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250+ Epic Deer Names for Pets or Wild Deer

Are you looking for epic deer names for pets or the wild deer you see in your backyard? Check out this list of 250+ remarkably-fun names for any doe, buck, or majestic backyard creature. From Axel to Zenith, these deer names can make your deer feel special!

Our Favorite Deer Names for Pets and Wild Deer

While many people rely on classic names like Bambi and Bucky for their pet or wild deer, there are plenty of other options to choose from and contemplate! 

Our deer name list is perfect for pet deer or deer farms with does or bucks. (Male deer get called bucks. Female deer get called does.)

With that in mind, you’ll also want to consider your deer’s personality and appearance to make the right naming choice.

Here are some of the best pet deer names to choose from and consider!

Choosing the best deer names for pets has a lot to do with your deer’s personality. Some deer are friendlier than others – and some are aloof and shy. Others eagerly approach as soon as they see you with a snack in hand! These two cute deer couldn’t help but inquire about lunch. Or – maybe just a handful of treats!

Names for Pet Deer

Want a pet deer name? Look no further! Here are some great options for naming your new furry friend. Whether you’re looking for something unique or traditional, these will help. For sure!

  • Beauty
  • Blessed
  • Bubba
  • Bucky
  • Buckzilla
  • Cainy
  • Ceren
  • Devin
  • Dorcas
  • Droopy
  • Freckles
  • Gabriella
  • Goodness
  • Goodiva
  • Goody
  • Gracie
  • Hope
  • Isabella
  • Ivan
  • Ivandoe
  • Ivanlee
  • Ivanova
  • Ivette
  • Ivey
  • JayneDoe
  • Josie
  • Konk
  • Lucky
  • Lucky Ivan
  • Mary
  • Milagro
  • Miracle
  • Mr. November
  • Navi
  • Neena
  • Peace
  • Powerball
  • Precious
  • Promise
  • Raindeer
  • Rainy
  • Rashu
  • Samara
  • Serendipity
  • Serenity
  • Skivan
  • Splitter
  • Stormy
  • Sunshine
  • Toru
  • Velvet
  • Willow
  • Wonder
  • Zoe

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Famous Deer Names

What’s in a name? For deer, quite a lot. These animals are known by many names worldwide, reflecting their importance in mythology and culture. Here are some famous deer names to consider. 

  • Faline
  • Gurrie
  • Sven
  • Geno
  • Dancer
  • Thrasher
  • Holly
  • Rudolph
  • Melvin
  • Robbie the Reindeer
  • Max
  • Aunt Ena
  • Buff
  • Comet
  • Mena
  • Didi
  • Ronno
  • Dasher
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Girl Deer Names

Do you ever spend hours thinking of the perfect name for your new pet? Well, if you’re looking for a unique and beautiful name for a girl deer, look no further. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best names for female deer out there.

Whether you’re looking for something sweet and delicate or powerful, we’re about to start an epic brainstorming session. So read on to find the perfect name for your new BFF!

  • Alma
  • Artemis
  • Ayala
  • Celesta
  • Celeste
  • Ceren
  • Dahlia
  • Dawn
  • Dorcas
  • Elain
  • Fauna
  • Gabriella
  • Grace
  • Imoen
  • Jane
  • Jane Doe
  • Lily
  • Lucy
  • May
  • Prima
  • Rasha
  • Rose
  • Samara
  • Sarah
  • Tabby
  • Tabitha
  • Thalia
  • Wendy
  • Willow
  • Zibia
We think whitetail deer make excellent pets. And farm animals! They have other benefits, too. They survive in most climates throughout the US. From the cold shores of Maine to the southern banks of Florida. The whitetail fawns are also adorable and add uniqueness to your farm and homestead. Choosing the best deer names for pets is just a fun bonus! (We think Bambi would be the best name for this adorable doe!)

Boy Deer Names

When naming their bucks, deer parents can be creative. Names can range from Buck to something more unique, like Captain. While there is no definitive list of buck names, we’ve compiled some of our favorites.

  • Ajantis
  • Ayal
  • Blaise
  • Bruiser
  • Buckzilla
  • Buster
  • Captain
  • Darby
  • Derland
  • Devin
  • Ghost
  • Homeboy
  • Huntley
  • Lucky
  • Maximus
  • Moose
  • Oscar
  • Roe
  • Rohan
  • Roscoe
  • Tex
  • Thor
  • Toro
  • Whopper
  • Zeus
These mighty bucks are lounging and relaxing on their farm. Look at those impressive antlers! Choosing deer names for pets is easy when you get to know your deer. And – deer farming has tons of benefits! We also read that red deer have a higher profit potential than comparable beef cattle. We think deer farms are underrated!

Baby Deer Names

From Ash to Willow, there are plenty of elegant names to choose from when looking for good baby deer names. Here are some others.

  • Ash
  • Bambi
  • Buttercup
  • Hope
  • Lucky
  • Precious
  • Love
  • Squirt
  • Wonder
  • Miracle
  • Willow

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Cute Deer Names

Want an adorable name for your new pet deer? Check out this list of cute deer names! From Bambi to Fawn, there are plenty of options to choose from and contemplate. So get inspired and give your furry friend the perfect name!

  • Abie
  • Bambi
  • Buttercup
  • Cainy
  • Crown
  • Dancer
  • Dasher
  • Fawn
  • Freckles
  • Goody
  • Hollywood
  • Hurricane
  • Isabella
  • Limpy
  • Lucy
  • Milagro
  • Miracle
  • Peace
  • Raindrops
  • Rainy
  • Saved
  • Serenity
  • Snowy
  • Willow
  • Wonder
  • Yankee

Punny Deer Names

Want some fun deer cliches? Here are a few of our favorite punny deer names to get you thinking. Which one is your favorite?

  • Bruiser
  • Bucktober
  • John Deer
  • Deerlilah
  • MacDaddy
  • Stubby
  • Headlights
  • Katniss Everdeer
  • Deer John
  • Whitey
  • Big Pine
  • Moose
  • Uncle Buck
  • Deera Knightly
  • Shaun of the Deer
  • Tank
  • Big Buckwheat
  • Meryl Stripe
  • Robert De Deero
  • Buckzilla
  • Doeris
  • Droopy
  • Buckminster 
  • Clint Deerwood
  • Walter Whitetail
  • Buckley 
  • Ron Burgundy
  • Starbuck 

Santa’s Deer Names

In case you didn’t know, Santa has a reindeer named Dasher. But did you also know that he has a deer named Blitzen? And Dancer? And Prancer? And Vixen? Yes, it’s true! Santa has quite the herd of deer. And each one has a unique name. Want to know what they all are? Here’s the official list.

  • Dasher
  • Dancer
  • Prancer
  • Vixen
  • Comet
  • Cupid
  • Donner
  • Blitzen 
  • Rudolph

Funny Deer Names

It’s interesting to see how creative some people can be when naming their animals. What are some funny deer names that you’ve heard? Here are some of the best.

  • Buster
  • Dagger
  • Dot
  • Gargantuan
  • Headlights
  • Hollywood
  • Mr. Big
  • Old Timer
  • Outlaw
  • Powerball
  • Rogue
  • Rohan
  • Shaq
  • Smokeshow
  • Splitter
  • Tex
Look at this impressive buck! Choosing deer names for pets is easy when your buck looks this formidable. It’s officially the meanest and toughest deer we’ve ever seen! We’d hate to lock horns with this one. So – choosing a complementary name is a top priority! (We think we should name it Sir Buck. We don’t want to make it mad!)

Deer Squad Characters Names

Love the Deer Squad show? Here are some great names for your pet deer inspired by that program.

  • Rammy
  • M.Metal
  • Ian
  • Bobbi
  • Kai
  • Lola

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Disney Deer Names

Want a unique name for your new pet or entire squad? Check out these Disney-inspired names for deer! 

Whether you’re naming a fawn you’ve just adopted or simply daydreaming about the perfect name, these Disney deer names are sure to inspire you.

  • Geno
  • Gurri
  • Bambi
  • Ronno
  • Faline
  • Aunt Ena
  • Maui
  • Melvin
  • Buff
  • Max
  • Mena
  • Boone Wiseman
  • Holly
  • Comet
  • Dancer
  • Dasher 
  • Didi
  • Sven
  • Fawn
  • Thrasher
  • Yakul
  • Gump

Other Names for Deer

We all know what deer look like, but what’s the best way to identify deer? We’re about to give you a rundown of the different deer terms all homesteaders should know. You’ll never be lost for words again when discussing these gentle creatures!

Deer Meat Names

Most people are familiar with venison – the name for deer meat that gets used in food. However, there are several different types of deer meat, all of which have their unique flavor and texture. 

The four main types of deer meat are the loin, the tenderloin, the flank, and the saddle. The loin is the most prized cut of deer meat, as it is very tender and has a mild flavor. 

The tenderloin is also quite tender but has a more potent flavor than the loin. The flank is a leaner cut of deer meat with a chewy texture. 

Finally, the saddle is the leatheriest cut of deer meat. But it has a rich flavor. 

African Deer Names

If you’re ever wondering what to name your pet deer, you can look to Africa for some inspiration! In Africa, many species of deer have unique and intriguing names. Read on to learn more about some of these exotic animals and their monikers. You might just find the perfect deer name for your new pal!

  • Impala
  • Antelope
  • Sassabies
  • Hartebeests
  • Thomson’s gazelle
  • Reedbuck
  • Bushbuck
  • Steenbok
  • Oribi
  • Duiker
  • Grant’s gazelle
  • Dorcas gazelle
  • Giraffe gazelle
  • Red fronted gazelle 
  • Bontebok
  • Blesbok 

Names That Mean Deer

Need a unique name for your baby deer? Why not consider one that means deer? Many deer names fit this description. Our favorites include Roe, Bambi, and Stag.

All of these names have a certain elegance and charm about them. So if you’re looking for something special for your child, why not consider a deer name that means deer?

  • Afra (Hebrew) – young deer
  • Ayala (Hebrew) – female deer
  • Ayelet (Hebrew) – gazelle
  • Doe (English) – deer
  • Dyani (Native American) – deer
  • Elaine (Welsh) – young deer
  • Eniko (Hungarian) – young deer
  • Hinda (Hebrew) – female deer
  • Jelena (Serbian) – stag 
  • Maral (Armenian) – Caspian Red Deer
  • Xiomara (Aramaic) – deer
  • Buckley (English) – deer meadow
  • Darton (English) – settlement of deer
  • Dren (Albanian) – deer
  • Hershel (Yiddish) – deer 
  • Renwick (English) – roe deer village
  • Shenandoah (Iroquois) – deer

Deer Antler Names

There are endless things in the world that don’t have names! But deer antlers aren’t one of them. Here is some common terminology regarding deer antlers.

  • Abnormal tine – A tine that grows off another tine instead of off the main beam.
  • Bay Tine – The second branching-off point.
  • Brow Tine – The section at which the first antler branches off.
  • Burr – Bony rim of the pedicle.
  • Crown – The top tine on the deer’s antlers.
  • Drop tine – A tine that is growing at a downward angle.
  • Hart’s Horns – a common term for deer antlers in the United Kingdom
  • Kicker point – An odd antler tine growing from the burr. Near the pedicle.
  • Non-typical – Refers to a rack that has one or more abnormal tines. Or antler tines growing off another tine instead of the existing beam.
  • Antler Rack – A complete set of antlers
  • Surroyal Tine – Fourth branch on a separate tine of a deer’s antler.
  • Tray Tine – The third branching-off mark.

Conclusion

Whether you are considering naming your next pet deer or want to give an epic name to a wild buck you spotted, we hope our list of deer names will help you find the perfect moniker for your new four-legged friend. 

Do any of these names appeal to you? Have we missed your favorite deer name? Let us know in the comments below!

Thanks again for reading.

And – have a great day!

Author

  • Rebekah Pierce started a small farm with her husband in 2016 in upstate New York, near her native Adirondack Mountains. With a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in special education, she has been writing professionally since 2017, but only recently left the world of teaching to pursue writing and farming full time. She now writes full-time in the education, business, finance, and of course, homesteading and farming niches.