Did you know that cows with names produce more milk?!
Yes, that is a genuine fact – a research study has found that cows with names produce on average one liter more milk per day than their nameless counterparts!
This is because cows with names are treated as individuals and have lower levels of stress hormones. And it isn’t just down to the fact that cows with names are more likely to live in smaller herds, as the results are the same in similar-sized groups of cows.
The steaks are high!
So, if you haven’t given your lovely bovine family names yet, what are you waiting for?
Naming your animals can be a tricky business though. Do you go with a theme, or stick to traditional names? How do you find a cow name that you udderly love?
Remember you will need to bellow this name across the homestead when it is time to call the cows home, so despite turning into a cowmedian, avoid anything too rude or outrageous!
Unless of course, your nearest neighbor is well out of earshot, in which case, go as crazy as you like!
- How to Hunt Down Ideas for the Best Funny Cow Names
- Good Cow Names – What to Consider
- The Most Popular Cow Names
- Cute Cow Names
- Funny Cow Names to Spark Your Imagination
- Celebrity-Inspired Cow Pun Names
- Best Male Cow Names
- Best Girl Cow Names
- Dairy Cow Names
- Baby Cow Names
- Disney Cow Names
- Clever Cow Names
- Best White Cow Names
- Best Black Cow Names
- Best Brown Cow Names
- Best Names for Black and White Cows
- Top Red Cow Names
- Cool Cow Names
- Names That Mean Cow
- Famous Cow Names
Also, I found some ridiculously hilarious signs too – couldn’t help but include them! Hope you get a laugh out of them as I did!
Before we get started with the best cute and funny cow names, let me introduce our newest member to the herd – Syrup!
How to Hunt Down Ideas for the Best Funny Cow Names
When thinking about a name for your new cow, you might be struggling for inspiration! Here are some tips to get you started:
- Many herds of cattle are named around an idea. You might want to look to the landscape around your area for inspiration – local wildlife, town names, and native trees and wildflowers are all a good start.
- You could also pick names that are linked to a theme. One of the cutest herds of cattle I ever met was named after different cheeses! They had Parmesan, Manchego, Ricotta, Halloumi, Mozzarella, and the bull was called Monterey Jack.
- I grew up next to a dairy farm where each year the calves were given a name starting with a certain letter. So, one year it would be Annabelle, Arabella, Anna, etc., then the next year it would be Betty, Bella, Barbara, and so on.
This is a great system if you want an easy way to remember what year your cows were born!
These ideas all work well if you’ve got a herd of cows, but what if you’ve just one or two cows to name?
Good Cow Names – What to Consider
So, what’s in a name? Some of the best cow names come up time and time again, and there is a good reason for this.
Firstly, you want a name that is easy to pronounce. There is no point in having a cow name that the youngsters in your family struggle to say properly!
The name also needs to be clearly recognizable by the cow.
Now, I know this sounds crazy, but bear with me here.
Cows do learn to recognize their own names over time. However, they will struggle to distinguish between similar names. Calling your calves Jill, Will, Lill, and Bill will only cause confusion when you only want one of them!
Pick a cow name with clear pronunciation and easy-to-understand syllables, and you may find that you can call an individual cow from the herd using just its name.
An impressive trick that will amaze your friends!
The Most Popular Cow Names
These are the most popular and classic cow names, with some of them used for several generations on the same farm.
Names like these have stood the test of time, and I’m sure many of them will be familiar from children’s books and TV shows!
Let’s take a look at some of the best popular cow names:
Cute Cow Names
Want to step away from traditional cow names without being too outrageous? Here are some very cute cow names to consider:
- Cupcake (Pancake’s mommy)
- Pancake (had to include this one!)
- Syrup (yup – sorry!)
Funny Cow Names to Spark Your Imagination
We all need a bit of comedy in our lives sometimes, and what better way than to give your cow a comical name!
Here are just a few of our favorite funny cow names:
- Big Mac
- Cockadoodle Moo
- Gremlin (QT’s mommy)
- Holy Cow
- Milky Way
- Moo York
- Mrs. Moo
- Red Bull
- Sir Loin
- Winnie The Moo
Celebrity-Inspired Cow Pun Names
Please forgive us for these, but who doesn’t love a good play on words?! What could be more fun than naming your beloved house cow after your favorite famous person!
Here are some of the best celebrity-inspired cow names:
- Donald Rump
- George Moo-ney
- Hugh Heifer
- Kim Cow-dashian
- Leonardo Di-Cow-prio
- Milk-auley Culkin
- Moo-ella Deville
- Moo-ley Cyrus
- Moo-na Lisa
- Morgan Friesian
- Simon Coo-well
Best Male Cow Names
Now, we’re not into gender stereotypes here, but some names just work better for male cows. You could go for something totally over-the-top and masculine, particularly if you are breeding a top-class pedigree bull.
By the way, Syrup’s magnificent dad is called Masterpiece and QT’s mom is called Gremlin… And here we are wondering why she’s a moo-natic!
Pancake’s daddy is called Ferrari. That probably sounds really strange at first, but that’s because he’s a rare red gene carrier. The red Lowlines are unreal!
Alternatively, pick something cute and fun for your male bull calves. After all, you don’t want visitors to your homestead to be terrified whenever you shout ‘Rambo’ in for his dinner!
Here are our top picks for the best male cow names:
- Masterpiece (Syrup’s daddy!)
Best Girl Cow Names
Pick a fun girly name for your beautiful bovine, and she may reward you with extra milk!
Here are some feminine cow names to consider:
Dairy Cow Names
Traditionally, dairy cows were named after flowers, trees, and nature. You will find that a lot of dairy cows have the word ‘Belle’ incorporated into their names – this harks back to the time when it was common for cows to wear bells around their necks.
Let’s have a look at some lovely old-fashioned names for your dairy herd:
Baby Cow Names
Looking for a fun name for your new calf? Here are our favorite baby cow names:
Disney Cow Names
Who doesn’t love a Disney-inspired name! Your kids will love naming your cattle after their favorite Disney heroes and heroines.
Here are some of the best Disney cow names:
- Buzz Lightyear
- Lightning McQueen
Clever Cow Names
Maybe you’re looking for a name that reflects the intelligence of your lovely cow? Here are the best clever cow names:
- Da Vinci
Best White Cow Names
If you have a beautiful snow-white cow, lucky you! These beautiful bovines are the queens of the cow world and deserve a name to match.
Here are some names to consider if you have a white cow:
Best Black Cow Names
A super-shiny jet black cow is a truly elegant creature that deserves a name to match. Take a look at these suggestions for black cow names:
Best Brown Cow Names
Who doesn’t love a brown cow? Cute and fluffy, like giant teddy bears, brown cows tend to attract cuter names than their black and white counterparts.
Here are some top suggestions for brown cow names:
Best Names for Black and White Cows
If you ever ask a child to describe a cow, chances are that they will say they are black and white!
Black and white cattle are the very essence of the traditional cow, often featured in children’s books and TV shows. Choosing names for your black and white herd can be great fun, with some fabulous suggestions out there.
And if you have Belted Galloway cattle, it is pretty much mandatory that you call one of them Oreo! These gorgeous cows look just like the popular cookies, with their gorgeous jet-black bodies with a thick white stripe around the middle.
Top Red Cow Names
With their beautiful auburn coats, red cows are incredibly beautiful. Some great red cow name ideas include:
Cool Cow Names
If you want to give your cow a name that is cool and edgy, look no further! Here are some super cool names for cows:
Names That Mean Cow
When naming cows, sometimes looking to other languages can inspire you.
These names all mean cow in different languages:
- Agelada – Greek
- Bagra – Maltese
- Baka – Filipino
- Behi – Basque
- Pipi – Hawaiian
- Krava – Bosnian
- Ko – Danish
- Lehma – Finnish
- Mucca – Italian
- Povi – Samoan
- Tehen – Hungarian
- Vaca – Portuguese
Famous Cow Names
Now there aren’t many famous cows out there, which is a shame! However, some companies use a cow as their mascot, and many of these will be familiar to you.
Here are some famous cow name suggestions:
- Elm Farm Ollie – the first cow to fly in an airplane
- Elsie – the Borden mascot
- Lani Moo – the Hawaii Gold Meadow Dairy mascot
- Little Witch – the fastest racing cow
- Norman, who appeared in the movie City Slickers
- The Laughing Cow
What’s your favorite? How many cows do you have? Tell us all about your herd and show some pics – I showed you mine, after all!