Horse Names – 350 Top Ideas For Naming Your Horse

Horse names

The best horse names are cute, and fit both you and your new companion well. Today we share dozens of ideas that are simple to pronounce, easy for your horse to learn and recognize, and that make a statement about their personality or characteristics. Your horse might well have a formal name when they arrive, after all most of us aren’t lucky enough to name a newborn foal. But it’s totally fine to make a nickname for your new friend that defines their fresh start in your family. Whether you are eagerly awaiting the arrival of a gelding, mare or even stallion, these themed equine names lists will have you covered. Classic horse names work well, but there is no reason not to go a bit more modern, following your favorite trend or something from pop culture. Whether you are a jokey naming your badass racehorse, or you are a bringing home an affectionate family riding pet pony, these horse names will get you both off on the right track.


Names are important, and we’re well past the days every horse is called Beauty, Star, Barney or Murphy. Horses aren’t just pets, they are true companions and friends. A horse’s name can be inspired by their traits, like their color or personality. But they can also reflect something special to you, your kids, family or lifestyle. Today we’ll share some great horse names that will suit your pet horse perfectly. Horses are known for being fascinating and flamboyant, which can make choosing a new one from scratch intimidating. But luckily, we’ve got plenty of inspiration for you!

Best Horse Names

Here are the top horse names of the year!

  • Col. Hogan
  • Secretariat
  • Code of Honor
  • Unbridled
  • Tucker
  • American Eagle
  • Backstreet Boy
  • Faraway Kingdom
  • California
  • Badger
  • Thirty-Six Red
  • Kentucky
  • Ryder
  • Santana
  • Die Hard
  • Irish Wristwatch
  • Macbeth
  • Haikal
  • Sir Barton
  • Joe Cotton
  • Above and Beyond
  • Black Beauty
  • Saint
  • Artax
  • Falcon
  • Battlecry
  • William
  • Burgoo King
  • Keno
  • Gallant Fox
  • Warrior
  • Kelly Cann
  • Seabiscuit
  • Orb
  • Alysheba
  • Baby Doll
  • Fearless
  • Magician
  • Danzig
  • Flicka
  • Valentine
  • American Pharoah
  • Preakness
  • Affirmed
  • Johnstown
  • Fame & Fortune
  • Kodak
  • Kirby
  • Fancy Pants
  • Tacitus

Choosing Horse Names

Did you know that naming a pet plays a massive role in the bonding process? It helps us connect with our new animal and renders a sense of responsibility and pride. But naming your steed does more than help you to fall in love with them. It also opens a gateway of communication and may even be the first word your horse begins to understand and associate with something positive.

Girl Horse Names

Is your horse a lovely lady? Prim and proper and oh-so-feminine horses should have a pretty lady name, right? But what if you don’t care if he is a he or she is a she? What if you just like the horse names below? There are no rules when it comes to naming your horse, so if you like one of these sassy female horse names below, it’s yours!

  • Dreamer
  • Molly
  • Annabell
  • Bella
  • Paige
  • Millie
  • Bonnie
  • Mildred
  • Henna
  • Liza
  • Lucy
  • Addison
  • Bindy
  • Lucille
  • Kat
  • Piper
  • Georgie
  • Rosanna
  • Monroe
  • Mable
  • Rose
  • Alice
  • Sienna
  • Shiloh
  • Mitzi
  • Lady
  • Grace
  • Daisy
  • Madison
  • Sidney
  • Annie
  • Ruby
  • Minty
  • Henrietta
  • Cowgirl
  • Bailey
  • Lyla
  • Mary
  • Sage
  • Apple
  • Lily
  • Ginny
  • Phillis
  • Olivia
  • Jenny
  • Harper
  • Poppy
  • Angie
  • Tory
  • Trixy
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Boy Horse Names

This list is for those of you who have a male horse joining the family. Of course, it is also for those who have a female horse and don’t care about their name. If you want a manly man horse name or a masculine sounding name for your female horse, this is the list for you!

  • Hampton
  • Jasper
  • Rocco
  • Black Jack
  • Cowboy
  • Geronimo
  • Leon
  • Boomer
  • Phillip
  • Buddy
  • Harvey
  • Prince
  • Jackson
  • Hedwig
  • Rich
  • Cyrus
  • Walker
  • Niall
  • Dustin
  • Hudson
  • Sprinter
  • Buzz
  • Fizz
  • Samson
  • Big Boy
  • Dexter
  • Chester
  • Buster
  • Rufus
  • Freddy
  • Linus
  • Carlton
  • Conrad
  • Buster
  • Stanley
  • Miles
  • Earnest
  • Jepson
  • Lexus
  • Milo
  • Henry
  • Thomas
  • Monte
  • Carter
  • Rex
  • Rio
  • Amelio
  • Vincent
  • Bruno
  • Tigger

Cool Horse Names

What is it about horses that make them so awesome? We think we know. Horses gush confidence, magic, and heroism. They are wild and domestic all at once and coexist with us seamlessly. From the Wild West to the English countryside, horses have found a home in the hearts of millions. So, don’t these badass animals deserve some great horse names to choose from? We think they do!

  • Ryder
  • Lights
  • Ghost
  • Chance
  • Harley
  • Nexus
  • Rain
  • Bentley
  • Lex
  • Maximus
  • Cherokee
  • Rocket
  • Kingston
  • Romeo
  • Lux
  • Wilder
  • Elvis
  • Marley
  • Echo
  • Whiskey
  • Luna
  • Feather
  • Angler
  • River
  • Rerun
  • Navajo
  • Crush
  • Apollo
  • Hendrix
  • Juliet
  • Presley
  • Silver
  • Vincenzo
  • Spirit
  • Cruz
  • Diesel
  • Piper
  • Jagger
  • Axl
  • Lennox

Cute Names for Horses

Yes, horses are totally cool, but they are also insanely cute. Are you into braiding your horse’s mane and tail? Do you buy the cutest saddles, brushes and other accessories to ensure your horse is the cutest in the land? If so, then you are going to adore this adorable list! Read on for forty of the cutest options in existence.

  • Clover
  • Pebbles
  • Remi
  • Pokey
  • Piper
  • Lucky
  • Dragonfly
  • Brownie
  • Butterscotch
  • Abby
  • Blue
  • Remmi
  • Skydancer
  • Fox
  • Waffles
  • Butterfly
  • Dove
  • Dream
  • Rover
  • Snicker Doodle
  • Aspen
  • Filly
  • Puppy
  • Marshmallow
  • Blossom
  • Queenie
  • Wildflower
  • Horsey
  • Cub
  • Baby
  • Hiccup
  • Cutie Pie
  • Max
  • Cupcake
  • Skittles
  • Teacup
  • Button
  • Unicorn
  • Ladybug
  • Lovey

Funny Horse Names

It’s no secret that horses are full of personality! As any horse parent will tell you, no two horses are exactly alike. Some horses are serious, others are stubborn, some are sweet and others are silly. These 40 hilarious choicess had us laughing and hopefully will put a big grin on your face too.

  • Twenty Grand
  • Bandito
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Outtatime
  • Mr. Ed
  • Gomer
  • Bucktooth
  • Slow Poke
  • Overbite
  • Meatloaf
  • Foalovit
  • Wotsit
  • Donkey
  • Horsepower
  • Horsetooth
  • Nipper
  • Lostma Cowboy
  • Rusty Saddle
  • Clodhopper
  • Smarty Pants
  • Lostma Cowgirl
  • First Rodeo
  • Rainbow Unicorn
  • Hoarse
  • What The Buck
  • General Tso
  • Pony Ride
  • Horsey McHorseFace
  • Hoofer
  • Longface
  • Ze Brah
  • Broomstick
  • Carrots
  • Moose
  • Mare N’ Go
  • Frankiensteed
  • Klip Klop
  • Hall n’ Oats
  • Lollygagger
  • Peggy Sue’s

Unique Horse Names

As we mentioned above, it’s pretty obvious once you’ve been around a horse or two that they are unique and intelligent beings. These majestic creatures stand in a league all their own. So, if you want to make sure your unique horse has a unique name to match, keep reading for 40 the most unique choices available.

  • Emerald
  • Sun Dance
  • Colorado
  • Morning Glory
  • Bronco
  • Wishful
  • Duchess
  • Winter
  • Wild West
  • Mystery
  • Snow
  • Texas Rose
  • Saragon
  • Lyric
  • Patch
  • Gypsy
  • Skyfire
  • Smokey
  • Moonlight
  • Torpedo
  • Moonie
  • Destiny
  • Pepper
  • Dakota
  • Spitfire
  • Half Pence
  • Denver
  • Serene
  • Whisper
  • Squittles
  • Secret
  • Willow
  • Storm
  • Midnight
  • Alaska
  • Starlight
  • Wildfire
  • Rocky
  • Twobitz
  • Dusty Dawn

Tough Names for Your Horse

If your horse is a tough cookie, he or she probably deserves a tough name. We bet your tough horse would love one of these names below. Do any of these choices seem like the right fit for your tough guy or gal?

  • Ransom
  • Gunpowder
  • Nightmare
  • Avalanche
  • Trigger
  • Fuego
  • Kryptonite
  • Viking
  • Hunter
  • Dynamite
  • Gandalf
  • Thor
  • Arrow
  • Lancelot
  • Houdini
  • Xena
  • Bullet
  • Conquest
  • Assault
  • Queen
  • Gunner
  • Ninja
  • Merlin
  • Rambo
  • Quicksand
  • Champion
  • Blizzard
  • Hercules
  • Tornado
  • Excalibur
  • Tank
  • Zorro
  • Diablo
  • Phoenix
  • Volcano
  • Phantom
  • Dragon
  • Flame
  • Lightning
  • Highlander

Fun Facts About Horses

Horses are incredibly intelligent and work best with owners who use positive reinforcement methods during training. Knowing this can play a large role in how you go about teaching your horse his name.

Many experts recommend a calm, repetitive approach. Using incentives and goodies like carrots or apples can help your horse recognize that the sound of his name means something great is coming. With that in mind and with a better idea of how intelligent your horse is, let’s talk about some of the best horse names out there!

Know Your Horse!

Humans and horses have coexisted for quite some time now, but we humans are still learning more and more about our beautiful horsey companions each and every day. Furthermore, recent studies have found that horses are impressively observant. They have excellent facial recognition skills. Horses are able to remember someone for months, even if they have only met them once or twice.

Similarly, horses have great hearing and memory. They log familiar voices and will look towards the sound of their owners voice actively while ignoring the voices of strangers. And, perhaps most amazing of all, scientists were able to prove that horses can use symbols to communicate with humans. Wow!

Did you have any idea your horse was so brainy? We have a whole new respect for these incredible creatures. What do you think? Share your thoughts with us below!

More Pet Names

If you’re still not happy with any of the names that we’ve listed here, we’ve got even more great ideas in our guide to Pony names! And you can take inspiration from your horse’s color with some grey horse name ideas! And perhaps you have some other pets in need of great names? Take a look at some of our other best naming articles here:



  1. I have a white Canadian horse called Rocket that loves the snow and curls up in it. I have no harness or helmet or anything or even stirrups for the horse, I just climb onto its back and old tight on its mane. She is very loyal and will never leave me alone. I once tried to go alone to the forest to get wood [my house is near the forest (not in the forest) and I have a very old-fashioned house] and I told Rocket to stay [she is never cooped up in a stable, or even tied up. She just stays there] but she followed me. She’s the fastest horse in the whole of my little village. Recently, she ran into the forest for a long time for 2 days [I was not very worried because she always comes back] and she had ran into the forest many times, the longest being 8 days. She came back on the 16th of March [she went on 14th of March] and had a lovely Stallion with her. He was brown Tobiano coloured Pinto horse with a deep sparkly silver mane. They stayed with me for a few days until they ran into the forest AGAIN for a fair 4 days and Rocket came back with a lovely plain brown foal with a lovely light clay mane. He had white markings on his hoofs and half his legs as well, the colour of Rocket. I had no idea what to name him. So I looked this up and here I am. If your wondering how I got internet in the forest, I must remind you, I live in a house with lonely paths NEAR the forest. About 500 meters away. I have WIFI and lots of technology. So I looked up horse name ideas and every site did not quite yet have the best name so I checked this link and found the perfect name in the list! Torpedo. And I found a good name for the Stallion as well. It’s Monte. I don’t think it’s quite right [apologies 🙂 not meaning to offend you, I think the name is lovely :-] however not quite right!!!!] but it’s a good name. Me, Torpedo, Monte and of course my brave, brave Rocket are with me, still. It’s 23rd, by the way.

  2. I owned a quarter horse called Roan. I owned him for 30 years. Never had a horse bond so closely. Whenever I entered the stable I’d call out “Hey, Roan”! And he’d respond. But not to others who called him. He had an incredible sense of humor as well. Other horses would recognize the sound of their owners’ cars and call out as they came up the drive. Roan was an amazing child’s horse and yet gave you whatever you asked of him. Loved him so much. I wish for you all to find a heart horse of your own.

  3. I found This horse and i want to Name him Archer. Hes a Blue Roan and mostly black. Hes a Police horse. I came Hear to See what other names would fit.


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