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200+ Lamb and Sheep Names

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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.

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For the Love of Sheep

My mother grew up on a thousand-acre farm in the Midwest, and her favorite animals then, and still to this day, are the precious baby lambs. She can go on for hours talking about how playful they are, how gentle they are, how adorable they are, and how sweet their cry for their mama is. Let's just say, there are many reasons to adore these gentle little animals!

Of course, my mom grew up with these little guys all around, but did you know it's possible to care for sheep of your own, even if you don't live on a farm? If you happen to adore sheep as much as my mom does, you're in luck, because owning a pet sheep might be more possible than you ever realized!

Things to Know Before Getting a Pet Sheep

Before you bring home your first sheep, there are some things you should think about first. Here are some frequently asked questions about owning and caring for a pet sheep.

Can I keep a sheep as a pet?

Absolutely, any breed of sheep can make an excellent pet. Keep in mind, they are considered livestock, so you'll need to make sure your neighborhood/city allow livestock to be kept as pets.

Can you house-train a sheep?

If you're interested in keeping your pet sheep indoors, then you should know that the easiest way to house-break them is while they're still young. A bottle-fed lamb is much easier to house-break, while an adult sheep would likely be very difficult and worth avoiding.

How many acres do you need for a sheep?

Sheep, much like goats, don't need a lot of land to be happy. One acre can be home to up to a half dozen sheep, while flocks of 100 or more can be kept on 30 acres.

Can you keep one sheep?

You can, but you shouldn't. Sheep are social animals and thrive in groups. If you're not ready to adopt a flock of sheep, that's okay. Sheep can also enjoy the company of other animals like donkeys, goats, or dogs.

The Benefits of Raising Sheep

These sweet animals come with a fair number of benefits for their owners. If you're interested in raising sheep or expanding your current flock, here is a quick reminder of the benefits to raising sheep.

  • Wool: Sheep's wool is used in a large variety of manufacturing processes, making it an extremely sought-after and versatile fiber.
  • Milk: Sheep's milk is super nutritious, having twice the amount of calcium than cow's milk! It can also produce more cheese per fluid ounce!
  • Meat: Obviously if you're getting a sheep as a pet, this benefit is not for you, but it's good to note that meat from sheep is delicious!
  • Breeding: Also not for pet owners, but breeding sheep can be a great side income. People will buy and sell sheep for their genetics.
  • Lawn Maintenance: Like goats, sheep will graze on tall grass, working as natural lawn mowers. However, they will be much kinder to the trees than goats will be!

If you're interested in learning more about the benefits of raising sheep on your homestead, check out this video!

5 Reasons to Consider Sheep for Your Homestead

Name Ideas for Lambs and Sheep

Now if you're planning on owning sheep, or growing your flock, chances are, you're going to want some great name ideas. Here are over 200 sheep name suggestions to consider for your new fluffy friends!

Male Sheep Names

Chex

Prince

Freddie

Willy

Amos

David

Norman

Shep

Washington

Barry

Jack

Lawrence

Moses

King

Noah

Max

Cooper

Dutch

Jasper

Raymond

Peabody

Frans

Mack

Rolph

Winter

Casper

Barley

Holland

Shepherd

Levi

Goober

Beau

Lloyd

Macintosh

Abber

Willis

Wickham

Bear

Moe

Female Sheep Names

Mary

Fannie

Emma

Liliana

Dahlia

Maple

Sophie

Chloe

Wilma

Madeline

Buttercup

Dolly

Precious

Pixie

Blossom

Aster

Meadow

Freesia

Grace

Destiny

Rosemary

Autumn

Tulip

Dawn

Lady

Edelweiss

Cinderella

Sweet Pea

Apricot

Gloria

Rosette

Pearl

Peony

Annabel

Margaret

Amber

Jade

Ariel

Bella

Rebecca

Aurora

Julia

Petal

Tinker Bell

April

Luna

Bunny

Magnolia

Shanna

Patience

Charity

Funny Sheep Names

Serta

Lambchops

Sweater

Mutton

Wooly

Lambert

Simpleton

Whitebeard

Curly

Merino

Sheepfaced

Gyro

Sheepdog

Q-Tip

Shepherd

Cotton Ball

Cool Whip

Fleece Machine

Mr. Fuzzyface

InfLAMBable

Dolt

Lanolin

Roquefort

Shearly

Black Sheep

Holy Sheep

Rammstein

Pirate Sheep

Wooly Bully

Mike Donnelly

Cool Whip

Sherpa

The Baa Baa Bandit

Bo Peep

Shaun

Christmas Dinner

"Ewe" Names—Because Wordplay Is Fun!

Ewe Hefner

Ewelia Roberts

Ewe Jackman

Ewenique

Ewenity

Ewe Grant

Ewelia Childs

Ewelie Andrews

Jewedy

Jewel

Trewedy

Sewezie

Jewedy Garland

Drewe Baahrymore

Lewena

Lewecy

Petewenia

Eweliette

Cute Sheep Names

Little One

Dewdrop

Sunshine

Twinkle

Happy

Downy

Sugar Pie

Whisper

Cream Puff

Socks

Sherbert

Snowflake

Bashful

Cupcake

Cottonball

Vanilla Bean

Lamby

Mittens

Skittles

Frappuccino

Baby

Winnie

Frosty

Pookie

Felt

BahBah

Bug

Buttercream

Flannel

Fleece

Black Sheep Names

Velvet

Espresso

Minky

Ganache

Shadow

Midnight

Licorice

Onyx

Blackie

Dark Chocolate

Coffee Bean

Ebony

Smokey

Oreo

Domino

Raven

Bean

Charcoal

Soot

Pepper

Black Jack

Blacksmith

Black Beauty

Jet

Famous Sheep in History

Montauciel

Montauciel the sheep, along with a duck and a rooster, flew in the first flight of a hot air balloon in 18th century France.

Methuselina

Domestic sheep live between 10-12 years, but Methuselina lived to the very old age of 25 years and 11 months, making her the world's oldest sheep ever!

Shrek

Shrek was a male Merino who was avoided his annual sheering for 6 years. When he was finally captured, his wool weighed 60lbs!

Lance Corporal Derby XXX

This Swaledale ram was the highest ranking sheep in the British Army. He was the official mascot of the Mercian Regiment..

Dolly

Dolly was the first mammal cloned from an adult somatic cell, using the process of nuclear transfer.

Sheep in Cartoons and Movies

Shaun

"Shaun the Sheep"

Sheep

"Word World"

Samuel the Sheep

"Charlotte's Web"

Bellweather

"Zootopia"

Doug

"Zootopia"

Woolter & Jesse

"Zootopia"

Lambie

"Doc McStuffins"

Billy, Goat, & Gruff

"Toy Story"

Mr. Woolensworth

"Chicken Little"

Mrs. Sheep

"Lambert the Sheepish Lion"

Comments

Thanks i love sheep! on August 31, 2020:

Thanks for the good names!

Charcoal on August 25, 2020:

its such a cute name

Lamb on August 25, 2020:

I'm thinking Fuzzy

Jesse on August 23, 2020:

I have two pet ewes that we breed and this has been so helpful to get name and I have a couple more

Princess

Pink

Tiny

Spook

Rosie

Aper

Minty

Grave

King spot

Idk and Cbf on August 22, 2020:

What is a some good names for a white little lamb in nz ??!?!!?

(Y/N) on July 29, 2020:

I don't know what to call my sheep I'm seeing a brown and sheep name to call a plushie sheep I was thinking things out of the box before I opened this with my cousin's help she thought of the name paul and i thought of the name whitebone so if you have more suggestions please relpy( if that even even works) or add it to the list please

Anona on July 13, 2020:

We just bought 4 Suffolk sheep and we called them Merida, Flopsy and Lady Violet ( from Downton Abbey )

but we couldn't decide what to call the fourth one - that is until we found your amazing website!

Leilani on July 06, 2020:

This is so cool

_Kristaalkitty_ on July 05, 2020:

My few of my family ewes had lambs so now we have 6! with more on the way, there names are (In age order)

Mung ( Hope in korean )

Popcorn and Oreo ( Popcorn and Oreo had problems when the two baby girls were born because there mother was attacked by a dog and the first sign that Popcorn would survive is she popped up as if she was popcorn, and oreo looks like an oreo black white black )

Packston von Cotton budington ( Cotton bud bud or buddy for short, im glad his mother is feeding him cause his older siblings which were disowned so i raised em, tehre names are CottonBall and CottonCandy )

And last ( for now ) we named these two using your website

Meadow and Dawn ( I sprained my ankle the night after they were born oops )

and the last lambs ( for now )

Robert on June 26, 2020:

we have a few sheep the last pair of twins were called Mona and Lisa both ewes and there mother is about to drop again

sheep on June 12, 2020:

We have two female baby lambs and I've called them Dolly and Daisy. I think its so cute!

Zack on June 10, 2020:

Hey guys what’s a good name starting with G for a female lamb and it has to be creative

hehe on June 05, 2020:

im getting a sheep very soon and I come up with lots of funny names like: Wooly Wonka and Dude Wiggles. My next lamb is gonna be named Lady Bahbah

shepp on June 03, 2020:

i like sheep so mrs sheep would be my favourite

BAHHHH on June 02, 2020:

I LOVE POOKIE IM 9 YEARS OLD

Hannah on May 15, 2020:

Saffron!!!

hailey on May 13, 2020:

these are really cute names and might name my sheep one of these

Olivia on May 12, 2020:

If you only have three sheep: Baaaa, Ram, Ewe lol

sheepie on May 09, 2020:

im getting a lamb in the spring if its a boy ill call it shawn and if its a girl itll be cloe

I love sheep! on May 07, 2020:

i love sheep people

I have so many animals on May 05, 2020:

I'm not sure if any of these names fit but i really liked some of them....Just not for my lamb

Rebecca on May 03, 2020:

If I ever do get a sheep I am going to call it Michael after the Archangel Michael

sadie on April 25, 2020:

I like barry and wooly I am getting a lamb soon too and I can't wait

Bryn on April 24, 2020:

I liked the names, but I would perfer better ones.

Emma on April 17, 2020:

I love the female names. You should check them out!

Lamb lover on April 14, 2020:

I named mine rosemary this really helped

MMMMM on April 12, 2020:

Brass or mocha

Sheep farmer 2.0 on April 08, 2020:

Annie is a great name! You should add it!

shaun on April 08, 2020:

calling mine baaaa-bara and wooliam :)

B on April 05, 2020:

I’m calling my orphan lamb socks

fred on April 02, 2020:

great! i have decided to call my sheep Mr. Fuzzyface and Lanolin

Lucky and clover on April 02, 2020:

For twins

Tayyab Rasool from Punjab, Pakistan on April 01, 2020:

Great information..... my sheep name will be Black Jack.

Kimberly on March 30, 2020:

You have so many great ideas and names on here I love it

dorthy on March 29, 2020:

ahhh i love those names! I named my new lambs from this website! thx!

Shrek on March 20, 2020:

are you calling me the sheep whose wool weighted 60lbs

Millie on March 09, 2020:

I love this was very very helpful

Donna on March 02, 2020:

My girl is Minty and no she isn’t going to the plate, my goats are Maple and Sugar. My next lamb is going to be Rosemary.

Dalorne on February 19, 2020:

I named my black sheep Wiggles.

Belita on January 22, 2020:

I love these names in the past i have had a goat named ranger and sheep named after the voice and roy rodgers.

I would recommend looking up dog names their are some great ones for sheep and goats.

This is so cool I love the name cotton ball on January 12, 2020:

I love this

Tmtmr on January 12, 2020:

Mine goat was named Ace I would recommend it. I’m trying to find a name like that for my other leepie lamb, any ideas?

McKenzie on January 11, 2020:

I like the name bandit

María on January 05, 2020:

I looked at your post for ideas for my new adopted white doggie who looks so much like a lamb, the name Lambert made me laugh, so cute and funny! Thkuuuuuu

Meowra on December 30, 2019:

You need to add Jeff

Lily Doug on November 18, 2019:

These names are so cute!!!

Bilbo_Oaken on November 14, 2019:

What about Cardigan? Cute name from a sheep in a Charlotte's Web sequel.

Camarillo, James on October 30, 2019:

Our new ffa lamb's name is Clarice.

Chloe.witten on October 29, 2019:

I am going to name my New baby boy lamb

Lowri on October 06, 2019:

I just got a new tup lamb and I think I will call him Mr fuzzy face

Chloe. on September 13, 2019:

So many beautiful names just got 2 yesterday and one died this morning

me on September 07, 2019:

my lamb is called tank

Elizabeth on August 24, 2019:

I am calling mine April!

Lulu on August 17, 2019:

Socks and Skittles are perfect for the lamb twins!

Ella on August 16, 2019:

I like the names

Rron on August 12, 2019:

TWINKLE!! Such a cute name I love it, I’m calling my lamb that

Janie on August 10, 2019:

Cute love lams

Rachel on August 08, 2019:

This was really helpful to figure out my sheep’s name

Diana on July 31, 2019:

each time i look at this website i always say lamby cause i like this name

Emily on July 29, 2019:

This website is really good because I'm getting a sheep for calf club and I can't even finger out a name.

So this website is a thumbs up

Abigail Hreha from Oregon on June 07, 2019:

It's settled then. If I ever get a sheep, I'm naming him Serta.