Are you looking for a name for your new cow or calf? Why do people name cows? If you’re looking for the answer to these questions, then you’ve come to the right place! We’ve created an amazing cow name list for you!
Why Do People Name Cows?
There are many answers to this question, and it depends on the situation. For one thing, farmers often name their milk cows because it makes the cows produce more milk! We’re not kidding! According to research done by Dr. Catherine Douglas, from Newcastle University, she found that cows with cool names were happier and produced more milk. Researchers have also found that cows prefer to be milked in groups with cows they’re familiar with. Think of it—cows are just like us—some cows get along well together, while others don’t.
In the study, researchers found that almost half of the farmers in the survey named their cows and called them by name. However, some believe that most farmers do name their cows. One writer even noted that cows are usually not named after the farmer’s wife, which is probably a good thing! Other reasons for giving baby cows names may be due to where the cows live. These days, there are many shelters that take in farm animals and allow them to live a natural life at the shelter. These places usually give animal names to their inhabitants.
Then there are people who keep cows as pets. Yes, you read that correctly. So, of course, the cow fur babies have to have a name!
How to Choose a Name for Your Cow
Sometimes it’s hard to come up with just the right name for a cow. Things to help you decide may include your cow’s personality, their coloring or unusual markings, and more. You want to be sure to put some thought into their name, because this will be his/her name for the rest of their lives.
You can also choose words to name your cow that indicates their breed, or you can even choose a funny, cute name for your bovine companion. Let’s get started with our creative lists of the best cow names!
Disney Cow Name Ideas
Here’s a list of famous cow names from children’s books and Disney cartoons that may be a good fit for your favorite bovine:
1). Grace (Home on the Range)
2). Minotaur (Hercules)
3). Minos (Aladdin)
4). Bertie Cow (Cousin Calfie)
5). Caroline Cow (Mickey Mouse cartoons)
6). Milky White (Into the Woods)
7). Abigail the Cow (The Fox and the Hound)
9). Ferdinand the Bull (fun and Fancy Free)
10). Clementine (Old MacDonald Quack)
11). Mrs. Calloway (Home on the Range)
12). El Toro (Timon & Pumbaa)
13). Miss Bovina (Mickey Gets the Drift)
14). Dorkifier (Sticth!)
15). Boniface (Mickey Mouse)
16). Clarabelle (Mickey Nouse)
Highland Cow Names
If you have beautiful highland cows, or if you enjoy watching a show such as Outlander here are some classic cow names that may be just perfect for your highland heifer or bull!
16). Anna: means “Ann”
17). Bana-phrionnsa: means “princess”
18). Bean: means “wife” (you may want not to name your cow “wife,” as your wife most likely will not be happy! Don’t say we didn’t warn you!).
19). Cairistiona: means “Christina”
20). Adhamh: means “Adam”
21). Bodach: means “Old man”
22). Fearghas: means “Fergus” (if you love the show Outlander, you might choose this name for your bull).
23). Niall: means “Neil”
24). Buidhe: means “Yellow male”
25). Seoras: means “George”
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Cow Pair Names
If you have a pair of calves or cows that needs names, here are some ideas that might work for your cows
26). Flopsy & Mopsy
27). Mamma Moo and Baby Moo
28). Buttercup and Daisy (two flowers)
29). Alma and Salma (rhyming names)
30). Rose and Ruby (two shades of red)
31). Eliza & Eli (both forms of the name “Elizabeth”)
32). Candie & Sugar
33). Maggie & Margie (two forms of the name “Margaret”)
34). Dhalia & Flower
35). Ann & Belle
Indian Cow Names
If you’re still searching for the right name for your cow, then here are some Indian cow names that come from the Sanskrit:
36). Dhenue: means “cow”
37). Gorasa: means “cow-milk”
38). Gavay: means “cow milk” or “got from a cow”
39). Navanlta: means “butter”
40). Basanti: means “spring” (this is a female cow name)
41). Maya: means “dream” (a name for a female cow)
42). Sarayi: means “princess” (another name for a girl cow)
43). Chetan: means “life” (for a steer or bull)
44). Pritam: means “lover” (for a steer or bull)
45). Roane: means “red-haired” (for a bull or steer)
46). Taj: means “crown” (another name for a bull or steer)
47). Vanhi: means “fire” (for a steer or bull)
48). Shaan: means “peaceful” or “pride” (great name for a peaceful bull or steer!)
49). Udayan: means “rising” (another name for a steer or bull)
50). Ramos: means “supreme” (another option for a bull or steer)
Fun & Cute Cow Names
If you’re still looking for just the right name for your bovine friend, then we’ve put together a bonus list of good cow names that may help you out! These are cute and funny names for cows!
66). Mud Pie
68). Big Bertha
69). Shrimp (especially cute for a large bull or steer!)
Cow Names Based on Colors
Here are some great names to choose for your cow based on their coloring:
Black Cow Names
White Cow Names
Perfect names for the white cows in your life!
83). Nimbus (like the cloud name)
Red Cow Names
If you have a red cow, maybe one of these names will be a good fit!
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Names for Black & White Cows
Here are some names just in case you happen to have black & white cows:
96). Chocolate Chip
97). Chocolate Milk
98). Oreo (like the famous cookie)
110). Salt n Pepper
French Cow Names
Do you think a cow could help with French bulldog’s disease predispositions? You might be surprised. If you have a cow that comes from a French breed, or you just love all things French, then here are some pretty French names that may be a good fit for your bovine friend!
French Girl Cow Names
116). Alice: means “truth”
117). Antoinette: means “praiseworthy”
118). Audrey: means “noble strength”
119). Belle: means “beautiful”
120). Blanche: means “white”
121). Coraline: means “coral”
122). Charlotte: is the feminine form of Charles
123). Chloe: means “blooming” or “fertility”
124). Eloise: means “famous in war” (the perfect name for the lead cow in your herd!)
125). Gabrielle: means “one of the angels”
126). Jolene: means “pretty”
127). Juliette: means “young and beautiful” (plus it’s the name of the famous lead in Shakespeare’s play!)
128). Madeleine: means “magnificent”
129). Noelle: means “born on Christmas” (perfect for a female calf born on Christmas morning!)
130). Annabelle: means “loving”
131). Gertie: means “strong spear”
132). Matilda: means “battle-mighty”
French Boy Cow Names
Here are some French male cow names that you may want to consider:
130). Antoine: means “praiseworthy” or “priceless”
131). Armand: means “army soldier” (it has a nice regal ring to it, too!)
132). Arthur: means “courageous” or “strong”
133). Bryce: means “speckled”
134). Francois: means “a man from France”
135). Frederic: means “peaceful ruler”
136). Jacques: means “the one that comes after, the replacement”
137). Louis: means “brave warrior”
138). Orville: means “from the gold town”
139). Pascal: means “born at Easter”
140). Philippe: means “friend of horses”
141). Sacha: means “defender of humans”
142). Theo: means “gift from God”
143). Thomas: means “twin”
144). Victor: means “the winner”
145). Holstein: comes from the Holstein Friesian cattle breed
Pun Names for Cows
Another idea is to make a pun of your cow’s name! Here are some ideas of funny cow names we came up with!
145). Cowmooflage: pun for camouflage
147). Motley Moo
149). Mr. Moo
151). Hugh Heifer
154). Confetti (this would make a great name for a cow that has spots!)
156). Molly Moo
157). Winnie the Moo (we couldn’t resist adding this to the cow name list!)
158). Hershey Kiss
159). Al Poochino
161). Nancy Moo
162). Apple Dumpling
164). Curly Sue
168). Merry Moo
169). Sunny Brooke
171). Molly Moo-Cow
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Cow Name Generator
If you’re still looking for just the right name for your cow, then check out this cow name generator! Yes, it really exists!
It’s easy to use the cow name generator—it will come up with 10 random names each time! All you have to do is click the button and 10 unique names will come up. If you don’t like these names, then just click the button again for a new list of unique cow names. Give it a try—not only is it fun, but you’re sure to come up with a great name for your cow, too!
When we tried the cow name generator, the names that came up included:
- Brownie (a great name for brown cows!)
We hope that you’ve been able to find the best name for your cow in this list! We also hope you had a good time reading through all of these creative bovine names! We have a ton of articles on dog breeds such as our latest on Pit Bulls recommended food and treats! Check it out.