Female Sheep Name Ideas – Best Girl Sheep Names
Most large sheep operations will tag their sheep instead of giving them names, but for the average homesteader or small operation, giving each of your sheep a unique name is one of the most exciting tasks after you bring them home. Of course, it can also seem like one of the most daunting tasks if you aren’t sure where to start.
What are some of the best female sheep names? There are several directions you can go when it comes to naming your ewe. You can stick with classic names like Rosie or Hazel. You can go with a clever name like Brittany Shears or Dustbuster. Or you might use a food-inspired name like Marshmallow. The sky’s the limit when it comes to choosing a name for your sheep, and we have some great suggestions for you below.
Read on for our favorite 100+ female sheep names!
100+ Of The Best Female Sheep Names
Below you will find over 100 of our favorite female sheep names. You will find a category for classic names, names based on cartoon or movie sheep, funny and clever names, ironic sheep names, names that have been inspired by food, names that have been inspired by the color or markings of various sheep, and of course – adorable and cute sheep names. Regardless of the appearance or personality of your individual sheep, you are sure to find several names in these lists that may be a perfect fit.
Classic Female Sheep Names
Female sheep (and cows, for that matter) are popularly given classic names. These names are endearing and speak to the strong maternal instincts in these animals. If you are interested in giving your ewe a timeless, feminine name, you may find what you’re looking for in this list.
- Gertrude (Gertie for short)
- Dolly (this name is particularly meaningful, as it is the name of the first animal ever successfully cloned – also a female sheep).
Cartoon Female Sheep Names
If you’ve got children in the home (or are yourself a child at heart), you can use a name from your favorite cartoon or movie. Here are some sheep-specific movie or television names that come to mind and where they are from.
- Bellwether (Zootopia)
- Jesse (Zootopia)
- Lambie (Doc McStuffins)
- Bo Peep (Toy Story)
- Snow White (Snow White)
Of course, one of the most famous cartoon sheep is Shaun the Sheep. Shaun is a historically masculine name, but you can certainly add in an extra letter and name your ewe “Shauna” or “Shaunie” the sheep.
Funny (or punny!) Female Sheep Names
Who doesn’t love a good pun? When it comes to sheep, there are endless possibilities. Not only will a funny, clever name be a great conversation starter, but you will get a chuckle each time you call your sweet ewe to you.
Celebrity-Inspired Sheep Names
If you are a music or movie fan, you are sure to enjoy the following celebrity-inspired sheep names.
- Brittany Shears
- Ewe Hefner (yes, Hugh Hefner is a male, but it has the word “Ewe” right there)
- Lady Baabaa
- Lady Chatterley
- Hillary Fluff
- Meryl Sheep
- Fleecewood Mac
More “Punny” Sheep Names
Everyone enjoys puns, and the words “ewe”, “sheep”, and “wool” make finding a pun-inspired sheep name pretty easy.
- Thank Ewe
- Holy Sheep
- Pirate Sheep
Other Funny Sheep Names
A name doesn’t need to be a pun, or inspired by a celebrity, to be clever. You might enjoy the following fun sheep names.
- Ms. Muffitt
- Hufflepuff (if you’ve got four sheep, you can name the other three Ravenclaw, Gryffindor, and Slytherin – that last one can be the naughty one of the bunch)
- Dust Bunny
- Charmin (you can also go with Cottonelle and Quilted Northern)
Ironic Female Sheep Names
It can be fun to play with irony when it comes to assigning names. While there will always be exceptions, sheep tend to share a few different traits when it comes to their dispositions and appearances.
Sheep are prey animals with few defenses, and so they tend to be naturally skittish and shy. If you have a flock of introverted sheep, the following (ironic) names may work:
- Dare Devil
- Evel Knievel
If you have a fleece ewe, you will have a flock of fluffy, woolly sheep. The following funny sheep names may be a funny fit:
- Au Naturel
- Birthday Suit
- Buff (or, Buffy)
On the other hand, depending on your location, hair sheep are just as popular as wool sheep. If you’ve got a flock of slick, short-haired sheep, you can give them an exaggerated “woolly” name like:
- Chewbacca (or, Chew-baaa-ca)
Food-Inspired Female Sheep Names
The fluffy fleece that sheep carry lends to some pretty cute food-inspired names (most of them being desserts, a great choice for a ewe that is especially sweet!). If you are one who finds inspiration in tasty dishes – and who isn’t – you may enjoy the following names.
- Cool Whip
- Cocoa Puff
- Cream Puff
- Vanilla Bean
Cute And Adorable Female Sheep Names
Of course, you can’t go wrong with an adorable sheep name for your ewe – think “Fluffy” or “Teddy Bear”. Here are some especially cute names for your female sheep – these tend to be the kids’ favorites, too, in case you are looking for some truly family-friendly names.
- Polar Bear
- Cotton Ball
- Bo Peep
- Powder Puff
Color-Coded Female Sheep Names
You can also gain inspiration from the appearance of your sheep. Do you have sheep with white fleece? Black fleece? Or maybe you have hair sheep with multiple color patterns. Here are some color-inspired names that may be a perfect fit for your particular sheep.
- Black Sheep
- Calico (or Calli for short)
- Ice Queen
- Elsa (and if you have two, the other can be Anna)
Giving Your Sheep A Meaningful Name
While there is clearly no shortage of clever, cute, and classic names that you can choose from for your ewe, the best names will be meaningful to you and your family.
One of the ways that you can give your sheep a meaningful name is by considering the individual personalities of your sheep. Giving your new sheep some time to acclimate to their new home before assigning names is a good idea. After all, you may not want to call your particularly quiet sheep “Gabby” or “Chatterbox” – unless you were intentionally being ironic, of course.
Every sheep will have her own unique personality and you should be able to see those traits shine through if you spend adequate time with them. There is no rush, after all – sheep can live for over a decade if receiving proper care, so there will still be plenty of time to bond with your sheep before and after naming her.
Another way to give meaning to your sheep’s name is by considering the traits and history of your own family. One way to accomplish this is by considering your heritage or culture. For example, if you have Native American ancestry, you might consider names that surround your particular tribe.
Or, if your family is from Mexico, you may give your ewe a name like Esponjosa (Spanish for “fluffy”, or “woolly”). You might also take a look at your family dynamic. Do you have young children who are as excited as you are to bring home your new flock of sheep?
Let the kids take a stab at naming them. Kids seem to have endless unique names at the ready at any given time, and if the neighbor ever gives you a funny look when they hear the name of your sheep, you can always use the excuse “my kids named her”.
Do Sheep Know Their Names?
Sheep are more intelligent than they are given credit for – they can learn tricks, be clicker-trained, recognize up to 50 faces, and solve mazes. They can also learn their own names. There are stories of shepherds calling each sheep by name to check them over and bring them into the barn. Therefore, giving them their names is not just for fun – you can use their names in training and to call them to you.
Finding The Perfect Female Sheep Name
If you’ve come this far and are still stumped, don’t fear. Give it time and let your ewe (or ewes) settle in. If you spend time with them and get to know them each on an individual level, you will be certain to find the right name for your sheep eventually.
Don’t put too much pressure on yourself, though – your ewe is not likely to complain if you end up giving her a name that she doesn’t like, and she will probably grow into it anyway. You can read more of my recent articles here!