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250+ Awesome Horse & Racehorse Names

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Horses are one of the most majestic creatures to ever run on this planet. If you have ever been up close to one, you know just what I’m talking about. If you’ve ever ridden on a horse, then you know all about the amazing bond that can exist between human and equine.

It’s almost as if they can understand you, and you can understand them once you get to know a new horse. There is this communication that cannot be heard, rather, it is understood.

While you’re brushing their mane, feeding them their favorite treats, and talking into their ear, they snort back at you out of acknowledgement and pure pleasure. There’s just nothing like it!

Finding Inspiration

Every horse is unique and beautiful, and finding the perfect name for your horse in particular can be challenging.

If you need a little inspiration, why not try one of these ideas to get your mind thinking:

Ride through nature. Why not take your new horse out for a ride through the local countryside. Maybe there will be something about the path you're traveling on that inspires you. Types of trees (Willow, Maple, Elm "Elmer", etc.), types of flowers (Daisy, Petunia, Rosie, etc.), or even creatures you may come across (Bumblebee, Wasp, Sparrow) can help you come up with a great name.

Learn about your horse. Pick a name that is appropriate for your horse. Do they like to race? Do they like to play? Do they have a goofy or stoic personality? What do they like to eat? Any of these things can help inspire a name.

Watch an old horse race. If your horse is a racer, get some inspiration by watching horse races from the past. Racehorse names have a unique style of their own, and watching old races, hearing the announcers calling our the names, can lead you to think of a name you would never have thought of on your own.

Most Famous Race Horses of All Time

Choosing the Right Name

Horses all have very different personalities, so when you take a deep look into those sweet, pretty eyes, what do you see?

Using their personalities can really help when trying to think of perfect horse names. Really pay close attention to their behavior and mannerisms, the noises they make, how they respond to you, and so on.

If you need some inspiration for horse names and you have already established a riding bond with the horse, saddle up and giddy up! Free your mind on a horse ride, let the breeze flow through your hair, cuddle that sweet horse closely while the mane brushes your cheek; the name will come to you...

Or...

You can browse through this giant list of horse name ideas!

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Male Horse Names

Stallions are majestic animals who deserve a classic, masculine name. Think big, think brave, and think strong!

Male Horse Names

President

Sheriff

Deputy

Lucky

Pecos

Colt

Horseshoe

Barley

Bronco

Blazer

Wilbur

Buck

Franklin

Kentucky

Trigger

Blacksmith

Buckeye

Bolt

Washington

Connecticut

Ironclad

King

Jockey

Clydesdale

Wrangler

Jupiter

Tennessee

Texas

Diesel

Tank

Colorado

Ridgeline

Quarterback

Shoelace

Colonel

Lincoln

Steeltoe

Officer

Rushmore

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Female Horse Names

Horses are beautiful, elegant creatures, so when choosing a name for your mare, focus on the things that are most beautiful... Flowers are a good place to start.

Female Horse Names

Marigold

Sapphire

Pearl

Hayley

Ellie

Peanut

River

Marmalade

Nutmeg

Piper

Gypsy

Butterscotch

Clover

Sadie

Sassy

Bailey

Skydancer

Daisy

Strawberry

Kennedy

Morgan

Nightmare

Magnolia

Mustang Sally

Hollyhock

Aster

Molly

Willow

Meadow

Ladybird

Carolina

Wisteria

Cherish

Rosette

Midsummer

Amethyst

Eleanor

Juliet

Jasmine

Velvet

Big Mama

Temperance

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Racehorse Names

Not all horses are as fast as these famous Kentucky Derby winners, but they certainly can inspire you to think of a name fit for a champion!

Kentucky Derby Racehorse Names

Sir Barton

Gallant Fox

Omaha

Big Brown

Barbaro

Secretariat

War Admiral

Canonero II

Unbridled

Grindstone

War Emblem

Joe Cotton

Jet Pilot

Apollo

Buchanan

Lord Murphy

Lieut. Gibson

His Eminence

Elwood

Wintergreen

Flying Ebony

Exterminator

Whirlaway

Twenty Grand

Stone Street

American Pharoah

Judge Himes

Citation

Seattle Slew

Assault

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Famous Horse Names

Whether they were part of an animated cartoon or a classic film, these famous fictional horses were awesome, just like their names!

Famous Horse Names from TV and Film

Shadowfax

Roheryn

Flame

Flicka

Rocket

Black Beauty

Spirit

Artax

Dover

Angus

Maximus

Cochise

Hidalgo

Gunpowder

Lucky Number Slevin

Pepper

Li'l Sebastian

Mister Ed

Pokey

Silver

Wildfire

Bullseye

Khan

Captain

Pegasus

Ringo

Pie-O-My

Champian

Scout

Fury

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Funny Horse Names

Anyone who has ever owned a horse knows that they can have big, funny personalities! Embrace their 'goofballness' with a one of these amusing monikers!

Funny Horse Names

Gomer

Donkey

Radio Flyer

Hoofer

Lostma Cowboy

Klip Klop

Foalovit

Clodhopper

Waffle House

Ed

Bartholomew

LumberJack

Bucktooth

Loco

Sir Topham Hatt

General Tso

Carrots

Hall & Oats

Overbite

Sprinkles

Bandito

Lollygagger

Heisenberg

Hemi

Frankenstein

Horsepower

Moose

Bing Bong

Rainbow Unicorn

Rusty Saddle

Transmission

Crouching Tiger

Cowboy

Jalopy

Stable Boy

Foxtrot

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Native American Indian Horse Names

Horses were brought to America by the Spanish in the 1600s, and spread through the plains. They revolutionized life for Native American tribes, making hunting, traveling, and trading much faster and easier.

Native American Indian Horse Names

Lakota

Sitting Bull

Tonto

Crazy Horse

Pocahontas

Sacagawea

Cheyenne

Red Cloud

Chief

Geronimo

Apache

Navajo

Comanche

Squanto

Cherokee

Onatah

Iroquois

Pelipa

Souix

Of the Wind

Star Dancer

Suni

Dakota

Nevada

Sequoia

White Hawk

Running River

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Alcohol-Inspired Horse Names

Because why not? Many of these alcohol-inspired names easily fit the criteria of a horse name, while their novelty makes them particularly amusing!

Horse Names Inspired by Alcohol

Anheuser

Amaretto

Schnaps

Sam Adams

Black and Tan

Whisky Sour

Old Fashioned

Rusty Nail

Irish Car Bomb

Riesling

Godfather

Yuengling

Crown Royal

Guinness

Gold Rush

Boilermaker

Stout

Lager

Irish Red

Dos Equis

Hot Toddy

Mint Julep

Pale Ale

Tequila Sunrise

Cabernet

Bloody Mary

Highball

Boulevardier

Margarita

Grey Goose

Moonshine

Barcardi

Jack

Unique Horse Names

While many of the names on this page are unique, these ones are inspired by the animal itself, and the sound it makes!

Unique Names Inspired by Horses Themselves

Chardonneigh

Shaneighneigh

Galloper

Neighme

Noneighme

Gallo

Neighzle

Hoofington

Equus

Funneigh

Trotter

Marey

Neighbor

Trotti

Filly

Let Your Horse Choose His Own Name

Horses are smart, but they probably won't be telling you directly which name they like best... however there are some fun ways to get them involved in the naming process. You'll be able to say "My horse chose his/her own name!' and will make for a great story to share!

Munching Carrots

Tie a string with a name on it to the top of each carrot, then offer them to your horse. Whichever carrot he or she crunches down on first is the winner.

Floating Balloons

Write down names on strips of paper and place one in each balloon. Blow up the balloons with helium and tie them to the fence. Then get your horse to poke a balloon with it's nose. Cut the string and watch it float away. Repeat until there is only one balloon left. Pop the balloon to reveal the winning name.

Horsing Around

You've seen those videos of horses playing with giant balls, right? Have some hoola hoops laid out around the paddock, each one designating a different name. Toss the horse the ball and see which hoop it gets closest to and choose that name.

Horses Just Horsin' Around!

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Comments

Cheryl Towning on September 06, 2020:

Velvet Falls is a great racehorse name

Annabelle on September 05, 2020:

all these names are so good!!!! I really love the names Raspberry, Midnight, and Rocket. I named three of my horses that

Luna Valera on August 28, 2020:

Here are some I like and made myself

Black-Jack

Black beauty

Black-Gypsy

Black-Dust

Blsck-Fury

Blaze

Maze

Thunder-Jam

Riptide

Tesoro (Treasure)

Moonlight

Shadow

Aztec

Axel

Adela

Nieve (snow)

snowflake

stormy

Ice storm

Melody

Star-Fire

Starlight and Star-bright

Shimmer

Blue-Sapphire

Spartan and Pertan

Dusty Roads

Free-Spirit (spirit)

Raven

Apple-Jack

Dash and Flash

Laurane

Hazel

Bolt

Black-Stallion

Ginger

Ella

StrawBerry

Berry

Rosita (Rosa or Rose)

Annabel

Roxie

Mocolate

Chocolate

Thunder

Lightning

Silver-Soul

Foxy

Viki and Niki

Sandstorm

El Casador negro (the black hunter)

Estrella (Star)

Ezperanza (hope)

Luna (Moon)

LilyAnn

Viatrix or Beatrix

Sundance

Isabella(nickname: Issa or bella))

Nightmare-moon

Daybreaker

midnight-sparkle

Nico and Leo

Lamar and Lambert

Azure

Jewel

honey

jade

mango

misty

black-Rocco

peaches

sugar

wild arrow

ashe and asher

cisco

midnight

black-knight

majestic

ranger and roger

Everest

knox or lennox

Horseluver on August 08, 2020:

Here are some I like

Kick up Dust

Running Glory

Sweet Gypsy

Lone Star Law

Liven the Dream

Stole my Heart

Newfound Glory

Step High

Sparks Fly

Eat my Dust

Slow to Lose

Moonfire

Halley's Comet

Summer Snow

Now You See Me, Now You Don't

Try to Keep up

Dancing Rain

Flying Fleet

Wild and Free

Good pony names:

Daisy

Buttercup

Lily(Basically any flower)

Rosebud

Cuddles

Prissy Pam

Back to the horse names:

Beautiful Illusion

Tricky Trixy

Smokey

Wildfire

Luna

Penny

Marcus

Shiny Silver

Silver Bullet

Firefly

Maggie

Moonflash

Smart Speed

Mr. Happy

Moonstar

Run Like the Wind

Early Bird Gets the Win

Tar Boy

Sunset Shimmer

Dusty/Rose

Matchless

Always a Winner

Flying Spirit

Lonely Heart

Going, Going, Gone

Summer Breeze

Flyaway

Champion

Endless Road

Gypsy Soul

Smooth Sailing

Freedom Forever

Mostly Fast

Trixy

Meadow Lark

Sweet Whisper

Loud Win

kaity on August 04, 2020:

I think Starlight is a good name for a white horse, but it also depends on the temperament of the horse. Prince is also a good name

Cowgirl on July 31, 2020:

Black horse names

Midnight Sky

Midnight Storm

Black Knight

Bandit

Paint Horse Names

Rocky

Patches

Gypsy

Grey Horse Names

Stormy

Stormy Sky

Male Horse Names

Prince

horse lover on July 29, 2020:

I think a good girl horse name is Sapphire

Kadie on July 19, 2020:

I think Fury, Barley, and Texas are great names :) I am using these for my Minecraft breeding horse farm, thank you for the great names!

Allie Rose Webb on July 13, 2020:

I think that you need to add Raven to your boy horses names

Eli on July 12, 2020:

I thought Eli would be a good name for a horse I don't have one,but on this game I'm playing I'm trying to name a horse so Eli I thought is a cute name.

Flame on July 09, 2020:

I loved the name i'm about to get a horse and start show jumping and i thought Flame is a good name

horse crazy on June 25, 2020:

i love fancy names like Starlights Promise,Twilights Justice,Whispering Silver,Sunlights Freedom and so on, for more simple i like names like Phantom, Sundance, Bold Streak, and King of the Wind is always a big hit.Read Margurite Henrys horse books!!

Tymber on June 18, 2020:

Maybe you can do lilttle bit

Ava on June 11, 2020:

maybe you can do rusty

Tedstera999 on June 08, 2020:

A lucky name? I thought of Lucky Pluck, as in resolute effort. Could be Lucky Plucky, but that's corny.

Wayback on May 30, 2020:

Luckuy try

Theif Lord

Legend Lord

Lord of the Wind

Speed Lord

Lord Nightfall

Show jumper name NEEDED on May 29, 2020:

I just got the love of my life- a black hanovarian gelding! I really need a show name for him. I like to call him lucky because i was lucky all around when i got him! Maybe looking for something like Tough Luck or something with Luck in it. TY TY TY!

waqar on May 29, 2020:

i love dazzy for my female horse here below I saw name For 2 Thoroughbred fast racehorse names, King and Queen. If they have a baby, then Prince or Princess. Duke and Duchess is also an option.i saw a list on my horsenames of female horse names https://myhorsenames.com/female-horse-names/ which is also best to pick

HorseySisters on May 28, 2020:

I Like the names i have some as well like Boson, Sylvester, Delighla, Crumbs,Chicago, Paloma, Plums, River, Felicity, Remi and Spooky

Weather on May 26, 2020:

Who lucky Prescott

peachy from Home Sweet Home on May 25, 2020:

Monstergagantua

How about this horse name ?

samara on May 24, 2020:

there great horse name out like nightmare and nutmeg mystrey

Horse named Jazmine on May 23, 2020:

I love these names, especially Texas Dream. That was a smart one and you could really do that for any state. I'm writing a horse story, any good names? Want them to be UNIQUE. :)

Dreamer on May 22, 2020:

I like the name Rickety Rocket, All that Jazz, and Curious Charity for race horse names. I just like Queen and Misty for regular horse names.

none on May 18, 2020:

i like the name champion

Kelly Sincyr on May 13, 2020:

Alyce try Naomi, Norah, Nova, Natalie, or Nyla

no comment on May 05, 2020:

i'm doing this for red dead redemption

Don't want to say on May 02, 2020:

Ok thanks for ideas

(Don’t want to say) on April 24, 2020:

I couldn’t find a good name out of these names for my Icelandic horse... maybe you should add horse breed names, fit for specific horse breeds. This wasn’t the best I could get...

Aubree on April 20, 2020:

Here are some names,Brownie,Raven,Nala,Nuka,Lexi,Annie,Nashota,Cal,Calli,Ash,Shadow,Clay,Clara,Gypsy,Sorro,Dutchess,Stockings,Addy,Austin,Elsa,Majesta,Mason,Blizzard,Diamond,Proof,Paisley,Heart,Kit Kat,Broncho,Bailey,Tom,Trixi,Trouble,Toast,Boomerang,Sunny,Wes,Wakely,White Knight,Luna,Tanner,Rain,Dakota,Apples,Apollo,Wild,Free,Untamed,Spirit,Cloud,Cliff,Tracker,Scout,Red Raven,Blue Sue,Sicka,Flint,Boulder,Snow,Ice,Winter,Sid,Smoke,Stephanie,Sass,Sam,Beauty,Mollie,Morgan,Monty,Elvis,Jet,Mollie,Sky

Equestrian on April 14, 2020:

I am going to name my horse(s) Spartan or Pegasus because they are from my favorite tv show!

wild fire on April 06, 2020:

when me and my firend get older and we can by horses we are going to a kill pen and rescue a horse and train it i am propily going to name it flicka, moonshine or white hawk

Suckio on April 05, 2020:

I have a mustang named bourbon

Aylin Martinez on April 04, 2020:

I think sapphire Meadow & rosette willow are good names too

Horse lover on March 30, 2020:

I like the name Artax

person on March 25, 2020:

i want a really cool racing name what can i have i like my name as the black stallion but is that too long or something?

luckuy on March 25, 2020:

I need a good horse name that has lord in it... what names can you come up with??

hi on February 26, 2020:

Hey, here's a name for a girl Monty, Toffee, and Montata. and for a boy Big time, Scout, and Bo.

lucky prescot on February 24, 2020:

another name is spirit for a boy and rain for a girl

Shelly on February 14, 2020:

What a bout strong

Alyce on February 09, 2020:

A need a sophisticated name for a Holsteiner filly that starts with an "N." This is a hard letter!!

Horsenaround on January 05, 2020:

I need names for a dark brown horse with dapples (gelding) and a name for a darkish chestnut (gelding) anyone got any?

Horse kid on January 03, 2020:

My friend just got a 21 year old Tennessee walker, she’s a black and white paint! We can’t find the right name, all of her horses have a theme! ROYALTY!! Any ideas?

hannah on January 01, 2020:

SEAA BUISCUTSSS

Jess on January 01, 2020:

Maybe Falcon?

EquineEggs on December 29, 2019:

#Redskinnation

Tango , Freya , Quanta ,

Katie on December 28, 2019:

I need a good name for a palomino

Maddie on December 25, 2019:

I have a Bay gelding. I need some show name ideas, his barn name is Harley and he's speedy and goofy. ideas??

Peter G Barlow on December 12, 2019:

For 2 Thoroughbred fast racehorse names, King and Queen. If they have a baby, then Prince or Princess. Duke and Duchess is also an option.

al equine on December 08, 2019:

my friesians name is simon and his show name is simon says

whopper is my dog on November 22, 2019:

I have a grey flea-bitten percheron named Diesel.

Redskin nation on October 14, 2019:

I have a palomino mare what name do you think would be best for her

angel on September 16, 2019:

sunday, shaka,

Jeanne on September 14, 2019:

western style horse...….chaps

Horse lover on September 14, 2019:

Star, Sugar, Venus, and Night

horse geek on September 06, 2019:

my grandma's sister has a a male, grey flea-bitten draft horse named Thunder

Brianne on September 05, 2019:

I need a good name for a red roan gelding, he's a mustang, he is very fast and he can be a little hard headed sometimes!!

Person on September 02, 2019:

Paisley

caroline on September 01, 2019:

Spartan

Horse girl on August 16, 2019:

Pheonix

Jaz on August 08, 2019:

I need a show name for my horse Archie, any ideas

Sj on August 07, 2019:

Al capony!

Hey, I’m getting a white flea bitten mare and need A name. Help!

Benny on August 03, 2019:

Good names

cute_defender on July 31, 2019:

we are geting a horse and we need to choose a name starting on the letter p

Love Horses on July 31, 2019:

I got a horse about a year ago and for the longest time I could not figure out what to name him. I eventually chose to name him Atlas(since he’s a 16 hands, black, quarter horse)

HorseOwners on July 17, 2019:

Dusty’s a good one for a quarter horse

Shuham dubey on July 16, 2019:

Plz.. help to find my horse name in RP words

AVK on July 14, 2019:

Sahone is a good one

Horse girl on July 08, 2019:

I'm getting a Tennessee walker, through bred ,Morgan.its black and brown and it's tail starts black and ends in a reddish color. Any name ideas?thanks let me know by comments.:)

Horsegirl on July 08, 2019:

Geldings/stallion

Cowboy

Skip

Big red

Elvis

Mare/brood mare

Ella

Pepper

Cinder

Jazzy

Dixie

Nora

Nova

Jane

#horseynames

Giant on July 07, 2019:

Hey my is a clydesdale

Hi on July 03, 2019:

Cowboy is cute

Flynn

Skip

Trigger

Jet

Jess4u1982 on July 03, 2019:

I have a mare and her name is Boot Scootin’ Boogie. We call her Scoots for short.

Conner on July 02, 2019:

Instead of San Pellegrino... San Palomino

kayla on June 27, 2019:

lakota

Pennherbal on June 22, 2019:

KAMANAWALAYA

Cool on June 20, 2019:

Cowboy is awesome.

102 horses on June 18, 2019:

Reiritsu the horse

TSUMUGI on June 18, 2019:

I THINK that aoba is a nice name for a horse

Anthony Ohar on June 12, 2019:

Smokey

Secretariat on June 02, 2019:

Greates of all for speed at long distance

100 horses on June 01, 2019:

my name is on the list of female horses

101 horses on May 20, 2019:

I am getting a friesian/cross and she is a calm sweet mare but she is also bad a**. Could anyone help??

NightRyder on May 20, 2019:

Jossalyn if you want to have the name in the registered name you could use something like Feel the Goose Bumps if that helps

lillian bellerse on May 18, 2019:

if I had a horse I would name it Lady as a girl and Hero as a boy

Jossalyn on May 07, 2019:

My horses name is goose. Trying to find a show name that matches that. Help?

VenusPsychic from wales on April 29, 2019:

lucky name is so easy to remember !!!

Gypsy on April 28, 2019:

I need a show name for my horse named gypsy she’s a bay Tb

Samantha on April 20, 2019:

I would name my horse chance. Idk why

Lance guranovich on April 13, 2019:

These are some beautiful names that the jockey club allowed. Musta fardid, soon to be glue, phantom retraf, priapism and mortar forker.

Chelsea minnie on April 13, 2019:

My horse is name is france... Most beautiful arabian gelding ever

Chloe on April 07, 2019:

My horse is just a great buddy to me so his name is Buster great name for a calm horse like him

Abby on March 30, 2019:

I think Strawberry like the wine

Leila on March 24, 2019:

If it’s on the list I would like river but if it’s not from the list I would name it April (:

Tatertott on March 22, 2019:

Because my nickname is tater so tater and tatertott

WisteriaMoon on March 12, 2019:

I think you should add Wilber or whatever the pig from Charolletes Web is. I think you should add his name.

Ella on March 11, 2019:

My horse is name big mama because she has that hard to get rid of haybelly

SilverMist on March 07, 2019:

Hey, another name to add to the ‘alcohol list’ would be Rosé like the wine!

Alyssa Harmony on March 06, 2019:

My horses name is Gestaun. We did a race. My bro and my best friend and I chose a name. I chose Daugnter and Bro chose Piper and my friend chose Gestaun. If he finished in ten seconds, then Gestaun was his name. Now he is Gestaun. He really likes to impress the ladies.

Dundeehorses on March 05, 2019:

This helped me a lot I love these funny names a good one would be Jet!