Rustic Baby Names That'll Remind You of Winding Roads and a Charmed Childhood

Jun 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. ET
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We love the beach and are always down for a day trip to the city, but country vibes are what really hold a place in our hearts. Apple picking, running through an open field with a pup and lazy days by a swimming hole are what childhood memories are made of — and that's why we're so enamored with rustic baby names.

Simple, down-home names have always been in style, but they seem to be enjoying a renaissance of sorts right now. We're talking good ol' cowboy names like Cash, Cody and Dallas. Names that make you want to find the cutest little pair of roping boots for your little guy before he can even walk.

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Whether your backyard is full of rolling farmland or you just wish it was, these names are perfect to add to your list for baby boy.

Rustic baby names for boys
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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.

  • 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"

Originally published February 2016. Updated June 2017.