Do you need a name for your pet goat or even a herd?
Explore our list of 240+ best goat names! Whether you’re a proud owner of these adorable creatures or an animal lover seeking inspiration, we’ve got you covered.
Grab your imagination by the horns and explore pun-tastic wordplay, charming personalities, and everything in between!
The goat was one of the first domesticated animals after the dog. Goats were domesticated as early as 10,000 years ago.
Goats and sheep are closely related, but goats are more curious and independent than sheep.
According to National Geographic, goats are some of the quirkiest farm animals. Goats deserve names that are as unique and lively as these animals themselves.
Cute goat names
If your goat is known for being playful and constantly getting into trouble, why not give them a mischievous name to match?
How about Biscuit, Pickles, or Snickers? These quirky and fun names will bring a smile to anyone’s face when they meet your little troublemaker.
Want something girly and sweet? Try monikers inspired by nature and flowers, like Daisy, Poppy, or Meadow.
Famous goat names
|Billy the Mountain Goat||The first goat Sheila the Kangaroo talks to in Sheila’s Alp in the Spyro: Year of the Dragon video game.|
|Bobby the Mountain Goat||A character in Sheila’s Alp in Spyro: Year of the Dragon.|
|Demon Itsy||Demon Itsy is a boss in Croc: Legend of the Gobbos. He consists of four small mountain goats that Baron Dante merged into one.|
|Gobo||A goat in the British television series Big Barn Farm.|
|Pete the Mountain Goat||One of the mountain goats in Sheila’s Alp (Spyro: Year of the Dragon).|
|Rasputin||A black-necked goat with the largest horn spread in the world (among goats). Entered Guinness World Records in 2017.|
|Soothsayer||A female goat in Kung Fu Panda 2.|
Disney goat names
The most famous Disney goat is Djali from The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He’s Esmeralda’s loyal and clever companion. Like many goats, Djali has a mischievous personality.
|Djali||Esmeralda’s sidekick in the 1996 animated Disney film The Hunchback of Notre Dame.|
|Jeb||A grumpy goat in the 2004 animated Disney movie Home on the Range.|
|Valentino||Asha’s pet goat in the 2023 animated Disney film Wish.|
Female goat names
One popular approach is to select names that highlight the distinct physical features of your goat.
For instance, if your goat has beautiful brown eyes, you might consider naming her Cocoa or Amber. If she has a striking black coat, Midnight or Ebony could be fitting choices.
Another option is to choose names inspired by nature. Think of the ones like Daisy, Luna, or Willow. These names capture the natural grace and spirit of goats.
- Marja (”Berry” in Finnish)
Buck goat names
Boy goats deserve names that capture their strength, intelligence, and playful nature.
Frodo: For all the Lord of the Rings fans, this name is an excellent choice for a playful and adventurous male goat.
Gandalf: This name fits a billy with an impressive white goatee.
Zeus: Inspired by the king of gods in Greek mythology, this name suits a regal and commanding male goat. With its rich history and association with thunderbolts and lightning, Zeus encapsulates the strength and dominance often found in these animals.
Pun goat names
Which spam protection service do goats use online?
Who do you call when you need to catch a goat?
If you like baaaad jokes and puns like the ones above, you’ll love these funny and punny goat names:
- Baaaart Simpson
- Billy Clinton
- Billy Idol
- Billy the Kid
- Karate Kid
- Nanny McPhee
- Silly Billy
- Vincent Van Goat
Names for a black goat
Mountain goat names
Mountain goats are some of the best climbers in the world. They can access steep cliffs that humans can only dream of.
Mountain-themed names are perfect for mountain goats.
You could name your mountain goat after a famous mountain, such as Everest, Blanc (Mont Blanc is the highest peak of the Alps), or Matterhorn. Or go for a moniker related to rock climbing, such as Boulder.
Another option is to name a mountain goat after their habitat (Alaska, Montana, etc.) or their white coat (Blanche, Snow).
Names that mean goat
These names literally mean ”goat”:
|Aegis||”Young goat” (Greek)||Male|
|Aran||”Wild goat” (Hebrew)||Male|
|Arwa||”Mountain goat” (Arabic)||Female|
|Capella||”Little goat” (Latin)||Female|
|Cheever||”Female goat” (English)||Male|
|Giles||”Small goat” (Greek)||Male|
|Jaala||”Little goat” (Hebrew)||Female|
|Jael||”Mountain goat” (Hebrew)||Female|
|Jahel||”Mountain goat” (Hebrew)||Female|
|Nyala||”Mountain goat” (African)||Female|
Twin goat names
Do you have twin goats or two goats who are best friends?
These goat pair names are perfect for a couple or duo:
- Abigail and Abraham
- Ace and Spade
- Adam and Eve
- Aries and Capricorn
- Boulder and Rocky
- Buck and Doe
- Cliff and Canyon
- Cornelius and Cornelia
- Flora and Florian
- Gideon and Goliath
- Ginger and Ruby
- Gunnar and Gunther
- Ramon and Ramses
- Tom and Jerry
- Windy and Willow
- Zeus and Zenith
Unique goat names
Whether you have a playful Nigerian Dwarf, a majestic Saanen, or any other breed, we’ve got unique names that will make your goat stand out from the herd.
For example, Oinas means ”Aries” in Finnish. Saana is a Finnish girl’s name and an arctic hill in Lapland.
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