200+ Lamb and Sheep Names

Updated on June 7, 2019
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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.

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"

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      Anona 

      5 minutes ago

      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!

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      Leilani 

      7 days ago

      This is so cool

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      _Kristaalkitty_ 

      7 days ago

      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 )

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      Robert 

      2 weeks ago

      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

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      sheep 

      4 weeks ago

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

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      Zack 

      4 weeks ago

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

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      hehe 

      5 weeks ago

      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

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      shepp 

      5 weeks ago

      i like sheep so mrs sheep would be my favourite

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      BAHHHH 

      5 weeks ago

      I LOVE POOKIE IM 9 YEARS OLD

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      Hannah 

      8 weeks ago

      Saffron!!!

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      hailey 

      2 months ago

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

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      Olivia 

      2 months ago

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

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      sheepie 

      2 months ago

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

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      I love sheep! 

      2 months ago

      i love sheep people

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      I have so many animals 

      2 months ago

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

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      Rebecca 

      2 months ago

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

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      sadie 

      2 months ago

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

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      Bryn 

      2 months ago

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

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      Emma 

      2 months ago

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

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      Lamb lover 

      2 months ago

      I named mine rosemary this really helped

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      MMMMM 

      3 months ago

      Brass or mocha

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      Sheep farmer 2.0 

      3 months ago

      Annie is a great name! You should add it!

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      shaun 

      3 months ago

      calling mine baaaa-bara and wooliam :)

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      3 months ago

      I’m calling my orphan lamb socks

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      fred 

      3 months ago

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

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      Lucky and clover 

      3 months ago

      For twins

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      Tayyab Rasool 

      3 months ago from Punjab, Pakistan

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

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      Kimberly 

      3 months ago

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

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      dorthy 

      3 months ago

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

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      Shrek 

      3 months ago

      are you calling me the sheep whose wool weighted 60lbs

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      Millie 

      4 months ago

      I love this was very very helpful

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      Donna 

      4 months ago

      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.

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      Dalorne 

      4 months ago

      I named my black sheep Wiggles.

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      Belita 

      5 months ago

      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.

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      This is so cool I love the name cotton ball 

      6 months ago

      I love this

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      Tmtmr 

      6 months ago

      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?

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      McKenzie 

      6 months ago

      I like the name bandit

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      MarĂ­a 

      6 months ago

      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

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      Meowra 

      6 months ago

      You need to add Jeff

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      Lily Doug 

      7 months ago

      These names are so cute!!!

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      Bilbo_Oaken 

      8 months ago

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

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      Camarillo, James 

      8 months ago

      Our new ffa lamb's name is Clarice.

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      Chloe.witten 

      8 months ago

      I am going to name my New baby boy lamb

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      Lowri 

      9 months ago

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

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      Chloe. 

      10 months ago

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

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      me 

      10 months ago

      my lamb is called tank

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      Elizabeth 

      10 months ago

      I am calling mine April!

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      Lulu 

      11 months ago

      Socks and Skittles are perfect for the lamb twins!

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      Ella 

      11 months ago

      I like the names

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      Rron 

      11 months ago

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

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      Janie 

      11 months ago

      Cute love lams

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      Rachel 

      11 months ago

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

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      Diana 

      11 months ago

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

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      Emily 

      11 months ago

      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

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      Abigail Hreha 

      13 months ago from Oregon

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

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