A Guide to Choosing the Best Farm Names
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.
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
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
- Brook Haven
- Broken Brook
- Crooked Creek
- Lost Cove Homestead
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 to keeping your sanity. 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
Noun (one or more)
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, Plantation
Condition: Broken, Wild, Reckless, Restless, Lazy
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
Emotions: Happy, Joyful, Blessed, Grateful
Ridge, Crest, Rise, Hill, Butte, Hillock, Hogback, Bluff
Place, Palace, Mansion, Castle
Lower, Higher, Middle, End, First, Corner
Birds:Eagle, Hawk, Dove, Peregrine, Hummingbird, Buzzard,Crow
Casa, Shack, Shed, Barn, Patch
How to Use the Farm Name Generator
Use the table above 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.
When you have several, don't decide immediately. It's best to leave it for a time and look at it with fresh eyes to see if you still love it.
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
- White Horse Ranch
- Flying Hooves
- Pegasus Ranch
How to Register a Farm Name
To begin with, you'll need to see if the 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 or hobby farm.
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 them over for a party or barbecue and call it 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. If they are local, they may know the history of your area and think up a name related to that. Also ask for names in another language that could be used as part of the name. Spanish, French, and Indian names may be suitable if applicable to the area you live in.
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.'Helpful 70
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.Helpful 57
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.Helpful 38
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.Helpful 38
I'm trying to name my homestead with the word willow in it. Any suggestions?
How about Willow Way, Willow Farm, Wild Willow Homestead, Willow View, Willow Tree Farm.
They are also called sallows so you could use that in the name. Or even catkin, such as Catkin View Farm. If you know the type of willow, you can use that as well.
Such as The White Willow Homestead or Weeping Willow Hollow.
Add words related to willow and then use farm, view, homestead, ranch, hollow etc until you find a combination that you think, 'that works'.
Sometimes it's best to leave your idea for a few days and then come back and see if you still love it.Helpful 3
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