Alpaca names aren’t something every pet owner will search for! The fluffy alpaca is not the most popular pet in the world, but their appeal is growing. In fact, it’s becoming more and more well-known that alpacas can make wonderful companions to the right owners. Some people might even choose to get an alpaca emotional support animal!
These animals do well indoors, are friendly, trainable, and highly affectionate. So, whether you are considering adding a fun alpaca pet to your family or need some good alpaca names for fur friends that simply look like alpacas, we have you covered with hundreds of ideas.
Alpaca Names Menu:
- Female Alpaca Names
- Male Alpaca Names
- Unique Alpaca Names
- Funny Alpaca Names
- Cute Alpaca Names
- Tough Names for Alpacas
- Smart Names for Alpacas
- Cool Ideas
- Brown Alpaca Names
- Peruvian Names for Alpacas
- Picking the Perfect Alpaca Name
- About the Alpaca
- Alpaca FAQs
Female Alpaca Names
Did you know that alpacas are related to llamas? In fact, these two are so closely related that they can safely and successfully breed. The crossbreed offspring of a llama and alpaca is known as a Llapaca. Llapaca itself is certainly a cute name for this type of hybrid, but if you’re specifically on the hunt for some female alpaca names, (or names that simply sound feminine for an alpaca, pet or toy), then we’re one step ahead of you. Here are our favorites:
Male Alpaca Names
We are loving the variety of unisex and gender-neutral names these days. So although this list of alpaca names is under the category of “male alpaca names”, they really can be used for both male and female alpacas. They could also be used for a Llapaca, or the alpaca’s llama cousin. Or you could name your toy alpaca one of these cute names. There are no rules here!
Unique Alpaca Names
Let’s be honest – if you’re considering investing in a real-life alpaca, chances are you’re going to stand out in your neighborhood. And if you’re not considering investing in an alpaca, you still may just want to stand out with a unique name. This list below is loaded with unique Alpaca names that are not only perfect for alpacas, but for anyone looking to turn some heads.
- Jelly Bean
- Al Paka
- Charlie Brown
- Alpa Bella
Funny Alpaca Names
In need of an ice breaker around town? Why not consider an absolutely hilarious alpaca name for your alpaca or pet dog, cat, or hamster? Heck, you could even name a long-haired guinea pig one of these funny Alpaca names and it would totally work. Here are some names inspired by our favorite alpaca puns and alpaca jokes!
- Woolie Walker
- Como Se Llama
- Dolly Llama
- Mr. Spitz
- Raggedy Andy
- Ms. Spits
- Raggedy Anne
- Al PacMan
Cute Alpaca Names
If they are nothing else, alpacas are truly adorable. Just do a quick Google search of Alpaca images and their cuteness will blow your mind. With that noted, it’s no surprise we would have a category on our list of alpaca names dedicated solely to CUTE alpaca names. Take a look below and try not to melt from cuteness overload.
- Carrot Top
Tough Alpaca Names
Okay, we know that Alpacas are not necessarily known to be tough but naming an alpaca or an alpaca look-alike pet some kind of fun name could bring a grin to someone’s face. Besides, these tough sounding alpaca names are just too perfect to ignore. What do you think?
- Al Pacacino
Smart Alpaca Names
One thing we do know about alpacas is that they are surprisingly intelligent. Beneath that mop of wooly fur is a complex brain that is capable of quite a few surprising things. These animals are highly trainable, eager to please, and enjoy being around their people. They are also quite social and prefer to live with at least one other alpaca. So why shouldn’t you bless your alpaca (or pet or toy) with a smart sounding alpaca name?
Cool Alpaca Names
Is your alpaca the coolest kid in the herd? If so, bless him with one of these ridiculously rad alpaca names so everyone is aware of it.
Brown Alpaca Names
Brown is just one beautiful color that your alpaca can come in. So why not choose a brown alpaca wool inspired name! Here are some fun and creative ideas that you might like.
Peruvian Names for Alpacas
Alpacas originate in South America. They can be found in Peru, but also in places like Chile and Bolivia! So, some people like the idea of choosing a traditional Peruvian name for their alpaca. Here are some great ideas for your fluffy alpaca friends:
Picking the Perfect Alpaca Name
There are no rules when it comes to naming your pet. But we do have tips and tricks that can help you to pick a name you’re sure to love. First, what’s in a name? Naming your pet or even a toy for that matter is an important part of the bonding process. The process of naming a pet can be especially beautiful when it involves the whole family. And it can be a fun way to build a strong bond between you and your new furry family member.
Naming your pet also says a lot about who you are. So while it’s not necessary to think too long and hard about the name you give your pet, it’s important to choose a name you are proud of and that you won’t mind saying out loud and likely in public. Most importantly, naming your pet provides your pet with an identity. This helps build on the bond the two of you will create for years to come.
A Bit About the Alpaca
Alpacas are unique animals that are of great use to a variety of regions throughout the world. In South America, some indigenous people use alpacas and llamas as a source of food. But in the United States and Europe, alpacas are generally farmed safely and happily for their fur, which can be sheared without harming them. People use it to create several different items like clothing, bedding and even housing insulation.
Recently, alpacas have also become sought after as a domesticated pet. Not only are they goofy in their appearance and temperament, but they are intelligent animals that are able to provide the same type of companionship to their owners as dogs. This is great news if you’ve just acquired an alpaca to call your own.
- What is a baby alpaca called? A baby alpaca is called a cria. But, of course, the baby alpaca name you choose for your individual pet can be whatever you want!
- What is a male alpaca called? If a male alpaca is sexually intact, they are called studs or sires. If they have been castrated, they are called geldings. In Spanish, male alpacas are called machos.
- What is a female alpaca called? In Spanish, a female alpaca is called a hembra. But, you may also hear them called dams, or maidens if they have not given birth.
- Do male or female alpacas make better pets? If you’re keeping alpacas as pets, most experts will recommend that you choose castrated males (geldings).
- What is alpaca wool called? On an alpaca, this wool is called their fleece. Their prime fleece is the blanket portion with the best fibre quality.
So, what do you think about our above list of Alpaca names? Did one of them strike a chord with you? Tell us which one is your favorite in the comment section below.
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References and Resources
- McMullen, C. ‘Romancing the Alpaca: Passionate Consumption, Collection and Companionship’, Journal of Business Research (2008)
- Saitone, T. & Sexton, R. ‘The Alpaca Bubble Revisited’, Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics
- Harris, M. ‘Some Factors Influencing Selection and Naming of Pets’, Psychological Reports (1983)