Are you looking for a great name for your heifer?
Look no further! We have compiled a list of 260+ of the best cow names.
Whether you’re searching for something sweet, funny, or silly, these names will hopefully inspire you. Look and see if any of these catchy cow names catch your eye!
Female cattle are called cows, so this article focuses on female names only. If you’re looking for male cattle names, see our post on the best bull names!
How to choose a name for a cow
Are you in the market for a new cow and struggling to find the perfect name?
I’m here to guide you through choosing a name for your new bovine friend!
First, consider your cow’s appearance or personality traits. Maybe they are spotted like a Dalmatian and could be named after the famous dog breed. Or perhaps they are particularly stubborn and would suit a name like Xena or Athena.
Another option is to choose a name that reflects their breed origin – such as Helena for Holstein cows.
Second, you could use alliteration or rhyming words in the name. It can make it more fun and memorable! An example of a rhyming cow name is Willow.
Popular cow names
Do you want to name your heifer with a traditional moniker?
We’ve listed some classic cow names that have held their popularity for decades. As you can expect, many of them are based on nature and flowers. The best cow names remind you of a beautiful summer day in a fragrant meadow!
Famous cow names
We’ve listed famous cows from movies, books, and real life:
|Annabelle||A calf in the 1997 animated Christmas film Annabelle’s Wish.|
|Click, Clack, and Moo||Cows in Doreen Cronin’s children’s book Click, Clack, and Moo: Cows That Type.|
|Cow||A cartoon cow in the animated series Cow and Chicken.|
|Dooby Dooby Moo||Doreen Cronin’s children’s book. The sequel of Click, Clack, and Moo: Cows That Type.|
|Elsie the Cow||A cartoon cow and the mascot of Borden Dairy Company first appeared in 1936.|
|Molly Moo-Cow||Appeared in the Rainbow Parade animated shorts in the 1930s.|
|Salem Sue||A gigantic Holstein cow sculpture in New Salem, North Dakota.|
Disney cow names
Disney is known for its various animal characters. Numerous Disney cows have appeared in movies, cartoons, and theme parks.
Some of the bovines in this list are super famous, such as Clarabelle Cow. Others you may have never heard of, like Moola the Cash Cow. She’s not exactly famous. But I couldn’t leave out a cow with such a whimsical name!
|Abigail the Cow||Widow Tweed’s cow in The Fox and the Hound.|
|Caroline Cow||Appeared in the original Mickey Mouse cartoons. A generic black and white cow.|
|Clarabelle Cow||The most famous Disney cow. Goofy’s love interest.|
|Ella Cowbelle||A cow in the Disney Junior series Sheriff Callie’s Wild West.|
|Grace||The tritagonist of the 2004 Disney film Home on the Range.|
|Maggie||The protagonist of the animated film Home on the Range.|
|Maw Cow||Clarabelle Cow’s mother.|
|Milky White||A white cow in the live-action Disney musical Into the Woods. She’s too old to produce milk.|
|Minnie Moo||A black and white Holstein cow. She was a mascot at Grandma Duck’s Petting Farm. Minnie Moo was famous for a pattern on her flank that resembled Mickey Mouse’s head.|
|Miss Bovina||Clarabell Cow’s aunt.|
|Moola the Cash Cow||A mascot in the Dinosaurs episode ”Variations on a Theme Park”.|
|Moo-Moo||A stuffed toy in the Disney Junior series Doc McStuffins.|
|Mrs. Calloway||The deuteragonist of the Disney film Home on the Range.|
|Queenie, Duchess, Countess, and Princess||The cows in the animated film One Hundred and One Dalmatians.|
Cool cow names
Cows may be gentle and docile, but that doesn’t mean you should mess around with them! These monikers will bring out your bovine pet’s badass attitude:
Clever cow names
”Moo let the cows out?”
Are you looking for some funny cow names to cheer up your farm?
Try one of these silly and punny monikers!
- Kim Calfashdian
- Moolin Rouge
- Moona Lisa
- Ms. Moo
Cow names by color
Are you a visual person?
Then, you might want to name your pet based on its fur color. In this section, you’ll find name ideas for almost all color variants of cows.
Black cow names
|Darcy||”The dark one” (French)|
|Lilith||”Night monster” (Assyrian)|
|Melanie||”Black” (Greek origin)|
|Mystique||”Air of mystery” (French)|
Black and white cow names
Brown cow names
White cow names
Pure white cows are rare and beautiful. These monikers help you emphasize your white cow’s unique beauty:
|Blanca||”White” in Spanish.|
|Galatea||”White as milk” (Greek)|
Red cow names
Longhorn cow names
The Texas Longhorn is an American cattle breed known for, you guessed it, its long horns! Since it’s an American breed, names with U.S. vibes fit a Longhorn cow. And don’t forget about Texas classics like Austin (it’s a unisex name, so you can give it to a cow) and Bonnie!
The Texas Longhorn originates from the cattle that Spanish conquistadores brought to the Americas. That’s why Hispanic names are also fitting for this cow breed.
Names that mean cow
These monikers literally mean ”cow”:
|Aathana||”Innocent and calm like a cow” (Tamil)|
|Abheera||”A cowherd” (Hindi)|
|Taura||”Like a bull” (Latin)|
Good cow names
This list includes a variety of cow names, from classic to unique. You might find a hidden gem here!
For example, Mansikki is a traditional Finnish cow name. It may sound old-fashioned in Finland, but it will give a non-Finnish cow a unique character!
- Heluna (The Finnish name for Clarabelle Cow)
More name ideas for farm animals: