300+ Southern and Country Baby Names for Boys and Girls

Updated on September 5, 2018
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I am a proud Southerner through and through and believe a name should reflect one's beautiful heritage.

Southerners love their sweet tea, hush puppies, and fried okra, but even more importantly, they grow up with a love for their history and their strong family bonds. Southern names often bring to mind cotillions, derbies, battlefields, and the English ancestry that so many of us have.

These Southern baby names for boys and girls will reflect your pride of living south of the Mason-Dixon line. The girl names reflect the femininity and heritage of the South, and the boy names are rugged and distinguished. And if you want a name that is a little more earthy, remember, Southerners also like baby names related to nature. Next to helping ensure you have a healthy baby, there is almost nothing more important than a name that a child can proudly carry throughout their life. This list of uniquely Southern baby names give you hundreds of great choices for naming your baby with a nod to your great culture and history.

Classic Southern Baby Names

  • Jolene
  • Annamae
  • Travis
  • Beau
  • Hank
  • Waylon
  • Betty
  • Maribelle
  • Hunter
  • Loretta
  • Barbara
  • Preston

Southern Baby Girl Names

These baby girl names will remind you of flowers, lace, prairies, and old-fashioned values. You will probably be able to think of many famous and historically significant women with these names. Your beautiful baby girl with be a true feminine belle of the South.

Adelaide
Adeline
Anna
Arabella
Candy
Caroline
Chantilly
Charlene
Clarabelle
Clarice
Clementine
Connie
Corliss
Daisy
Dallas
Dianne
Dixie
Dolly
Ella-Mae
Emmilene
Faye
Georgia
Harlene
Harper
Hayley
Iona
Josette
June
Kitty
Lacey
Loretta
Maybelle
Margaret
Naomi
Olivia
Penelope
Shelby
Presley
Priscilla
Prudence
Savannah
Scarlet
Tabitha
Tammy
Tanya
Victoria
Virginia
Willadeene
Willow
Wynona
Whitney

Southern Names for Baby Boys

These baby boy names will remind you of cowboys, presidents, hunters, country singers, soldiers, battlefields, and good ol' boys. You can be sure that when you name your son one of these names he is carrying on the Southern tradition. Take a sip of sweet tea and have a good look at some genuinely Southern names.

Albion
Alfred
Blade
Calvin
Carter
Chase
Clarence
Clement
Clifford
Colt
Coy
Crawford
Creed
Cornelius
Curtis
Davis
Earl
Ellison
Ewell
Frederick
Gavin
Gunner
Hank
Hiram
Holt
Houston
Jackson
Jebediah
Jefferson
Judge
Lawson
Lee
Marshall
Montgomery
Maxwell
Porter
Preston
Ridge
Ryker
Steele
Sullivan
Taylor
Teddy
Tex
Tucker
Wade
Walker
Winston
Wyatt
Zachariah
 

Country Boy Names

Austin
Bryce
Brock
Billy
Billy Bob
Bobby Joe
Bo
Bubba
Buck
Carson
Cliff
Clint
Cash
Cole
Colton
Cooper
Corbin
Clyde
Cody
Duke
Dwayne
Easton
Floyd
Ford
Forrest
Gavin
Garth
Horrace
Huck
Huckleberry
Houston
Jack
Jackson
Jeb
Jed
Jim Bob
Jimmy Dean
Kaine
Keaton
Lee
Luther
Levi
Luke
Max
Otis
Owen
Percy
Prescott
Preston
Rebel
Sawyer
Sherman
Samuel
Tommy Lee
Trigger
Tucker
Tyler
Walker
Wade
Weston
Woody
Yates
 

Girl Names Reminiscent of the Countryside

Alison
Amaryllis
Bailey
Belle
Blake
Cheyenne
Coby Rae
Daisy
Dakota
Delaney
Dimples
Dixie
Eileen
Ellie
Ember
Faith
Georgia
Hadley
Harper
Indiana
Josie
June
Kinsey
Lainey
Laney
Mabel
Mackenzie
Maisie
Nellie
Pearl
Piper
Rory
Roseanna
Sage
Shania
Sienna
Summer
Sunny
Willara

Cowboy and Cowgirl Names

Arizona
Austin
Billy
Blaze
Buck
Canyon
Cassidy
Cheyenne
Cody
Colt
Dakota
Dallas
Dale
Dusty
Houston
Jessie
Marshall
Maverick
Montana
Sandra
Sierra
Rose
Rider
West

Civil War Names

Abraham
Lucretia
Jubal
Sojourner
George
William
Peyton
Ambrose
Robert
Stonewall
Jackson
Simon
Scarlett
Bushrod
Mary
Winfield
Lincoln
Ulysses
Elizabeth
Harriet
Jefferson
Pierre
Thaddeus
Absalom
Jo
Jedediah
Lyman
Braxton
Moxley
James
Shiloh
Bethel
Winchester
Lee
Marshall
Montgomery

Old-Fashioned Boy Names

Owen
Charlie
George
Robert
Henry
Walter
Samuel
Clarence
Jesse
Alfred
Benjamin
Noah

Classic Names for Girls

Abigail
Alice
Betsy
Caroline
Colleen
Dorothy
Eleanor
Gladys
Irene
Lorraine
Meredith
Victoria

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What Are Southern Boy Names Inspired By?

Southern baby boy names tend to have one of the following traits:

  • They sound tough or macho, such as Blade or Ryker. They make you think of cowboys and 4x4s.
  • They're inspired by Southern capitals or states, like Montgomery, Tex, or Houston. These names make you think about history.
  • They're inspired by the first or last names of Civil War figures, such as Lee or Marshall. These names feel distinguished.
  • They have Anglo-Saxon origins, like Albion, which is literally the original namesake of England, or be Anglo-Saxon in general, like George or Frederick.
  • They're inspired by nature, such as Ridge, Colt, Hunter, or Wade.

Some of the famous people that have had these names are: Montgomery Gentry, Tex Ritter, Robert E. Lee, and Hunter Hayes.

What Are Southern Girl Names Inspired By?

Southern baby girl names tend to have the following traits:

  • They come from nature, like Willow, Clementine, or Daisy. These names are delicate and feminine.
  • They are named after Civil War battles or battlefields, like Harper or Chantilly. These names are both a nod to history yet are still girly.
  • They are inspired by Southern states and towns, like Dallas, Virginia, or Georgia.
  • They originate from old-fashioned women's names of the 1800s, like Olivia, Clarabelle, or Victoria.

Some of the famous women that have had these names are Adelaide Clemens, Harper Lee, and Virginia Dare.

The Importance of a Name

When having a baby, there is a lot of pressure on the parents to name their child appropriately. In families where grandparents, uncles, and aunts are involved, the expectation that you would name your child after them is high.

This is especially so in Southern families where tradition is highly regarded. If you are under this kind of baby-naming pressure, pick a name that NO ONE in your family has. This way there is no jealousy or awkwardness involved!

It is said that children often grow into their name. And you can often observe this in people that you know. So if you name a boy Tex, he might grow up to have a big personality. And if you name a girl Clementine, she might grow up to love long skirts, ribbons, and makeup.

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