Whether you are the soon-to-be owner of a new sheep or it’s lambing season, and you have some new babies to name in your flock of sheep, this list will give you some ideas for names for your pet sheep and lambs.
The list is organized into sections, including female sheep names, male sheep names, famous sheep names, and more.
Female Sheep Names
This is a list of names perfect for your ewes.
Male Sheep Names
This is a list of names perfect for your rams.
White Sheep Names
If you own a white sheep, there are many cute matching names to give it!
Here are just a few.
- Calla Lily
- Cotton Ball
- Dogwood Flower
Black Sheep Names
Black sheep are so cute; they deserve special names!
Here are a few.
- Black Bean
- Black Hole
- Black Pearl
- Chocolate Lily
- Evening Sky
- Indigo Rose
Brown Sheep Names
Brown sheep are easy to name because there are so many beautiful brown things in the world.
Read on for some ideas.
- Maple Syrup
- Pine Cone
Gods & Goddess Names for Sheep
Here are a few gods and goddesses from various cultures to name your sheep after.
- Aphrodite – Goddess of love and beauty in Greek culture.
- Brigid – Goddess of livestock in Celtic culture.
- Demeter – Goddess of agriculture in Greek culture
- Dutter – Goddess of sheep in Sumerian culture
- Freya – Goddess of love and fertility in Norse culture.
- Shakti – Goddess of divine power in Hindu culture.
- Hades – God of the Underworld in Greek culture.
- Hera – Goddess of fertility in Greek culture.
- Pachamama – Goddess of Mother Earth in Andean culture.
- Tyche – Goddess of good luck and fortune in Greek culture.
Baa Sheep Names
Here are sheep name ideas with a play on the baaing sound sheep make.
Related reading: Why do sheep baa?
- J.S. Baaach
Sheep Sheep Names
Here is a list of words in other languages meaning “sheep” to name your sheep.
- Caoirigh – “sheep” in Irish.
- Defaid – “sheep” in Welsh.
- Domba – “sheep” in Indonesian.
- Hipa – “sheep” in Hawaiian.
- Koyun – “sheep” in Turkish.
- Mouton – “sheep” in French and Haitian Creole.
- Oveja – “sheep” in Spanish.
- Ovelha – “sheep” in Portuguese.
- Ovis – “sheep” in Latin
- Owce – “sheep” in Polish.
- Pecora – “sheep” in Italian.
- Schaap – “sheep” in Dutch.
- Schaf – “sheep” in German.
- Tupa – “sheep” in Filipino.
Famous Sheep Names
This is a list of famous real and fictional sheep to name your sheep after, along with a description of who each sheep was.
Aries – You may have heard this name in conversations about mythology or zodiac signs. Aries was a ram who provided the Golden Fleece discussed in the Greek epic The Odyssey.
Bellwether – Assistant Mayor Dawn Bellwether is an antagonist in the Zootopia movies.
Chris – Chris set the record for most fleece shorn from a single sheep, with his growth of more than five years, weighing 91 lbs.
Deveronvale Perfection – This sheep broke the record for the most expensive sheep globally, being sold for more than $200,000 in 2009.
Dolly – Dolly was the first mammal to be cloned by humans. She was named after Dolly Parton.
Lance Corporal Derby XXX – Lance was the highest-ranking sheep in the British Army, promoted to corporal in February 2014 for his good behavior.
Montauciel – Montauciel was a sheep sent up into the sky in a hot air balloon by King Louis XVI. He survived the trip in great health and was grazing after the balloon came down.
Methuselina – Methuselina was the oldest living sheep in the world until she fell off a cliff and died. She reached the age of 25 years and 11 months, much older than the typical life expectancy of 10 to 12 years for a sheep.
Russell – Russell, the sheep, is a fictional sheep who has trouble falling asleep sometimes. He is a lesson in counting sheep for children.
Shrek – Shrek was a sheep who avoided being shorn for a whopping six years, meaning his wool grew far too long for his body. When he was found and sheared, the resulting wool weighed 60 lbs! What a strong sheep to name your lamb after!
I hope this list has given you some ideas for naming your sheep!
Whether you have colored sheep, white sheep, or want to give your adult sheep funny names, there’s something here for everyone.
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