herb

Illustrious warrior

German

Homer

Security, pledge; hostage

Greek

#2,842 (0.0004%)  
Horace

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

Latin

Hudson

Son of Hudd

English

#54 (0.476%)  
Hunter

Hunter

English

#57 (0.4404%)  
Hurley

Sea tide

Irish

Hutchinson

Hugh's town; settlement on the hill

Irish

Ike

Hebrew

#1,694 (0.0023%)  
Jack

God is gracious

English

#28 (0.643%)  
Jacoby

He who supplants

Hebrew

#813 (0.0151%)  
Jameson

Son of James

English

#91 (0.3067%)  
Jared

Descent

Hebrew

#361 (0.0624%)  
Jaxson

Son of Jack

English

#76 (0.3446%)  
Jenson

Son of Jan; God is gracious

Scandinavian

#1,095 (0.0076%)  
Jesse

Gift

Hebrew

#187 (0.1531%)  
Kip

Pointed hill

English

#1,906 (0.0015%)  
Kipp

Pointed hill

English

Lancester

Fort on the Lune river

English

Landon

Long hill

English

#61 (0.4241%)  
Lawson

Son of Lawrence

English

#375 (0.059%)  
Ledger

Speared tribe

English

Levi

Joined together

Hebrew

#33 (0.6143%)  
Liam

Helmet of will

Irish

#1 (1.4439%)  
Lincoln

Lake colony

English

#40 (0.5363%)  
Lloyd

Gray-haired; sacred

Welsh

#1,437 (0.0038%)  
Luke

From Lucania

Greek

#29 (0.6243%)  
Manchester

English

Marshall

Caretaker of horses

English

#346 (0.0659%)  
Mason

Stoneworker

English

#9 (0.9051%)  
Maverick

Independent one

American

#73 (0.3644%)  
Monty
Murray

Lord, master

Gaelic

#2,866 (0.0004%)  
Nathan

He gave

Hebrew

#48 (0.4934%)  
Oak

Near the oak trees; meadow of oak trees

English

Oakes

Near the oak trees

English

Oakley

Meadow of oak trees

English

#453 (0.0433%)  
Ogden

Oak valley

English

Oliver

Olive tree

English

#5 (0.9745%)  
Owen

Noble born

Welsh

#25 (0.676%)  
Philip

Horse lover

Greek

#432 (0.0476%)  
Pip

Horse lover

Spanish

Red
Redd

Near the reeds; red-haired

English

Redding

Son of the red-haired

English

#2,644 (0.0004%)  
Redford

Red ford

English

Redley

Red meadow

English

Redman

English

Redmond

A variant spelling of Redmund.

German

Reed

Red

English

#371 (0.0599%)  
Reid

Red-haired

English

#285 (0.0868%)  
Remi

From Rheims

French

#1,026 (0.0092%)  
Remington

Settlement by the stream

English

#243 (0.1102%)  
Rochester

Stone camp or fortress

English

Rory

Red king

Irish

#360 (0.0625%)  
Roscoe

Deer wood

Scandinavian

#1,805 (0.0018%)  
Rowdy

Boisterous

English

#1,300 (0.0049%)  
Russ

Little red

French

Russell

Little red

English

#406 (0.0533%)  
Rusty

English

#2,880 (0.0004%)  
Rustyn

English

#2,823 (0.0004%)  
Ryder

Mounted warrior

English

#131 (0.2168%)  
Sawyer

Wood Cutter

English

#99 (0.2808%)  
Seth

Appointed

Hebrew

#372 (0.0599%)  
Slater

Hewer of slates

English

#1,492 (0.0033%)  
Slim

Slender

English

Tanner

Leather maker

English

#297 (0.0815%)  
Tex

Modern

#2,490 (0.0005%)  
Texas

Friend

Native American

#2,631 (0.0004%)  
Thayer

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

English

#2,679 (0.0004%)  
Trail

English

Tripp
#634 (0.025%)  
Ty

English

#560 (0.032%)  
Wallace

Welshman

French

#816 (0.0149%)  
Wesley

Western meadow

English

#105 (0.2627%)  
West

Western stream

English

#1,627 (0.0025%)  
Westin

Western town

English

#763 (0.0172%)  
Weston

West town

English

#102 (0.2732%)  
Winchester
Winston

Joyful stone

English

#397 (0.0547%)  
Woody
Wyatt

Brave in battle

English

#26 (0.6643%)  

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.