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It’s no secret that some of the cutest baby names out there just happen to be Southern Names for Boys. Some people tend to have different ideas when they think of southern boy names, but there are really quite a few to choose from.
You can even branch out and include some searches for country southern baby boy names as well. If you’re fallen in love with a country or western boy name from a favorite movie or song, you just might find them on this list.
Before you decide on what you’re going to name your newborn baby boy, check out this huge list of southern baby boy names.
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SOUTHERN NAMES FOR BOYS
Aaron: (Hebrew) Meaning “mountain of strength” it’s easy to see why this adorable baby name would be perfect for a baby boy.
Ace: (English) This is more of a modern southern baby name now but it sounds so cool. This fun name means “unity”.
Alfred: (English) Not only does this name mean “wise” but it’s a popular southern name for boys as well. A wise choice, if you ask me.
Anders: (Scandinavian) This timeless southern boy name means “strong and manly” which is certain to be exactly how he’ll grow up.
Angus: (English) I find myself think of cattle when I hear this name which relates to me as strong. In all actuality, this name means “choice” and it could be the perfect one for your newborn baby boy.
Beau: (French) Meaning “handsome“, there’s no denying that this is a great choice for a southern name for boys.
Blade: (English) My mind goes to a blade of grass but it actually means “cutting edge“. Also sounds like a fun and pretty southern boy name.
Boone: (English) Meaning “good“, this is a unique country name for boys.
Braxton: (English) This name is actually quite popular. It’s meaning is “Brock’s Town” which could tie into the fact that someday, he just might rule the household. You can then change the meaning to be something like “Braxton’s house” to have a fun play on words.
Brent: (English) Meaning “holy one“, this is a southern name that is growing in popularity.
Brody: (Scottish) While I tend to think of celebrities that have this name, it is becoming more and more popular. The meaning is actually “broad eye“.
Buddy: (English) It’s no surprise that this name actually means “friend“. And as you’ll soon find out, your newborn son just might grow up to be the best friend that you’ve ever had.
Cash: (English) Meaning “hollow“, this is a southern boy name that most know due to the fame of Johnny Cash.
Dallas: (English) If you like Texas or are a fan of football, you’ll love this country name for boys. The true meaning of this name is actually “meadow“.
Dixon: (Scottish) Meaning “son of Dick”, this can be a great family name to pass down if the father’s name happens to be Richard.
Duke: (Latin) Many people may not know that this name actually means “leader“. And giving your son this name might make him just that!
Earl: (English) This name has been around since the 12th-century, possibly sooner. It means “warrior“.
Edward: (English) Meaning “wealth“, you’ll agree that once you lay eyes on your little bundle of joy that you’re the richest parents in the whole world.
Finch: (English) This name has an interesting meaning which is “to swindle”. This has also been used as a nickname as well.
Forrest: (English) As the name suggests, it means “outside“. I think of tall, sturdy trees that are blowing gracefully in the wind.
George: (Greek) Meaning “farmer” this is a great name for a country baby boy. Especially if you happen to live on the farm! It’s perfect.
Garrett: (German) This masculine baby name means “brave“. It’s quite unique as well and could also be a great middle name, too.
Gray: (Scottish) Literally meaning the color “grey“, it’s a fun name for a southern boy to have to stand out from the crowd.
Gunner: (Scandinavian) Meaning “bold warrior“, your little boy is going to be able to hold his own with a name like this. The name also makes him sound like he might be able to run really fast, too.
Gus: (Latin) This southern boy name means “worthy of respect“. And isn’t that a true lesson that we all want to teach our children?
Hank: (Dutch) “Estate ruler” is what this name means. However, when I hear this name, I can’t help but think of Hank Williams, Jr. There are so many great country singers that just link up to great southern baby boy names.
Hunter: (English) Meaning “one who wants to hunt“, it seems fitting that this would be a country boys name. If hunting runs in your family, this name makes total sense.
Jackson: (English) Literally meaning “son of Jack“. Another example of a southern name that would fit perfectly if the dad’s name was Jack.
Jed: (Hebrew) Meaning “friend of the Lord“, you can be certain that this is one name that no one will ever forget.
Jax: (English) This southern boy name has a big meaning to it. It means “God has been gracious“. Think about that while you’re holding your beautiful newborn son in your arms. That mean will certainly be ringing true.
Johnny: (English) Surprisingly, even though this name is different than the one above, it still has the same meaning (or very similar) of “God is gracious”.
Kingston: (English) Meaning “king’s settlement”, this name is literally fit for a perfect southern prince who will one day turn king. (Even he’s just the king of your heart!)
Knox: (Scottish) The name is unique of quite handsome, and literally means “round hill“.
Lance: (German) Meaning “land“, this is a great name for country boys who like to roam. Makes me think of endless acres of tall grass and a little boy running with his dog.
Laef: (English) Think of your child as one of the most “beloved” in your life, because that’s exactly what this name means. It also makes me think of leaf, which I guess it would be if you switched the order of the two inside vowels.
Levi: (Hebrew) Meaning “joined in harmony“, this is how your newborn son will join easily into your family.
Montgomery: (French) While this baby name has quite a long meaning, it really is a masculine boy name. This name means “mountain belonging to the ruler“.
Marcus: (Ancient Roman) Meaning “to harvest” this is one boy name that has been around for many centuries.
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Max: (German) I just love this name. The meaning of it is “the greatest” and I have to admit I’m pretty partial to it as well. It’s often shortened from the name Maxwell.
Parker: (English) Meaning “keeper of the park“, this name is perfect for any outdoor enthusiast or active family.
Rex: (Latin) If you’re searching for the king, you’ve found him here within this name. Literally meaning “king“, it’s a fun and unique for sure.
Ricky: (French) Meaning “peaceful ruler“, this name is actually quite popular. It’s also often a nickname for the full legal name of Richard.
Robert: (German) This name means “bright fame“. And who knows, maybe that is exactly what his future holds.
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Roy: (French) Another variation and fun name for the meaning “king“.
Russell: (French) Meaning a “little red one“, this would be great for a baby boy who is carrying on the tradition of red hair. Although it would be pretty difficult to know that before he was born!
Sawyer: (English) This boys name means “woodcutter” and definitely makes me think of the deep woods in the south.
Sloan: (Irish) Meaning “warrior“, your little baby boy is certain to grow up with the heart of one.
Tucker: (English) Meaning “fabric pleater” it’s actually a quite popular name for boys.
Vernon: (English) This unique name for boys means “place of alders” and is sometimes shortened down to just Vern.
Virgil: (Latin) Meaning “staff bearer“, this is another boy name that has gained popularity over the years.
Waylon: (English) This southern name means “land beside the road” and I find myself immediately thinking of the name Waylon Jennings.
Wesley: (English) Meaning “western meadow”, this brings again that thought and view of empty fields and southern prairies.
William: (English) This name is quite popular in England and means “resolute protector“. You’ll hear many royal men with this name as well.
Zeke: (Greek) “God strengthens” is what this name stands for and is one name that really stands out from the rest. There are variations of spelling for this too which could be Zeek.
Zion: (Hebrew) Meaning “highest point” this is a strong boy’s name that still holds strong in the biblical world.
What do you think about this long list of southern names for boys? Hard to believe that once you peel back all the layers of finding a name, that there are so many to choose from!
Every time I stop and think about all the options, I find myself finding a new favorite each time. And while I don’t have any boys in my future plans right now, I’ll be certain to jot down a few of my favorite southern boy names just in case I need them later on down the road.
WHAT WOULD MAKE SOME NAMES MORE COUNTRY SOUTHERN BABY BOY NAMES THAN OTHERS?
This is a great question. Because if you’re asking me, I do think that there is a difference between southern names for boys and country southern baby boy names. Call me crazy if you want, but here’s my logic and reasoning behind that thought process.
As you can see from the massive list of southern names for boys above, they’re all of the board and cover all different meanings and varieties. But when I think of country southern names, I think very specifically about famous country singers of western movie stars and their names.
I would say that Johnny and Waylon could be two of the names that made the list above that could also be considered country southern baby boy names as well.
If you like country music or westerns, you can probably think of a long list of western baby boy names, too!
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENT BETWEEN TIMELESS SOUTHERN BOY NAMES AND PRESTIGIOUS BABY NAMES?
Timeless southern boy names are just classic. Maybe they’ve been around for a while, perhaps even centuries and they’re just the type of name that reminds people of an area, a place or a time in history.
A lot of royal names like “William” or “Harry” are timeless because they’re names that are popular names, have been popular in the past and will be popular in the future. The popularity will literally never go away.
Prestigious baby names are a bit different because they don’t have to necessarily be about time, but can be more about a namesake or ties to a certain family. They can be more modern as well and are often known and are popular because of their first, or last, name.
Have fun going through all these southern names for boys! With over 50 different names to filter and search through, there are certain to be a few that make it to your favorites list. And who knows, you might find “the one” and know it immediately once you see it and read about it.
There’s nothing more exciting than seeing a beautiful baby boy name and knowing that it’s going to fit your newborn baby perfectly!