Sporting the fluffiest and warmest of wool, the Alpaca is one farm animal that we are not ashamed to admit we’d love to snuggle. The adorable qualities and quirks of these aloof and sweet creatures are almost overwhelming. Originating in South America, this mammal is a miniature species of a camel whose genes clearly missed the notice about growing humps! Nonetheless, they have a few of their own distinct features that we simply cannot get enough of. 

In the past few decades, Alpacas were imported into North America and successfully bred in private farms and zoos. Their precious appearance and sensitive and intuitive personalities provided an opportunity for them to break into the emotional support animal realm, where they visit hospitals and retirement homes. If you’ve ever seen one in person or watched a million videos (like we have), you might have noticed that Alpacas are excellent hummers. This peaceful lull can be the cause of curiosity, excitement, worry, or simply boredom. If you haven’t heard an alpaca hum – you are missing out!

For anyone looking to add an alpaca to their family, there are a few key things to note before diving in. Alpacas are herd animals – if you wish to give your Alpaca and full and happy life – you’ll be looking to adopt a minimum of two others to maintain herd contentment. Although they are relatively maintenance-free and easy to care for, we recommend you do your research!

However, you may be a lucky duck who already has a herd of alpacas roaming in your yard, in which case, you’ll need a few good alpaca names! Look no further, as we have covered all bases with male and female suggestions, funny ideas, cute names, and of course, names for your entire herd!



Female Alpaca Names

  • Shelby 
  • Lola 
  • Inu 
  • Girly 
  • Reesie 
  • Roami 
  • Grace
  • Prim 
  • Journey 
  • Skye 
  • Betty
  • Audrey 
  • Smiley
  • Romi 
  • Sugar 
  • Rosa 
  • Stella
  • Little 
  • Jade 
  • Mertle 
  • Tina 
  • Dora 
  • Mina 
  • Luna 
  • Gertie 
  • Molly 

Male Alpaca Names 

  • Avocado 
  • Bruce 
  • Doc 
  • Homer 
  • Dutch 
  • Leo 
  • Merve 
  • Niles 
  • Bert 
  • Murphy 
  • Alfred 
  • Cosmo
  • Sunny 
  • Arnie 
  • Churro
  • Ori 
  • Dumbo
  • Loki 
  • Happy 
  • Sherwin 
  • Dickie 
  • Milo 
  • Lyle 
  • Chester 
grey alpaca in the meadow
Image Credit: Pixabay

Funny Alpaca Names 

If you have ever graced the net for funny alpaca jokes or memes, you might have come across many puns, related to their unruly hair or their convenient “I’ll-pack-a” name setup. So we thought we’d create a few names based on these funny concepts for those looking to pick a name with a bit of a comedic undertone. 

  • Alpacalypse 
  • Al Pacacino 
  • Spitz 
  • Al PacMan 
  • Chewpaca 
  • Alpacasso
  • Alpacapella 
  • Alpacinator 

Fluffy Alpaca Names 

Known for their fire- and water-resistant wool – how could you not consider a fluffy name for your alpaca? These are some of the furriest, warmest, and coziest name ideas – perfect for any fluffy alpaca!

  • Shaggy 
  • Harry 
  • Wooly 
  • Grizzly 
  • Buttons
  • Fleecy
  • Charmin
  • Floof 
  • Fuzzy 
  • Cotton
  • Furry 
  • Silky 
  • Cuddle 
  • Sheers
  • Snuggles 
  • Velvet 
  • Curly 
  • Bear 
three alpacas eating
Image Credit: Pixabay

Cute Alpaca Names 

Pairing your sweet Alpaca with an adorable name is the cherry on top of cuteness. Their calm and friendly personalities add an unimaginable amount of warmth to this already perfect creature. 

  • Alpie 
  • Grumpy 
  • Boo 
  • Lulu 
  • Chip 
  • Mellow
  • Clover 
  • Seuss 
  • Socks 
  • Boots 
  • Mane 
  • Ollie 
  • Noodle
  • Chunk 
  • Dot 
  • Lief

Alpaca Herd Names 

You might be interested in naming your entire herd – that’s where this next list comes in! 

  • Alpacolony 
  • Alpacherd 
  • Alpaca Wools
  • Woolie Walkers 
  • Hum Dingers 
  • Spit Fires 
  • Paca Llamas 
  • Camelnots 
  • The El Pac Men


Finding the Right Name for Your Alpaca

We hope that you have found the best alpaca name for your new buddy. There are many great options among our list of 100+ ideas – whether you are searching for something funny such as Al Pacacino, cute like Alpie, or simply fitting like Charmin – we are sure there is a wonderful match for all types of alpacas. 

You could also gather additional inspiration and ideas from the names we choose for other friendly and fun species or breeds: 

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