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100+ Cowboy Dog Names: Southern, Wild West, & Country Ideas

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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Whether you are a die-hard country music lover, reside in the rural parts of your state, fascinated by the works of cowboys and wonder of the Wild Wild West, or just appreciate the simplicity “country” has to to offer – this is a great place to start your search for the perfect pet name. Even though you and your new pup may reside in the city, there’s nothing quite like a name inspired by one of the above to compliment the hearty and warm personality of your new companion. 

Now we know finding a truly impeccable match may seem like a never-ending field of canola, but luckily, we were able to rope in the most popular, unique and fun ideas to help you out! Below we have great suggestions for female and males, Wild West inspired names, options suitable for southern belles or gentlemen, ideas geared towards all things cowboy, as well as a few silly that you could consider. 

So saddle up – and happy searching! 

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Western Female Dog Names (Cowgirl Names)

  • Reba 
  • Tulsa
  • Dolly 
  • Gretchen 
  • Maren
  • SheDaisy
  • Georgia 
  • Paisley 
  • Delta
  • Bonnie 
  • Penny
  • Randa 
  • Honey
  • Augusta
  • Alabama
  • Shania 
  • Sheba
  • Jo Dee
  • Faith 
  • Lady
  • Loretta 
  • Merle 
  • Mimi
  • Patsy
  • Taylor 
  • Nettle 

Western Male Dog Names (Cowboy Dog Names)

  • Angus 
  • Dierks 
  • Brice
  • Buster 
  • Cash 
  • Memphis
  • Tucker
  • Clyde 
  • Moose
  • Swift 
  • Morris
  • Elvis
  • Kip
  • Nash 
  • Rascal
  • Jake 
  • Garth
  • Presley 
  • Brooks 
  • Owen 
  • Nelson 
  • Rucker
  • Bentley 
  • Darius 
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Western Dog Names 

This era was littered full of gun-toting desperados on the search of rewarding bounties. A little rough around the edges, but always quick to start a draw to stand up for what they believed in. Your pooch might just benefit from one of these names if they are good hunters, strong-willed, and loyal to a fault! 

  • Slinger 
  • Draw 
  • Wyatt 
  • Roscoe
  • Bandit
  • Slim 
  • Frontier
  • Killer
  • Chico
  • Outlaw
  • Shoot
  • Bang
  • Chap
  • Liberty 
  • Doc
  • Sherif
  • Ace 
  • Butch 
  • Autry 
  • Quarrel 
  • Lawless
  • Billy
  • Jethro 
  • Maverick 
  • Loco
  • Old Boy 
  • Yeller 
  • Duke 

Southern Dog Names

For the refined pups, the ones with grace and good manners, a Southern name may be more fitting. We suggest one of the following if your pup is incredibly welcoming to other pets and humans, in addition to keeping a pleasant and warm demeanor! 

  • Gracie 
  • Archie 
  • Lulu 
  • Red 
  • Maribelle 
  • Earl
  • Mae 
  • Beau 
  • Dixie 
  • Mason 
  • Maisie 
  • Finn 
  • Blanche 
  • Jed 
  • Ziggy 
  • Dottie 
  • Belle 
  • Gentry

Outlaw Names For Dogs

Is your new pup a bit of a lone-ranger, maybe bonds with other animals over humans? Well, there is no shame in that! Your little cowboy or cowgirl might be a little reserved but with a little persistence, we’re sure they’ll come around! Also, one of these might be an excellent match if your working pup is a great herder!

  • Boots 
  • Gunner 
  • Howdy
  • Giddy
  • Buckaroo
  • Ponderosa
  • Sage 
  • Dallas 
  • Jamboree
  • Levi 
  • Fandango
  • Summer
  • Shiloh
  • Goner 
  • Lasso 
  • Lonestar 
  • Tessa 
  • Ranger 
  • Bullet
  • Banjo 
  • Tex 
  • Bullet
  • Buck 
  • Sienna 
  • Rider 
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Unique Cowboy Dog Names

This next set may be a little unconventional, but the idea is to be light and humorous. If your fluff ball also happens to be a bit of a goofball or eccentric, pairing them with a silly name may just fit! Here are our favorites you could consider:

  • Gumbo 
  • Cooter 
  • Grits 
  • Lizette
  • Cobbler 
  • Huck 
  • Goulash 
  • Sundown 
  • Muddy 
  • Dog-Gone 
  • Overton
  • Millburn
  • Bourbon 
  • Gator 
  • Jezebel 
  • Tumbleweed
  • Calamity 
  • Madam 
  • Barrel
  • Grazer 
  • Tractor 

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Finding the Right Cowboy Name for Your Dog

There are so many great aspects of the word cowboy to consider when choosing a name for your new addition. Although you might be feeling a little overwhelmed, let us assure you that as long as you love your little pup unconditionally, they will be pleased with whatever name you decide on! 

We hope that you were able to find a match among our list of 100+ Cowboy Names, or at the very least, a little inspiration. With suggestions influenced by the country music industry, the wild west, classic west, and southern ideas we are sure that you were able to find a winner!

However, if you haven’t found the one – no problem! We have a ton of other dog name lists you can check out: 

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