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List of Old West Names

The Wild West is an icon era in American History. The Old West name list is populated with hundreds of names from the 1850's through the 1890's. While the actual period is generally considered as starting earlier, the most thorough available list of names is of Civil War veterans. The resulting names capture the era of settling the high plains and Rocky Mountain states including the gun fights, gold and silver rushes, and the mythology of lawlessness.

The list is useful for finding historically accurate names for character concepts in fictional works, scripts or for Wild West games. It also contains many interesting names, which have fallen out of favor over time if you are looking for a unique name for baby.