Pet sheep are very popular farm animals, even among people who don’t have a farm. They are adorable, fun to watch, climb and jump on things, and can make great pets if you have the space for them. But choosing a name for these little characters can be a challenge at times.
Fortunately, there are plenty of ideas from other sheep owners to inspire you. Check out this list of sheep names to find the perfect one for your pet. And if you’ve already named your sheep, find out if their name is on the list!
Cute Lamb Names
Almost all sheep have soft and cute lambs, so it makes sense to choose a name that reflects their personality like we can choose their cuteness as the best characteristic to call him. Here are 5 ideas to keep in mind while searching for cute lamb names.
Funny Sheep Names
Sometimes sheep keep trying funny poses that make them more interesting. If your sheep looks funny, you can choose 1 from the following list of funny sheep names.
Famous Sheep Names
Sheep have been domesticated for centuries, so of course, there are many tried and famous sheep names for the animals.
Here is a list of famous sheep names
- Billy: All-female sheeps are “billy sheep”
- Nanny: All-female sheep are “nannies”
- Billy Goat Gruff: From the famous fairy tale “The Three Billy Goats Gruff”
- Pan: Pan, the Greek and Roman god of nature, looked a lot like a goat
- Lambert: A creative name provided by a Disney short film
- Wooly: Another Disney sheep name with an obvious lineage
- Bo Peep: Although Little Bo Peep lost her sheep, her name is inextricably linked to all sheep for all time.
Female Sheep Names
The sound sheep make is a great starting point for savory and fun sheep names. Here are a few ideas for female sheep names.
- Baaa-bra Anne
- Barack (a tribute to a great American president)
What’s the perfect name for a sheep?
Names based on your pet’s appearance
Names that mean sheep are usually one color. While the majority are white or black, some are gray, brown, or reddish in color. Goats have horns and goats have small beards. Sheep have curly fleece. Depending on what your pet looks like, you may want to choose one of these names.
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White Sheep Names
White sheep and sheep can be named for almost anything that is white. Snow, milk, and cream are just a few of the options.
- Covered in snow
- Snow white
- Milky, Milky White, or Milky Way
Black Sheep Names
Black sheep are unusually beautiful, it seems right to choose a beautiful name based on their color. There are many black things in nature, but these are a few black sheep names to get you started.
Brown or Tan Sheeps
It’s amazing how many animals are named for food, especially if they are brown or brown in color. Here are just a few of the many “brown food” names that might be just for good measure for your pet, along with a few other options.
- chocolate cake
Sheep with horns and/or beards
Do billy sheep and beards remember the devil? If so, you are not alone. Many depictions of the devil as well as stories and paintings make him look a lot like a cross between a person and a goat. Devil-related animal names aren’t for everyone, but they are certainly unusual and stylish. Here are a few, along with other horn and beard options.
- Mephistopheles (or Lucifer)