Cool Horse Name Ideas

Updated on December 9, 2019
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Think Hard Before Naming Your New Horse

Naming a new pet is a necessary part of bonding with any animal, and coming up with a good name for your horse can be especially difficult, as many people don't realize that a horse can become a just as big a part of your family as any other animal. If you're buying a horse, then you have high hopes of that animal taking on a heavy workload, which, of course, was what they are bred for. You will become much closer to it than you ever expected, and if you treat your horse well, it will treat you well. Take your time to come up with a good name that you and your trusty new steed will share for a lifetime.

The list below is a good starting point for someone looking to give their new horse a name, but feel free to mix and match the names to come up with new ones. Even if you don't find a name that strikes your fancy, the list may give you inspiration into coming up with a nice name on your own. Thanks for visiting and good luck finding a name for a life long new friend.

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Some Cool Names For a Horse

 
 
 
Wisenheimer
Calamity Call
50 Nations
Manipulation
Furious Gypsy
Layaway
Aaron’s Law
Layer By Layer
Prism
Son of a Gun
Upper Call
Penny Dreadful
Dusty Roads
Explosion
Adjustment
Quasimodo
Iron Grizzly
Bait and Switch
Thunder Alpine
Moving Violation
Tropicana
Jackeroo
DC Money Machine
New Monty
Revelator
Happy Trails
Terminus
Bone Jack
Zephyr
Jelly Bean
Bad Hair Day
Zizzle
Rap Major
Dream Machine
Brass Lad, The
Reality Check
Mad Max
Ecosystem
Tenderloin
Public Enemy
French Connection
Hair In The Butter
Staff Of Life
Backlash
Kentucky Knight
Walkabout
Ratio
Killer Bee
Back Alley
Awesome X
Closer To Thirteen
Greenhorn
Clay Cross
Law and Order
Noisy Boy
Salamander
Kopeck
Dollar Bill
Take Two
Cross Country
2nd Hour
Rugged
King Kong
Grave Digger
Unity
Happy Ending
Old Boss
Epic Run
Contingent
Last Mile
Samson
Dark Matter
Vanguard
Lost In Memphis
Knobs
Seven Days Fresh
Espionage
Dead Drop
Simple Life
Kickback
Cash Back
Just Incredible
Stronger Than Yesterday
Easy Fashion
Before Sunrise
Silver Rush
Six Cushions
Order in the Court
Black Water
Big Sugar
Charasmatic
Wonder Wall
Fonso
Beast
Cover Girl
Middle Ground
Mynute
Dodger
Dalmation
Fear Not
Subscription
Think Twice

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Other Tips To Help Name Your Horse

  • The color of your steed can be added to another word to make a memorable name for your new pet. Maybe you can choose lesser known words to replace more popular ones; instead of red, maybe you could use crimson.
  • Different horses have different temperaments or moods which can be used to make names even more personal to your new foal. The key is to observe how they interact with fellow horses and people for a few days before deciding what kind of temperament they have.
  • Don't rush to give your new pet a name. While it is important to come up with a name, feel free to take a day or two to mull over the decision. Interacting with your horse is more important than naming it at first anyways. Positive interaction can build a strong and trusting relationship.
  • Use the name of the horse's breed in conjunction with other words to come up with a cool name. For example, if you own a Banker horse, which is a breed of wild horses living on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, you could come up with a name like "Banker's Hours".

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The Best Horse Names Are a Mesh Between Owner and Horse

 
 
 
Boomerang
Western Wishes
Kiss Off
Metropolis
Dallas Hustle
Lilac Defender
Talent Worth
Afghan Star
Limited Edition
50/50
Gold Dust
Night Ride To Omaha
Amadeus
Solaris
Double Digit
Rebel Without A Cause
Manna From Hell
Sinner Man
Wicket
Walk The Chalk
Holy Smoke
Milestone
Juniper
Twilight Time
Dual Personality
Equinox
Four Star Blues
Back In Black
Quake
March Hare
Teacher’s Pet
Jackpot
Daisy Chain
Vortex
Soft Tack
Cut and Run
Night Before Christmas
Hollywood Scrapper
Imbalance
Gung-Ho
Mannequin
Silver Kill
Grifter
Chopper
Water Tight
Chopper
Countrified
January Effect
Big Red Ivy
Zero Sum
In The Loop
Rock Slide
Most Wanted
Penny From Heaven
Golden Opportunity
Reckless
Heartbreaker
Call of the Wild
Hollow Point
Ruffian
Made In America
Scepter
Hurt So Good
Penny For Your Thoughts
On The Make
Free Fall
Bloody January
Texas Liberty
Moonlight Serenade
Bloom
Isis
Midnight Rambler
Horror Story
Subterranean
X-Ray Jay
Candlestick
Chop Shop
Anything But Average
Starter On Tuesday
Future Plan
Neon Black
Bloodhound In The Grey
Madman Jack
Trojan
Huntress
Wingtergreen
Kryptonite
Evolution C
Shamrock
Calvacade
8 AM
General Panic
Midori
Nostalgia
Gallows
Doll Maker
Triple A
Frontier Gold
Executioner

Hidalgo - End of the Race

Many people have sighed for the 'good old days' and regretted the 'passing of the horse,' but today, when only those who like horses own them, it is a far better time for horses.

— C.W. Anderson

More Cool Horse Names for Your Consideration

 
 
 
Master Blaster
Barricade
Window Dresser
Uncle Zeus
Deal Breaker
Screw Tape
Army of Two
Humbug
Plan C
Darkness Below
Across the 8th Dimension
Sunburst
Hard Landing
Graffiti
Silent Night
Monopoly
Youth In Revolt
State By State
Sunny Side Up
Old World
Rascal
Mustang Angel
Pied Piper
Grand Illusion
Bottom In January
Landslide
Faro
Hanging Man
Claymore
Columbo
Phenomenal
Pursuit
Risky Business
Sweet Chocolate
Mad Hatter
Distributor
Goldsmith
Thundering Timbers
Killing Them Softly
Landlord
Major Player
Entry Point
Co-founder
Ivy
Gutsy Play
Cleveland Bay
Copperhead
Half Life
Meeting On Sunday
Dead Heat
Perfect Storm
Around the Clock
Roadblock
Fly Rink
Aspen Colder
Lickety Split
Old Hollywood
War Whistle
Keeper of the Keys
Genie In A Bottle
Sunlight Storm
Game Changer
Madagascar
Mission Storm
September Put
Berserker
Murmur
Turquoise
Devil In The Snow
Hard Case
All That Jazz
Sinbad
Second Guess
Blood Moon Dynamite
Happy Returns
Money Back Guarantee
Double Nickel
Boy Is Back In Town
Curio
Roman Holiday
True Grit
Baker’s Dozen
Seminar
Small State
Big Brown
Tripwire
Nightcap
Goodness Gracious
Mythic Matrix
Knock Down
Easy Rider
Lumberjack
Odd Job
Steeler
Elwood
Puff
Ready to Live
Runner's Chance
Microwave
Fifth King
Psychonaut
 

Another Batch of Racehorse Names (or Regular Horse Names)

 
 
 
Coastal Invader
A Little Bit Sci-Fi
Mean Green
Hot To Trot
Too Hot To Handle
Par For The Course
Into The Future
Traps
Orphan Blue
Blond Aviator
Friday The 13th
High Dollar
Portfolio
Distortion
Bogart
Switcheroo
Lord Bowler
Dysfunctional
Dark Water
Ossified
Wild At Heart
Marionette
Big Man Steel
Cornucopia
Rowdy
Admiral
Equilibrium
Sergeant At Arms
High River Prince
Bitmap
Gotham
Record Level
Gunslinger
Lies and Scandal
Coming Up Roses
Cold Blooded
Madder Lake
Real Image
Winter Kill
Bone Orchard
Overdraft
Hard Knock Life
Crimson Avenger
Sad Part
Celestial
Dangler
Icarus
Hand Over Fist
Harvest Moon
Death by Seventy
Mister Ed
Ambush
Bottom Line
Listed In London
Barbarian Horde
Phobia
Joint Return
Telegram
Devilish
Counter Rally
Able Warrior
Fast Market
Nightfall
Dirty Dancer
Gypsy Muffin
Fabulously Lit
Holy Grail
Born To Be Badder
Default
Cannonball
Shaken Not Stirred
Lone Star
Cinema
House Of Night
Checkers
Sideswipe
Tasmanian Devil
Subscriber
Dying To Tell
Bad Box
Café Racer
Re-tracer
Broken Record
Deep Cut
Teaser
Kabuki
Trinity
Black Gold
Sandman
Vertigo
Mark Down
Stomper
Room Service
Love Bug
 
 

Name Your Horse After A Stooge

  • Moe could be a horse that is a bit of a bully, but always loyal to his family.
  • Curly could be one that is a bit wild and will show off from time to time.
  • A steed named after Shemp could have a personality that is a bit timid but eventually comes through in the end.
  • Save Larry for horses that have some wild hair or tail wagging going on.

Clydesdale Horses Having A Snowball Fight

Did You Know?

1. Horses are social animals and will actually get lonely if left by themselves, and have been known to mourn the passing of a companion.

2. Horses can sleep both lying down and standing up.

3. Horses will not lie down all at once because at least one will act as a look out to alert the others of potential danger approaching.

4. Newborn horses (foals) can run within hours after birth.

5. Horses have the largest eyes of any land mammal.

The Best Names for Horses Often Have a Story Behind Them

  • Guiding Light: Someone once told me that they used to own a white American Quarter Horse that all other horses always followed, which is, of course, how it got its name.
  • Splatter: A friend of mine bought an American Paint that his 3 year old nephew promptly tried to copy the design on the family dog.

© 2016 Don

What's The Name Of Your Horse And Why Did You Give It The Name You Did?

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    • ControlledChaos1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Don 

      3 days ago from Tennessee

      If you want a name that is more villainous then you could give her a name after a famous female villain such as Hela, Mystique or Elle.

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      Utica 

      5 days ago

      I have a pure black paint quarter horse mare with a bad attitude and the owner never named her what would be a good name for her?

    • ControlledChaos1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Don 

      4 weeks ago from Tennessee

      Kaine is a fine name for a horse. If you've been calling him that for a while it may be very hard to get him used to a different one.

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      Kylie 

      4 weeks ago

      I have a Arabian and he’s very stubborn but his name is kaine what do you think would be a better name for him?

    • ControlledChaos1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Don 

      6 weeks ago from Tennessee

      I've got to tell you that I've had bad experiences re-naming any kind of pet after they've had a name for a while. It usually just confuses them and will take a long time for them to get used to the new name. That being said you could try naming him a similar name like "Black Jack", maybe?

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      sam 

      6 weeks ago

      Hey

      I have a thoroughbred cross stallion and he is the boss of everyone ,His old name was black jake but i want to change it so what would be a good name for a stallion

      thanks sam

    • ControlledChaos1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Don 

      7 weeks ago from Tennessee

      The most obvious choice for a name would be "Boss" or something similar or related to that word: Chieftess, Madame Skipper, Lady Superior, etc.

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      Redskin nation 

      7 weeks ago

      I have a palomino mare and likes to be the boss of everything what do you think would be a good name

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      Don 

      3 months ago from Tennessee

      A few names that pop into mind right off hand are Ronin, Shelby, Bullitt, Boss Red and Mach 1.

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      Can Chaser 101 

      3 months ago

      I need some name ideas for a red roan gelding he is a mustang, very fast, and a little hard headed!!

    • ControlledChaos1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Don 

      5 months ago from Tennessee

      Horses are big, but the main thing to remember is they have personalities just like humans. Some are curious, some afraid, some nervous and some have no fear at all. Spend time with some before making a choice.

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      Jordan 

      5 months ago

      Im absolutley terrified by horses ( i havent had a bad experience or anything i think its just the size ) i however am planning to get over my fear and hopefully one day own a horse id love an all black shire called Odin

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      Don 

      6 months ago from Tennessee

      I think you just did. A lot of people read comments just for the purpose of finding valuable information from other readers. "Midas" is a great name. Thanks for adding to the quality of this article.

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      I like midas 

      6 months ago

      Midas is a GREAT name for a horse you should put it on

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      Don 

      7 months ago from Tennessee

      One of the first names that popped into my head was "Barrel-rider". I think it was due to the fact that I have just finished reading The Hobbit by Tolkien.

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      7 months ago

      I just got a four year old mare who is sorrel in color. she is a quarter quarter horse and 3/4 thoroughbred. she is fast and I am planning to barrel race her. Please help me give her a name . Thanks!

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      7 months ago

      I have 4 horses.

      Blue Roan Mare: Cinema

      Paint Mare: Citrus

      Bay Gelding: Pistol

      Grulla Paint Gelding: Heartbreaker

      I took a lot of time picking these names.

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      Don 

      7 months ago from Tennessee

      Before naming your horse, you should take the time and find out what kind of personality he or she has. This will help you pick out a name that fits the horse.

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      Mia 

      7 months ago

      I am looking for a really good name for my new paint horse please give suggestions

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      Zara 

      8 months ago

      My palomino horses name is Snoopy, and I have nicknamed my neighbors horses Max, Badger, and Basil. Basil and Badger are dark brown horses with white blazes, Max is a sweet bay.

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      8 months ago

      I suggest whiskey for either a darker horse or a palomino

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      WEB 

      8 months ago

      If I had a horse, I would have a pitch black friesian stallion called Onyx. Can anyone think of a different name for that horse?

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      Rilee 

      8 months ago

      Hey Page. I have a suggestion for your horse name.

      I have a Appaloosa X Arabian, 2 yrs, 7month old colt. I named him Buckskin because he is buckskin dappled.

      I suggest buckskin, or buck

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      Samara 

      9 months ago

      I have Palomino and his name is Chief.

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      Don 

      9 months ago from Tennessee

      One big factor what you name your new horse is what the animal is going to be used for. If your horse is going to be racing or jumping you might want to go with an impressive horse name (Nero means black in Italian).

      If your new pet is just to be used for casual riding, as a work horse or just a pet, you can really give it any name you want (and are not embarrassed to tell others).

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      Heidi 

      9 months ago

      I’m getting a horse on Sunday it’s a black four year old filly and I have no clue what to name her

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      Don 

      9 months ago from Tennessee

      The breed is pretty well known for being a sturdy work horse, so why not to try to come up with a cool rugged name for him. You could even name him after some Old West gunfighters (Ketchum, Curly Bill, Younger, etc.).

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      Page 

      9 months ago

      I am going to get a horse and I am not sure what to name it. it is a boy . And it is a buckskins, if you have a name please let

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      Instagram=my_manic_mares 

      12 months ago

      I have two mares named Nessa and Molly

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      Olivia 

      13 months ago

      I am a horse loving person if I had a horse I would have an Appaloosa or a quarter horse and name him or her clove

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      Don 

      13 months ago from Tennessee

      I believe you answered your own question. Why not a name like Goofy or Goofster, or if you want a more dignified name how about Tease?

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      I have 2 horses one called raven the other I haven’t named 

      13 months ago

      What should I name my other horse he’s a goofball because he likes to tease me and try to drop apples on my head should I name him boomerang or any other suggested names

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      Hailee 

      14 months ago

      I have have 4 horses they are all mine. The Arabian's name is Flicka, because she looks like Flicka in the movies but white. My beautiful Black Stallion(Breed- Rocky Mountain Horse)is Phantom. And my two twin foals the Flicka and Phantom had is (both grey bodies with a brown face) Storm and Blaze.

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      Animal star 

      14 months ago

      I have 2 horses a 4 year old Thoroughbred bay stallion called Jeremy and a 20 year old thoroughbred white, black spotted mare called Coco. I love you horses

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      Daisy la bee 

      14 months ago

      I have a cute little Falabella Named Whiskers

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      Maddie 

      14 months ago

      Bay horse named candy

      Dun horse named missle

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      pedro 

      15 months ago

      i have a welsh cob and a bay mare called Trinity and Jett

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      Mj 

      16 months ago

      I have a mini named Shamrock I love her very much

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      Sienna 

      18 months ago

      I have a 17.2 black pure blood arabian stallion called Excalibur.

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      Chloe 

      19 months ago

      If I had a horse, it would be an Appaloosa named Cloudy.

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      Easter 

      21 months ago

      If I had a horse, it would be a bay mare named Breeze

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      Horse lover 

      3 years ago

      if i got a horse I would get a black stallion and name him Jet

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