350+ Pet Goat Names for Your New Goat

Updated on September 24, 2018
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My name is Tatiana, but my friends and family call me Tutta. I love writing articles that bring a little creativity to everyday life.

My favorite animals at the petting zoo have always been the adorable baby goats! These goofy, little guys can make even the grumpiest person smile with their bubbly personalities and bouncy antics.

With baby goats being so endearing and adorable, it may come as little surprise that keeping goats as backyard pets is becoming much more common! If you're looking to adopt a goat as a dairy producer for your household or just as a new family pet, you're sure to fall in love with these friendly farm animals!

Did you know . . .

Goats were among the first animals tamed and herded by humans nearly 9,000 years ago.

Things to Consider Before Owning a Goat

Whether you already decided to buy a goat or are just considering getting one, here are a few frequently asked questions you might have about owning a goat.

Are you allowed to have a pet goat?

Goats are considered livestock. If you live on hobby farm already, this is probably no concern for you, but if you're looking to keep your goat in the backyard of your urban home, it's best to check your city and neighborhood's rules about keeping farm animals as pets. It's possible they may not allow them or only allow small breeds up to a certain size.

What are the smallest breeds of goats?

The Nigerian-Dwarf is one of the most popular small breeds and is a great milk producer. Pygmy goats are the smallest meat breed, but also make great pets. Pygoras are the smallest fiber producing goats.

Can a goat be a house pet?

Regardless of their size, goats don't make great house pets. They're generally considered destructive and difficult to house-break. Every goat is different though, so if you're determined to keep your goat inside, make sure you goat-proof the area (take out anything you don't want chewed up!).

How much space does a goat need?

Goats don't need a lot of space, especially the smaller breeds. They only need about 200-250 sq feet of space per goat. A general rule of thumb is 2-10 goats on an acre-sized lot, depending on the level of grass and shrubs for them to munch on.

Do goats need a companion?

Goats are considered herd animals, which means they are happiest when they're among others of their kind. If you're not ready to bring home more than one goat to start, no worries. These friendly animals get along with most cats and dogs, as well as sheep, horses, and donkeys.

What is a good name for a goat?

Did you know that goats are actually pretty smart and can learn their name? They can even be taught to come when called. With that said, choosing a good name for a goat will not only be important to you but to them as well! To help you find some good goat names, here are over 350 name ideas to graze through!

Did you know . . .

Goats can learn their name and be taught to come when they are called.

Boy Goat Names

Chester
Elmer
Bubba
Leonard
Huckleberry
Gilbert
Hank
Arthur
Cleveland
Scruff
Grover
Oliver
Edgar
Sammie
Homer
Finn
Rupert
Joey
Herbert
Calvin
Frances
Ralph
Floyd
Woody
Angus
Jasper
Turbo
Rocco
Colonel
Cornelius
Pogo
Tobias
Ray
Buckley
Pheonix
Beau
Peabody
Baxter
Milo
Shorty
Gary
Joker
Barry
Gideon
Bartholomew
Toby
Miguel
Roger
Buford
Smalls
Jethro
Dodger
Gordie
Danny Boy

Girl Goat Names

Fern
Annabelle
Pearl
Dandelion
Goldie
Darling
Dixie
Bonnet
Matilda
Heather
Maiden
Flora
Gigi
Bluebell
Marjorie
Norma
Doris
Opal
Ruby
Jasmine
Fawn
Priscilla
Millie
Gwen
Edna
Gretchen
Nanny
Jean
Irma
Petunia
Ida
Helga
Gabby
Sky
Lola
Maxi
Lily
Tabitha
Sabrina
Charlene
Star
Iris
Jolene
Barbie
Nora
Betsy
Sally
Polly
Windy
Linda
Thistle

Cute Goat Names

Bumper
Freckle
Cocoa
Alfalfa
Spot
Hershey
Heinz
Cricket
Acorn
Pinecone
Clover
Speckles
Juniper
Spook
Hoofer
Cosmo
Boo
Swifty
Popcorn
Pickles
Pumpkin
Radish
Sunny
Giggles
Pecan
Waffles
Butterscotch
Sprinkles
Sprout
Donut
Cookie
Almond
Olive
Butternut
Pudding
Periwinkle

Funny Goat Names

Billy
Baaatman
Flank
Scapegoat
Butt
Milkshake
Goatzilla
Curry
Satyr
Kid
Goaty McGoatface
Kebob
Goatee
Capricorn
Buckwheat
Feta
Baaaba Fett
Goaten
NoseBleat
Tin Can
Milkman
Zygoat
Goatsucker
Goatesque
Halle Baaarry
Jerky
James Van Der Bleat

Mountain Goat Names

Clifford
Denali
Sierra
Alaska
Everest
Ande
Mounty
Rocky
Montana
Colorado
Matterhorn
Alps
Atlas
Cascade
Glazier
Peak
Alpine
Alberta
Summit
Stepper
Canyon
Altitude
Bivouac
Surefoot
Boulder
Knoll
Meadow
Ledge
Dike
Ridge
Misty
Saddle
Pinnacle
Thunder
Geronimo
Climber

Fictional Famous Goats and Goat Creatures

Character
TV/Movie/Book
Gruff
Three Billy Goats Gruff
Lupe
Ferdinand
Soothsayer
Kung Fu Panda
Clueless Morgan
Muppet Treasure Island
Djali
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Jeb
Home on the Range
Pleasant Goat
Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf
Philoctetes
Hercules
Gompers
Gravity Falls
Mr. Tumnus
The Chronicles of Narnia
Grover
Percy Jackson & The Olympians

Twin Goat Names for Pairs

Girl Goat Twin Names
Boy Goat Twin Names
Thelma & Louise
Jack & Coke
Mary & Martha
Jacob & Esau
Honey & Maple
Rocky & Bullwinkle
Rosie & Daisy
Ren & Stimpy
Cagney & Lacey
Pinky & The Brain
Laverne & Shirley
Bert & Ernie
Holly & Molly
Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum
Jan & Marsha
Remy & Emile
Princess & Duchess
Gumby & Pokey
Millie & Tille
Louis & Clark
Sugar & Spice
Chip & Dale
Cupcake & Muffin
Julius & Caesar
Cinnamon & Nutmeg
Batman & Robin
Sunflower & Daffodil
David & Goliath
Hope & Faith
Thomas & Percy

More Twin Names for Goat Pairs

Boy/Girl Twin Goat Names
Unisex Twin Goat Names
Popeye & Olive Oil
Zucchini & Squash
Bonnie & Clyde
Ketchup & Mustard
Carl & Ellie
Shoes & Socks
Romeo & Juliet
Ham & Eggs
Fred & Wilma
Dash & Bash
Barney & Betty
Checkers & Chess
Lucy & Ricky
Five & Dime
Kermit & Miss Piggy
Caramel & Toffee
Walle & Eve
Itchy & Scratchy
Beauty & the Beast
Chocolate Chip & Cookie Dough
Hansel & Gretel
Lemon & Lime
Samson & Delilah
Kibbles & Bits
Grandma & Grandpa
Scratch & Dent
Buttons & Bows
Ping & Pong
Homer & Marge
Zipper & Velcro
Peter Pan & Tinker Bell
Salt & Pepper
Robin Hood & Maid Marion
Flip & Flop
Penny & Nickel
Peanut & Butter

Nigerian Dwarf Goats: The Best Backyard Milking Goats

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. It is not meant to substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, or formal and individualized advice from a veterinary medical professional. Animals exhibiting signs and symptoms of distress should be seen by a veterinarian immediately.

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        Mounty 

        6 weeks ago

        I have two pigs and I named them beef and chicken

      • Ellison Hartley profile image

        Ellison Hartley 

        8 weeks ago from Maryland, USA

        So cute!! I have goats and they all have unique stories of how I named them! A list like this would have made it a lot easier!

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        RTalloni 

        8 weeks ago from the short journey

        So I'm still smiling at the title, which completely drew me in to read this very fun post. :)

        If I had a goat to name I think I would name it Chewbacca/Chewie. Twins, definitely Lemon and Lime!

        Just 250 square feet? I might need to read up on this plan... thanks for neat info.

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