Christmas Themed Horse Names (82 Cheerful Ideas)

Christmas is a time for giving and receiving gifts, and this Christmas there’s one gift that you can give your new pet horse: a name. And not just any old name, but a festive one!

This blog post will share 150 ideas for names to choose from—whether it’s the perfect “Santa” or “Reindeer,” we’ve got you covered with some lighthearted naming inspiration.

Christmas Themed Horse Wearing A Santa Hat

Female Christmas Horse Names

Check out some of these female Christmas-themed horse names for the most wonderful time of the year:

  1. Celeste (Nativity)
  2. Carol (Carol Singing at Christmas Time)
  3. Elfie (Elf on the Shelf)
  4. Frostine (Frosty the Snowman, a classic!)
  5. Ginger (Gingerbread)
  6. Icee (Cold as Ice)
  7. Peppermint Patty (Peppermint Bark, a favorite at Christmas!)
  8. Sugarplum Puddin’ (Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker Ballet)
  9. Sugar Cookie (Cookie Baking at Christmas Time)
  10. Gingerbread (Gingerbread Cookies)
  11. Mistletoe (Mistletoe Kissing Tradition at Christmas Time)
  12. Miracle (Miracles of Jesus’ Birth; the Reason for the Season!)
  13. Noel (Christmas Eve)
  14. Sparkle (Sparkle, the reindeer’s name in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer!)
  15. Prancer (Prancing; one of Santa’s Nine Reindeers)
  16. Blitzen (Blitz, a reindeer in The Polar Express)
  17. Dancer (Dancing at Christmas Time)
  18. Vixen (Vixens and Foxes; two words for the same animal!)
  19. Comet (Comet’s Tail)
  20. Pearlette (pearls, a classic Christmas gemstone)
  21. Ginger (Gingerbread Cookies)
  22. Holly (Traditional Christmas Plant)
  23. Rudolph (Iconic Red Nose of Rudolph the Reindeer!)
  24. Nimbus (A ball of light that is formed by diffraction, possibly appearing at Christmas time due to ice crystals in the atmosphere.)
  25. Dasher (Lightning or Sleigh Bells)
  26. Gingerbread Man/woman (“Run! It’s the Gingerbread Man!” A Christmas Classic!)
  27. Donner (Another Iconic Reindeer)
  28. Tinsel (Christmas Tree Decoration; also the name of a horse in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer!)
  29. Alabaster (A type of stone that is often used to decorate during Christmas time.)
  30. Cookie (“Here, Cookie. Take this cookie!” A classic line from The Night Before Christmas story!)
  31. Bells (“Jingle Bells” is one song about horses/reindeer at Christmas time! Also: sleigh bells.)
  32. Presents (“Merry Christmas! Would you like a present?”)
  33. Mrs. Claus (Santa Claus’ Wife!)
  34. Pudding (Pudding is a type of Christmas dish)
  35. Joy (Spirit of Christmas)
  36. Snowflake (Iconic Snowflakes at Christmas Time!)
  37. Candy Cane / Candy (“Oh, what a wonderful surprise! A candy cane for Christmas!”)
  38. Nona (Santa’s Late-in-Life Wife!)
  39. Stocking (Stocking is a Christmas decoration)
  40. Sleigh (“Here, take this ride in my sleigh!” A Christmas Classic!)
  41. Plum (Another popular Christmas plant)

Male Christmas Horse Names

Let see a few ideas for male holiday-themed horse names:

  1. Rudolph (Iconic Red Nose of Rudolph the Reindeer!)
  2. Prancer (Another Iconic Reindeer)
  3. Dasher (Lightning or Sleigh Bells)
  4. Comet (“Here Comet, take this cookie!” A classic line from The Night Before Christmas story! Also: a type of meteor.)
  5. Santa Claus/Claus (“Merry Christmas! Would you like a present?” Or “I’m Santa Claus!” – another great idea for your new pet’s name this holiday season!)
  6. Kris Kringle (Another name for Santa Claus!)
  7. Jack Frost (“Frosty the Snowman” is one song about horses at Christmas time—and Jack Frost is also known as Father Time and Old Man Winter during Christmas time!)
  8. Mistletoe (Iconic Christmas Plant)
  9. Blitzen (Another Iconic Reindeer)
  10. Nimbus (“Here, Nimbus. Take this cookie!” A classic line from The Night Before Christmas story! Also: a type of cloud formation.)
  11. Noel (Christmas Eve)
  12. Tinsel (“Here, Tinsel. Take this cookie!” A classic line from The Night Before Christmas story! Also: a type of decoration.)
  13. Pearlette/Sapphire Pearlettin’ (Catchy phrases for “pearl” or “sapphire.”)
  14. Sparkle (“Here, Sparkle. Take this cookie!” A classic line from The Night Before Christmas story! Also: a type of meteor.)
  15. Carol (Iconic Carol Singing at Christmas Time)
  16. Yule/Joulupukki/Julenisse (The names of the traditional gift-giving character in Finnish, Icelandic and Scandinavian cultures at Christmastime—or “Merry Christmas!” A yule log is also a tasty holiday treat!)
  17. Frosty (Iconic Snowman; also could be a play on “frostbite” or other types of cold-weather injuries!)
  18. Snowball (Another Iconic Reindeer)
  19. Blitzen (Another Iconic Reindeer)
  20. Presents (“Merry Christmas! Would you like a present?”)
  21. Jingle Bells (“Jingle bells. Jingle all the way…”)
  22. Reindeer (“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” is a Christmas special about reindeers! Also: sleigh bells.)
  23. Nativity (“Away in the Manger” is one song about horses at Christmas time—and a nativity scene typically shows up around this holiday season as well! Also: stable animals.)
  24. Wreath (“I’m Santa Claus!” Another great idea for your new pet’s name this holiday season!)
  25. Polar Bear (Iconic Christmas Animal)
  26. Bells (“Jingle Bells” is one song about horses/reindeer at Christmas time—and sleigh bells are another iconic image of the holiday!)
  27. Stable (Iconic part of the Nativity story!)
  28. Gruffalo
  29. Robin (A bird that usually comes out at Christmas time.)
  30. Bauble (A Christmas ornament.)
  31. Snowy
  32. Angel (Usually found on top of Christmas trees, or the name of a Christmas song.)
  33. Star (A Christmas decoration.)
  34. Bethlehem (The place where Jesus was born!)
  35. Soldier (Iconic Christmas Figure)
  36. Joseph
  37. Shepherd
  38. Candle (A Christmas decoration.)
  39. Frostbite (A Cold Weather Injury)
  40. Advent (The season leading up to Christmas!)
  41. Crackers (Iconic Christmas Snack)

Inspiration For Christmas Themed Horse Names

Horse names can be found anywhere. Sometimes it helps to look no further than the Christmas season itself for inspiration!

Santa Claus, reindeer, wreaths, bells—all great horse name ideas for this holiday season.

Other places to look for inspiration include:

  • The sky/nature (i.e., rain, thunder, lightning)
  • Christmas movies and TV specials (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty, Jack Frost)
  • Christmas songs (Jingle Bells, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, White Christmas)
  • The Nativity story (Mary and Joseph’s horses in the stable scene!)
  • Other iconic imagery from Christmas (trees, Christmas gifts, snowmen)
  • Christmas carols or hymns
  • The North Pole itself! Or other winter time imagery (i.e., polar bears, penguins)
  • Famous people and historical figures associated with Christmas (Santa Claus/Claus!)
  • Other holidays associated with Christmas (St. Nicholas Day, Hanukkah, Boxing Day)
  • Winter weather and cold temperature imagery (i.e., snow, sleet)
  • The alphabet (i.e., R, T)
  • Crime and criminals
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Get creative with your Christmas horse names! With these ideas and more, you’re sure to find something that fits your new pet perfectly.

Help Choosing The Right Name

Here are a few simple tips to keep in mind when trying to find the perfect fit for your new pet!

  • Think about your new pet’s personality. What are their likes and dislikes? What would fit them best?
  • If you’re naming an adult horse, think about their name again in a year or two. You want to find something that will fit them throughout their entire life!
  • Keep the name short and sweet. You wouldn’t want them to have a name that’s difficult for other horses or people to pronounce!
  • Think about your horse’s breed. You wouldn’t want to name a Welsh pony the same name as an Arabian!
  • If you’re naming an adult horse, consider the season they were born in! If it’s summer, autumn, or winter, you might want to steer clear from Christmas-themed names.

Conclusion

With these ideas, you’re sure to find that perfect Christmas horse name in no time!

When choosing the best pet name for your new horse, it’s important to take their personality, breed, age, and name history into consideration.

Keep the names short, sweet, simple for quick pronunciation, and easy to remember.

Don’t be afraid to get creative! Christmas is the perfect time for unique horse names. Consider imagery from holiday movies and songs, Christmas movies and TV specials, the Nativity scene from the Bible stories of Jesus’ birth—or even Santa Claus himself!

Have fun and happy holidays!