75 Classic Cow Names

Updated on June 4, 2019
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Bovines fall into two categories: beef or dairy. Of course, that’s not all that they are. Many cows and bulls become members of the family and deserve a good name! Cows and bulls have some of the biggest personalities on the farm, but cows in particular are loaded with character. Coming up with the right name for your cow will be a fun task once you've had some ideas.

Naming Cattle

When coming up with great names for cows, take a good look at the breed, attitude (yes, cows have attitude!), and purpose that the animal serves on your farm.

  • Angus: Who doesn’t enjoy a good Angus burger? Angus cows are the top meat-producing cows. They are used for commercial purposes and makeup over 50 percent of the total commercial cow population! Angus cattle are all black, do not have horns, and have a wide forehead and slim muzzle.

  • Hereford: Also a big beef producer, the Hereford is always all red and white, but the shades of red can vary. They normally have a small, white mane running from the top of the head down to their hindquarters. Though they are not as muscular as other bulls, they have a “blocky” appearance.

  • Holstein-Friesian: The most common dairy cow, and probably the cow that you picture when you think of “cow.” This is the black and white cow that you see on many farms. Although only one of the five most common dairy cows, this one is a very popular breed because it produces the most milk.

Cow Name Ideas

Now that we’ve gone over a few of the most common bovine found on a farm, how about a few naming tips?

  • Do not name a cow that you plan to slaughter. When you give something a name, you create a personal relationship, so naming a cow that you plan to turn into food can make it harder on you or your family when the time comes.

  • If you have a lot of cows, create a theme for their names, such as different flowers, countries, dairy/beef products, famous artists, or cartoon characters.

  • What color is the cow? There are many names to be made with colors! Snowdrop, Ginger, Licorice, and Chocolate to name a few.

  • Puns are great! The word “cow” is hidden in many other words and can be turned into a cleverly humorous name. Cowntess!

  • Giving them names that indicate “small” is pretty good for cow names as cows are a whole 1,000 pounds of small!

  • Think of names that emphasize their features: spots of color, tufts of hair, or long eyelashes.

Bulls and Steers

Manly Bull Names

 
 
 
Bully
Duke
Hydro
Homer
Earl
Diesel
Horns
Armor
Bob
Sampson
Tank
Kristof
Angus
Midnight
Nitrous

Heifers and Cows

Girly Cow Names

 
 
 
Rose
Darla
Meg
Dahlia
Margie
Lois
Flower
Maggie
Jasmine
Minnie
Esmeralda
Bella
Daisy
Shelly
Candie

Traditional Cow Names

 
 
 
Bessie
Clarabelle
Betty Sue
Emma
Henrietta
Ella
Penelope
Nettie
Anna
Bella
Annabelle
Dorothy
Molly
Gertie
Annie

Cute Cow Names

 
 
 
Honeybun
Cookie
Pinky
Sweetie
Sunny
Blue
LovaBull
Sunshine
Sugar
Cupcake
Cocoa
Booboo
Baby
Muffin
Princess

Funny Cow Names

 
 
 
Big Mac
Moscow
MooMoo
Madonna
Mud Pie
Cowlick
Bertha
Shrimp
Ineda Bunn
Waffles
Brown Cow
Mickey D.
Hamburger
Humphry
Heifer

Choosing a Mooarvaleous Name

Coming up with a great cow name all depends on your personality, your cow or bull’s personality, and your relationship with the beloved bovine.

Some farmers will name every cow when they have many, and remember each name, while others will only name the ones that are their favorites. It’s entirely up to you! Lucky for you, cows won’t get jealous if you call one by a name and refer to others as simply a number.

When coming up with cow names, keep a pen and some paper nearby so you can jot down the good ones as they come to you. You never know when you will find inspiration.

In the meantime, try serenading your cows by playing a guitar and singing their favorite song: “Home on the Range.”

Let Us Know How You Named Your Cattle

How did you come up with the perfect name for your cow?

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      Eshal 

      45 hours ago

      Wooooooow these names are soooo cool

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      Eshal at state 

      2 days ago

      Wooooow these names are soooo cool

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      Eshal 

      3 days ago

      HAHaHA

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      Eshallllllllp 

      3 days ago

      Woooooooow these names are sooooooo coolvvvvvvvvgonna ha

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      Bean 

      4 days ago

      I have a cow named bean

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      Elle 

      12 days ago

      Thank you for helping me pick my stray cows name

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      Poop 

      2 weeks ago

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      Cow 

      3 weeks ago

      I like a few names for my bottle calf

      Deliah

      Annie

      Bessie

      Penelope

      Sweetie

      And my favroite Princess.

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      benjamin 

      4 weeks ago

      i named my cow Garfeel Laz'nya after my great grandmama

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      Zoey 

      4 weeks ago

      This is great advice and good names. I am hoping to get a cow soon.

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      Penelope 

      4 weeks ago

      What is a cow

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      Rose 

      4 weeks ago

      i have a heifer named Rose

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      Cookie 

      4 weeks ago

      Cookie

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      cademiller 

      4 weeks ago

      need more names

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      Waffles 

      5 weeks ago

      I have a jersey I bought that I was wanting to name him something then I searched steer names then I found this website the and I named my calf waffles

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      Horns 

      6 weeks ago

      My little Hereford calf is cute but will grow up to be a big ol’ bull. I also thought Horns was cute.

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      Maci 

      6 weeks ago

      I am lookin to getting 2 cows and I now have some great ideas. And one of them is gonna be called Baby

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      Ichcha Gautama 

      6 weeks ago

      I love the name kesar and gauri and nandu

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      aubree 

      6 weeks ago

      i like the name humphrey

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      Jack 

      6 weeks ago

      Homer

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      Ana-Sofia 

      7 weeks ago

      i love the name princess and midnight

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      pµeyl 

      7 weeks ago

      oploerlµ erkio jiondfres ïlrµrt

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      ..... 

      8 weeks ago

      I think Adeline would be a good cow name too

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      yahir martinez 

      8 weeks ago

      i'm going to get a calf so i'm going to call him cookie.

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      РБК Стиль. Все, о чем стоит мечтать 

      2 months ago

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      Big time 

      2 months ago

      Hththtj

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      amber 

      2 months ago

      i love loveball

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      elizabeth 

      2 months ago

      I love my cows name it is pepper

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      Gingerbird Farms 

      2 months ago

      We have a red angus cow named Strawberry, and we named her last heifer Shortcake (Shorty). We also currently have three steers. We have:

      -Jasper, a red angus cross

      -LeBrawn, a black angus (pun on LeBron)

      -and CapriSon, son of Juicebox (Juicebox is an AI bull, hence the name). We spelled it "son" instead of "sun" as a pun.

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      cos 

      2 months ago

      I have 2 cows name mindi and bell

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      Ella Edenfield 

      2 months ago

      I’m 10 and I need a golden cows name

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      i show cows 

      2 months ago

      i have had cows names milky way,snickers,thor,skittles,and m&m's and i was thinking for my next year cows to be hamburger and steak

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      I love cows 

      2 months ago

      I think they should have moo moo cow or milky on there

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      Kristina Mezenberg 

      3 months ago

      I have named soooo many adorabubble calves! and some of them are:

      Shaun-he was very cheeky, he always got out of the pens and either came to the house or dairy!

      Ruby- an amazing friendly calf looked just like Shaun!!

      tag- used to always follow me around the pens and 'tag' along!

      Pegasus(Gus)- a premmie (runt) (born too early) who dad was going to sell but I 'saved' him I begged and begged mum to beg dad to let me keep him and now he's as big and healthy as the other calves!! (dad thought that because he was a premmie that he wouldn't last that long but he was born august 2019 and now its march 2020!!)

      And there are other calves like umm let me think hmm

      cinnamon, Milly chilly(Milly), Tessa( my bestie(that's not a calf!), she had a T on her head)umm and rose, big boy, knuckles, hmm and duke, panda! I've named soooo many I can't even remember any more!!

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      sarah 

      3 months ago

      love the names...... i named by cows Clarabelle and Dahlia, they are mini cows

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      Carol 

      3 months ago

      I love these cow names. I Names my cow Candie Because she is so sweet and lovable

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      Kortnie 

      3 months ago

      I live on a farm and I realy like those names

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      Kortnie 

      3 months ago

      My heifer's a pain right now

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      nobody 

      3 months ago

      not very many for brahma calfs

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      Danyelle 

      3 months ago

      I love these names

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      Lola cow 

      3 months ago

      I named mine apple jack because it likes broccoli and carrots

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      Person 

      3 months ago

      I’m gonna name mine inedda Big Mac

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      A person 

      3 months ago

      I love angus so I think I’ll name it that

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      scottish highland cow 

      3 months ago

      i like the name fiona and shadow

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      Daisy 

      3 months ago

      I called my white cow popcorn

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      Grant McDonald 

      3 months ago

      cheeseburger cute

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      Martha 

      3 months ago

      Love them.

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      Alex 

      3 months ago

      I ended up naming mine cheeseburger

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      Haley 

      3 months ago

      My 4H steer is black with a white face. I decided to name him Ferdinand.

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      Tash 

      4 months ago

      Great , I named a cow Knox .

      At first I didn’t like it but the name Knox really suites this cow.

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      Payhola 

      4 months ago

      Hola

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      Macy 

      4 months ago

      I have 2 4-h steers named Smokey and Bandit. I think those names are perfect for a pair of steers. Any suggestions for a feeder steer i got last night. he is brown with some white on his face and hooves.

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      Ky 

      4 months ago

      What should I name my boy calf

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      Sheree 

      5 months ago

      I ended up naming the milk calf Darla

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      mrstealyogurl 

      5 months ago

      i named my cow..... wait what was ur

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      Ben 

      5 months ago

      i named my cow ben dover

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      Charlie 

      5 months ago

      What’s the best name for a girl cow?

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      7 months ago

      I love these names

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      NEW MANE 

      7 months ago

      Cute cow named Penelope :)

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      Husky 

      7 months ago

      I named mine Kristof

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      Kat 

      7 months ago

      Uh they are quite interesting alright...

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      maverick the frost god 

      7 months ago

      i named my cow moscow

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      Wain 

      7 months ago

      I named my cow daisy

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      Daffy 

      7 months ago

      I named my animal Diesel

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      Prathiba 

      7 months ago

      I named my pet as Margie

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      nellie 

      8 months ago

      I named mine nellie

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      Peyton 

      8 months ago

      I named maybe diliah

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      Xander 

      8 months ago

      Awesome thanks we are between Clarabelle and Victoria

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      Angus 

      8 months ago

      I named my calf Angus and it is a really nice name because my calf is black and anguses are black and it is just a easy name so that is why I like it so thanks for letting me see these names. By!

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      Animal lover 8 

      8 months ago

      I named my feeder heifer Penelope. She was red and I could not find a good name so I clicked pet helpful.com and found the right name for my heifer!!

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      Abbi hutchison 

      9 months ago

      I named my cow gertie because of this website and i'm looking for a spice name for my cow cinnamon she is so special to me and i need a special name for her baby thank you sooooooo much pet helpful

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      Ewan Cushnie 

      9 months ago

      yes this website helped me with naming my pet sharpener jimmy dean its been hard to pick a name but this website helped

      love, The sharpener gang

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      Betty White 

      10 months ago

      This website truely helped in naming my budgie. Couldn't have done it without this. Me and big Mac are so happy with this. It has inspired me to get a cat called moo moo.

      love, your local animal luvr xoxoxox

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      Maddy Drought 

      10 months ago

      Amazing we got midnight and rose

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      Emily 

      10 months ago

      I love the name ace this website really helped

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      HucowLover123 

      10 months ago

      Thank you for the help! I found a great name for my sexy hucow sub, Bella Rose. ;)

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      kristina 

      10 months ago

      whhat about pegasus (gus), tag, ruby, chase miss indipendent (indi), shaun, norman!!

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      kylie 

      10 months ago

      i like the name blaze that's my rosters name.

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      cow lover 13 

      10 months ago

      I love shrimp but I changed it to little shrimp

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      Rhonda 

      10 months ago

      We named our bull Ferdinand

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      #farm life 

      11 months ago

      Hereis a funny name Mooana

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      hh 

      11 months ago

      a cookie monster,devour the cookie

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      Mysterious Horse 

      11 months ago

      I need a name for my toy cow. Anybody got any? Anyone?

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      Jordan Smith 

      12 months ago

      I named my steer Little Rock

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      You 

      12 months ago

      Try BOGHOSS for a bull

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      pooooooooooooooooooop 

      12 months ago

      HELLO I LOVE THE FUNNY NAMES BECAUSE THEY ARE SO CUTE and they are so nice I love the *Micky.D* it is no cute

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      Marilyn Ernest 

      12 months ago

      i think that you should add more names and make them more traditional and cute. maybe funny too. over all this was a very helpful site and those are the only thing that i would fix/add. great job with your site

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      aleer1 

      13 months ago

      We have calves that are named Midnight, Maggie and we had a Angus but he died

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      sowmya 

      13 months ago

      cute names are nice

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      Elise 

      13 months ago

      my cows are names Bella,Peggy,Smack,Angel,Creed,Ace,Sadie,snap,kacee,And Boomer

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      anonymous 

      13 months ago

      my aunt wants to find a good name for a boy cow and the letter has to start with P so i cant think of 1 can u help me

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      Daisy 

      13 months ago

      My cows names are hellfire,Tabasco,Jane,coolhandluke and butter

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      Sky S 

      13 months ago

      I like Hemie

      And Kame

      And Carmal

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      LJ 

      13 months ago

      We have a Mary, Elmo and a Tina Turner.

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      Joe 

      13 months ago

      i like the name Phoebe

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      13 months ago

      T-Bone??

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      Frona 

      13 months ago

      My cow is named ruby

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      Emmie 

      14 months ago

      Thanks. I am getting beef cows soon and I couldn't come up with a name for them and your website helped me so much! Thank you!

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      14 months ago

      It is cool if you name your cow are your street/road like I named mine ranger for range road

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      Jadyn 

      14 months ago

      They should really put ruby on here I love that name

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