We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of Rockabilly baby names for girls and boys from the mid-1950s to the early 1960s rockabilly era that are timeless, southern, and a little bit rock n roll.

 

 

Rockabilly Names for Girls

 

ARLENE

Invented name

 

BETTYLOU

Combination of Betty and Lou

 

BILLIE

“Resolute protector”

 

BONNIE

“Cheerful” or “Pretty”

 

CHARLENE

“Free man”

 

CONNIE

“Steadfast” 

 

DELLA

“Noble” 
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DINAH

“God will judge”

 

DIXIE

“Tenth”

 

DOLLY

“Gift of God” 

 

DOROTHY

“Gift of God”

 

DOTTY

Variation of Dorothy

 

ELLA RAE

Ella, “Completely”
Rae, “Ewe”

 

JACKIE

“Supplanter” 

 

JEAN

“God is gracious”

 

JUDITH

“Women from Judea”

 

KATHLEEN

“Pure”

 

KITTY

“Pure”

 

LAINEY

“Bright shining one”

 

MAEBRY

Invented name

 

MAVIS

“Songbird”

 

MINNIE

“Intellect” 

 

MOLLY

“Bitter”

 

NORMA

“Precept”

 

PATSY

“Noble”

 

PEARL

“Gem”

 

PEGGY SUE

Peggy, “Pearl”
Sue, “Lilly”

 

RAE

“Ewe”

 

RITA

“Pearl” 

 

ROBIN

Bird name

 

ROSIE

Diminutive of Rose

 

RUBY

“Red gemstone”

 

RUTH

“Compassionate friend

 

SADIE

“Princess”

 

SALLY

“Princess”

 

SHIRLEY

“Bright meadow”

 

SUSIE

“Lilly”

 

WANDA

“Wanderer”

 

 

Rockabilly Names for Boys

 

ACE

“Unity”

 

AMOS

“Carried by God”

 

BOBBY

“Bright fame” 

 

BEAU

Handsome

 

BUDDY

Nickname

 

BUTCH

Nickname

 

CASH

Word name

 

CHEVY

Diminutive of Chevalier

 

CLYDE

Scottish river

 

CURTIS

“Courteous”

 

DALE

“Valley”

 

DEAN

“Church official”

 

DUDLEY

“Duddas meadow”

 

DUKE

English rank of nobility

 

DWAYNE

“Swarthy”

 

EARL

English aristocratic title

 

ELROY

“The King”

 

ELVIS

Unknown meaning

 

FRANKIE

Diminutive of Frank

 

GARY

“Spearman”

 

HANK

“Estate ruler”

 

JAMES

“Supplanter”

 

JARVIS

“Spear”

 

JOHNNY

“God is Gracious” 

 

KIT

English diminutive of Christoper

 

LARK

Bird name

 

LEE

“Meadow”

 

LEROY

“The king”

 

LESTER

English place name

 

MELVIN

“Council protector”

 

ORBISON

English surname

 

ORTIZ

“Son of Orti”

 

RANDALL

“Shield wolf”

 

REX

“King”

 

RHODES

Possible variation of the Greek island name Rhodos

 

ROY

“Red-haired”

 

VANCE

“Dweller by the marsh”

 

WILLIAM

“Resolute protector”