Goats and Sheep: Pet Name Ideas

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Goats and sheep make great pets for people who don’t mind watching their pets running, hopping and cloning around. They are adorable and fun to watch when provided with the right space to be themselves.

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Nonetheless, goats and sheep like other pets such as cats and dogs, need names too. You are at the right place if you are looking for names to give to your pet goats and sheep.

Read on to find the perfect name you can call your pet. However, if your pet already has a name, check if it’s name is on among the names listed.

Catchy names for goat and sheep

For centuries, goats and sheep have been comfortably domesticated and would even answer to the names given to them when called. Here are some great name ideas for your pet goats and sheep;

  • Billy: Since all male goats are actually referred to as “billy goats”.
  • Nanny: Since all female goats are actually referred to as “nanny goats”.
  • Lambert: This is a name of a sheep character in Disney movie. Should suit your pet sheep just fine.
  • Pan: Pan is a Roman and Greek god of nature who has the physical features of an actual goat.
  • Billy goat gruff: This names was gotten from a popular story “The three billy goat gruff”. Should suit your pet goat perfectly well.
  • Bo Peep: Even though Little Bo peep couldn’t find her sheep, she would forever remembered with her sheep.
  • Wooly: This is another name fetched from Disney with a nice ring to it. Wooly!

Goat names that would make you smile

The word “goat” is absolutely hilarious when associated with jokes or puns. The first thing that comes to mind is their behavior and looks.

They are in the habit head butting, hopping and running around. These are some cool names to put a smile on your faces;

  • Scape Goat
  • Butt-Head
  • Butter
  • Ramsey
  • Vincent van Goat
  • Buttinsky
  • Billy the Kid

Funny sheep names

You know that sound sheep make? Yes! That “Baaaaa” sound. It could make a good point for some interesting names for your pet sheep. Let’s look at he following shall we?

  • Baaarnabas
  • Baaachus
  • Baaarack (The name is an homage to the former American president Barack Obama)
  • Baaa-rbra Anne
  • Baaartok
  • Baaartholemew
  • Baaalthazar

Goats and sheep names selected based on the color of their furs

Mother Nature has found a way to ensure goats and sheep come in beautiful shades of random colors that could range from brown to gray, white to black, and sometimes, even reddish. Goats are characterized by their horns, while billy goats have some beards.

Sheep, unlike goats, possess curly fleeces. You may want to pick one of the following names, depending on how your pet looks like.


White goats and sheep

When giving your white goats and sheep names, you could connect the names with things that are white in color. It could be anything around you that you feel might have a nice ring to it. Some great names ideas for your pet goats and sheep may be the following;

  • Daisy
  • Snowy
  • Cloud
  • Snow White
  • Snowball
  • Cream
  • Snowflake
  • Milky
  • Milky Way
  • Milky white
  • Sugar

Black goats and sheep

Just as we have cool names for white goats and sheep, we also have amazing names for black goats and sheep.

Make people prefer to have black goats and sheep as pets because of how beautiful and shiny their furs can get. You want to know what’s also cool about having a black goat and sheep? Their names!

  • Smokey
  • Midnight
  • Stormy
  • Shadow
  • Black
  • Jet
  • Licorice

Tan or brown goats and sheep

It’s wonderful how pets are named after foods, mostly foods that are either naturally brown, or brown after making them. Here are some names that anybody can relate to when they hear you call your pet;

  • Mocha
  • Latte
  • Cocoa
  • Coffee
  • Mr. Brown
  • Brown
  • Brownie
  • Sandy
  • Caramel
  • Amber
  • Toffee
  • Cinnamon

Sheep with soft curly fleeces

Naturally, all sheep have soft and curly fleeces. So it would make perfect sense to call them names that explains their obvious features. These are some simple names you may want to consider;

  • Fuzzy
  • Curly
  • Fluffy
  • Cuddles
  • Cotton
  • Cotton balls
  • Fluffers

Goats with beards and/or horns

You must have, at some point, pictured the devil looking like an actual goat. With the long horns, beards, hoofs and tail, making him look like a cross between a man and a goat.

If your imagination does serves you well, then you might want to consider some Devil-related pet names for your goat.

These are some names you might consider if you don’t mind;

  • Faun
  • Satyr
  • Gandalf
  • Lucifer (or Mephistopheles)
  • Dumbledore


When picking a name for your goats and sheep, it may be helpful in taking your time to pick the right name.

Spending time with your pet and studying its patterns before naming them. This may help you pick just the right name based on their personality, and not just their color(s)or appearance.


You may even decide to name them based on what they love to do best, or based on what they love to eat. The point here is not to rush the naming process of your pet goats and sheep.

Do you have any pet goats and sheep? What do you call them? What cute name would you suggest for us? Share with us in the comments.

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