Big Horse Names (A Giant Guide For Inspiration)

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When getting any horse, you want to pick the right name, especially when your horse has the characteristic of being big. Choosing the perfect name could be overwhelming and even tiresome. 

Names stay with a horse throughout their life. There are a lot of choices for a good and unique one. A name can also say other things about your horse other than its size.

The lists of big horse names below can help give or inspire the perfect name for your giant horse.

Big Horse Names - Shire Horse

Big Female Horse Names

Picking a name for a big mare can be tricky as they are also beautiful, elegant creatures, so the list below includes things that are most beautiful and graceful.   

  1. Nebula
  2. Josephine
  3. Eloise
  4. Twilight
  5. Silver
  6. Lexi
  7. Silvia
  8. Luna
  9. Gamora
  10. Cecilia
  11. Ophelia
  12. Luna
  13. Valentina
  14. Pandora
  15. Starlight
  16. Elizabeth
  17. Sierra
  18. Seraphina
  19. Lady
  20. Eden
  21. Caterina
  22. Natalia
  23. Eclipse
  24. Black Rose
  25. Willow
  26. Sundance
  27. Misty
  28. Hazel
  29. Melody
  30. Midnight
  31. Cersei
  32. Penelope
  33. Bianca
  34. Galaxy
  35. Clara
  36. Cordelia
  37. Daenerys
  38. Dior
  39. Gwendolyn
  40. Sonnet
  41. Evangeline
  42. Victoria
  43. Delilah
  44. Christiana
  45. Briar Rose
  46. Anastasia
  47. Cinder
  48. Isabelle
  49. Giovanna
  50. Aurora
  51. Crystal
  52. Aria
  53. Sydney
  54. Allegra
  55. Cheyenne
  56. Beatrice
  57. Gabriella
  58. Victoria
  59. Dancer
  60. Aurelia

Big Male Horse Names

Big male horses can be powerful stallions, or gentle, elegant horses. Below is a good mix of male giant horse names to potentially choose from. 

  1. Gustav
  2. Ignatius
  3. Phantom
  4. Arizona
  5. Laurent
  6. Augustus
  7. William
  8. Giovanni
  9. Augustine
  10. Hero
  11. Victor
  12. Leopold
  13. Napoleon
  14. Domino
  15. Albert
  16. Horace
  17. Angus
  18. Amadeus
  19. Matteo
  20. Michael
  21. Atticus
  22. Nimbus
  23. Alchemist
  24. Percival
  25. Alpha
  26. Xavier
  27. Drogon
  28. Lawson
  29. Carbon
  30. Randolph
  31. Graham
  32. Atlanta
  33. Leonardo
  34. Maximus
  35. Montgomery
  36. Edmund
  37. Jericho
  38. Sebastian
  39. Kingsley
  40. Archibald
  41. Baxter
  42. Dominic
  43. Octavius
  44. Elvis
  45. Constantine
  46. Vincent
  47. Gregory
  48. Guinness
  49. Caribbean
  50. Baron
  51. Kenneth
  52. Caesar
  53. Leviathan
  54. Bartholomew
  55. Aesop
  56. Maximillion
  57. Winchester
  58. Alastair
  59. Quentin
  60. Charming

Big Black Horse Names

The name of a horse can reveal a lot about its color. A black horse can be quite memorable and picking a name based on the color black could be fitting.

Below is a list of names for a black horse. 

  1. Raven
  2. BlackJack
  3. After Dark
  4. Solar Eclipse
  5. Black Pearl
  6. Blackie
  7. Calligraphy
  8. Imperial Black
  9. Blacksmith
  10. Midnight Express
  11. Nightshade
  12. Midnight
  13. Graphite
  14. Ebony
  15. Panther
  16. Ace of Spades
  17. Black Star
  18. Paint It Black
  19. Onyx
  20. Black Beard
  21. Espresso
  22. Slate
  23. Midnight
  24. Caviar
  25. Tapenade
  26. Nightlight
  27. Mysterious
  28. Black Tie
  29. Spooky
  30. Shadow
  31. Eclipse
  32. Dark Velvet 
  33. Nebula
  34. Obsidian
  35. Moonlight
  36. Black Cloud
  37. Dark Chocolate
  38. Black Pearl
  39. Nightmare
  40. Dark Sunshine
  41. Thunderstorm
  42. Black Beauty
  43. Black Shadow
  44. Black Diamond
  45. Shade
  46. Peppercorn
  47. Mystery
  48. Dark Knight
  49. Black Rose
  50. Black Magic

Big White Horse Names

Like with black horses, a name that is influenced by the color of white is a good match for a white horse. Again, it will also make it easy for others to recall the name of your horse.

Below is a list of names inspired by the color white. 

  1. Angel
  2. Glacier
  3. Icy
  4. Milky Way
  5. Silvermane
  6. Platinum
  7. Ghost
  8. Diamond
  9. Tequila
  10. Socks
  11. Shadow
  12. Starlet
  13. Ice Cube
  14. Heaven
  15. Shiny Spurs
  16. Pearl
  17. Luna
  18. Spirit
  19. Luna
  20. Mercury
  21. Cloud Walker
  22. Snowbird
  23. Liberty 
  24. Aurora Borealis
  25. Dazzler
  26. Orchid
  27. Snow
  28. Shadowfax 
  29. White China
  30. Diamond
  31. Tornado
  32. Steele
  33. Cotton
  34. Dazzler
  35. Moonlight
  36. Snowstorm
  37. Breeze
  38. Cloud
  39. Fantasy
  40. Avalanche
  41. Hurricane
  42. Nimbus
  43. Fjord 
  44. Crystal
  45. Snow White
  46. Sterling
  47. Snowball
  48. Snowdrop
  49. Gemini
  50. Polar

Big Red Horse Names

Again, colors are the most noticeable characteristic of a horse. Red is an especially striking and strong color, naming your horse after the color red or something red can be very memorable.

Below is a list of ideas for red horses. 

  1. Azalea
  2. Ruby 
  3. Anthurium
  4. Fire Glow 
  5. Redwood
  6. Tabasco
  7. Wildfire
  8. Rufus
  9. Celosia
  10. Vermillion
  11. Gala
  12. Mars
  13. Poinsettia
  14. Alstroemeria
  15. Red Lobster
  16. McIntosh
  17. Shirley Temple
  18. Cardinal
  19. Seeing Red
  20. Lipstick
  21. Kool-Aid
  22. Ember
  23. Cherry
  24. Rusty
  25. Redmond
  26. Big Apple
  27. Red Herring
  28. Jam
  29. Bandana
  30. Sumac
  31. Red Devil
  32. Honeycrisp
  33. Raspberry
  34. Grenadine
  35. Merlot
  36. Roseate
  37. Valentine
  38. Apollo
  39. Scarlett 
  40. Boysenberry
  41. Hawaiian Punch
  42. Red Bull
  43. Vulcan
  44. Lady in Red
  45. Garnet
  46. Moulin Rouge
  47. Spice
  48. Strawberry
  49. Chilli Pepper
  50. Fireball

Strong Big Horse Names

If you have a powerful horse and want to showcase your horse’s strength and size by choosing a good name, try picking from the list below, some of which are inspired by historical warhorses (Alexander the Great’s, Napoleon’s), famous horses from movies (Lord of the Rings, Zorro) and Greek mythology (gods, the winged horse). 

  1. Geronimo
  2. Shadowfax
  3. Pegasus
  4. Secretariat
  5. Hidalgo
  6. Olympic
  7. Amazon
  8. Comanche
  9. Thunder
  10. Diesel
  11. Bronze
  12. Merlin
  13. Magnum
  14. Marengo
  15. Fuerte
  16. Napoleon
  17. Traveller
  18. Skadi
  19. Warrior
  20. Bucephalus
  21. Bandit
  22. Campe
  23. Dynamite
  24. Boxer
  25. Lancelot
  26. Tornado
  27. Captain
  28. Goliath
  29. Hercules
  30. Trojan

Good Names For Big Horses

If you just want a good name that perfectly fits your big horse, draw inspiration from this list below: 

  1. Filomena
  2. Titan
  3. Moose
  4. Mack
  5. Conall
  6. Bolt
  7. Sheeba
  8. Remo
  9. Tulpar
  10. Beast
  11. Oscar
  12. Dagger
  13. Malcolm
  14. Ajax
  15. Rogue
  16. Rocky
  17. Rebel
  18. Bruiser
  19. Reaper
  20. Villa
  21. North
  22. Rider
  23. Rambo
  24. Lonestar
  25. Bullet
  26. Lank
  27. Rage
  28. Nitro
  29. Spike
  30. Bear

Funny Names For Big Horses

Horses have big personalities and if yours is a goofball, embrace it and pick an endearing name that makes you laugh.

The list below includes cute and punny monikers that might be the most suitable for your lovely horse. 

  1. Liam Neighson
  2. Hay Girl
  3. Haysfur Horses
  4. Chuck Horris
  5. Penny Loafer
  6. Foaling Around
  7. Carrot Muncher
  8. Hay Jude
  9. Diva
  10. Lady She
  11. Lil Filly
  12. Peanut And Trotter
  13. Haddish
  14. Britney Spurs
  15. Talk Derby to Me
  16. Harry Trotter
  17. Dee Canter
  18. Maple Stirrup
  19. Roach
  20. Dinky Winky
  21. Chatters
  22. Hot to Trot
  23. Lucy Fur
  24. Pony Soprano
  25. NeighSayer
  26. Pony Tail
  27. Bullseye
  28. Lil’ Hoarse
  29. Drama Queen
  30. Miss Pimp

Big Horse Race Names

A name for your racehorse should stand out among the crowd, below are some ideas and names of other famous winners to help you pick a moniker for your champion!

  1. Grindstone
  2. His Eminence
  3. Sir Barton
  4. Horsepower
  5. Flying Ebony
  6. Seattle Slew
  7. Buchanan
  8. Ford Mustang
  9. Twenty Grand
  10. Nightmare
  11. Wintergreen
  12. Mane Attraction
  13. Jet Pilot
  14. War Admiral
  15. Riding Miss Daisy
  16. War Emblem
  17. Stone Street
  18. American Pharoah
  19. Finisher
  20. Whirlaway
  21. Exterminator
  22. Judge Himes
  23. Unbridled
  24. Usain Colt
  25. Velvet Falls
  26. Daybreaker
  27. Free-Spirit
  28. Halley’s Comet
  29. Wild and Free
  30. Running Glory

Big Horse Show Names

If you plan on putting your beautiful animal into horse shows, pick a name that stands out and attracts all the attention.

Here are some ideas and inspirations for your show horse. 

  1. QuickSilver
  2. Thunderclap
  3. Silver Bullet
  4. Smokehouse
  5. Bright Lightning 
  6. Jackpot
  7. Lone Star
  8. Thunder Storm
  9. Shadow Dance
  10. Dancing Rain
  11. Platinum Plus
  12. Summer Snow
  13. Gold Star
  14. Golden Dawn
  15. Moonwalk
  16. Winter Solstice
  17. Gun Smoke
  18. Platinum
  19. Gold Shimmer
  20. Show Stopper
  21. Partly Cloudy
  22. Dark Shadow
  23. Lucid Dreamer
  24. Sterling Silver
  25. Moon Shadow
  26. Northern Star
  27. Snowdrop
  28. Moon Fire
  29. Newfound Glory
  30. Champion

Horse Name Inspiration

Inspiration can come from many places. When choosing a moniker for your horse, think of movies, Greek mythology, pop culture, warhorses, or even other famous horses such as Palomo.

Inspiration could also come from your childhood, which gives it sentimental value and nostalgia as well. 

With some thought and creativity, your brain will be flooded with an abundance of ideas to name your horse.

Help Choosing The Right Name

Still unable to choose a name for your horse? Or maybe the names don’t fit quite perfectly? Try polling and asking for opinions. Make sure you pick a name that perfectly fits your horse and showcases its size, color, power, and personality! 

Take a look at online resources like this list to find potential names for your big horse. You might just come up with something new and unique! 

Conclusion

There are several possibilities and potential ideas to call your horse. Horses are elegant, graceful creatures with characteristics of their own. If you love horses and know your horse’s own quirks and personality, you will find it much easier to pick a name that suits it perfectly.

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