A Guide to Choosing the Best Farm Names

Updated on February 4, 2019
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Having met with business owners both locally and internationally, I bring fresh ideas to help you generate more income.

Imagine pulling up to a farm gate and seeing 3568 State Road 47. Now imagine you pull up and see a sign saying Green Meadows Farm. Which would you rather visit? Which would you rather own?

If you're looking for a name for your farm or your ranch, I've got some ideas and some names for you to consider. I will suggest some names in this article but I will also show you how to come up with a name unique to your farm. Let's get started finding a name for your farm, ranch or homestead.

Farm Names With Trees
Farm Names With Trees

Trees and Wild Plant Names for Farms

Tree names have always been a popular inclusion for farm names. If you have a coppice on your homestead and it is part of the character of your place, why not include it in the name? Here are a few examples:

  • Birch Wood Farm
  • Magnolia Ranch
  • Whispering Pines
  • Cedar Tree Hollow
  • Hickory Homestead
  • Elm Tree Farm
  • Oakdale Ranch
  • Willow Way
  • Sycamore Rise

This doesn't only have to be about the trees growing near your place, you could name it after an abundant wild plant you have growing.

  • Bracken Hill
  • Cattail Hollow
  • Daisy Dale
  • Ivy Hollow
  • Nettle Bank Farm
  • Bramble Hedge Homestead
  • Blueberry Hill

Local Wild Animals

It's likely your farm or ranch will have some livestock. If the name for your farm doesn't need to represent what you raise or grow, consider using the name of an animal that is native to the region. It could be one that you currently see or even one that was there in the past. Here are a few examples:

  • Fox Run
  • Badger Hill Farm
  • Wild Turkey Ranch
  • Fox Hollow
  • Coyote Crossing
  • Mustang Ranch
  • Buffalo Pass Farm
  • Dingo Point
  • Grizzly Way
  • Black Bear Farm
  • Crow Rest
  • Beavers Point

Farm name with water
Farm name with water | Source

River, Lake, or Stream Names

If your land has a lake or it borders a stream or river, consider incorporating that into your farm's new name. Even if it no longer has water running in it, you can still use this to great effect. Here are a few examples:

  • Dry Creek Ranch
  • Lake View Farm
  • Dry Gulch
  • Hidden Cove Ranch
  • Sunny Banks Ranch
  • Trout Brook Farm
  • Hidden Spring Hideaway
  • Spring Mount
  • Dinky Creek
  • Brookside
  • Brook Haven
  • Broken Brook
  • Crooked Creek
  • Lost Cove Homestead
  • Riverlands

Humorous Farm Names

I personally love to see a bit of levity when it comes to farming. If you have a small farm or homestead you will know a sense of humor is crucial. Tell me I am not the only one who has chased chickens or guinea fowl around a coop trying to get them to go in. Like a scene from a Keystone Cops film, it was one of those moments that was aggravating but knew I'd laugh about later.

With that in mind, here are a few names for your homestead that are funny.

  • Back Achers Farm (Back Acres Farm)
  • Done Roamin
  • Almosta Ranch
  • El Ranch Costa Plente
  • Wits End Farm
  • Dairy Air (heir)
  • Blazing Pitchforks
  • Pushin Up Daisies

A humorous name can be one that incorporates your own name, place or a play on words.

Farm Name Generator

Adjective (optional)
Noun (one or more)
Type (optional)
Color: Red, Green, Golden, Azure, Verde, Silver, etc.
wild animal: beaver, bear, fox, deer,stag, mustang, peasant, quail, Buffalo, Wolf, Bison, Kangaroo, Koala, Dingo
Ranch, Farm, Homestead, Vineyard, Orchard, Grove
Condition: Broken, Wild, Reckless, Restless,
Trees: Elm, Cedar, Oak, Cherry, Pine, Cottonwood, Hickory, Maple, Sycamore, Oak, Coconut
Residence, Cottage, Abode
Climatic: Sunny, Heavenly, Windy, Stormy, Peaceful, Calm, Zephyr, Blustery, Tornado,
Plants: Bracken, Blackberry, Blueberry, Dandelion, Thistle
Parcel, Acres, Roost
Geological: Stony, Rocky,
Water: Lake, Creek, Brook, Stream, River, Bank, Inlet, Cove, Bay, Ocean, Sea
View, Vista
Emotions: Happy, Joyful, Blessed,
Ridge, Crest, Rise, Hill, Butte, Hillock, Hogback
Place, Palace, Mansion
Lower, Higher, Middle, End, First, Corner
Birds:Eagle, Hawk, Dove, Peregrine, Hummingbird, Buzzard,
Casa, Shack, Shed, Barn

How to Use the Farm Name Generator

Above is a table that you can use to help you generate a name. Starting in the left column choose a word. For this example let's use the word, stony.

In the middle column choose one or more words, let's use, creek.

From the final column let's use the word, view.

stony + creek + view

Congratulations, you've named your farm.

This is just an idea of how you can select words and join them together to form something that is personal to your farm. You also don't have to use all of the columns. How about Tumbleweed Hill Farm? You're only limited by your own imagination. Try a few combinations until you think, 'that's a good one.' Jot it down, and make another until you get a good list.

Horse Farm Names
Horse Farm Names | Source

Horse Farm Names

If your farm or ranch is predominately related to the raising of horses or associated with horses, a name reflecting that is a good idea. Your place doesn't even have to be a farm; you could be looking for horse business names for a riding stable or perhaps you are a supplier of riding paraphernalia.

  • The Golden Horse Ranch
  • Rocking Horse Farm
  • Freckled Fanny Farm
  • New Heights
  • Stable View
  • Broken Spur
  • Dreamweaver
  • White Horse Ranch
  • Flying Hooves
  • Pegasus Ranch

How to Register a Farm Name

To begin with, you will need to see if the farm name you have chosen is already in use in your state. If you're in the USA you can check online for the forms. This is handled by your state. To find the correct department, contact the secretary of (insert your state's name) followed by business forms or corporation names.

If you're in a different country, search for registering a business and you should be able to file online.

This will also tell you the costs, and the time frame for renewal.

Although you may not think this is an avenue to go down, speak with an accountant, it could be in your best financial interest to run your farm as a business and not just as a home.

Have a Farm Naming Party

If you can't come up with a suitable name yourself, ask for help. Have a brainstorming session with family and friends. Invite everyone over and turn this party or barbecue into a 'Name the Farm' Party.

Let everyone throw their ideas into an old milk jug, feed sack, or another farm-related receptacle. The reason for gathering everyone together is it encourages others to contribute. It will also give you better results. If you understand how a mastermind group works, this is the same thing. Ideas and names will come out you hadn't thought of before. Having everyone together for a 'farm naming party' you will reap more possible names than you can think of by yourself. Make sure to provide everyone with enough writing material.

Let the kids get involved as well because their imaginations are often less inhibited than an adult's and they may come up with a little gem.

Other Things to Consider

Choose your name carefully and think if you might be changing the product of your farm. For example, if your farm raises pigs and you've called it 'Makin Bacon' that isn't going to suit your farm if you begin to sell eggs, honey, or vegetables. You don't want to limit your market by choosing a name for your ranch that is too specific.

How easy is it to say? If you're combining two words together does it sound right? Is the name going to be confusing for others? If it is a humorous name, is it lewd with the possibility of offending someone? Don't forget that you are promoting your farm as a business and as such should be a suitable name.

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Can You Suggest a Farm Name?

Since publishing this article I have had several people contact me asking for help to name their farms, ranches and homesteads. As I mentioned in this article, brainstorming is a great way to get more names in the hopper and will offer a wider variety of choices.

Therefore, when I get asked a question about a name, I would like to throw it out there for other readers to suggest names. You can do this in the question section below. If after reading about the person's farm, you can come up with a unique name, please share it with us. Let's make this interactive!

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

Questions & Answers

  • My farm caters to all types of farming. Do you have any suggestions for a name?

    I suggest using either a name associated with your area or your surname. In your situation, you don't want to be too specific to a type of farming. I suggest a name such as 'Green Valley Farm' or ' Mountain View Farm.'

  • Our farm is 24 acres and will have horses, chickens, donkeys, and goats. It's in Hawaii, on a cliff, overlooking the ocean. We feel very blessed and are in heaven. Do you have any suggestions for a name?

    I can think of a few things to incorporate in a name. I would suggest you use a Hawaiian word meaning blessed, paradise, or loved. In this case, I would forget about giving it a name associated with the animals you may be keeping. I would concentrate more on the view, location, native flora and fauna, and possibly even the history of the area.

  • Our lake is shaped like an elephants head. We are in Mississippi on 92 acres used for fishing hunting and ATV riding. Any suggestions for a farm name?

    Of course you could call it something related to the shape of the lake, such as Elephant Head Ranch. If it was open to the public, you could call it a resort, ie Elephant Head Resort. However, is it possible to see it from an elevated position, to see the shape of an elephant's head? If not people may wonder why you called it that. Having a 'quirky' name, I think is good, especially for publicity.

    Something else to think about, the shape of lakes change over time. The shape could be maintained with the use of bulldozers etc if you found it necessary.

    If the shape is necessary to work in conjunction with the name, perhaps drone footage showing the shape would be a good idea. This would also give people an idea of the surrounding terrain if they were going to use it for off road vehicles.

    Capitalizing on what makes your place unique, is a great idea.

  • I am racking my brain for a name for my small 1-acre farm. I have goats and rabbits right now, but I will be adding some chickens and a small garden. My small piece of paradise has a huge piece of my heart because six years ago I lost my oldest daughter in a car wreck. My farm was purchased with the settlement money I received. I want something that will be in remembrance of my baby girl Rayshell. What do you think I should name it?

    I am sorry for your loss.

    Have you thought of calling it Rayshell? A name for a farm can be one word. You don't have to have farm, ranch, homestead etc at the end. I think that would be a wonderful name, and a tribute to her.

  • Our little acre farm is nestled in the Napa Valley. Started as a hobby garden and we have slowly become an animal rescue sanctuary as well. Mostly goats. Our first two goats were named Sassy and Cupcake. What would you recommend?

    It sounds a wonderful place. You can be specific, such as your town followed by an animal sanctuary. For example, Calistoga animal rescue and sanctuary. That is general enough to encompass different types of animals.

    However, when you mentioned your first goats, I thought a great name would be, The Sassy Cupcake animal sanctuary. It's so outlandish that people will remember the name and that is always good PR. Everyone would want to know why you called it that and then suddenly, you have an engaged audience who will be willing to adopt or sponsor you.

© 2018 Mary Wickison

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    • Blond Logic profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary Wickison 

      2 days ago from Brazil

      Now that wasn't something I thought of but what a good idea. Let me know when you write it (or them) and tell me what you decided on.

    • Penny Sebring profile image

      Penny Leigh Sebring 

      2 days ago from Fort Collins

      This is a very inclusive article! I'm bookmarking it in case I need a farm name for one of my books or stories.

    • Blond Logic profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary Wickison 

      8 weeks ago from Brazil

      It does sound ideal. There are just a few cautions I would make. Farms evolve and develop and although a farm may currently be having sheep, horses, and chickens that doesn't mean you'll always have those. Since you believe this will be your last move, you want to pick a name that will take you a long time into the future.

      I also have noticed that many people tie their professions or hobbies into a name. In your case you mention photography. Although it sounds like it could be used as part of name, perhaps it shouldn't. If you plan to build a business with clients coming to your farm to use it as a background then by all means use it. However if that doesn't pan out and it becomes a just a hobby do you still want to have your farm named after it?

      Regarding the land being shape like an hourglass, I personally like the sound of Hourglass Farm. It is one that represents the land and would be acceptable by another owner if you do decide to sell.

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      Michelle 

      2 months ago

      We recently purchased a 21 acre farm. It is a multi purpose farm from raising sheep for fiber/wool, horses, chickens..will be selling organic eggs and also starting with aeroponics soon and growing mushrooms. I'm a professional photographer so the farm will also be a backdrop for photgraphy. If you look at the property on the map it is shaped like an hour glass. I have racked my brain coming up with a name that is unique. We are both in our 50's and this is our final place, our reprieve , our serendipity, our utopia. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated .

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      Haroon 

      2 months ago

      I work for a packaging company having alot of land in their factory. We r planning to utilise 1 acre for vegetable farming for factory eatable rather purchasing from outside. We want to name the farm which can attract the employees and give them the feeling of eating something they are growing on their own. Appreciate if you could suggest some creative ideas

    • Blond Logic profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary Wickison 

      2 months ago from Brazil

      Hi Marlene,

      Glad you like the name generator, you can see that it can create a wide range of options. Of course you can add to each section depending on your own farm or homestead's specific situation.

      We also have a brook that runs along one border but ours is seasonal. I do like the name Brookside Farms though.

      Thanks for your comment.

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      2 months ago from USA

      Your farm name generator is the most fantastic tool ever. My husband and I have a brook that runs through the back side of our property and so we named it Brookside Farms. It's simple. But, I may visit your farm name generator to see if we can come up with something more exciting. Thank you for your very valuable information.

    • Blond Logic profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary Wickison 

      2 months ago from Brazil

      A simple name that says your location, and what you do will work best. Indus River Camping or (campground).

    • Blond Logic profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary Wickison 

      2 months ago from Brazil

      I would suggest naming it after a local species of bird. This can then have farm, homestead, haven, hideaway etc at the end.

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      Tundup 

      2 months ago

      Hi I have tourist camping ⛺️ in a valley known as Aryan valley just on the bank of river Indus...I need good and easy name for it

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      vanathishri 

      2 months ago

      i have a farm near bird sanctuary surrounded by paddy . please suggest a name for my beautiful land

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      Colleen 

      2 months ago

      What qualifies a Farm or Homestead?

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      Reyaan 

      3 months ago

      Please chose name for my dairy farm my dairy farm is constructed in agriculture land out side from village

    • Blond Logic profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary Wickison 

      5 months ago from Brazil

      They both sound like ideal names. Very appropriate to your farm's location.

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      Ahmed.alameen77@gmail.com 

      5 months ago

      Hi my farm is at the Hill top,that every body can view from a far,so i want

      to want to name it HORIZONE FARM or CIRCLE FARM

    • Blond Logic profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary Wickison 

      8 months ago from Brazil

      I'm glad you enjoyed it Rajan. A good name makes a farm a home.

      Thanks for reading and the share.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      9 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      A very useful article with great ideas for naming a farm and the farm name generator is a boon. Thank you and I will be saving this article and sharing it too.

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      Jeff Reed 

      10 months ago

      Great article. I have recently bought a farm and was thinking about a name. I am currently renovating the 1950s farmhouse and it is a very demanding job. It will be a year before I actually finish so I have plenty of time to come up with a name.

    • Blond Logic profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary Wickison 

      11 months ago from Brazil

      There are so many names you could choose from. Try to add the 'fresh' or 'farm fresh', healthy, organic, harvest, natural, nature.

      You need to be careful that you don't use the name of an already established business. Check with the trademarks in your country.

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      aakareem 

      11 months ago

      I'm going to start a business in selling organic and natural food. Please help for a store name of organic food.

    • Blond Logic profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary Wickison 

      12 months ago from Brazil

      If not a farm or ranch, how about a homestead or 'patch of paradise'? Even if you don't 'officially' name it, a plaque or sign can add a sense of place and give it character.

      Thanks for your comment.

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      Jo Miller 

      12 months ago from Tennessee

      Our place does not really qualify as a farm or ranch (too small) but I've often thought about naming it.

    • Blond Logic profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary Wickison 

      12 months ago from Brazil

      Hi FlourishAnyway,

      I'm glad you liked it. I enjoyed doing the quiz, it made me stop and think about how important farms are in literature and in television and films. Although there are fewer people now on farms, there is still a longing for the simple farm life.

      Thanks for your comment, have a wonderful week.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      12 months ago from USA

      This was so fun! I have a farm name. Now all I need is a farm! I especially enjoyed that quiz. I wish more people would do well-placed quizzes like this one.

    • Blond Logic profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary Wickison 

      12 months ago from Brazil

      Hi Stephen,

      I'm glad you liked it, I thought that farm name generator would get people thinking. There are so many great names out there and I think it gives a farm personality.

      Great to hear from you, have a great week.

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      Stephen Barnes 

      12 months ago from St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

      Being a city boy I was kind of surprised when I first saw the title of this article. I was thinking ‘is this really an issue, picking a good farm name’? However, it only took a moments thought for me to realize that the farms I visit, or buy fresh produce from all have names, and the ones with the best names are the ones that came to mind first. I was intrigued, and had to read on.

      It was a very entertaining read, I enjoyed it a great deal. I also had a lot of fun with the farm name generator, even though I have no farm to name.

    • Blond Logic profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary Wickison 

      12 months ago from Brazil

      I think the new name has much more personality. I'm sure that story is interesting.

      What's stopping you from naming your place? In the UK, there are homes and cottages with names.

      Thanks for reading, have a wonderful weekend.

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      Bill Holland 

      12 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Our son's farm is called Lost Peacock Creamery...long story involved...they changed it from The Farmstead....I like the new change, and it goes with one of your suggestions. I wish I had a farm to name. :)

      Happy Weekend Mary!

    • Blond Logic profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary Wickison 

      12 months ago from Brazil

      Hi Mary,

      What a lovely name for a farm that would be. It sounds so bright and happy. I imagine she is thrilled with her results.

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      Mary Norton 

      12 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      My niece has started planting fields of sunflowers in our farm and are doing very well that now people call our place the Sunflower Farm.

    • Blond Logic profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary Wickison 

      12 months ago from Brazil

      Hi Louise,

      Living on a farm, I think puts life into perspective. Things that once seemed important are no longer even thought about.

      I'm glad you enjoyed the list.

      Thanks for reading.

    • Blond Logic profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary Wickison 

      12 months ago from Brazil

      Hi Cynthia,

      It sounds like your area is similar to ours. My neighbors give me plants, lemons, soursop and various other plants and in return, they fish in our lake. It is more of a community atmosphere. I think everyone needs to pitch in to keep a community, especially in rural areas together.

      You did well on that quiz, I thought it was rather tricky.

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      Louise Powles 

      12 months ago from Norfolk, England

      I'd love to live on a farm. There's some lovely names there.

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      Cynthia Hoover 

      12 months ago from Newton, West Virginia

      Loved taking the quiz! Scored 100% my husband would have been proud. We actually still watch some of the famous farm shows mentioned! We have yet to name our farm. We have struggled to come up with something fitting simply because we give away or donate rather than sell the crops and eggs we grow. We live in a very poor area, and I prefer to share the wealth so to speak with those in the area that may really appreciate the free eggs and other items we can offer. We farm for the enjoyment rather than any income. Very enjoyable read, and I have a few ideas to name our farm now!

    • Blond Logic profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary Wickison 

      12 months ago from Brazil

      Hi Larry,

      That sounds like a great name. It also sounds like you love fishing, I hope you still get the chance to do some fishing from time to time.

      Great to hear from you, thanks for reading.

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      Larry W Fish 

      12 months ago from Raleigh

      Mary, I don't own a farm. I live in an apartment. I grew up a country boy many years ago and I miss the country life. If I had a farm I would name it,

      Trout Acres.

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