The Best Baby Goat Names For 2021!

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Everyone knows after the ever-so-famous gateway livestock, the chicken, that you need to add goats. It’s only natural to have a milk source after you have an egg source and what better milk source than to start with baby goats? As a new goat-owner, you’re going to need the best baby goat names. I’m fully confident you’ll LOVE our suggestions!

More Than One Goat

Potato chips, money, vacation days, and baby goats. Some things are just better when you have more than one.

Goats are herd animals meaning they need to live with other animals of the same species. Even though you may be the most loving, caring, and attentive goat-owner that ever lived, you still need to have at least two goats. They are very social creatures and provide hours of endless entertainment. 

Goat Reproduction

The male goat is called a buck or a billy goat, the female is called a doe or a nanny goat. The full gestation period for a goat is typically around 150 days. Although a doe can get pregnant twice in one year, it is best for the goat to breed more than once per year. 

A doe will give birth to 1 – 5 kids with two kids being average. However, 1-3 is very normal and anything above three is rare. If we’re going to do some goat math and you have two expecting does, within a year your herd of two could potentially grow to a herd of 12! That’s a lot of names to come up with. 

Naming Your Goat Herd

Many farmers and homesteaders don’t name their meat goats, which is a personal choice. We raise milk goats and all of them have names. In addition to our goats, we do raise pigs for meat and those we give food names. Like BBQ, Bacon Bits, etc. 

When you start growing your herd, keeping up with all the names can be confusing, that’s why we like going with a theme. Not only does this help us keep up with their names but it also helps me keep their records straight since all of our goats are registered. I can tell what year they were born by the theme of their names. 

You can have a lot of fun with this when you poll your family members into the naming process. For instance, say you choose to name your goats after musicians, each member can pick their favorite musician. 

Best Baby Goat Names for 2021

Let’s face it, 2020 was a crazy year. What better way to celebrate than using some famous names for our 2021 herds! We went with tree names last year from the list below and some of them became a part of our permanent herd such as Ash, Hemi (short for Hemlock), Willow, and Maple. This year I believe we’ll use a combination of Royal and Political names.  

Entertainment Names

Game of Thrones

  • Ned
  • Robert
  • Jamie
  • Catelyn
  • Cersei
  • Daenerys
  • Jorah
  • Viserys
  • Jon
  • Robb
  • Sansa
  • Arya
  • Theon
  • Bran
  • Joffrey
  • Sandor

The Office

  • Michael
  • Steve
  • Dwight
  • Rainn
  • Pam
  • Jenna
  • Ryan
  • Ed
  • Andy
  • James
  • Jim
  • Fischer

Tiger King

  • Tiger 
  • King
  • Joe
  • Exotic
  • Don
  • Lewis
  • Carole
  • Baskin
  • Bhagavan 
  • Antle

Royal Names

  • Queen
  • King
  • Prince
  • Duchess
  • Duke
  • Earl
  • Countess
  • Wales
  • Elizabeth
  • Diana
  • Charles
  • Victoria
  • Henry 
  • William
  • Harry
  • Andrew
  • Edward
  • Megan
  • Kate

Political Names


  • Donald
  • Trump
  • Melania
  • Ivanka
  • Tiffany
  • Barron
  • Eric
  • Jr
  • Mike
  • Pence
  • Karen
  • Flynn
  • Ben
  • Carson
  • Pompeo 


  • Joe
  • Biden
  • Jill
  • Kamala
  • Harris
  • Janet
  • Merrick
  • Bernie
  • Sanders
  • Obama
  • Michelle
  • Clinton
  • Bill
  • Hillary

Best Baby Goat Names From 2020

I’m a little partial with this first list as this is what we are using this year. We were a family divided, Little Bit was insistent on Tennessee City names, Hubby wanted old family names, and Morgan wanted people names. Thankfully we all agreed on Tree Names. 

Tree Names

  • Ash
  • Alder
  • Aspen
  • Balsam
  • Birch
  • Buckeye
  • Butternut
  • Cedar
  • Cypress
  • Fir
  • Hemlock
  • Magnolia
  • Maple
  • Oak
  • Poplar
  • Pine
  • Spruce
  • Tupelo
  • Willow

Disney Characters

My eight-year-old would say these are the best baby goat names there are, however, she got out-voted this year. Maybe next year we can use these? 

  • Ariel 
  • Anna
  • Alice
  • Aurora
  • Aladdin
  • Belle
  • Chip
  • Dale
  • Cinderella
  • Daisy
  • Dumdo
  • Eeyore
  • Elsa
  • Elena
  • Goofy
  • Hercules
  • Jasmine
  • Jessie
  • Marie
  • Mary
  • Maui
  • Merida
  • Mickey
  • Minnie
  • Mona 
  • Mulan
  • Olaf
  • Peter
  • Piglet
  • Pinocchio 
  • Pluto
  • Pocahontas
  • Rapunzel
  • Simba
  • Snow White
  • Stitch
  • Tiana
  • Tigger
  • Tinker
  • Winnie
  • Woody
  • Wall-E 

Check Out Our Best Baby Goat Names For 2019

While you may not agree with all of our suggestions, we’re positive you’ll find at least one you’ll love!

Wild-Wild-West Goat Names

Who doesn’t love the Wild-Wild-West and the ways of old? Back when we only had black and white TV’s and a shoot-out was at high noon. 


  • John
  • Wayne
  • Grit
  • Billy
  • Earp
  • Clint
  • East
  • Sam
  • Elliot 
  • Wyatt 
  • Holiday
  • Doc
  • Butch
  • Cassady 
  • Charlton
  • Heston
  • Gunsmoke
  • McQueen
  • Rio
  • Hayden
  • Quint
  • Festus
  • Chester
  • Dingus

Doe Names

  • Kitty
  • Cassady
  • Annie’Oakley
  • Calamity
  • Jane
  • Belle
  • Starr
  • Pearl
  • Hart
  • Elliot
  • Dora
  • Nellie
  • Mae
  • West
  • Ethylene
  • Rose

Southern Charm Names

Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit. I think some of these names are perfect for your goat herd!

Doe Names

  • Daisy 
  • Belle
  • Paula
  • Georiga 
  • Lucy
  • Caroline
  • Virginia
  • Elly 
  • Mae
  • Scarlet
  • Opal
  • Patty
  • Patsy
  • Dolly
  • Emmylou
  • Dixie
  • Penelope
  • Esther

Buck Names

  • Duke 
  • Rosco 
  • Mason
  • Cooter
  • Elijah
  • Liam
  • Jethro
  • Hank
  • George
  • Emmery 
  • Dewy 
  • Merle
  • Junior
  • Hunter
  • Dallas
  • Earl
  • Winston
  • Ryder
  • Boomer
  • Jebediah

Old TV Show Favorite Names

Here are some great baby goat names from our favorite old tv shows. Such as Green Acres, Petticoat Junction, Gilligan’s Island,  Beverly Hillbillies, and Little House On The Prairie. 

Buck Names

  • Oliver
  • Eb
  • Jed
  • Haney
  • Sam
  • Hank
  • Ralf
  • Fred
  • Newt
  • Jimbob
  • Arnold
  • Ziffel
  • Joe
  • Floyd
  • Charley
  • Oliver
  • Homer
  • Wendell
  • Orville
  • Gilligan
  • Skipper
  • Professor 
  • Thurston
  • Charles
  • Albert
  • Nels
  • Willie

Doe Names

  • Marry Ellen
  • Doris
  • Lisa
  • Bettie Joe
  • Billie Jo
  • Bobbie Jo
  • Kate
  • Janet
  • Lovey
  • Maryann 
  • Ginger
  • Granny
  • Hathaway 
  • Laura
  • Mary
  • Caroline
  • Nellie
  • Harriet
  • Carrie
  • Eva

Other Popular Themes

In addition to the above names and themes, some other themes you might consider for your goat herds are;

  • 50’s Musicians
  • 50’s Musicians
  • Rock Stars
  • Past Presidents and First Ladies
  • Flowers
  • Herbs
  • Greek Gods
  • Cartoon Characters 
  • Disney Characters
  • Alphabet Names. The first year all the names begin with letter A, next year B, and so on. 
  • Planets
  • Country Singers
  • State Capitols
  • Cities in a State (we did this with South Carolina cities this year)
  • TV Show Actors

If you name your livestock, what themes do you use? 

Would love to hear what themes you use for your herd! Drop us a line and share what names you use. 

More Goat Info

If you’re in love with goats or want to get goats, keep reading for more great information about our four-legged friends! 

Goat Breeds

There are two different types of goats and several different breeds. The two types of goats are domestic goats (Capra hircus), which are raised like farm animals and even pet goats. The second is mountain goats (Oreamnos americanus), which live in rocky areas in the American Northwest. Among the domestic goats, there are several different goat breeds. 

Milk Breeds

Meat Breeds

  • Boer
  • Kiko
  • Myotonic (fainting goat)
  • Pygmy
  • Savanna
  • Spanish
  • Nubian

Fiber Goats

  • Angora
  • Cashmere
  • Pygora
  • Nigora

Before you buy your first baby goat(s), there are several things you need to consider. We have a great article to get you started, Goats For Sale.





  1. Lisa Lombardo on April 14, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Dingus, lol! Cracks me up 🙂

  2. Pamela on April 16, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Wow! Never knew their was so many!! I wonder about chicken names now!

  3. John Reed on May 5, 2019 at 6:43 am

    My wife is a buddhist so we will go with Goatama and I like Fu Manchew.

    • Amber Bradshaw on May 7, 2019 at 2:55 pm

      Haha- LOVE IT!

  4. […] you’re ready to get your goat on, you’re going to need some names! We have a GREAT list of goat names for you to choose from […]

  5. megan Teeples on June 18, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    I like western/ country names. Our kids from this spring are Jubilee, Jezebel, Angus, Roody and Rusty 🙂 I am getting a New milking doeling shes a Lamancha think ill go with opal for her.

  6. Steve on August 7, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    We have 2 Nigerian Dwarfs. A Doe and a Wether. They are Jasmine and Alladin.

    • Amber Bradshaw on August 15, 2019 at 10:58 am

      We named our two dogs after Disney characters 🙂

  7. Kathy on August 14, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    We’re using Star Wars themed names. We have a Storm Trooper and Padme

    • Amber Bradshaw on August 15, 2019 at 10:58 am

      Oh love it!

    • sylee mitchell on August 12, 2020 at 3:37 pm

      love it! i named my goats twins Luke and leia

  8. Patti Rasmussen on August 19, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    we just got 2 does and we named them after our mothers – Hazel and Dot.

  9. Tabitha on September 19, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    We have totes McGoats,pudding and pumpkin

    • Amber Bradshaw on September 20, 2019 at 10:49 am

      Oh cute names!

  10. Jeff Hassard on October 26, 2019 at 7:15 am

    We like Victor & two stroke

  11. Kristal on December 26, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    We name our goats after flowers…. we have daisy, Lily, and now we have either Holly or Buttercup not sure yet lol and for our next one who will be a boy sage.

  12. […] Everyone knows after the ever-so-famous gateway livestock, the chicken, that you need to add goats. It’s only natural to have a milk source after you have an egg source and what better milk source than to start with baby goats? As a new goat-owner, you’re going to need the best baby goat names. I’m fully confident you’ll LOVE our suggestions! Check out our favorite names here. […]

  13. Kathi on February 20, 2020 at 2:38 pm

    Our first two goats were Hope and Faith. The rest of the names just flowed from there! Joy, Mercy, etc….

    • Amber Bradshaw on February 21, 2020 at 7:28 am

      Oh I LOVE these names Kathi!!! The Gifts from God and The Fruits of the Spirit!

  14. Molly on February 21, 2020 at 9:44 am

    Growing up, we had a theme for the first generation of does: each one got a name ending in -belle, even if that meant getting creative. After that we had fun with twins being named things like Amos and Andy, or triplets like Peter, Paul, and Mary.

    Disney and literature came in too, as well as Biblical names.

  15. Anna Brock on February 22, 2020 at 3:33 pm

    My neighbor had two baby calves, one was redish brown the other was black. He named them peanut butter and jelly ,unfournately they are now steak and hamburger.

  16. Linda on March 24, 2020 at 12:58 am

    I’m just getting 2 Nigerian bucklings. I had 2 brothers, the older recently died. I called him Jerbo and my younger brother (still living) Timbo. Actual names were Jerry and Timmy. So my little bucklings are going to be Jerbo and Timbo.. It makes me happy because I think of my brothers all the time now.

    • Amber Bradshaw on March 24, 2020 at 8:16 am

      Love those names!!!

  17. Wendy on April 12, 2020 at 3:49 pm

    We have had triplets and then twins
    The triplets are Ebeneezer, EllieMae, & Eilly
    The twins
    We’re working on names. (They were both last night.)

    • Amber Bradshaw on April 13, 2020 at 7:56 am

      Congrats!!!! Love me some baby goats!

  18. Addi on June 1, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    We had a baby goat today its name is Buddy

    • Amber Bradshaw on June 5, 2020 at 6:45 am

      Cute name and congrats!!!

  19. LindaP on March 12, 2021 at 2:12 pm

    My over goats all have names after the way they look
    Brutus is our #1 buck
    Ebony, three month old buck kid

    Curly, Sandy, Licorice, Mama, Oreo

  20. LindaP on March 12, 2021 at 2:14 pm

    My boer goats all have names after the way they look
    Brutus is our #1 buck
    Ebony, three month old buck kid

    Curly, Sandy, Licorice, Mama, Oreo

  21. Shannon on April 3, 2021 at 6:33 pm

    Our alpacas are named Harpo, Groucho and Zeppo!

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