Baby Names

200 Rustic & Country Boy Names With Meanings

Updated on 11 September 2022 • 10 minute read

 

Overview

Are you looking for rustic and country baby boy names for your little one? 

You’ve come to the right place, mama. We prepared this list of 200 names to help you choose the best first and/or middle names for your baby.

We also share some unique country names, some very southern names, and names of some popular country music stars and celebrities you can use as inspiration.

 

The Top 10 Best & Popular Country Boy Names

1. Blake

  • Origin: British
  • Meaning/Description: Dark or black; it’s a unisex name linked to male country singer Blake Shelton and female celebrity Blake Lively

 

2. Colton 

  • Origin: British
  • Meaning/Description: From the coal town or a swarthy (dark-skinned) person 

 

3. Dallas

  • Origin: Scottish and English
  • Meaning/Description: Skilled or meadow; it’s also a popular name that comes from a place name (Dallas, Texas)

 

4. Deacon

  • Meaning/Description: Messenger or servant (such as a servant of God)

 

5. Dixon 

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning/Description: Son of Richard (often nicknamed Dick)

 

6. Huck 

  • Meaning/Description: Sweet berry; also a short form of Huckleberry

 

7. Jackson 

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning/Description: Son of Jack; it’s among the most popular baby boy names in the US.

 

8. Oliver

  • Origin: Old Norse, Latin, and French
  • Meaning/Description: Olive tree

 

9. Sawyer 

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning/Description: Woodcutter

 

10. Wyatt 

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning/Description: Brave in war

 

What’s A Good Name For A Country Boy?

1. Avery

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning/Description: The one who rules or with the wisdom of the elves; it can also be used as a girl name.

 

2. Bennett 

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning/Description: Blessed

 

3. Bowen 

  • Origin: Celtic and Irish
  • Meaning/Description: Son of Owen

 

4. Brayden 

  • Origin: Irish, Scottish, Gaelic, and English
  • Meaning/Description: Brave

 

5. Brock 

  • Origin: British
  • Meaning/Description: Badger

 

6. Callie

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning/Description: Great beauty; it’s a name you can also pick for your baby girl.

 

7. Cash

  • Origin: English and Latin
  • Meaning/Description: Hollow; but also associated with money

 

8. Dalton 

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning/Description: Valley settlement

 

9. Dutton

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning/Description: Hill settlement or Dodd’s town

 

10. Weston

  • Origin: British
  • Meaning/Description: From the western town

 

What’s A Southern Boy’s Name?

1. Brody 

  • Origin: Irish and Scottish
  • Meaning/Description: Broad island, a ditch, or a muddy place

 

2. Crawford

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning/Description: Ford of the crows

 

3. Crockett

  • Origin: Middle English
  • Meaning/Description: Large curl

 

4. Duke

  • Origin: Old French and Old English
  • Meaning/Description: Leader

 

5. Jed

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning/Description: Beloved of God; a short form of Jedidiah

 

6. Lane

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning/Description: A small roadway or country path

 

7. Langston

  • Origin: British
  • Meaning/Description: Long stone

 

8. Ryett

  • Origin: Canadian
  • Meaning/Description: Strong-willed and driven (mentally and physically)

 

9. Travis

  • Origin: English and French
  • Meaning/Description: To cross

 

10. Wright

  • Origin: Old English and Scottish Gaelic
  • Meaning/Description: Woodworker or wood shaper

 

What Are Unique & Rare Country Boy Names?

1. Aeron

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning/Description: Battle or mountain of strength

 

2. Barrett 

  • Origin: Middle English
  • Meaning/Description: Bear strength

 

3. Braun

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning/Description: Brown (color)

 

4. Brice

  • Origin: Scottish and Celtic
  • Meaning/Description: Speckled or freckled

 

5. Chesney

  • Origin: English and French
  • Meaning/Description: Oak grove

 

6. Dusty

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning/Description: Brave warrior

 

7. Flanner

  • Origin: English 
  • Meaning/Description: A person from the flatlands

 

8. Hayes

  • Origin: English and Irish 
  • Meaning/Description: Descendant of Aodh; this name also means a fence or enclosure.

 

9. Loudoun

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning/Description: From the low valley

 

10. Phoenix 

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning/Description: Mythical bird

 

What Are Some Very Southern Names?

1. Abbott 

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning/Description: Father or priest

 

2. Billy

  • Origin: Old Norman French
  • Meaning/Description: Resolute protector; the name of famous actor and country singer Billy Ray Cyrus.

 

3. Curtis 

  • Origin: American
  • Meaning/Description: Polite

 

4. Gage

  • Origin: French and English
  • Meaning/Description: Pledge

 

5. Grady

  • Origin: Gaelic
  • Meaning/Description: Noble and illustrious one

 

6. Hugh

  • Origin: English and German
  • Meaning/Description: Soul, mind, and intellect

 

7. Jennings

  • Origin: British or Middle English
  • Meaning/Description: Little John

 

8. Rhett

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning/Description: Advisor

 

9. Stetson

  • Origin: Anglo-Saxon and Old English
  • Meaning/Description: Boxer, fighter, or a wild person

 

10. Sullivan

  • Origin: Gaelic
  • Meaning/Description: Dark eyes

 

What Are Some Rustic Country Names?

1. Bodie

  • Origin: Scandinavian
  • Meaning/Description: Shelter or one who brings news; it can also be a girl name.

 

2. Brooks 

  • Origin: German and English
  • Meaning/Description: Small stream

 

3. Bryer

  • Origin: English and German
  • Meaning/Description: Briar

 

4. Camden 

  • Origin: Scottish
  • Meaning/Description: Winding valley

 

5. Cameron 

  • Origin: Gaelic
  • Meaning/Description: Crooked nose

 

6. Cillian

  • Origin: Irish 
  • Meaning/Description: Little church or war strife

 

7. Colin

  • Origin: Irish, Gaelic, and Scottish
  • Meaning/Description: Young creature

 

8. Cyrus

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning/Description: Sun or one who bestows care

 

9. Hadley

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning/Description: Heather field

 

10. Hank

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning/Description: Home ruler

 

Cute Country Boy Names

Some cute boy names to choose:

 

1. Buck 

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning/Description: Male deer or cowboy

 

2. Burke

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning/Description: From the fortress

 

3. Chance

  • Origin: Middle English
  • Meaning/Description: Good fortune

 

4. Clement

  • Origin: Latin and French
  • Meaning/Description: Merciful and mild

 

5. Conway

  • Origin: Welsh, Irish, and Gaelic
  • Meaning/Description: Holy river or a hound of the plain

 

6. Dylan

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning/Description: Son of the sea

 

7. Gavin 

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning/Description: White hawk; also derived from the name of Sir Gawain, one of the noble knights of King Arthur’s Round Table.

 

8. Harlan 

  • Origin: British
  • Meaning/Description: Dweller by the boundary wood or rocky land

 

9. Jenner

  • Origin: English and Old French
  • Meaning/Description: Engineer or designer

 

10. Mason

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning/Description: Artisan who works in stone

 

Farm Boy Names

1. Carter

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning/Description: A person who transports goods using a cart or wagon; it can also be a baby girl name.

 

2. Clayton 

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning/Description: Town with good clay

 

3. Cody

  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning/Description: Decent and helpful one

 

4. Connor 

  • Origin: Irish and Scottish
  • Meaning/Description: Lover of hounds or wise

 

5. Dawson

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning/Description: Son of David

 

6. Edison

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning/Description: Son of Edward

 

7. Emory 

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning/Description: Industrious leader or home strength

 

8. Ford

  • Origin: British
  • Meaning/Description: River crossing

 

9. Judd 

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning/Description: Flowing down

 

10. Nicholas

  • Origin: Greek 
  • Meaning/Description: The conqueror of the nation

 

Biblical Country Boy Names

1. Asher

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning/Description: Fortunate, blessed, and happy one; one of Jacob’s twelve sons and the namesake of one of the ancient tribes of Israel.

 

2. Azriel 

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning/Description: God is my help

 

3. Caleb 

  • Origin: Hebrew 
  • Meaning/Description: Devotion to God; one of the spies sent by Moses to the land of Canaan.

 

4. Ezra

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning/Description: Help; one of the religious leaders of the Israelites who returned from exile in Babylon.

 

5. Gideon 

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning/Description: Having a stump for a hand or a great destroyer; he led 300 men to battle a great army of Midianites.

 

6. Isaac 

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning/Description: Laughter; the father of Abraham and Sarah, and the father of Esau and Jacob (who later became Israel).

 

7. Jonah 

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning/Description: Dove or pigeon; a prophet in the Old Testament Bible swallowed by a whale for disobeying God and brought by the sea creature to Nineveh (his original destination before he disobeyed God).

 

8. Levi

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning/Description: Joined in harmony; one of Jacob’s sons

 

9. Simon 

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning/Description: He has heard; one of the followers of Jesus

 

10. Zachary

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning/Description: The Lord has remembered; the father of John the Baptist.

 

The Best Country Boy & Southern Middle Names

1. Alain

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning/Description: Little rock

 

2. Clyde

  • Origin: Scottish
  • Meaning/Description: Warm and friendly

 

3. Cooper

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning/Description: Barrel maker

 

4. Gray

  • Origin: British and American
  • Meaning/Description: Gray (color); can also be spelled as Grey (British English spelling)

 

5. Jarl 

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning/Description: Warrior-king

 

6. Logan

  • Origin: Scottish and Gaelic
  • Meaning/Description: Hollow

 

7. Montana 

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning/Description: Mountain

 

8. Oakley

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning/Description: Meadow of oak trees

 

9. Wade 

  • Origin: Anglo-Saxon English
  • Meaning/Description: By the river crossing

 

10. Wesley 

  • Origin: Anglo-Norman
  • Meaning/Description: Western meadow

 

One-Syllable Country Boy Names

1. Blaze 

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning/Description: Fiery

 

2. Brant 

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning/Description: Sword

 

3. Cade 

  • Origin: Old German
  • Meaning/Description: Barrel

 

4. Drake 

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning/Description: Dragon

 

5. Earl

  • Origin: English and North American
  • Meaning/Description: Warrior or nobleman

 

6. Grant 

  • Origin: French and English
  • Meaning/Description: Tall

 

7. Kane 

  • Origin: Irish, Hawaiian, Japanese, and Welsh
  • Meaning/Description: Warrior or little battler

 

8. Rex 

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning/Description: King

 

9. Stone 

  • Origin: British
  • Meaning/Description: Solid as a rock or dweller by the rocks

 

10. Troy 

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning/Description: Foot soldier

 

Modern & Trendy Country Boy Names

1. Blaine 

  • Origin: Gaelic, Scottish, and Old Irish
  • Meaning/Description: Slender

 

2. Brent 

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning/Description: Dweller near burnt land

 

3. Cason 

  • Origin: American
  • Meaning/Description: Invented name

 

4. Jax 

  • Origin: English and French
  • Meaning/Description: God is gracious; based on Jack or Jacques

 

5. Judson 

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning/Description: Son of Jordan

 

6. Knox 

  • Origin: Scottish Gaelic
  • Meaning/Description: Round-topped hill

 

7. Maddox 

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning/Description: Fortunate

 

8. Nash 

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning/Description: By the ash tree

 

9. Pax 

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning/Description: Peaceful; this can also be a girl name

 

10. Pierce 

  • Origin: Welsh, English, and Irish
  • Meaning/Description: Rock

 

Strong & Badass Country Boy Names

1. Chase

  • Origin: French and English
  • Meaning/Description: To hunt or catch

 

2. Gunner

  • Origin: Scandinavian
  • Meaning/Description: Warrior

 

3. Hawk 

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning/Description: Bird of prey

 

4. Jack

  • Origin: Medieval English
  • Meaning/Description: Strong, healthy, and full of vital energy

 

5. Keith

  • Origin: Scottish 
  • Meaning/Description: From the battleground, wood, or forest

 

6. Maverick

  • Origin: English 
  • Meaning/Description: Independent

 

7. Randy

  • Origin: Old Norse
  • Meaning/Description: Wolf

 

8. Strider

  • Origin: Dutch and German
  • Meaning/Description: A soldier

 

9. Talon 

  • Origin: British
  • Meaning/Description: Claw of a bird of prey

 

10. Wilder 

  • Origin: English and German
  • Meaning/Description: Untamed

 

Old-Fashioned & Timeless Country Boy Names

Some classic, old man names for your little gentleman:

 

1. Declan 

  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning/Description: Man of prayer or full of goodness

 

2. Easton 

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning/Description: East facing place or east town

 

3. Franklin 

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning/Description: Free landholder

 

4. Graham 

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning/Description: Gravel

 

5. Hayden 

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning/Description: Hedged valley

 

6. Holden 

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning/Description: Hollow valley

 

7. Jameson

  • Origin: British and Irish
  • Meaning/Description: Son of James; one of the popular baby boy’s names in the US

 

8. Patton 

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning/Description: Fighter’s town

 

9. Reagan 

  • Origin: Irish and English
  • Meaning/Description: Little king

 

10. Tucker

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning/Description: Cloth weaver or cloth softener

 

Cool Country Boy Names

1. Beau 

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning/Description: Handsome

 

2. Bentley

  • Origin: British 
  • Meaning/Description: Meadow with coarse grass

 

3. Briggs 

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning/Description: Bridges

 

4. Darren 

  • Origin: Irish or Gaelic
  • Meaning/Description: Little great one

 

5. Quinn 

  • Origin: Old Irish
  • Meaning/Description: Counsel or wise

 

6. Raiden 

  • Meaning/Description: Thunder and lightning

 

7. Ranger

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning/Description: Forest guardian

 

8. Saylor 

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning/Description: Boatman or dancer

 

9. Warner 

  • Origin: English, Norman French, and Old Norse
  • Meaning/Description: Army

 

10. Wells 

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning/Description: Spring

 

Country Last Names as First Names

1. Beckett

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning/Description: Shelter or beehive

 

2. Boone

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning/Description: A blessing

 

3. Carson

  • Origin: Scottish and Irish
  • Meaning/Description: Son of the marsh-dwellers

 

4. Cole 

  • Origin: English 
  • Meaning/Description: Charcoal

 

5. Ellis

  • Origin: Welsh and Old English
  • Meaning/Description: Kind and benevolent; it can also be used as a baby girl name

 

6. Landon

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning/Description: Long hill or ridge

 

7. Lawrence

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning/Description: Bright or shining; it can also mean a man from Laurentum

 

8. Lawson

  • Origin: British and Scottish
  • Meaning/Description: Son of Lawrence

 

9. Parker 

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning/Description: Park keeper

 

10. Remington

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning/Description: Raven; this can also be a name for your baby girl

 

Finding Inspiration For Country Boy Names

Famous Celebrity & Male Country Singer Names

1. Alan

  • Origin: Celtic and Gaelic
  • Meaning/Description: Handsome and cheerful; name inspiration from Alan Jackson

 

2. Dustin

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning/Description: Thor’s stone; name inspiration from Dustin Lynch

 

3. Garth

  • Origin: Middle English, Old Norse, and Anglo-Saxon
  • Meaning/Description: Enclosed quadrangle or yard; name inspiration from country singer Garth Brooks

 

4. Hunter

  • Origin: English and Scottish
  • Meaning/Description: Someone who hunts; name inspiration from Hunter Hayes

 

5. Kenny 

  • Origin: Gaelic
  • Meaning/Description: Handsome; name inspiration from Kenny Chesney

 

6. Luke 

  • Origin: Greek 
  • Meaning/Description: Light giving; name inspiration from Luke Bryan

 

7. Morgan 

  • Origin: Old Welsh
  • Meaning/Description: Born in the sea or sea circle; name inspiration from Morgan Wade

 

8. Trace

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning/Description: Brave; name inspiration from Trace Adkins

 

9. Walker 

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning/Description: Fuller of cloth or someone who cleanses cloth; name inspiration from Walker Hayes

 

10. Waylon 

  • Origin: Old English and Norse
  • Meaning/Description: Land by the road; name inspiration from Waylon Jennings

 

Nature-Inspired Southern Boy Names

1. Clay 

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning/Description: Earthy or clay worker

 

2. Colt 

  • Origin: British
  • Meaning/Description: Young male horse; a popular symbol of the country or Wild West

 

3. Corbin 

  • Origin: British and Anglo-Norman
  • Meaning/Description: Crow

 

4. Falcon 

  • Origin: English

 

5. Forest

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning/Description: Woodsman or the woods

 

6. Kellan 

  • Origin: Gaelic 
  • Meaning/Description: Swamp

 

7. Leon 

  • Origin: Greek, French, and Spanish
  • Meaning/Description: Lion

 

8. Ridge 

  • Origin: British and Old English
  • Meaning/Description: Narrow hilltop or a continuous elevated mountain crest

 

9. River 

  • Origin: British
  • Meaning/Description: A flowing body of water; it can also be used as a baby girl name

 

10. Slate

  • Origin: American
  • Meaning/Description: Gray-green rock

 

Place-Inspired Country Boy Names

1. Austin

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning/Description: Great, magnificent, and majestic; name inspiration from a city in Texas

 

2. Branson

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning/Description: Son of Brand; name inspiration from a city in Missouri

 

3. Denver

  • Origin: French and Old English
  • Meaning/Description: Green valley; name inspiration from a city in Colorado

 

4. Everest 

  • Origin: British
  • Meaning/Description: Dweller on the Eure river; name inspiration from the world’s tallest mountain located in the Himalayas

 

5. Houston

  • Origin: Scottish, Irish, and English
  • Meaning/Description: From Hugh’s town or a settlement on the hill; name inspiration from a city in Texas

 

6. Idaho

  • Origin: An invented word of American origin
  • Meaning/Description: Gem of the mountains; name inspiration from a state in the US

 

7. Raleigh

  • Origin: British
  • Meaning/Description: Deer’s meadow; name inspiration from a city in North Carolina

 

8. Tennessee

  • Origin: Native American – Cherokee
  • Meaning/Description: Gathering place; name inspiration from a state in the US

 

9. Texas

  • Origin: Native American – Caddo Indian 
  • Meaning/Description: Friendship or friends and allies; name inspiration from a state in the US

 

10. Tulsa

  • Origin: Native American – Creek
  • Meaning/Description: Old town; name inspiration from a city in Oklahoma

 

Double (First & Middle) Country Boy Names & Initial Nicknames

1. Billy Bob or BB

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning/Description: A hillbilly or rural dweller; the combination of Billy (protection) and Bob (bright fame)

 

2. Bobby Joe or BJ

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning/Description: Combination of Bobby (bright fame) and Joe (God will add)

 

3. Colton James or CJ

  • Origin: British and Hebrew
  • Meaning/Description: Combination of Colton (coal town) and James (supplanter or substitute)

 

4. Gideon Boone or GB

  • Origin: Hebrew and French
  • Meaning/Description: Combination of Gideon (great destroyer) and Boone (a great blessing)

 

5. Jacob Cole or JC

  • Origin: Hebrew and English
  • Meaning/Description: Combination of Jacob (supplanter or substitute) and Cole (charcoal)

 

6. James Thomas or JT

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning/Description: Combination of James (supplanter or substitute) and Thomas (twin)

 

7. Jim Boy or JB

  • Origin: Hebrew and English
  • Meaning/Description: Combination of Jim (another form of James) and Boy (male)

 

8. Jimmy Dean or JD

  • Origin: Hebrew and English
  • Meaning/Description: Combination of Jimmy (another form of James) and Dean (valley)

 

9. John Paul or JP

  • Origin: Hebrew, Roman, and Latin
  • Meaning/Description: Combination of John (graced by God) and Paul (small or humble)

 

10. Rhys Douglas or RD

  • Origin: Welsh and Gaelic
  • Meaning/Description: Combination of Rhys (ardent or fire) and Douglas (dark and black)

 

Choosing Country Boy Names

How To Pick The Right Country Name

Here are some ways or things to consider in picking the right country name for your baby:

  • Honoring someone – a loved one, historical figure, or even an inspiring country music artist you love
  • Sentimental place
  • Descriptive name of what you think or want your son to be like

 

Country Names To Avoid

Some names sound good on their own but not when combined with another name. To avoid choosing these combinations, say the names out loud.

You might also notice that some names might invite teasing or even bullying, so avoid those that might have a negative connotation or sound different:

  • Gaylord
  • Woody
  • Hancock

 

It’s also a good idea to check the resulting initials of your baby’s name.

You probably wouldn’t want them to end up with B.R.A or F.L.U. for their initials, especially after you spent hours trying to find their perfect name.

 

 

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