Yee-Haw! Boy Names That Are A Little Bit Country

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Country music has a way of warming your soul, and a sweet southern name can do the same. Often cities get the reputation of being exciting, but the country can be just as riveting. The culture and experiences that rural life offers teaches strength, patience, community and its breathtaking views are enough to make your heart skip a beat. So give your little boy a name that evokes comfort and hometown feels. From country singers to Southern cities, country-inspired names are popular wherever you go (hello, how many Austins are in your kid’s preschool class?). So we’ve gone ahead and done all the baby name searching for you with these boys’ names with a rustic, rugged, down-home feel.

Perhaps you’re looking for a cool middle name to accompany a family name? Are you into geography and want to use the name of a famous country town? Think Nashville, Houston, maybe even Phoenix. Or maybe you want to go full Western? Whatever it may be, you’re not alone in that one. According to the latest search data available, country names are searched for nearly 3,600 times a month. So if you’re looking for a country name that fits as well as a pair of broken-in cowboy boots, check out this list of our favorites.

Quotes About Country Life

Looking for more inspiration to give your little cutie a country-inspired name? Check out these quotes.

“The country does what the city cannot. It quietens the mind and brings simplicity into one’s life. The city does what the country cannot. It enlivens the mind and brings culture into one’s life.” — Donna Goddard

“One gets sensitive about losing mornings after getting a little used to them with living in a country. Each one of these endlessly varied daybreaks is an opera but once performed.” — Nathaniel Parker Willis

“There is a vast deal of make-believe in the carefully nurtured sentiment for country life, and the barefoot boy, and the mountain girl.” — Agnes Repplier

“Being in the country is like being in a dream, one doesn’t quite know who one is. There is an anonymity to it all, that strange human creature that is me, one among all.” — Meia Geddes

“Cow dung and horse dung, as muck goes, are relatively agreeable. You can even become nostalgic about them. They smell of fermented grain, and on the far side of their smell there is hay and grass.” — John Berger

“Being in the country is like being in a dream — one doesn’t quite know who one is. There is an anonymity to it all — that strange human creature that is me, one among all.” — Meia Geddes

“There’s nothing like the peace of the countryside, the quiet and the lack of distraction. It helps you to focus your mind.” — Jenny Nimmo

“Two things revolutionized life: moving to the countryside and falling in love.” — Nick Love

Country-Named Personalities

Where better to look for inspo for your little country cutie than people who’ve proudly carried country names? Here are a few examples of celebrities who seem to embody this naming trend.

Denver Pyle

Dallas Roberts Darius Rucker Willie Nelson Garth Brooks Wyatt Earp Hank Williams Jr. Tennessee Ernie Ford Waylon Jennings

Need more baby name ideas for your little tot? We’ve got comprehensive lists for last names as first names, nicknames as first names for your little Ace, and so much more!

Curious to know more about your family name and the last names and meanings of other countries, check out our package on last names from around the world. See how many you recognize: Irish, Russian, Spanish, Mexican, Brazilian, Portuguese, Italian, and African last names, among others.

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  • Austin
  • Beau
  • Billy
  • Blake
  • Blake-unisex
  • Blaze
  • Bo
  • Bobby
  • Boone
  • Branson
  • Brantley
  • Brock
  • Brooks
  • Bryan
  • Bryce
  • Buck
  • Buddy
  • Butch
  • Carson
  • Carter
  • Casey
  • Cash
  • Charlie
  • Chase
  • Clayton
  • Clyde
  • Cody
  • Colt
  • Colton
  • Cristian
  • Cyrus
  • Dakota
  • Dallas
  • Dallas-unisex
  • Derrick
  • Dixon
  • Donald
  • Donel
  • Duke
  • Dusty
  • Earl
  • Easton
  • Eugene
  • Everett
  • Ford
  • Forrest
  • Gatlin
  • Gene
  • George
  • Gilbert
  • Grady
  • Granger
  • Hank
  • Hardy
  • Harlan
  • Harold
  • Harrison
  • Hawk
  • Hayes
  • Henry
  • Houston
  • Huck
  • Hunter
  • Hunter-unisex
  • Jack
  • Jackson
  • James
  • Jesse
  • Joe
  • Jonathan
  • Landry
  • Lane
  • Lawson
  • Layne
  • Lee
  • Logan
  • Mack
  • Mason
  • Memphis
  • Mick
  • Nash
  • Neil
  • Nelson
  • Oakley
  • Oakley-unisex
  • Otis
  • Porter
  • Randy
  • Ranger
  • Ray
  • Reed
  • Remington-unisex
  • Rhett
  • Rhodes
  • Ricky
  • Ridge
  • Riggs
  • Rocky
  • Roscoe
  • Sawyer
  • Shepherd
  • Shiloh
  • Sonny
  • Sterling
  • Stetson
  • Stone
  • Tanner
  • Thatcher
  • Timber
  • Toby
  • Trace
  • Travis
  • Tucker
  • Wade
  • Walker
  • Waylon
  • Wayne
  • Weston
  • Wilder
  • Will
  • Willie
  • Wolf
  • Wyatt
  • Zane

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