Nowadays people keep the deer as private pets, the way others keep dogs as pets and some breed the deer for its meat. When domesticated, a deer ceases to be wild, so you will need to name your pet deer. We have suggested a number of names and placed them into different categories. Read on to find the right name to give to your deer.
Good Deer Names
Derby: Derby is a popular deer name, that makes it a good name for your deer. This name means ‘a deer farm.’
Ofra: You can name your young deer Ofra, which is a variant of the name Ophrah. An Ofra is a fawn (baby deer), therefore, the name is a perfect fit.
Aktaion: Aktaion is a good name for a friendly deer. You will have named him after a Greek hunter who was killed by his own dogs and later transformed into a deer.
Hersh: Hersh is short for Herschel, a name which means ‘deer,’ the perfect name for your deer.
Ayelet: If your deer is a cute female, the name Ayelet will suit her. Ayelet is a Hebrew name which translates to ‘morning star.’
Isi: Isi is a unisex name meaning deer. It will suit your deer.
Skinny: If you have a deer who is tiny bodied, the name Skinny is right for her.
Below are other good deer names.
- Blade Runner
- Mr November
Funny Deer Names
If you have a pet deer, you will want to give him or her a name that is funny and interesting to call.
Flyboy: Flyboy is a funny name for a male deer who is fast.
Goliath: You can name your deer after the biblical giant, Goliath. This is a funny name, perfect for a deer with big antlers.
Onion Doe: Onion Doe is a crazy deer’s name. The name is perfect if you have a doe who is extremely adorable, such that she brings tears to your eyes when you see her.
Flame Thrower: Flame Thrower is the right funny name to give to a deer with a tantrum.
Forky: Forky is a funny name to give to your deer who always seems to pick things up with his antlers.
Boomerang: This is a funny name derived from the popular boomerang which spins and returns to its starting point. The name suits a deer since her antlers are grown and shed each year.
Rocky: If your deer is always fighting, the name Rocky will suit him.
Here is a list of some funny names you can keep for your pet deer.
- Mr Big
- Old Timer
Female Deer Names
We have suggested beautiful names for your female deer.
Alma: You can name your deer Alma. It is a female given name meaning ‘nurturing soul.’ The name is perfect for a friendly and lovable deer.
Prima: If you want to give your deer a short and cute name, Prima is perfect. It is short for Primavera meaning ‘of the spring.’
Jane Doe: A female deer is called a doe, and so, Jane Doe is a cute name to give to your doe.
Thabitha: The name Thabitha means ‘gazelle,’ but you can still name your deer that, since it is a cute name.
Fauna: Fauna is a variant of fawn. This is a good name for a young deer.
Artemis: The name Artemis is perfect for a female deer. This name is inspired by the goddess of the hunt in Greek mythology.
You can also select the right name for your female deer from the names listed below.
Male Deer Names
If you want a manly name for your deer, we have suggested names that emphasize on the deer’s wilfulness and dominancy.
Blaise: Blaise is a good male deer name. It is a sleek, sophisticated, strong sounding name.
Darby: You can name your deer, Darby, which means ‘deer town.’ This is a masculine name and so it is perfect for your male deer.
Hartley: The name Hartley is a combination of two names, Heorot, which means ‘male deer,’ and Leah, meaning ‘meadow.’ It makes a good name for your male deer.
Aktaion: You can name your deer Aktaion; a Greek name. This name draws inspiration from the hunter who was transformed into a deer after being killed by his own dogs.
Buckzilla: Buckzilla is a cute name for your male deer. The name is derived from the word buck, which refers to a male deer.
Toru: Toru is also a good name for your buck, a name which means a bull.
Moose: Moose is a good name for your big deer. This name means ‘the largest member of the deer family.’
You can also name your deer after hunters you know who once missed a deer. Below are good male deer names you can also consider.
Cute Deer Names
A deer is cute and if you are looking for a name which brings out their cuteness, read on.
Crown: Deers have antlers, it does not matter, how they are shaped; they are like a crown on the head of a deer.
Limpy: Deers usually have a limp-like walk, so the name Limpy is perfect for your deer.
Hurricane: A hurricane is a severe tropical cyclone. The name Hurricane suits a strong and speedy deer.
Snowy: Snowy is a cute name for a white deer.
Raindrops: If your deer has a coat with small dots, the name Raindrop will suit your beautiful deer.
Peace: The name peace is a cute name for a calm deer.
Dancer: You can consider naming that deer who is always jumping around, Dancer.
Find other cute names for your deer below.
Famous Deer Names
You can also name your deer after deer movie characters. We have compiled famous deer names for you to consider.
Sven: You can name your best friend deer Sven, after the deer character from the animated movie, ‘Frozen’
Dancer: If your deer is active and cheerful, the name Dancer will suit her. The name is taken from the deer character in the movie, ‘Bambi.’
Aunt Ena: Aunt Ena is a great name for a mature deer. Calling your aging deer by a title is cute. The name is also inspired by Aunt Ena the character in the movie, ‘Bambi.’
Robbie the Reindeer: Robbie is a variant of the name Robin. You can consider naming your male deer Robbie the Reindeer, if he is a good deer, the name will suit him.
Here is a list of names suggested for naming your deer.
Pet Deer Names
We have discussed names which make good pet deer names below.
DCT: If you have been wishing to have a pet deer for some time and you have finally got one: Name her DCT (Dream Come True).
Big Sweetness: Big Sweetness is a great pet deer name for your big female deer.
La Bigga Boy: You can name your moose La Bigga Boy, that is a cute pet deer name.
Splitter: Splitter makes a good pet deer name. This name describes the appearance of a deer; a deer has an antler which branches out.
Old Momma: If you have a doe whom you have been rearing for long and is still productive, this is the perfect name for her.
Blacktail: Blacktail is a good pet deer name for a black tailed deer.
You can also get a good pet deer name from the names below.
- Wild Thing
- Big Boy
- Crazy Legs
- El Rey
- Slough Foot
- Don King
- No Brow
- Crop Ear
Best Deer Names
Deers are out door animals that like space and if you have them in your Farmyard, here are best deer names for your deer.
Highboy: Highboy is the best name for your tall deer.
Old Timer: If you have an aging male deer, you can name him Old Timer.
Goody: Goody is the best deer name for a good and soft deer.
Beauty: The name Beauty is the best, it suits your cute female deer.
Other best deer names for you to choose from are listed below.
Can Deers Be Domesticated?
Deers can be domesticated on farms. Expects advice that deers be domesticated not like dogs but in farmlands. Reason being, they are wild animals, their superior hearing capability and sense of smell signify them with enough warning to avoid predators and hunters. Deers can be aggressive and they can attack you with their antlers.
Which Deer Species Can Be Kept as Pets?
Deers can make wonderful pets with the right owners. We have listed the deer species that can be kept as pets.
- White-Tailed Deer
- Fallow Deer
- Silka Deer
- Muntjac Deer
- Deer Legality
- Axis Deer