Country Boy Names: The best of the west
Some boys’ names feel country because of their associations, like Wyatt Earp or Johnny and June Carter Cash singing “Jackson.” Others bring to mind rodeo (Ryder) and the great outdoors (Hunter). Others are harder to pin down, but seem every bit as at home on a tractor or holding a fishing rod.
Country boy names fall somewhere between classic and modern. They’re rustic, but they wear almost as well in the big city as at home on the range.
Our picks for the best country boy names are:
The real McCoy has meant the genuine article since the 1800s. It’s a Mc name that works well for boys and leans country, maybe thanks to feuding families, the Hatfields and the McCoys.
Americans have long looked to the West for opportunity and fresh beginnings. Weston conjures up mountains and plains, horses and brooks. It’s a logical country boy baby name, and comes with the perfect nickname built in —West!
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on January 13th, 2017 at 11:24 am
Oh my gosh, how adorable are these photos? 🙂 I scrolled through once just to look at them, then again to actually read the article!
What about Colt? That is a cowboy name if ever I heard one. Colt 45, and of course the horse association.
on January 13th, 2017 at 11:35 am
I just want to say that this format is much better than a slideshow imho
on January 13th, 2017 at 12:18 pm
Ditto! So much better than a slideshow. Thanks! I live in Texas (just north of Houston) and I personally know several kids named Cash, Knox, McCoy, and Weston. I agree with Colt but must add Austin and Travis (the names of my older brothers). Austin is the capital of Texas and it is in Travis county. My son is also named after a Texas county. His name is Milam. Pronounced “My-Lum”. If I had been a boy I would have been named Tyler…another Texas town.
on January 13th, 2017 at 1:23 pm
This is way better than the slideshow! I submit Sterling.
on January 13th, 2017 at 1:41 pm
@epowell Travis is my brother’s name too, and definitely a cowboy name! And what about Clint and Walker, my grandpa’s names?
on January 13th, 2017 at 4:38 pm
Love the new format!
on January 13th, 2017 at 6:55 pm
So glad you did this category!
on January 13th, 2017 at 11:58 pm
Love the format! So much better than the slideshow!
As for country boy names, we can’t forget Austin.
on January 14th, 2017 at 8:16 am
My faves are Boone and Clay. I really like the sounds and meaning and there’s something cowboy-ish in their simplicity.
on January 14th, 2017 at 5:19 pm
Adding my name to approval of the new format…
Also adding some names that sound country-ish or Western to me…
Carson or Kit
Zane or Grey
Beau Jean Said
on January 14th, 2017 at 6:34 pm
I know that it has already reached its peak and it is so far in that it is out, but I think Justin could go on this list and Travis as well.
on January 15th, 2017 at 6:14 pm
Wow, so glad you all like this better than the slideshow! We do too. And the images are all pinnable!
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