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210+ Western Dog Names: Adventurous Country Cowboy Ideas

Written by: Rachel Giordano

Last Updated on April 4, 2024 by Dogster Team

Western Dog Names

210+ Western Dog Names: Adventurous Country Cowboy Ideas

Have you adopted a new puppy or dog and still need a name for your new canine companion? Picking a name for your new canine pal can be difficult if you have no ideas popping into your head. Sometimes, a name may stand out due to a dog’s physical appearance or attitude, and other times, an owner may choose a name that fits their likes, such as the Wild Wild West or cowboy/cowgirl themes.

If you’re a fan of the Western lifestyle, we’ve got a slew of Western dog names to search through to find that perfect name for your doggie. We’ll list western dog names in a few different categories, so grab your cowboy hat, boots, and saddle up, partner!


How to Name Your Dog

We mentioned that sometimes, the perfect name comes to you by your dog’s physical appearance. If that doesn’t work, you can name your dog after your favorite movie character or something similar. Your friends and family are also good resources to help find a name. With social media at our fingertips, you can always make a post asking for suggestions as well.

At any rate, we’ll focus on Western names to see if any strike your fancy. We’ll break them down by cowgirl/cowboy names, famous Western female names, famous Western male names, famous Western musician names, dog names in famous Western films, and more.

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Cowgirl/Cowboy Names

We can’t list Western dog names without having a cowgirl/cowboy category. This route works well if you don’t have a particular Western character in mind but still want to name your dog something with a Western ring.

Cowgirl Names

  • Addie
  • Annie
  • Becky
  • Belle
  • Betty
  • Bonnie
  • Callie
  • Carolina
  • Casey
  • Cassidy
  • Cheyenne
  • Clementine
  • Daisy Mae
  • Dakota
  • Dallas
  • Delilah
  • Dillon
  • Dolly
  • Effie
  • Ella
  • Evie
  • Fae
  • Fanny
  • Frankie
  • Gertie
  • Gertrude
  • Grace
  • Gracie
  • Gretchen
  • Hadley
  • Hallie
  • Hattie
  • Hattie Mae
  • Jane
  • Jessie
  • Jewel
  • Jo
  • Jo Beth
  • Josephine
  • Loretta
  • Maddie
  • Mae
  • Mamie
  • Maybelle
  • Mille
  • Molly
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • Oakley
  • Patsy
  • Pearl
  • Ruth
  • Sadie
  • Shania
  • Shenandoah
  • Stevie
  • Susannah
  • Tess
  • Wynette
  • Wynonna

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Cowboy Names

Now we’ll move on to cowboy names for male canine companions to give them a western name with a flare.

  • Alonzo
  • Archie
  • Austin
  • Bandit
  • Barrett
  • Bart
  • Blaze
  • Bo
  • Bronco
  • Buck
  • Buster
  • Butch
  • Carter
  • Chet
  • Clyde
  • Colton
  • Cooper
  • Dale
  • Dallas
  • Deuce
  • Diablo
  • Dirk
  • Duke
  • Elijah
  • Flint
  • Gus
  • Halston
  • Harry
  • Holt
  • Hoss
  • Huck
  • Jack
  • Jax
  • Jeb
  • Jed
  • Jericho
  • Jimmy
  • Lane
  • Levi
  • Luke
  • Marshall
  • Maverick
  • Nathaniel
  • Ranger
  • Rhett
  • Rover
  • Roy
  • Sam
  • Sawyer
  • Scout
  • Slim
  • Sonny
  • Tex
  • Trigger
  • Virgil
  • Walker
  • Walt
  • Wayne
  • Wesley

Famous Western Female Names

If nothing has been the winner thus far, don’t worry; we have many more names to look through. This category will focus on famous Western female names for your Western doggie.

  • Belle Starr
    Beth Dutton
  • Bonnie (Bonnie & Clyde)
  • Calamity Jane
  • Daisy Duke
  • Dirty Sally
  • Ellie Mae
  • Laura Ingles Wilder
  • Minnie Pearl
  • Nellie Olsen

Famous Western Male Names

We can’t list famous Western female names without listing famous Western male names. These names are perfect if you want to give your male a first and last name.

  • Big Nose George
  • Billy the Kid
  • Buffalo Bill
  • Butch Cassidy
  • Clint Eastwood
  • Doc Holiday
  • Jesse James
  • John Wayne
  • Sam Bass
  • Wyatt Earp
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Famous Western Female Musician Names

If you still have not settled on a Western female name, let’s shift gears and look at famous Western female musician names for the music-loving dog owner.

  • Alison Krauss
  • Anne Murray
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Barbara Mandrell
  • Bobbie Gentry
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Crystal Gayle
  • Dolly Parton
  • Dottie West
  • Emmylou Harris
  • Faith Hill
  • Jennifer Nettles
  • June Carter Cash
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Kitty Wells
  • Lainey Wilson
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • Lee Ann Womack
  • Linda Ronstadt
  • Loretta Lynn
  • Martina McBride
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Patsy Cline
  • Reba McEntire
  • Tammy Wynette
  • Tanya Tucker
  • Taylor Swift
  • Trisha Yearwood
  • Wynonna Judd

Famous Western Male Musician Names

If you’re a fan of the cowboy, hat-wearing musicians with a twang, let’s look at these famous western male musicians to see if you can hear yourself calling your dog one of these famous names.

  • Alan Jackson
  • Blake Shelton
  • Buck Owens
  • Chet Atkins
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Conway Twitty
  • David Allen Coe
  • Dwight Yoakam
  • Eddie Rabbit
  • Eric Church
  • Garth Brooks
  • Gene Autry
  • George Jones
  • George Strait
  • Hank Williams
  • Jimmie Rodgers
  • Johnny Cash
  • Keith Urban
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Kenny Rogers
  • Luke Bryan
  • Luke Combs
  • Merle Haggard
  • Morgan Wallen
  • Randy Travis
  • Roy Rogers
  • Steve Earle
  • Trace Adkins
  • Waylon Jennings
  • Willie Nelson

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Dog Names in Famous Western Films

Are you still searching for the perfect Western name? If so, let’s shift gears one more time and look at dog names in famous Western films.

  • Buck the Wonder Dog
  • Lassie
  • Napoleon the Dog
  • Old Yeller
  • Rin Tin Tin

Western Cartoon Character Names

Our last option is Western cartoon characters, so if you still haven’t seen anything that pops out, let’s see if any of these names are the jackpot. Note that these names are geared more toward males.

  • Alameda Slim (Home on the Range)
  • Jessie (Toy Story Cowgirl)
  • Lucky Luke
  • Marshall BraveStarr
  • Pecos Bill (Melody Time)
  • Quick Draw McGraw
  • Sheriff Sam Brown (Home on the Range)
  • The Lone Ranger
  • Woody (Toy Story)
  • Yosemite Sam (Looney Tunes)

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Summing Up

We know that finding a name for your dog can be challenging, but narrowing it down to specific categories, in this case, western, can help find the perfect name. If nothing sticks out, give it a little more time and return to this list. Hopefully, by then, you’ll see something worthwhile that didn’t stand out before.


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