Deer Names for Pets, Plushies and More

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Deer names can be inspired by their graceful and beautiful traits, or their agile yet shy nature. Today we’ll share ideas for deer of different types and characteristics. We’ll look at names for bucks and does, as well as cute new baby deer names. Whether you want to use the same name as a trending movie character, or even get inspired by Santa’s Reindeer, we’ll help you to pick the perfect deer names for your herd.

Whether you have a herd of deer on your ranch, a pet deer in your backyard or a cute deer plushie that deserves the best possible name, we’ve got you covered. From trending ideas to totally original inspired ways to pick fawn names no one has ever thought of before.

Naming A Deer

Deer make pretty unique pets, and you want to give them a name that honors that special place they hold in your heart. You might find exactly the sort of deer names you are looking for in our lists below. But don’t worry if they aren’t the perfect fit. There are other ways to come up with great deer names that are as rare as your pet.

Grab a sheet of paper or open a doc on your computer. Randomly jot down, in any pattern you like, some things that make you happy. These don’t need to be names, just things in your life that put a smile on your face. Like great weather, beach holidays or a sunset after a great day.

From each of those things, draw a bunch of lines and note down words associated with them. Read through your thoughts on paper, and see whether any of them make a great and totally original name for your deer!

Female Deer Names

A female deer is technically called a doe. In a herd of deer there will normally be several does but only one buck, as they fight each other at certain times of year. If you have a whole herd of deer to name, you might need quite a few of these girl deer names to make sure everyone has a moniker!

  • Deirdre
  • Daphne
  • Darla
  • Delilah
  • Denise
  • Elena
  • Mona
  • Chloe
  • Sunita
  • Sasha
  • Zoe
  • Davina
  • Dahlia
  • Cheyanne
  • Kirsty
  • Lola
  • Zara
  • Monica
  • Abbie
  • Clara
  • Tilly
  • Belinda
  • Lisa
  • Millie

Male Deer Names

Even if you have a whole bunch of deer on your land, you’ll likely only have one buck hanging around the rest of the herd. So there is a bit of pressure when it comes to finding his name! These ideas are inspired by powerful and important figures from fiction and the real world. And include some fun boy names too. Let’s see if any of them will suit your inspiring male deer!

  • Edmund
  • Henry
  • George
  • Nelson
  • Edgar
  • Scott
  • Striker
  • Ryder
  • Bruce
  • Chase
  • Richard
  • Darwin
  • Christopher
  • Gabriel
  • Socrates
  • Adrian
  • Newton
  • Einstein
  • Peter
  • Laurence
  • Alfred
  • Rufus
  • Drake
  • Jason
  • Arthur
  • Albert

Famous Deer Names

Most famous deer, let’s face it, are Reindeer. Those glorious, huge antlers are amazing. And don’t forget of course the connection to Santa. What better way to name your deer could there possibly be!

  • Dasher
  • Dancer
  • Prancer
  • Donna
  • Blitzen
  • Rudolph
  • Vixen
  • Comet
  • Cupid
  • Bambi
  • Faline
  • Beau
  • Robbie
  • Sven

Cute Deer Names

Deer are one of the most adorable creatures you could ever hope to meet. The way they twitch at the slightest sound, and move so delicately as they much on the undergrowth. And of course nothing is as cute as a baby deer taking their first wobbly steps in the world. Hopefully these sweet deer names will suit your little deer perfectly.

  • Hooves
  • Pitter
  • Patter
  • Tip Tap
  • Whiskers
  • Silky
  • Fawn
  • Ginger
  • Dotty
  • Speckle
  • Flare
  • Boots
  • Clipper
  • Fern
  • Flicker
  • Dandelion
  • Meadow
  • Socks
  • River
  • Tipple
  • Glimmer
  • Raine
  • Flow
  • June

Badass Names for Deer

Deer might not conjure up feelings of hardcore, crazy cool toughness. But if they don’t, I’m guessing you’ve never seen two stags meet during the rut! The ferocious way they battle with their enormous antlers has me pretty certain that a badass name could well be the way to go. What do you think?

  • Blade
  • Stag
  • Saber
  • Gunner
  • Tank
  • Arrow
  • Mantle
  • Trapper
  • Crash
  • Battle
  • Axel
  • Burn
  • Crusher
  • Mace
  • Trash
  • Minx
  • Rebel
  • Spark
  • Rogue
  • Chopper
  • Chisel
  • Fuel
  • Dino
  • Diesel

White Deer Names

Can you imagine a pet deer as white as a clear sheet of snow? Well, a deer that special needs a pretty awesome name. Whether you are giving a nod towards that crisp pale tail, or have a white deer to name, here are some lovely ideas for you.

  • Frost
  • Mist
  • Cloud
  • Avalanche
  • Slopes
  • Fog
  • Icicle
  • Alps
  • Ski
  • Dew
  • Plateau
  • Opal
  • Chalky
  • Glacier
  • Dove
  • Peony
  • Lily
  • Pearl

Little Deer Names

Although slightly built, most breeds of deer are quite tall and leggy. However, there are some smaller breeds. Like the tiny Pudu that can be just 12 inches tall into adulthood! If you’re lucky enough to be naming a Muntjac or a Pudu deer, then check out these cute names for little deer.

  • Speck
  • Atom
  • Dot
  • Titch
  • Micro
  • Pin
  • Mini
  • Button
  • Tiny
  • Ickle
  • Squiggle
  • Gnome
  • Dart
  • Splat
  • Pickle
  • Baby
  • Piccolo
  • Minor
  • Beetle
  • Bug
  • Bon Bon

Best Deer Names

It’s not every day you get to name a deer, or for that matter an entire herd. But don’t worry, because these gorgeous creatures won’t mind what you pick. There are no rules when it comes to naming a deer, so just let your imagination fly. I’m confident you’ll find some pretty amazing ideas. And I’d love you to share them in the comments section below!

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Lucy has a degree in Psychology and a lifelong obsession with animals. She shares her home with a variety of mammals, fish, amphibians, invertebrates and reptiles. Lucy is a member of the British Herpetological Society, and enjoys immersing herself in all the latest scientific studies. She has also bred and raised a variety of animals, and has a special interest in promoting great health and compatible personalities in our pets.


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