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Rustic Boy Names

  1. BuckHeart
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "male deer or rabbit"
    • Description:

      Comedian Roseanne Barr chose this macho nature name for her son. In the 18th century it was used to describe a dashing, fashionable dressed man. Buck fits in well alongside names like Beck, Jack and Huck.
  2. AbeHeart
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Abraham
    • Description:

      Old-time nickname that may follow in the fashionable footsteps of cronies Jake and Sam.
  3. LawsonHeart
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "son of Lawrence"
    • Description:

      Appealing way, à la Dawson, to honor an ancestral Lawrence. Lawson is also an English pop rock band. Lawson has history or use that dates far back, but it fell off of the charts in 1950. The name resurfaced in 2001 and has been climbing since. Lawson has that surname feel and -son suffix that parents are loving in recent years.
  4. JohnnyHeart
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of John
    • Meaning:

      "God is gracious"
    • Description:

      The ultimate midcentury nickname, retaining a good measure of retro charm, was chosen for her son by Mira Sorvino.
  5. FrostHeart
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "freezing"
    • Description:

      Long heard as a last name, as in venerable poet Robert, U.K. talk show host David, British actress Sadie and old Jack Frost, Frost has suddenly entered the scene as a possible first, along with other seasonal weather names like Winter and Snow.
  6. LakeHeart
    • Origin:

      Nature name
    • Description:

      Evocative modern unisex choice brought into the spotlight by actress Lake Bell.
  7. FieldHeart
    • Origin:

      Nature name
    • Description:

      More unusual than Forest or Forrest, Field is a nature name that is simple, evocative, and fresh--sort of the male equivalent of Meadow.

      Field and Fields are both relatively common surnames, noted bearers including department store owner Marshall Field, poet Eugene Field (Wynken, Blynken and Nod) and actress Sally. Those with the plural include W.C. Fields, cookie company founder Debbi, and entertainers Gracie and Kim Fields.

  8. RaylanHeart
    • Origin:

      Modern invented name
    • Description:

      Raylan, one of an uncountable number of two syllable, surname-like boys’ names end in n that are in style these days, is inspired by Raylan Givens, the cowboy hat-wearing U.S. Marshall created by writer Elmore Leonard and starring in the television series Justified. The Ray part of the name is of course a traditional choice -- it's usually said to mean "wise" -- but the lan takes it out of Old School Raymond territory. Other variations include Raylen, Raylon, Rayden and so on. The name is also sometimes given to girls, but not nearly as often as it is for boys.
  9. SpruceHeart
    • Origin:

      Nature name
    • Description:

      A handsome, spruced-up post-Bruce tree name.
  10. BayHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "berry"
    • Description:

      Like River and Lake, a cool, refreshing modern water-related choice.
  11. RobHeart
    • Origin:

      English, diminutive of Robert
    • Meaning:

      "bright fame"
    • Description:

      Rob has claimed Bob's turf.
  12. GarthHeart
    • Origin:

      Norse
    • Meaning:

      "groundskeeper, enclosure"
    • Description:

      A name that took on a pronounced country twang via Nashville megastar Garth (born Troyal) Brooks.
  13. ValeHeart
    • Origin:

      Geographical name
    • Description:

      Vale is part place name, part nature name -- a poetic term for a type of valley. Today Show coanchor Savannah Guthrie put Vale on the baby name map when she chose it for her daughter, but there's no reason the name can't work equally well for a boy. Vale might also be a short form for Valentine or a spelling variation of the city name Vail.
  14. VineHeart
    • Origin:

      English nature name
    • Description:

      Unusual and simple nature name worthy of further consideration.
  15. FortHeart
    • Origin:

      French
    • Meaning:

      "strong"
    • Description:

      There was an ancient Saint Fort, and this is a modern, original way to convey a powerful meaning, especially in the middle place.
  16. LandHeart
    • Origin:

      Word name or diminutive of Landon
    • Meaning:

      "long hill"
    • Description:

      One of the simplest, most down-to-earth yet evocative of the word names, which could work — especially as a middle.
  17. TimberHeart
    • Origin:

      Nature name
    • Description:

      Though some forward-looking parents are now choosing wood-related names like Oak, Pine, and Ash, this generic option would be even more avant garde.
  18. ParkHeart
    • Origin:

      Word name
    • Description:

      A grassy place with trees is a nice image to attach to a name.
  19. ShoreHeart
    • Origin:

      English word name
    • Description:

      Beachy name perfect for a summer baby.
  20. MarshHeart
    • Origin:

      English nature name
    • Description:

      Soft and mellifluous nature-surname name, situated miles away from the dated Marshall.