A Guide to Choosing the Best Farm Names

Updated on April 8, 2018
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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. Although I will suggest some names, I will also be showing 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
  • Oak Glen
  • 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 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 which 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
  • 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
  • Hidden Spring
  • Spring Mount
  • Brookside
  • Brook Haven
  • Broken Brook
  • Crooked Creek
  • Lost Cove
  • 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

A humorous name can be one which 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.

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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      • Blond Logic profile image
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        Mary Wickison 12 days 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 days ago from Tennessee

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

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        Mary Wickison 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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.

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        Mary Wickison 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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.

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        Mary Wickison 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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!

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        Mary Wickison 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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.

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        Mary Wickison 2 weeks 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.

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        Mary Wickison 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago from Norfolk, England

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

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        Cynthia Hoover 2 weeks 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!

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        Mary Wickison 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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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