Happy, lively, and vocal are all words we could use to describe goats! Now, these wouldn’t be your average city pets, but for those rural folk, goats are often a common part of the family. They bring a certain laidback and loving vibe to any place they are spotted.

Bright-eyed newborns turn into rambunctious and dare-devilish kids, and finally, grow into wise and all-knowing goats. With silly tufts of fur on their chins and intense betty eyes, you’ll occasionally find these mammals riding around on the backs of their fellow farm friends.

We understand how important a name is to a pet and your new goat is no exception! So we have gathered our favorite and the top-rated goat names for you to consider. Below we have female and male options, names specific for your baby goat, and finally lists for adorable, hilarious, and famous real and fictional goat names! Hopefully, our suggestions don’t leave you BAAAAAAA-ffled!


Female Goat Names

  • Fawn
  • Lola
  • Opal
  • Millie
  • Mae
  • Molly
  • Fern
  • Poppy
  • Dixie
  • Mona
  • Gigi
  • Lucy
  • Nora
  • Zelda
  • Flora
  • Petunia
  • Helga
  • Mellie
  • Gretchen
  • Thistle
Brown and white goat closeup shot
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Male Goat Names 

  • Woddy
  • Turbo
  • Fitz
  • Gideon
  • Einstein
  • Duncan
  • Angus
  • Hank
  • Elmer
  • Pedro
  • Buckley
  • Milo
  • Homer
  • Archie
  • Jethro
  • Ozzy
  • Edgar
  • Finn
  • Gordie

Baby Goat Names 

Did you know that a baby goat is also known as a KID?! How sweet is that! Of course, we know that our babies will eventually grow up but that doesn’t mean they will outgrow their infant name! Whether you stick to one of these names or find an alternative nickname as they grow, we are sure you’ll love our list of baby goat names. 

  • Alfalfa
  • Heinz
  • Pickles
  • Bach
  • Tater
  • Gus
  • Acorn
  • Petal
  • Spook
  • Thorn
  • Ansel
  • Mojo
  • Piccolo
  • Olive
  • Sprout
  • Festus
  • Bo Peep
  • Cosmo
  • Boo
  • Freckle
goats playing a field
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Cute Goat Names 

Goats are beyond cute – their vivacious and playful personalities, infectious positive vibe, and overall sweet and funny demeanor make them perfect candidates for an equally as adorable name. Here is our list of cute goat names:

  • Feta
  • Buckwheat
  • Kabob
  • Jerky
  • Diedre
  • Surefoot
  • Briar
  • Theodore
  • Summit
  • Noah
  • Everest
  • Sage
  • Denali
  • Ande
  • Tilly
  • Sierra
  • Atlas

Funny Goat Names & Pun Goat Names

One look at their chin hair, wild tongues, and silly sound effects will have anyone giggling. So why not pair your pet goat with a hilarious name? We have the best goat puns and funny names perfect for any goofy billy!

  • Goatzilla
  • Goatee
  • Amadeus Goat-zart
  • BAAA-tman
  • Goaty McGoatface
  • Scapegoat
  • Great Goatsby
  • Captain Hoof
  • James Van Der Bleat
  • Zygoat
  • Selena Goat-mez
  • Houdini
  • Vincent Van Goat
  • Halle BAAA-rry
  • Nosebleat
  • The Goat Father
  • Goatesque
goat looking at camera
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Famous Goat Names 

For those searching for a cool celeb name for their new buddy, we have noted the most famous goats from movies, television, and literature. These names are sure to be great conversation starters!

  • Lupe (Ferdinand)
  • Jeb (Home on the Range)
  • Fauns (Fantasia)
  • Philoctetes (Hercules)
  • Mr. Tumnus (The Chronicles of Narnia)
  • Ramas (Adventure of Gummi Bears)
  • Djali (Hunchback of Notre Dame)
  • Gompers (Mystery Shack)
  • Gruff (The Billy Goats Gruff)
  • Soothsayer (Kung Fu Panda)
  • Satyrs (Fantasia)


Finding the Right Name for Your Goat

Goats are excellent pets for those who are able to have them. Finding a name suitable for these grass grazers can be a tough task! Whether you’ve found some inspiration in a cute, funny or famous name, we hope that our list has pointed in the right direction.
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