A Hillbilly is a term, often used in a derogative manner, that describes a person living in more rural areas, such as hills and mountains in the United States that are considered to be the origin of where this phrase was created in the first place.
There is a saying that a Hillbilly, or Hill-Bille as some would say, is a free and unfettered citizen who speaks, dresses, and talks as they please, drinks alcohol whenever they can, and fires off their weapon whenever the need seems to arise.
There’s a double-edged stereotype, both in a positive and negative way, as Hillbillies are usually considered self-sufficient and sovereign individuals but also backward and violent, with names such as Wilbur, Trixie, Jim Bob, Lynn, Cooter, and Earl.
Good Hillbilly Names
There are many good names in our generator and in the list below, and I would encourage you to use them as an inspiration to create your own. Try to keep it simple and you will be on the right path.
Now, you can’t say much to her unless you’re ready to taste her wrath and her nasty attitude where no one gets spared as she speaks her mind. So much so, in fact, that she’s already been arrested a couple of times for disturbing the peace.
- Bobbi Jo
- Floyd William
Randy will help you if you’re his dog. And not just any of his dogs but it has to be the first two he got, otherwise he’ll simply deny the service by saying “oh, that dog ain’t gonna hunt.” and leave you as you were.
Female Hillbilly Names
Female Hillbillies are often described as loud and obnoxious but also fearless and tenacious, and are a great stereotype that can enhance any story at hand.
- Peggy Sue
Living in the hills, she’s become a real independent person, although she does like to drink in company more than just by herself. This problem is solved by frequent visits to the nearby town, though it’s only a matter of time before she crashes her truck somewhere as she tends to drive severely intoxicated.
- Mary Ellen
- Patty Sue
If you find yourself at her property, she fires first and asks questions later, and while her aim is rather bad due to constantly having at least a couple of beers in her, the dogs that charge in after are much better at hitting their target.
- Sue Ellen
Male Hillbilly Names
Often described as obnoxious individuals who have no particular care for anyone or anything else unless it directly concerns them, though they will often go out of their way to cause at least a bit of trouble if they can.
- Jimmy James
- Bobby Joe
If anyone can be said to be living in an unimaginable mess, it’s him. His house hasn’t been cleaned for months, maybe even years and the surrounding area looks as if it was abandoned a long time ago. This is also the main reason why he’s almost never home.
- John Boy
Burl won’t shoot you, won’t yell at you, and won’t ask you to calm down. He will simply slowly walk over, look you straight in the eyes, and punch you for whatever you just said that seems to have been an insult, at least to him.
Hillbilly Last Names
Their last names are often so simple that one could easily mistake them for a first name, and this only serves to add confusion in certain situations, though these occasions can prove to be entertaining on their own.
- Anna May
Hillbillies are self-dependant and very self-reliant individuals who are used to rather harsh environments and life in general, albeit they can also be quite intrusive, obnoxious, and prone to mischief, and that makes their personalities fairly polarized. Think about where the character was born and where they live now, how does their daily life look like, what kind of plans they might have, what they like and dislike, and create a name worthy of the stereotype that promises as much controversy and conflict as one can imagine.