500+ Goat Names for Does, Bucks, and Groups

500+ Goat Names for Does, Bucks, and Groups

We bought our first goats from a breeder who, like many serious breeders who sell registered goats, named all of her goats before they were sold. That means we didn’t need to name any goats until our first babies were born a year later.

I had noticed that some breeders used themes to name their goats, so that’s what we did.

Our first set of twins were named Adam and Eve since they were the first people!

We named our first set of triplet bucks George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson.

The following year we decided to have a theme for every doe. All of her kids would be named along that theme. So Dancy’s kids all had musical names, such as Carmen (named after the opera) and Odette (named after a character in the ballet, Swan Lake).

Then Carmen’s kids were all named after operas. We named one of her does Lizzie Border because there is actually an opera about that outlaw. So it was easy to then decide to name all of Lizzie’s kids after outlaws. Did you know there was an outlaw named Sadie the Goat in New York City a century ago?

How do we come up with names for these complicated themes? I use Google a lot!

But maybe you just bought your first few goats and need some fun names for them. Once or twice a year on the Thrifty Homesteader Facebook page, I ask people for their favorite goat names, and like the post on chicken names, I realized I should collect the names on here so that people could access them anytime.

So, here you go! We’ve organized them into categories to make it a little easier for you to sort through the 500+ names that people have shared.

Goat names for specific colors or patterns

  • Brownie
  • Vanilla
  • Caramel
  • Hershey
  • Ruby
  • Raven
  • Opal
  • Baby Red
  • Paisley
  • Blue Sky
  • Ombré
  • Violet
  • Lilac
  • Peppermint Patty
  • Blue Mist
  • Tourmaline

Names for goats in pairs or groups

  • Frick, Frack, and Applejack
  • Shake, Rattle, and Roll
  • Smoke and Blaze
  • Big Gulp and Slurpee
  • Pocket, Rocket, and Socket
  • Butter Bean and Corn Bread
  • Rosie and Jack
  • Rainy and Sunny
  • Elsa and Anna
  • Liberty, Justice, and Truth
  • Jack and Diane
  • Aphrodite, Venus, and Minerva
  • Surely, Goodness and Mercy
  • Favor, Grace, and Harmony
  • Gin and Tonic
  • Trouble #1, Trouble #2, and Trouble #3
  • Thing 1 and Thing 2
  • Cinder and Ella
  • Margarita and Martini
  • Maverick and Rebel
  • Surprise and Eureka
  • Bloom and Blossom
  • Frank and Stein
  • Bogie and Bacall
  • George and Gracie
  • Lewis and Clark
  • Tetley & Bromley
  • Bubble & Squeak
  • Cagney and Lacey
  • Pan and Satyr
  • Oreo, Gingersnap, and TimTam
  • Oprah, Gayle, and Steadman
  • Diamond Reo, Sterling, and Mack (Named after Truck)
  • Tammy Wynette and Loretta Lynn
  • Texas Wyatt McGraw, Sundance Dutch Black, and Shotgun Kit Ranger (Named after Cowboys)
  • Bramble, Blackberry, Kudzu, Ivy, Thornberry, and Rose
  • Daisy, Dahlia, and Marigold

Doe Names

  • Amelia Earhart
  • Nefertiti
  • Crystal
  • Quartz
  • Myrtle
  • Hazel
  • Terra
  • Lilith
  • Zina
  • Tag
  • Trixie
  • Jocelyn
  • Kate
  • Opal
  • Edith
  • Jelly
  • Arya
  • Catori
  • Makita
  • Chazz
  • Felicity
  • Patches
  • Dahlia
  • Rosalie
  • Maybelle
  • Rimmie
  • Rapt in Velvet
  • Ruby Roundhouse
  • Jane Doe
  • Mesa
  • Gabby
  • Joy
  • Legacy
  • Mary Lou
  • Pinkie
  • Claude
  • Angelica
  • Princess
  • Princess Olive
  • Luna
  • Luna Lovegoat
  • Nola
  • Penny
  • Shelley
  • Izzy 
  • Ophelia
  • Nanny
  • Wednesday
  • Miss Gretel
  • Ella
  • Marigold
  • Maya
  • Poppy
  • Sammy
  • Chrissy
  • Cali
  • Sydney
  • Pia
  • Begee
  • Cegee
  • Ginger
  • Beani
  • Chili
  • Sophie
  • Sophia
  • Ellie Mae
  • Maybel
  • Mika
  • April
  • CeCe
  • Stormy
  • Rosie May
  • Brie
  • Prancy
  • Lily
  • Leizel Lily
  • Kya
  • Winnie
  • Fiona
  • Sadie
  • Felicia
  • Gretchen
  • Agnes
  • Anna
  • Xena
  • Jewel
  • Buttercup 
  • Holly
  • Ida
  • Penelope
  • Penelope Greer
  • Penelope Charleston
  • Gertrude
  • Dinah
  • Lady
  • Margret
  • Barbara Anne
  • Bertha
  • Spice
  • Yolanda
  • Ethel
  • Winter
  • Winter Sparkle
  • Hannah
  • Lulu
  • Arielle
  • Lucy
  • Sally
  • Daisy
  • Daisy Duke
  • Daisy Mae
  • Ivy
  • Bea Sweet
  • Eliza Jane
  • Spring
  • Lia
  • Tara
  • Nova
  • Clarice
  • Camilla
  • Kisses
  • Pixie
  • Arnica
  • Miss May
  • Bella
  • Becca
  • Octavia
  • Sassy
  • Tessa
  • Tippy
  • Wanda
  • Pyper Jean
  • Lovey
  • Petunia
  • Addie Mae
  • Gracie
  • Pria
  • Phoebe
  • Bernadette
  • Ursula
  • Monica
  • Matilda
  • Celie
  • Maddie
  • Tulip
  • Merle
  • Nettie
  • Chandler
  • Whistle
  • Hailey
  • Rowena
  • Naomi
  • Stella
  • Emmalee
  • Bonnie Jean
  • Natasha Rose
  • Vivian Rose
  • Victorie Joy
  • Adecyn Monroe
  • Jessa Mae
  • Myles
  • Lucinda
  • Annabelle
  • Maryanne
  • Ellen
  • Bitsy
  • Emily
  • Jen
  • Athena
  • Eli
  • Tinker
  • Catherine
  • Freya
  • Millie
  • Burta
  • Fancy
  • Akasha
  • Memphis
  • Kaziah Jayne
  • Jubilee
  • Hattie Mae
  • Juniper
  • Winney
  • Gertie
  • Meadow
  • Willow
  • Forrest
  • Oksana
  • Sparrow
  • Penny
  • Cressa
  • Vella
  • Cloudy 
  • Cherry Blossom
  • Calliope Jenesis
  • Carolina Moon
  • Carolina’s SwTea
  • Rosanne Barrn
  • Amy Farrah Fowler
  • Bonnie
  • Louise
  • Bossy Bertha
  • Prairie Dawn
  • Abebi
  • Sorellina
  • Lacey
  • Sandy Seashell
  • Sarsaparilla
  • Hopi
  • Effie
  • Kiki

Bucks Names

  • Trivette
  • Romeo
  • Mercury
  • Pegasus
  • Jasper
  • Elijah
  • Gacho
  • Gimli
  • Archibald
  • Festus
  • Moose
  • Murphie
  • Oread
  • Thor
  • Baama
  • Loki
  • Ralph
  • Nasa
  • Gilligan
  • Abraham
  • Yoda
  • Titus
  • Samson
  • Gideon
  • Tom Brady
  • Macmillion
  • Leroy Brown
  • Leroy Jenkins
  • Powder
  • Stetson
  • Keeling
  • Ranger
  • DeWalt
  • Woody
  • Curly
  • Mowgli
  • Boots
  • Tuff
  • Hobo
  • Fabio
  • Navarro
  • Legend Dairy
  • Sugar Daddy
  • Ricochet
  • Bebe Doux II
  • Gandalf
  • Dark Moon
  • Dark Moon’s Eclipse
  • Bash
  • Pasqual
  • Weed
  • Boron
  • Squirt
  • Bennet
  • Joe
  • Joey
  • Joey Bag ‘O Donuts
  • Tugboat
  • Billy
  • Billy Idol
  • Billy The Kid
  • Sid Vicious
  • Chief
  • Emmett
  • Chip
  • Tucker
  • Yazira
  • Scape
  • Michael
  • Angus
  • Odin
  • Sir Reginald Bitterman the first
  • Lord Marshall
  • Spencer
  • Clementine
  • Boone
  • Puck
  • Bean
  • Sam
  • Falcor
  • Jim 
  • Buddy
  • Phineas
  • Jeremy
  • Tyrion
  • Olaf
  • Apollo
  • Mr. Darcy
  • Rudy
  • Argon
  • Arthur
  • Oliver
  • Chicho
  • Gilbert
  • Clyde
  • Wally
  • Roscoe
  • Otis
  • Dexter
  • Phil
  • Cracker
  • Trucker
  • Walter
  • Aspen
  • Oscar
  • Ryder
  • Finn
  • Kyle
  • Leonard
  • June
  • Waylon
  • Hank
  • Willie
  • Tom
  • Ethan
  • Alvin
  • Simon 
  • Theodore
  • Andy
  • Xenon
  • Vladimir
  • Mac Daddy
  • Fritz
  • Luke Duke
  • Vinny
  • Wyatt
  • Ed
  • LB
  • Henry
  • Hitachi
  • DeWalt
  • Stanley
  • Almanzo
  • Wilber
  • Orion
  • Atticus
  • Truman
  • Bo
  • Diesel
  • Shug
  • Ross
  • Winston
  • Babs
  • Ezra
  • Ethen
  • Genie
  • Brodie
  • Eddie
  • Wesson
  • Cassius
  • Baxter
  • Finnegan
  • Samuel
  • Tikee
  • Snowball
  • Sammich
  • Munchie
  • Biscuit
  • Groot
  • Flea
  • Jameson
  • Harpo
  • Flack
  • Sheldon
  • Blizzard
  • Lightning
  • Wayne Newton
  • Nicola Tesla
  • Ottokar
  • Mr. Kelly Harlow
  • Wil Wheaton
  • Boyd Crowder

Funny Goat Names

  • Totes Ma Goats 
  • Totes
  • Lugnut
  • Pee-Wee
  • MoonShadow
  • Mr. Peebody
  • Mr. Goatee
  • Buckwheat
  • Shrapnel
  • Vincent Van Goat
  • Falcon Smelly Goat
  • Casper the friendly goat
  • Hillbilly
  • Nightshade
  • Humperdink
  • Miss Lickie
  • Painted Lady
  • Juju
  • Goat Girl
  • Gojira
  • Circus
  • RoundUp
  • Bazinga
  • BullDozer
  • Fifty Shades of Bay
  • Mr. Fuzzy Cheeks 
  • Fudgie Giggle Goat
  • SeaLegs
  • Stinky Joe
  • Corkwheats
  • Milk Dud
  • Pippa Lou
  • Drama
  • Snuffalufagus
  • IlHavAnothR
  • Stud-LEE-Muffin
  • Kamere (Come Here)
  • Stinker Bill
  • Peak A Boo
  • Homer Ecker
  • Talks Alot.
  • Pepe Le Pew
  • The One That Goat Away
  • Miss Brown Pants
  • Fancy Pants
  • Footloose 
  • Dump Truck
  • Hickerbilly
  • Tribble
  • Sticker Bush
  • Pipsqueak
  • Shotgun Rider
  • Batgirl
  • Whoopi Goatberg
  • Monowantakee
  • Goat- E-Locks
  • Gilbert Goatfried
  • Wannabe
  • Flapjack
  • Mercy Me
  • Tweedlehopper 
  • Little Jimmy Dickens
  • Little Bo Pete
  • Brat
  • Boomerang
  • Rumplestilskin
  • Baby Goaty Oaty
  • Comeerbaby
  • Sassafras
  • Duramax
  • Hellen On Wheels
  • Funny Face
  • Night Moves
  • Tippie Tappers
  • Snickerdoodle
  • Hashtag
  • Mr. Big Nuts
  • Pee Pee Face Ethan
  • Skippy
  • Cassanova
  • Copper Malone
  • Buck Wheat
  • Fiddy
  • Ornery
  • Chaos
  • Udder Chaos
  • Moon Eclipse
  • Mischief
  • Doodlebug
  • Strongheart
  • Moonshine
  • Moonshine Razz
  • Monkey Moonshine
  • Crowbar Jones
  • Tagalong
  • Jelly Bean
  • Jelly Legs
  • 3.14(Pi)
  • Nancy the Nanny Goat
  • Whimsy Woods Moonlight Frolic
  • Goaty McGoatface
  • Good Gawd Gurty
  • LucyInTheSkyWithDiamonds
  • Phoebe Buffay
  • I’m Makin Waffles
  • Flynn Ryder
  • Baa Baa Leroy Brown
  • BittaBoo
  • BarleyRoo
  • Soft Kitty
  • Warm Kitty

Naming Goats After Food

  • Cheese
  • Brie
  • Bree
  • Timtam
  • Pumpkin
  • Waffles
  • Maple
  • Sage 
  • Peanuts
  • Tansy
  • Rosemary
  • Parsley
  • Hazelnut
  • Nugget
  • Taco
  • Cookie
  • Cocoa
  • Pepper
  • Blueberry
  • Oreo
  • Gingersnap
  • Apple Pie
  • Rhubarb
  • Grits
  • Magnum
  • Brandy Wine
  • Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon
  • Pork chop
  • Spam
  • T-bone
  • Peanut Butter

What are your favorite goat names? Tell us in the comment section!

500+ Goat Names

14 thoughts on “500+ Goat Names for Does, Bucks, and Groups”

  1. my two does are Willow and Peep and my buck is Cory. new kids are Sage (Doe) and Frost (Buck) out of Willow. then Pipper (Doe), Poppy(Doe) and Jasper (Buck) out of Peep.

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  2. Since we have a vineyard, all my goats are wine-type names. Light colored goats- whites and dark colored goats- reds. Syrah, Noir, Rosé, Riesling, Foch, Baco, Cab, Mueller… endless! Lol!!!

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  3. We used to joke that our doeling should have been named Hoover for the way she inhales grain.. All her kids will be named after vacuum brands/models/inventors. Ninety plus options. Since this year’s buck’s lineage is all astrological, we’ve got Sunbeam and Cirrus.

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  4. We have a Bonnie(doe) and Clyde(buck). Then we have Rose, Lilly, Daisy, Jasmine, Violet, Hazel, Holly, Ivy, Iris, Magnolia and Zinnia. Our oldest buck is Poppy. Thank you for the list of names.

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  5. I just got my first 3 goats for pasture management and am naming them after weeds –
    Briar, Bramble and Buttercup!
    Your list was very helpful!

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  6. Love the funny names! They only one I have from the list is a Bonnie Blue, as she’s a blue roan. I name my kids after their mom’s first letter, Bonnie’s mom was Breezy Day (she was from another farm). Then I have, Jax, Austin, Iris (known as The Dink for her ity bitty size), Lincoln, Sabrina, and Alliekat. Sabrina’s kids were Scotty, Saffron, Sebastian, Simon, and Soji. Alliekat’s are Andrew, Astro, and Aron.

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  7. I named my first goats after Daedric princes from the Elder Scrolls, or other characters from the same theme. Our first buck was a black mix breed named Sithis, the 5 mixed breed does were Boethia, Meridia, Azura, Vaermina, and Namira. Sithis was unrualy and too feral, so we gave him to someone that wanted a creek goat to keep the brambles down around the banks. Then we bought Sanguine (aka Sam), a purebred Boer buck. Sam is a sweetheart except when he’s rutty. We don’t have a theme for naming kids, it’s just whatever comes to me. We kept Meridia’s daughter Pixy, and Azura’s daughter Faline. We bought an older Anglo Nubian doe earlier this year, Delhi, her doe kids born this year were named Cupcake and Cookie. We also bought 2 purebred Boer girls, Vivienne and Rhani, Vivienne has just had a son, Rhani is still a bit young to breed. We also kept Toffee, one of our first male kids that we castrated as a companion for Sam when we don’t want him in with the girls. Other kids born this year are Pogo and Bounce, Cocoa and Kreme, and Azura had quads, Casper, Oscar, Petra and Cintra. But we have bred so many goats over the years and named them all, I’m running out of ideas now. I was looking for inspiration to name Vivienne’s son, it has to be good because I’m thinking about keeping him to replace and retire Sam. Most of the kids are sold each year, so their names are less important and easier to come up with. Do I name him a Daedric name? Or do I find a new theme? Or just name him something random?

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    • I really love having a theme based upon the dam because it makes it so easy to remember which doe is a goat’s mother without having to check the pedigree.

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