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Rustic baby names for boys are all the rage

Monica Beyer is a mom of four and has been writing professionally since 2000, when her first book, Baby Talk, was published. Her main area of interest is attachment parenting and all that goes with it, including breastfeeding, co-sleepin...

These little boy baby names are a little bit rustic and a whole lot adorable

If you're looking for a name for your baby boy that isn't trendy or exotic, you've come to the right place. These rustic baby names remind us of winding country roads, a carefree childhood and a charming life.

If you live in or near a rural area, you probably know a few chaps with some really singular, down-home names. We're not talking about those amazing "grandpa" vintage names — like Oliver or Harry — that have been on the rise in the last decade. No, these names feel like their bearers wear jeans and boots and drive a truck.

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If your backyard is full of rolling farmland or mountain ranges (or you wish it were), these baby names may be a little more appealing to you than modern, trendy ones. They're are a little bit rustic, a little bit country and a whole lot amazing.

These little boy baby names are a little bit rustic and a whole lot adorable
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Some names don't necessarily sound rustic, but with meanings like "mountain" and "farmland," they are an excellent way to add some charm to your baby's name.

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  • Aaron: This name has Hebrew roots and means "mountain of strength"
  • Barric: An English name, this means "grain farm"
  • Bergen: Based on Old German and Scandinavian elements, this name means "lives on the mountain"
  • Bond: Meaning "tied to the land," this name has both Middle and Old English roots
  • Carlton: This Scottish name means "land between the streams"
  • Delmon: Meaning "of the mountain," this name has Old English origins
  • George: A traditional name, this means "farmer"
  • Gordon: Of English and Gaelic origins, this means "hill near the meadows"
  • Granger: This name also means "farmer" and has French elements
  • Houston: This place name means "settlement on the hill"
  • Kelby: From Old Norse, this name means "farm by the spring"
  • Meyer: This name has two possible meanings — "farmer" or "bright one"
  • Paine: This interesting name means "countryman, rustic villager"

Before you go, check out our slideshow below:

These little boy baby names are a little bit rustic and a whole lot adorable

Image: Marijke Thoen

Originally published Feb. 2016. Updated Oct. 2016.

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