Bull Names – 170 Brilliant Ideas

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Do you need bull names for a plush toy, a character, or even a real life bull?

There are lots of places you can look for inspiration, and we’re rounded up all our favourite categories of cool bull names in this article.

Starting with these – 50 of the best bull names of all time:

50 Extremely Good Bull Names

Of course, all bulls are male. Bull is the name for male cattle, and the girls are cows.

Here are 50 strapping male bull names, for every bull from the most macho and self assured, to the most placid and soft-hearted:

  • Alistair
  • Angus
  • Anthony
  • Arnold
  • Beck
  • Beethoven
  • Bones
  • Boris
  • Bouffalant
  • Casanova
  • Cupid
  • Derek
  • Dexter
  • Dion
  • Dozer
  • Eddie(bull)
  • Eros
  • Everest
  • Ferdinand
  • Fintan
  • Forrest
  • Guapo
  • Hank
  • Herbie
  • Homer
  • Ignatius
  • Irving
  • Ivan
  • Jordan
  • Kevin
  • Knut
  • Mahler
  • Maquina
  • Marcus
  • Mr Darcy
  • Neil
  • Oran
  • Paris
  • Rhett
  • Rocket
  • Romeo
  • Samson
  • Seth
  • Tank
  • Taurus
  • Terry(bull)
  • Tommy
  • Valiente
  • Winkle
  • Wolfgang

Choosing Bull Names

It has to be said that choosing bull names probably isn’t something that many of us are called upon to do in our lifetimes.

Bulls are non-castrated, adult male cattle. Castrated males are called steers, and young cattle are calves.

Most bulls are eventually destined to become beef. But, some are kept to father the next generation of calves. And others are kept for bullfighting or bull riding.

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Bulls have important cultural significance for lots of people too. In Hinduism, the god Shiva rides on a bull called Nandi.

And the Pamplona bull run in Spain is an internationally famous spectacle, in which runners try to keep ahead of a herd of bulls running a course through the town’s streets.

Generally though, not a lot of bulls reach the point of needing a name.

So, if you’re in the position of needing to name a real life bull, you’re very lucky! And you’ll probably be thinking hard about doing it justice.

If you don’t have a real bull, you might still need a bull name for a bull plush toy, or a character in a book, painting or illustration.

Whatever the reason, we’ve still got over 100 excellent ideas to come!

Strong Bull Names

Bulls can weigh more than 2,000 pounds, and need to be handled with extreme caution.

Here are some fitting bull names that reflect their awesome strength:

  • Apollo
  • Ares
  • Atlas
  • Balor
  • Dante
  • Drax
  • Freyr
  • Gladiator
  • Gogmagog
  • Goliath
  • Hercules
  • Hodor
  • Hulk
  • Jupiter
  • Kratos
  • Lucifer
  • Mars
  • Mercury
  • Mountain
  • Odin
  • Orion
  • Rock
  • Samurai
  • Tank
  • Tartarus
  • Thanos
  • Thor
  • Titan
  • Vulcan
  • Zeus

Popular Bull Names

Increasingly, people like to give animal human names.

May be you’d like to do it too? Here are 30 of the most popular boys names from 2020, according to the Social Security Administration, to inspire you:

  • Aiden
  • Alexander
  • Benjamin
  • Daniel
  • David
  • Elijah
  • Ethan
  • Henry
  • Jack
  • Jackson
  • Jacob
  • James
  • John
  • Joseph
  • Levi
  • Liam
  • Logan
  • Lucas
  • Mason
  • Mateo
  • Matthew
  • Michael
  • Noah
  • Oliver
  • Owen
  • Samuel
  • Sebastian
  • Theodore
  • William
  • Wyatt

Bull Names With Meaning

If no bull names just ‘leap out’ at you then perhaps you’ll be more inspired by one of these unusual bull names with a fitting meaning:

  • Ajakara (an Indian name meaning ‘protector of cattle’)
  • Apis (a bull from Egyptian mythology)
  • Arsabhi (an Indian name meaning ‘like a bull’)
  • Bipi kane (Hawaiian for bull)
  • Bovem (Latin for bull)
  • Byk (Polish for bull)
  • Ehi (Igbo for bull)
  • Dume (and African name meaning ‘the bull’)
  • Farley (a Celtic name meaning ‘from the bull pasture’)
  • Farlow (English equivalent of Farley)
  • Garga (an Indian name meaning ‘bull’)
  • Goraj (a name in Sanskrit and Hindi meaning ‘bull’)
  • Govrish (a Sanskrit name meaning ‘excellent bull’)
  • Hotuaekhaashtait (a Cheyenne Native American name meaning ‘tall bull’)
  • Naut (Icelandic for bull)
  • Njau (a African Kikuyu name meaning ‘young bull’)
  • Otoahhastis (a Native American name meaning ‘tall bull’)
  • Otoahnacto (a Native American name meaning ‘bull bear’)
  • Sringi (a Sanskrit name meaning ‘the bull’)
  • Stier (German for bull)
  • Tarbh (Gaelic for bull)
  • Tatanka (a Native American name meaning ‘bull buffalo’)
  • Taurean (meaning ‘bull-like’)
  • Taureau (French for bull)
  • Tavaga (a Hindi name meaning ‘strong bull’)
  • Toro (Fillipino for bull)
  • Virbovo (Esperanto for bull)

Bull Riders’ Names

Our final category of bull names is inspired by bull riders.

Bull riding sports have existed all over the world since ancient times.

The best known variant in the United States today is the rodeo sport of trying to stay on a bucking bull for 8 seconds, whilst holding on with only one hand.

It’s a controversial and dangerous sport, but one that is very lucrative for the top riders.

These bull riders’ names all pay tribute to the last 30 recipients of the Professional Bull Riders’ Ring of Honor:

  • Berger
  • Bernard
  • Bolin
  • Carrillo
  • Coleman
  • Custer
  • Del Vecchio
  • Dightman
  • Dunn
  • Flynn
  • Fournier
  • Gaffney
  • Hart
  • Leffew
  • Lyne
  • Marchi
  • McBride
  • Moraes
  • Nafzger
  • Porter
  • Sampson
  • Sankey
  • Semas
  • Sharp
  • Shivers
  • Snyder
  • Steiner
  • Thurman
  • Washburn
  • White

What’s Your Favorite Bull Name?

Ultimately, your opinion on good bull names will boil down to your own personal taste, and what kind of statement you’d like to make.

We’d love to hear what name you choose though – let us know in the comments box down below!

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