Names for Goats and Sheep as Pets

Black and white goat with tilted head in dry field

Because you may not know where to begin or where to get inspiration, naming and sheep may be a fun, thrilling, and difficult task. Color, distinctive traits, and personality all play a role in deciding on a name for your adorable pet or farm animal. We've compiled many options for you to peruse and choose a name that suits your pet!

Classic Goat and Sheep Names

Goats and sheep have been domesticated for centuries, so naturally, there are plenty of time-tested names for the critters. Here are just a few:

  1. Billy: All male goats are "billy goats"
  2. Nanny: All female goats are "nanny goats"
  3. Billy Goat Gruff: From the famous tale "The Three Billy Goats Gruff"
  4. Pan: Pan, the Greek and Roman god of nature, looked a great deal like a goat
  5. Lambert: A sheep name provided through a Disney short
  6. Wooly: Another Disney sheep name with an obvious provenance
  7. Bo Peep: Though Little Bo Peep lost her sheep, her name is inextricably tied to all sheep for all time.

Silly Goat Names

The word "goat" is terrific for puns, as are goat behaviors (head-butting) and the word for baby goats (kids). Punny names are a lot of fun!

  1. Billy the Kid
  2. Butter
  3. Butt-Head
  4. Buttinsky
  5. Ramsey
  6. Scape Goat
  7. Vincent van Goat
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Silly Sheep Names

The "baa-ing" sound that sheep make provides a great starting point for some punny and funny sheep names. Here are some to consider.

  1. Baaachus
  2. Baaalthazar
  3. Baaarack
  4. Baaa-rbra Anne
  5. Baaarnabas
  6. Baaartholemew
  7. Baaartok

Names Based on Your Pet's Appearance

Sheep and goats are generally all the same hue. Some are gray, brown, or reddish in color, but the majority are white or black. Billy goats have small "beards," and goats have horns. Sheep's fleeces are curly. You could wish to select one of these names based on your pet's looks.

White Sheep and Goats

White sheep and goats can be named for almost anything that's white in color. Snow, milk, and cream are just a few possibilities.

  1. Cloud
  2. Cream
  3. Daisy
  4. Milky, Milky White, or Milky Way
  5. Snowball
  6. Snowflake
  7. Snow White
  8. Snowy

Black Sheep and Goats

Because black sheep and goats are exceptionally attractive, it seems appropriate to call them after their color. There are several black objects in nature, but here are a few examples.

  1. Licorice
  2. Midnight
  3. Shadow
  4. Smokey
  5. Stormy

Brown or Tan Sheep and Goats

It's incredible how many pets are named after meals, particularly those that are brown or tan in hue. Here are a few of the numerous "brown food" names that may be appropriate for your pet, as well as a couple of additional possibilities for good measure.

  1. Amber
  2. Brownie
  3. Caramel
  4. Cinnamon
  5. Cocoa
  6. Coffee
  7. Latte
  8. Mocha
  9. Sandy
  10. Toffee

Sheep With Curly Fleeces

Pretty much all sheep have soft curly fleeces, so it makes sense to choose a name that reflects their most important feature. Here are some ideas to consider.

  1. Curly
  2. Cuddles
  3. Fluffy
  4. Fluffers
  5. Fuzzy

Goats With Horns and/or Beards

Do the horns and beards of goats remind you of the devil? If that's the case, you're not alone. Many portrayals of the devil, as well as legends and paintings, depict him as a hybrid between a human and a goat. Pet names with devil references aren't for everyone, but they're certainly unique and fashionable. Here are a handful, as well as several more horn and beard-related options.

  1. Dumbledore
  2. Faun
  3. Gandalf
  4. Mephistopheles (or Lucifer)
  5. Satyr
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