How do you choose the best white horse names?
White horses have had special cultural significance in mythology, religion and storytelling across the whole world, for thousands of years.
Although very few horses are truly white, many horses that are technically gray (like the one in the photos accompanying this article) also have a white coat.
Which means many of our most popular horse breeds can be white. So how do you choose the best white horse names to suit them?
In this inspiring article we’ve got over 200 suggestions for what to call your white horse. From funny ideas, to something cool, to something cute!
Starting with 50 of our favorites.
50 Good Names For White Horses
White Female Horse Names
If it’s a filly or a mare you’re trying to name, you won’t struggle to find fitting names for female white horses.
White mares look like goddesses in horse form. And lots of human female names are based on old fashioned ideas of purity and pristineness, so they suit white animals.
For example, you could pick from any of these:
White Horse Names – Male
What about a stallion or gelding?
In the past, white stallions were sometimes presented as impressive gifts from one royal household to another.
There are lots of names for white stallions which still conjure up that feeling of prestige and status.
And lots of traditional male names which mean ‘white’ or ‘fair’.
Here are some of our favorites:
Black And White Horse Names
Is your white horse actually slightly piebald?
The pigmented area of their coat can be substantial, or barely there.
These names are perfect for a white horse with some beautifully contrasting dark patches:
- Girl Friday
Cool Names For White Horses
From fearsome polar bears to the fluffy white cats of fictional supervillains, we’re all familiar with the idea of white animals being aloof and unfriendly.
Now you’re naming a white horse of your own, I’m sure you know that it’s not the case!
White horses have the same temperament as all the other horses of their breed.
But, you can still choose them a cooler-than-cool name, to give them a little something extra!
What about one of these white horse names?
Unexpected Names For White Horses
Sometimes it’s fun to turn naming expectations on their head.
Naming animals is a chance to be creative, daring, or silly.
And a horse whose name makes people smile will always have an advantage when it comes to making a good impression.
We think these white horse names are a fun way to surprise people, and make your white horse unforgettable:
White Pony Names
Not every white horse is a mighty steed.
Some of them are sweet, gentle and small.
They might be pets, or they might be responsible for introducing a new generation of children to riding.
Whatever their destiny, one of these cute white pony names will suit them perfectly:
Famous White Horse Names
Finally, you might be inspired by the name of one of these famous white horses:
- Achilles, from Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame.
- Bach Ma, the white horse patron saint of Hanoi in Vietnam.
- Kanthaka, a white horse that appears in Buddhist texts as Prince Siddhartha’s favorite horse.
- Kelpie, the name of a horse shaped water demon in Scottish legends.
- Major, from Disney’s Cinderella.
- Marengo, Napoléon’s war horse.
- Maximus, from Disney’s Tangled.
- Pegasus, the white, winged horse in Greek mythology.
- Samson, from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty.
- Shadowfax, the white horse ridden by Gandalf in Lord of the Rings.
- Sleipnir, the 8-legged white horse belonging to Odin, king of the Norse gods.
- White Flash, the horse ridden by country singer and actor Tex Ritter in western movies.
What Is A Good Name For A White Horse?
So, which white horse
names from our lists resonated with you?
Have you come up with a shortlist of favorites?
Remember that horses can live up to 30 years, so the best white horse name is one which will stand the test of time, and which you will still love two decades from now.
Once you’ve picked a name, why not teach it to your horse?
Horses can learn a wide range of verbal and non-verbal cues. If you gently say their new name whilst feeding them treats, then you’ll be able to call them by their name in future, and have them come up to you.
To get the most out of this, it’s also wise to choose a name which isn’t too similar to any of the verbal cues you want to use for other actions – such as “walk”, or “woah”.
Which white horse names did you love?
Let us know in the comments box down below!