Sheep Names – Over 200 Outstanding and Seriously Creative Ideas!
You’re bound to find one that you seriously like!
Just a few introductory words and then we’ll skip right into sheep name guide. I believe these first few paragraphs will be quite interesting for you if you’re currently considering naming your wooly critters.
Do sheep know their names?
There is evidence, although anecdotal, that sheep recognize a yell or a call that is directed to them, but to them as a whole group. Many shepherds can confirm that if you have sheep and goats at your farm, sheep will recognize if you’re addressing them or the goats. On the other hand, it’s hard to determine if most sheep recognize their individual names. I found some older Youtube video where a lady shepherd calls for her one particular sheep. That one sheep responds to the call, but so does one other sheep as well. In the comments, the sheep owner discusses exactly this as one of the problems at her farm:
Do sheep respond only to the voice of their shepherds?
Sheep can easily recognize a voice and a face as well. So, they know their handlers quite well. Will they respond to another person imitating their shepherd’s voice and call? Take a look at another Youtube video:
As a side note, sheep also easily recognize and remember people that hurt them in some way before.
“A stranger once declared to a Syrian shepherd that the sheep knew the dress and not the voice of their master. The shepherd said it was the voice they knew. To prove this, he exchanged dresses with the stranger, who went among the sheep in the shepherd’s dress, calling the sheep in imitation of the shepherd’s voice, and tried to lead them. They knew not his voice, but when the shepherd called them, though he was disguised, the sheep ran at once at his call.”—Orientalisms in Bible Lands, by E. W. Rice, pp. 159-161.
So, what should you name your baby sheep?
If you’re just starting your farm, or you’re not planning on expanding your sheep fleet past a few of them, then you’ll certainly want to name your little companions. However, choosing a name for your faithful flock can sometimes be a challenge. So let’s get you inspired in choosing some unique sheep names.
So, without further delay, here is a long list of many sheep names ideas and suggestions that you should consider when naming your wooly companions.
Female sheep names
Male sheep names
Popular/celebrity sheep names
First cloned mammal from an adult somatic cell.
Famous Merino sheep that has managed to avoid shearing for 6 years.
Lance Corporal Derby XXX
Highest ranking ram in the British Army.
World’s oldest sheep ever and a Guinness world recorder. She managed to live up to 25 years and 11 months.
First hot air balloon passenger in the 18th century in France.
Cute sheep names
Funny sheep names
Baa Baa Bandit
Billy the Kid
Molly Tu Tu
Lamb, ram and ewe wordplay
White sheep names
Black or brown sheep names
Multi-colored sheep names
Cartoon sheep names
If you want to make a specific lamb your kid’s favorite, then pick something from this list.
Lambert the Sheepish Lion
Mrs. Sheep is one of the important characters in the Disney 1952 cartoon called Lambert the Sheepish Lion. She is the foster mother of the main character called Lambert Lion.
Shaun the Sheep
Shaun, an unusually clever sheep, lives with his flock at Mossy Bottom Farm. In each animated television series episode, his flock somehow ends in the fantastic escapade, mostly being inspired by human doings and devices.
Shaun the Sheep
Shirley is a member of the sheep flock. They’re led by Shaun. She’s the biggest sheep of the flock with a great appetite.
Shaun the Sheep
He is the cousin of Shaun the Sheep. He’s a lamb that likes to get himself into dangerous situations.
Shaun the Sheep
Hazel is one of the members of Shaun’s sheep flock. She likes music.
Shaun the Sheep
Nuts is the eccentric member of Shaun’s flock, a little bit charming. He confuses the rest of the sheep a lot. He is a dreamer.
Assistant Dawn Mayor Bellwether is the main antagonist of Disney’s 2016 animated film Zootopia. A small, bitter sheep. Her goal is to become Mayor and create a new order where prey animals dominate the predators. A wolf in sheep’s clothing.
Doug Ramses is Bellwether’s employee and another antagonist in Disney’s film Zootopia. He is an emotionless and exceptionally cold ram. He is a very competent chemist and marksman.
Another Zootopia’s antagonist. Woolter is a large black wooled ram working for Bellwether alongside Doug and Jesse. His name is a reference to Walter White, a protagonist of Breaking Bad, a famous crime drama series.
Jesse is another tertiary type antagonist from Zootopia. He also works for Dawn Bellwether. Jesse is a one-eyed ram. His name is a reference to another character from Breaking Bad, Jesse Pinkman. Jesse’s eye patch is a reference to Pinkman’s swollen eye after one fight gone bad.
Sheep is, imagine that, a female sheep and one of the main characters from an animated series WordWorld. She is pretty, motherly, caring, and fascinated with Pokémon. She is Pig and Ant’s mother and BFF with Bear.
Samuel the Sheep
Charlotte’s Web (2006) is one of two film adaptations based on the 1952 children’s book novel of the same name written by Elwyn Brooks White. Samuel is one of the characters that help the main protagonist live.
Lambie McStuffins is a sweet and pretty little lamb that loves to hug sad patients at Doc McStuffins clinic. She is very kind and loves ballet. In the show, she is also called Princess Lambie, M’lady, and Super Lambie.
The leftmost of the three porcelain sheep joined together. Their names were revealed in Toy Story 4, in addition to all of the sheep being female.
Goat is the name of the middle head of three-headed sheep. Their shepherdess is named Bo Peep.
Gruff, the rightmost head of three-headed sheep from Toy Story movies. Sheep were overjoyed when Woody finally decided to stay with them and their shepherdess Bo Peep.
Voiced by Patrick Stewart, Mr. Wollensworth is a side role in Chicken Little. He is the schoolteacher who likes good behavior and doesn’t like others sneaking upon him. He makes class translate words into ‘mutton’.
Flower inspired names for sheep
Names for lamb twins
Hanzel and Gretel
Haggis and Shanks
Mokka and Mikka
Bonnie and Clyde
Merl and Mica
Ronnie and Reggie
Mork and Mindy
Maple and Mortimer
Jeena and Sunny
Merlin and Morgan
Milly and Mentos
Alexander and Cleopatra
Helene and Sergius
Cookies and Cream
Ebony and Ivory
Wallace and Grommit
Salt and Pepper
Milky and Cookies
Thelma and Louise
Boris and Natasha
Simon and Garfunkle
Tom and Huck
Lewis and Clark
Bert and Ernie
Elmo and Grover
Vokie and Tokie
Peach and Pear
Filli and Killi
Merry and Pippin
Frodo and Sam
Tarzan and Jane
Gandalf and Radagast
Fred and Barney
Names for lamb triplets
Millie, Lillie, and Tillie
Cindy, Lindy, and Mindy
Barry, Larry, and Harry
Shelly, Kelly, and Nelly
Dolly, Molly, and Polly
Strawberry, Cherry, and Wildberry
Rookie, Wookie, and Tookie
Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli
Chandler, Ross, and Joey
Names for Minecraft sheep
Names for Stardew Valley sheep
If you’re still unsure what name to give to your precious animals, here is a site you might find helpful. I know I’ve found it helpful in the past. It’s one of those random name generator sites.
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