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Goat Names That Are Bleatin’ Maaaarvelous for Baby and Pet Goats [137+!]

Inquisitive, intelligent, and friendly – goats are definitely creatures that need great names! They’ll respond to their name when you call them in for food or milking, so what better name to call out across the paddock than Snap, Crackle, Pop, or Gilbert Goatfried? Give your neighbors something to smile about!

What to name your goat? Here are over a hundred cute and funny goat names, including punny goat names, girl and boy goat names, unique goat names, and goat names from movies.

Let’s go!

Cute and Funny Goat Names


Celebrity Punny Goat Names

  • Gilbert Goatfried
  • Billy the Kid
  • Amy VanderGoat
  • Baaabra Streisand
  • Hall and Goates (musicians)
  • Goatis Redding (musician)
  • Maaaadonna
  • Lamb-borghini (I know, goats have kids and sheep have lambs, but it’s cute, right? Hubby came up with this name when our Dorper sheep arrived yesterday. Check out how cute they are below!)
amber and rambo the ram dorper sheep
This is my girl, Amber, and our ram, Rambo! They’re Dorper sheep – I know, a little inappropriate for a goat-name article, but I just had to show you these two!

Old-Fashioned Goat Names

  • William (“Billy,” of course, as a nickname)
  • Bertha
  • Mabel
  • June
  • Gertrude
  • Daisy
  • Matilda
  • George
  • Nanny
  • Heidi

Sweet Goat Names

Goats can be very sweet. Why not honor this characteristic with a cute goat name, like:

  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Molasses
  • Taffy
  • Mocha
  • Candi
  • Sugar

Inquisitive Goat Names

Natural explorers that they are, how about honoring your goats with . . . 

  • (Sir Edmund) Hilary
  • Lewis
  • Clark
  • Marco
  • Polo
  • Columbus

Goat Meat Names + Cheese

Just like many great chicken names based on their meat dishes – goats have plenty too!

  • Chevon
  • Mutton
  • Curry
  • Capretto
  • Kid
  • Cabrito
  • Mouton
  • Stew
  • Jerky
  • Chevre
  • Biryani
  • Kashi
  • Sukuti (a kind of goat jerky)
  • Sekuwa
  • Cachupa
  • Korma
  • Tandoori

Herbal Goat Names

Raising milk goats? If you also love goat cheese, you might enjoy this recipe. It’s also the inspiration for some great herb-style names, such as:

Goat Names for Twins and Pairs

  • Spic N’Span
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Chipper and Shredder (great for those goats who are munching on vegetation)
  • Snap, Crackle, and Pop (okay, that’s three goats, but we couldn’t resist)

Names That Mean Goat

  • Chevre (French)
  • Geitur (Iceland)
  • Capra (Italian)
  • Poli (Africa)
  • Imbuzi (Africa)
  • Koati (Maori – New Zealand)
  • Bok (Dutch)
  • Puc (Irish)
  • Taish (Hebrew)

Pretty Girl Goat Names

Some females have such sparkly personalities! This made us think of:

  • Diamond
  • Pearl
  • Ruby
  • Emerald
  • Sapphire
  • And, for fun, how about “Zirconia”!

Funny Goat Names

With their goofy personalities, goats are naturals for funny names. Here are some fun ones:

  • Whiskers
  • Goatya (like got ya 😀 – thanks to Ben!)
  • Pokey
  • Peanut
  • Skippy
  • Nibbles
  • Cupcake
  • Snowball
  • Pickles
  • Pippi
  • Oat-is
  • Tippy
  • Peaches
  • Bob
  • Dave
  • Kevin
  • Punkin
  • Checkers
  • Chonky
  • Sunny
  • Patches
  • Sparky
  • Nugget
  • Blackie
  • Juniper
  • Larry, Curly, and Moe (but your goats are probably smarter than those guys)

Military Goat Names

Bossy goat?

  • Commander
  • Sarge
  • Colonel
  • Major

Hawaiian Goat Names

The Big Island of Hawaii has loads of wild goats, roaming the mountains. Why not give your herd Hawaiian names, such as:

  • Ulu
  • Hula
  • Ikaika
  • Kai
  • Mauka
  • Makai
  • Kai
  • Puna
  • Luna
  • Lani
  • Hui

Royal Goat Names

Noble creatures, your goat may need a hoity-toity name, like:

  • Queenie
  • Princess
  • Duke
  • King
  • Duchess
  • Lady
  • Lord

Maybe your goat isn’t fancy. Serf (and Turf)? 

Goat Names From Movies and TV

70’s television shows are, to this day, much-beloved. That brings us to:

  • Elly Mae
  • Billy Goat Gruff
  • Jethro
  • Mr. Drysdale
  • Gunter the Goat
  • Granny
  • Gompers
  • Jed
  • Buddy McBilly
  • And let’s not forget — Miss Jane!

If your goats live in the Wild West, let’s go with:

  • Matt Dillon
  • Festus
  • Doc
  • Miss Kitty

Classic movies are fun, too, for a herd of goats. Can you imagine:

  • Rhett
  • Scarlett
  • Mammy
  • Prissy
  • Ashley
  • Melanie

Help Us Build This Goat Names List!

Did we help? We’ve probably only scratched the surface, but hopefully, we got your brains going. 

We have had fun coming up with this list, and we would love your feedback and additions. Readers, show us what you’ve got!


  • Elle

    Elle is the founder and visionary of Outdoor Happens. She adores wild gardens. Makes sense, considering she's never been very good at fitting into boxes, sticking to neat rows, or following the rules. Elle is a qualified permaculture teacher with a diploma in horticulture and naturopathy. She lives on a farm with cows, sheep, horses, chickens, and a bunch of horses. Passions include herbalism, fermentation, cooking, nature, animals, and reading.


Friday 5th of August 2022

Patrick MaHORNS


Sunday 7th of August 2022

Thank you Audrey!


Saturday 9th of July 2022

Rosie. Star. Sophie and Charlie all very friendly spoiled goats

Shira Wild

Sunday 24th of April 2022

Vincent Van Goat


Sunday 24th of April 2022

Yes! This one's phenomenal :D


Tuesday 18th of May 2021

I have: Hazel and Mocha (Twins) Josie and Jewel (Twins) Elsa Carmel Titus (my blind wether) Rebel Mocha just had twin girls this morning and I’m trying to think of names for them more, too!


Friday 21st of May 2021

Hi Sabrina! Those names are adorable! We got 2 new Lowline cows last month and their names are Pancake and QT - we didn't think of those names, they came with them, but your names made me think of them :) Pancake's mom was Kupcake! Pancake's pregnant and I've been trying to think of a name for the little one already, I'd have to stay in the "cake" trend, I think. Are you going to stay with the "color" trend for your twin girls?

Linda M. Parrish

Sunday 25th of April 2021

I have nine goats Brutus, Ebony and Scooter......males Big momma, Licorice, Sandy, Curly, Oreo and Boots......females


Monday 26th of April 2021

They're awesome names Linda! I especially like Oreo and Boots - does Oreo have the Oreo cookie colors? I love the colors of the Oreo cows (Belted Galloways) - wonder if your goat looks the same :)