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Your horse deserves a befitting name, one that is memorable as well as reflects its personality.

However, that can be quite a challenge, especially when you have so many choices.

What makes it more challenging is that if you have a racehorse, their name should have a lasting impression.

Horse names have come a long way. In the past, they usually had long names or adjectives as names.

Now horse owners are laxer with names, so don’t be surprised if you hear

a hilarious horse name.

We have over 400 popular names for stallions and mares.

Some names are pretty common, but there are some new ones too.

We have included the meanings of some that you may not be familiar with.

Stallion Names

There are just so many male names for horses that you will easily find something that suits your horse.

Most popular stallion names are rather simple, and many of them are boy’s names too.

They do not have difficult pronunciations or weird meanings, so you will not really have to explain to people what it means.

Place names are quite popular for stallions too. While some are more common, you can come up with something unique.

Other inspirations include Greek mythology, artists, and every country song ever.

Here are some popular stallion names:

  • Ace
  • Aesop: Greek storyteller
  • Africa
  • Ajax: Greek hero from Trojan War; also a programming language
  • Alpha
  • Alfie
  • Aladdin
  • Amigo: Friend in Spanish
  • Andy
  • Angel
  • Ansel: God’s helmet
  • Apache: A Native American group
  • Apollo: Type of butterfly; also the name of the spacecraft that landed on the moon
  • Aries
  • Armor
  • Arrow
  • Aspen
  • Augustus
  • Austin
  • Axil
  • Bandera: Spanish for a flag
  • Bandit
  • Banjo
  • Baxter
  • Bender
  • Beau: French for handsome
  • Bishop
  • Blackie
  • Blackjack
  • Blaze
  • Bo
  • Bogart
  • Bolt
  • Boomer
  • Boots
  • Boris
  • Bowie
  • Brady
  • Buckshot
  • Bullet
  • Buster
  • Buzz
  • Cabaret
  • Caliber
  • Cannon
  • Cappuccino
  • Captain
  • Casanova
  • Cash
  • Casper
  • Cecil
  • Champion
  • Charley
  • Chester
  • Cheyenne
  • Chief
  • Chipper
  • Clover
  • Clyde
  • Coco
  • Cooper
  • Copper
  • Corky
  • Country
  • Cowboy
  • Cruiser
  • Da Vinci: Famous Italian Artist
  • Dallas
  • Dan
  • David
  • Dawn
  • Derringer: A small pistol
  • Derby
  • Desperado
  • Dexter
  • Diablo: Satan in Spanish
  • Diamond
  • Diesel
  • Dillinger
  • Dollar
  • Dominic
  • Drake
  • Dream
  • Duke
  • Duster
  • Ebony
  • Eclipse
  • Eli
  • Elvis
  • Esteban
  • Fargo
  • Fiddle
  • Flash
  • Flicka
  • Flopsy
  • Frisky
  • Gambler
  • Genius
  • George
  • Ghost
  • Ginger
  • Goldie
  • Goliath: Biblical character
  • Gucci: Famous fashion brand
  • Gunner
  • Harley
  • Harvey
  • Hawk
  • Hercules
  • Hickory: A North American tree famous for its wood
  • Houdini: Famous magician
  • Huck
  • Indiana
  • Ivan
  • Jack
  • Jagger
  • Jasper
  • Jerico
  • Joe
  • Jumper
  • Justice
  • Kansas
  • Kendrick
  • King
  • Kody
  • Legend
  • Levi
  • Lightning
  • Loredo
  • Lucky
  • Luke
  • Mac
  • Magic
  • Malek
  • Marco
  • Marty
  • Master
  • Max
  • Memphis
  • Miracle
  • Moon
  • Morgan
  • Navajo
  • Neptune
  • Night
  • Oliver
  • Ollie
  • Onyx: Semi-precious stone
  • Oreo
  • Ozzy
  • Paco
  • Pablo
  • Partner
  • Patches
  • Patriot
  • Pawnee: Fictional town from Parks and Recreation
  • Payday
  • Pebbles
  • Pepper
  • Picasso: Famous painter
  • Pilot
  • Pistol
  • Playboy
  • Pocahontas: Playful
  • Presley
  • Pride
  • Prince
  • Prowler
  • Quest
  • Rafter
  • Rain
  • Razor
  • Rebel
  • Remington
  • Rhapsody
  • Rythym
  • Riddle
  • Rifle
  • Ringo
  • Rio
  • Rocky
  • Roman
  • Rowdy
  • Roy
  • Rumi: Beauty (Persian Poet’s name)
  • Rustler
  • Rusty
  • Sage
  • Sahara
  • Saint
  • Sailor
  • Sammy
  • Sargent
  • Scotty
  • Shadow
  • Shooter
  • Skippy
  • Snoopy
  • Soldier
  • Splash
  • Spot
  • Sport
  • Sputnik
  • Stewie
  • Sundance
  • Sunday
  • Taco
  • Tank
  • Tarzan
  • Theo
  • Theodore
  • Thor
  • Thulium: Shiny silver color
  • Thunder
  • Titan
  • Titus
  • Toby
  • Tornado
  • Traveler
  • Travis
  • Treasure
  • Trigger
  • Troubador: French for a poet who writes about love
  • Toro
  • Tough
  • Turbo
  • Uno: One in Spanish
  • Utah
  • Van Gogh: Famous Dutch artist
  • Vegas
  • Victory
  • Voyageur: Traveler in French
  • Wapiti: Red deer
  • Warrior
  • Wes
  • Wildfire
  • Willie
  • Windy
  • Winston
  • Winter
  • Wolf
  • Xavier
  • Yakama: Native American tribe
  • Yankee
  • Yoda: Star Wars character
  • Zipper
  • Zodiac
  • Zoro: Slavic name
  • Zeus: Greek God

Mare Names

Female names for mares have beautiful sounds, too.

The name is an instant identification of the mare. Some stallion names, though, can very well fit a mare, as well.

Mare names inspirations include Disney characters, foreign languages, flora, and spices, such as:

  • Abbey
  • Aggie: One who attends agricultural college
  • Ally
  • Amber
  • Annabelle
  • Annapolis
  • Annie
  • Aphrodite: Greek Goddess
  • April
  • Arabella
  • Ariel
  • Arso: Burnt
  • Avis
  • Ayasha: Arabic name meaning one who lives well
  • Babe
  • Baby
  • Ballerina
  • Bambi: Disney movie character
  • Bandita: Gangster
  • Bandy
  • Barbie
  • Beauty
  • Bella
  • Belle: Pretty in French
  • Biscuits
  • Birdie
  • Bonnie
  • Brandy
  • Breeze
  • Buttons
  • Butterscotch
  • Candy
  • Chance
  • Cherry
  • Chloe
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloud
  • Cookie
  • Daenerys: From Game of Thrones
  • Daisy
  • Dakota
  • Dancer
  • Debby
  • Dina
  • Dixie
  • Dolla
  • Dominica
  • Dora
  • Dream
  • Dusty
  • Emerald
  • Esperanza: Hope
  • Fancy
  • Fiona
  • Frieda: Famous Mexican artist
  • Gemini
  • Georgia
  • Giselle: Beautiful like stars
  • Gracie
  • Gypsy
  • Hannah
  • Holly
  • Honey Dew
  • Hopscotch: A children’s game
  • Hurricane
  • India
  • Ivory
  • Jackie
  • Jasmine
  • Jezebel: Biblical character
  • Jenny
  • Jewel
  • Joy
  • Juniper: An evergreen shrub
  • Katie
  • Kendra
  • Kickapoo: A Native American tribe
  • Lady
  • Lena
  • Liberty
  • Lola
  • Lucy
  • Maggie
  • Mariah
  • Maya: Supernatural power
  • Midnight
  • Missy
  • MollyHorse names
  • Moonshine
  • Mystery
  • Nala: Riverbed
  • Nina
  • Opal: A type of gemstone
  • Paige
  • Paisley
  • Pandora
  • Paprika
  • Peaches
  • Penny
  • Playgirl
  • Poppy
  • Prairie: Open grassland
  • Promise
  • Queen
  • Quinn
  • Rain
  • Reba
  • Red
  • Ruby: Precious stone
  • Ruth
  • Sabrina
  • Salty
  • Sandy
  • Savannah
  • Scarlet
  • Serenade
  • Shorty
  • Song
  • Sophi
  • Sparrow
  • Stella
  • Strut
  • Summer
  • Tessa
  • Tiki
  • Tinker
  • Tootsie
  • Trinket: A small ornament
  • Ulysses: Famous poet
  • Val
  • Venus
  • Victory
  • Whisper
  • Wiley
  • Willow
  • Yeti: A folklore creature resembling an ape
  • Zara
  • Zelda: Blessed
  • Zenia: Friendly
  • Zoe

Tips on Choosing Horse Name

If you need help choosing a name for your horse, here are some pointers:

  • Consider your horse’s breed and the distinguishing features or characters they have.
  • You can use the horse’s color as an inspiration for the name, such as Midnight for a dark hair horse or Silver for a white hair horse.
  • Don’t choose a name that is very difficult to pronounce, like Serendipity or Kaleidoscope.
  • Choose something your horse would likely respond to, i.e., it should have a ring to it.
  • The name can describe the personality of the horse, which may take some time to show.
  • If you plan to enter the horse in a race, choose a name that complements it.
  • You can also break the rules and go with a funny name, something that fits the bill and makes anyone who hears it for the first time laugh.

Conclusion

We hope you now have enough horse names and options to choose from. Go for the one that suits the personality of your horse and create a special bond with your horse.

 

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