Best goose names - Two gray geese walking on grass side by side

Are you planning to adopt a goose to your farm or backyard? If so, you’ll need a fitting name for your new feathered pal. Here is a list of 200+ best goose names for your pet bird.

From classic to unique options, this list will give you plenty of ideas for naming your new feathered friend. Whether you’re looking for a name inspired by nature, pop culture, or something more creative, we have it!

Goose facts

According to science, geese were domesticated in China as early as 7,000 years ago. That means the goose was the first domesticated bird. It was kept by humans even before chickens!

Since geese and humans share a long history, geese hold a special meaning in many cultures. They represent loyalty, courage, and strength. The ancient Egyptian Earth god Geb was depicted with a goose on top of his head. 

With such an illustrious history behind them, it’s no wonder people feel inspired to give their feathered friends meaningful names!

Female goose names

Are you looking for the perfect name for your girl goose?

One fitting option is Daisy. This sweet and natural name perfectly captures the gentle nature of geese. 

Another choice is Gigi, which has a playful and fun sound that matches the delightful personality of geese. 

If you’re looking for something more regal, consider naming your goose Queenie. This name is elegant and sophisticated, just like these majestic birds.

  • Ally
  • Anna
  • Annie
  • Chloe
  • Daisy
  • Elsa
  • Fanny
  • Frida
  • Gladys
  • Gigi
  • Ginger
  • Goldie
  • Greta
  • Hannah
  • Henny
  • Holly
  • Isabella
  • Jenny
  • Lavender
  • Louisa
  • Martha
  • Mathilda
  • Nina
  • Opal
  • Phoebe
  • Piper
  • Rose
  • Sally
  • Queenie
  • Wendy
  • Willow

Male goose names

Are you on the hunt for the perfect name for your boy goose?

We have compiled a list of some creative monikers to make your gander stand out from the flock. Naming your feathered friend is not only fun, but it can also help you bond with them.

A goose spreading its wings on a shore

First up on our list is Gandalf, after the wise and powerful wizard from The Lord of the Rings. This name would be perfect for a majestic-looking goose with white feathers. 

Next, we have Hank, a playful moniker that suits any goofy and silly goose. 

For fans of classic literature, Atticus (after Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird) is an option for a dignified and noble bird.

  • Arnie
  • Atticus
  • Ben
  • Bruce
  • Earl
  • Frans
  • Fred
  • Gabriel
  • Gandalf
  • Gareth
  • Gary
  • Gavin
  • George
  • Gilbert
  • Gus
  • Hank
  • Hans
  • Icarus
  • Jonah
  • Louis
  • Martin
  • Maverick
  • Ollie
  • Percy
  • Petey
  • Ralph
  • Rowley
  • Ryan
  • Storm
  • Thomas
  • William

Gender-neutral goose names

A white goose spreading its wings in snow

There are many cute male and female goose names to consider. But you don’t always want to be gender-specific when naming your pet. If so, try these unisex goose names!

One of my favorite picks is Haneul, a gender-neutral Korean name that means ”sky”. What a perfect option for a goose joining a migrating flock!

Arden”Valley of the eagle” (English)
Gaia”Earth” (Greek)
GriffinA mythical creature that is half a lion and half an eagle.
Haneul”Sky” (Korean)
Hao”Good” (Vietnamese)
Hayden”Hayfield” (Old English)
Jin”Gold” (Chinese)
PaxMeans ”peace” in Latin.
PhoenixA mythical bird that rises from the ashes.
Xian”Flying like a bird” (Chinese)

Funny goose names

Are you tired of boring pet names for your feathered friends? Do you want to give your goose a name that will make people smile? Look no further than these funny and punny goose names!

A goose covering its face with a wing

First up, we have Honk-a-Doodle-Doo. This punny play on words will have everyone cracking up whenever they hear it.

Next on the list is Goose Wayne. Your bird may not be able to fight crime like Batman, but they’ll definitely look cool strutting around with this name. And who knows, maybe they’ll even inspire some heroism in their fellow geese.

  • Early Bird
  • Errol
  • Excalibird
  • Featherbutt
  • Floaty
  • Flocky
  • Goofey
  • Honker
  • Paddle
  • PanAm
  • Waddle

Goose pun names

  • Goose Berry
  • Goose Bumps
  • Goose Wayne
  • Honk-a-Doodle-Doo
  • Honk Azaria
  • Honk Kong
  • Honky Tonk
  • James Pond
  • Nymphadora Honks
  • Ryan Gosling
  • Tom Honks

Cute goose names

If you’re a proud owner of a pet goose, here are some charming name ideas for your unique bird:

  • Birdie
  • Brownie
  • Dusty
  • Feathers
  • Lucky
  • Muffin
  • Pixie
  • Pretzel
  • Sunny
  • Sweetpea
  • Sweety
  • Waddles

Baby goose names

Geese are magnificent birds that humans have kept for thousands of years. But all great stories have a small beginning! Consider these adorable names for your tiny gosling:

  • Chica
  • Chico
  • Chickpea
  • Chirp
  • Fluffy
  • Golly
  • GooGoo
  • Pearl
  • PePe
  • Pigeon
  • Puffy
  • Tweety

Famous goose names

A surprised white goose with a golden egg

Geese are often associated with abundance and prosperity. This association might have something to do with Aesop’s Fable ”The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs”. The story warns against greed and destroying valuable resources.

GollyA gander in the 2006 movie Charlotte’s Web. Gussy’s mate.
GussyA female goose in Charlotte’s Web.
GwenA goose in the book Charlotte’s Web.
JeffreyA gosling and Gwen’s son in Charlotte’s Web.
The Golden GooseA fairy tale about a golden goose by the Brothers Grimm.
The Wawa GooseA 28 ft (8,5 m) tall goose landmark in Wawa town in Ontario, Canada.

Fly Away Home goose names

Fly Away Home is a 1996 family drama film. The movie is also known for the titles Flying Wild and Father Goose.

A 13-year-old girl Amy Alden moves from New Zealand to Canada to live with her father and his girlfriend. She finds 16 abandoned goose eggs and keeps the goslings as pets.

Amy and her father teach the geese to fly using an ultralight aircraft. The goal is to get the Canadian geese to migrate south and return to the farm yearly.

These are the names of the goslings (or some of them) in Fly Away Home:

GrubbyLoves mud.
IgorWas born with a limp. The main character among the geese.
Long JohnThe leader of the flock.

If you enjoy heartwarming, family-friendly entertainment and fluffy baby birds, you’ll love Fly Away Home. But don’t watch it without a pack of tissues!

Cartoon goose names

Gandy Goose: The Terrytoons character appeared in 54 cartoons from 1938 to 1955.

Disney goose names

Abigail and Amelia GabbleBonnet-wearing geese in the 1970 Disney film The Aristocats.
Gladstone GanderA lucky and lazy cartoon goose from Disney. Donald Duck’s cousin and rival. Shows up in the 2017 edition of DuckTales.
Goose LeeA master of martial arts in Darkwing Duck.
Goosey LooseyA character in the movie Chicken Little.
Gus GooseDonald Duck’s lazy and hungry cousin. Grandma Duck’s farm hand.
Honker MuddlefootA shy and smart goose in Disney’s Darkwing Duck.
LucyA goose in the 1961 Disney film One Hundred and One Dalmatians.
Sara BellumA scientist in Disney’s Darkwing Duck.
Uncle WaldoAbigail and Amelia Gabble’s uncle in The Aristocats.
Vacation Van HonkA character in DuckTales.

Goose names in The Wonderful Adventures of Nils

The anime series The Wonderful Adventures of Nils was one of my favorites as a kid. It is an adaptation of the Swedish author Selma Lagerlöf’s 1906 novel with the same title.

The protagonist of the series is Nils Holgersson, a selfish teenage boy. A tomte (a gnome-like creature) transforms him into a little miniature tomte. Nils joins a flock of wild geese with his pet hamster and a domestic goose Morten.

Captain AkkaThe matriarch of the wild geese. An old and wise goose.
GunnarA stern and serious goose. Falls in love with Ingrid, which loosens him up.
GustaA grumpy wild goose.
IngridA charming female goose. Gets captured by Smirre the fox and falls in love with Gunnar.
MortenA domestic goose that belonged to Nils’s family’s farm. Nils escapes from the farm flying on Morten’s back.

Goose pair names

Two Canadian geese flying side by side above water

Why stop at just one name when you can get two? Many people love to give their geese pair names that go together perfectly. Here are some adorable monikers for goose duos or couples:

  • Abigail and Amelia
  • Fluffy and Puffy
  • Goldie and Silver
  • Golly and Gussy
  • Griffin and Phoenix
  • Halley and Hayden
  • Hansel and Gretel
  • Jade and Jin
  • Martha and Martin
  • Romeo and Juliet

Good goose names

  • Albie
  • April
  • August
  • Autumn
  • Bailey
  • Cleo
  • Domino
  • Dove
  • Gaga
  • Gamma
  • Garuda
  • Gobbles
  • Harley
  • June
  • Maple
  • Marcie
  • Merlin
  • Oreo
  • Orly
  • Pebbles
  • Pidgeot
  • Pixy
  • Rainy
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Wind

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