Draft Horse Names (424 Awesome Male And Female Ideas)

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Draft horses are some of the most beautiful, powerful, and muscular creatures on earth. If you’re blessed enough to have one of these equine friends, consider yourself lucky. They often bond more with their humans in a personal way and are happy to perform laborious jobs.

Whether you have a Belgian, a Clydesdale, an Ardennes, or some other draft horse, you want to ensure you select a name that has some power behind it. Since they are most often used for work like hauling and farming or even battle and war, picking a name should reflect what they do.

Belgian Draft Horses

Good Draft Horse Names

The following is a list of some basic names that are good and common for many draft horses. If you don’t like any one of these, perhaps they will inspire something else?

  1. Apache
  2. Barley
  3. Beast
  4. Blondie
  5. Bolt
  6. Bones
  7. Boomer
  8. Bronze
  9. Bullet
  10. Cleveland
  11. Comanche
  12. Copper
  13. Courage
  14. Dagger
  15. Dakota
  16. Fierce
  17. Fire
  18. Fortitude
  19. Lakota
  20. Lank
  21. Lonestar
  22. Misty
  23. Navajo
  24. North
  25. Remo
  26. Rider
  27. Rocket
  28. Rocky
  29. Rogue
  30. Ryder
  31. Snake
  32. Spike
  33. Strength
  34. Stout
  35. Turbo

Female Names For Draft Horses

Only the best and most galvanized type of name will do for a draft horse that’s a mare. See if these names of femininity and fortitude suit your bulky gal.

  1. Abrielle
  2. Ada 
  3. Anastasia
  4. Andarta
  5. Andra
  6. Antonia
  7. Arnia
  8. Artheda
  9. Audrey
  10. Autumn
  11. Az
  12. Bella
  13. Beren
  14. Berta
  15. Bia
  16. Bryna
  17. Calypso
  18. Catherine
  19. Chollima 
  20. Crystal
  21. Damia
  22. Darcy
  23. Durga
  24. Embra
  25. Epona
  26. Filomena 
  27. Fiona
  28. Flecka
  29. Flicka
  30. Grizelda
  31. Isla 
  32. Kali
  33. Kaori
  34. Karla
  35. Kaya
  36. Lady
  37. Millicent
  38. Nina 
  39. Olympia
  40. Passion
  41. Petra
  42. Princess
  43. Rhiannon
  44. Sadie
  45. Sahara
  46. Shasta
  47. Sheeba
  48. Shyla 
  49. Skadi
  50. Tara
  51. Tillie
  52. Valerie
  53. Xena
  54. Xone
  55. Zelda
  56. Zephyra

Male Names For Draft Horses

When you have a beefy male, its nomenclature should be a description of both its physical and character traits. The following list is for both stallions and geldings.

  1. Aiden
  2. Angus
  3. Antoine
  4. Armstrong
  5. Arnau
  6. Atticus
  7. Audie
  8. Balor
  9. Baron
  10. Boaz
  11. Bruce
  12. Buck
  13. Buddy
  14. Cam
  15. Carlos
  16. Charlie
  17. Chucky 
  18. Cisco
  19. Clyde
  20. Dan
  21. Dexter
  22. Drew
  23. Duke
  24. Ethan
  25. Ferocity
  26. Frank
  27. Gothard
  28. Hank
  29. Ike
  30. Jacob
  31. Jude
  32. Legionnaire
  33. Mack
  34. Malcom
  35. Max
  36. Maximus
  37. Mike
  38. Monty
  39. Opie
  40. Oscar
  41. Percival
  42. Randy
  43. Robert
  44. Roland
  45. Roman
  46. Russell
  47. Rustle
  48. Soldier
  49. Steve
  50. Sven
  51. Tiergan
  52. Trucker
  53. Tucker
  54. Valentino
  55. Valiant
  56. Valor
  57. Varro
  58. Victor
  59. Warrior
  60. Zeke
  61. Zenobio

Names For Black Draft Horses

Of course, when you have a mare, stallion or gelding that’s dark in color, you want to have a name that includes it. Inspect its mane, forelock and feathers because these may help further your inspiration.

  1. Abyss
  2. Bernt
  3. Black Beauty
  4. Black Death
  5. Black Hole
  6. Black Stallion
  7. Blackbeard
  8. Blackberry
  9. Blackjack
  10. Blackness
  11. Blackwell
  12. Charcoal
  13. Coal
  14. Dark Knight
  15. Dark Side of the Moon
  16. Ebony
  17. Eclipse
  18. Fury
  19. Grim Reaper
  20. Inky
  21. Jaguar
  22. Jet
  23. Knight
  24. Midnight
  25. MidKnight
  26. Night Terror
  27. Nightmare
  28. Noir
  29. Obsidian
  30. Onyx
  31. Pitch
  32. Raven
  33. Sardonyx
  34. Shadowfax
  35. Slate
  36. Sloe
  37. Smokey
  38. Soulless
  39. Stormy
  40. Stygian
  41. Thundercloud
  42. Thunderstorm

Names For White Draft Horses

Alternatively, if your enormous horse is pure white in color, you can name it any one of the following below. Think about all the words and synonyms that associate with “white,” “pale” or “light.”

  1. Abominable Snowman
  2. Alabaster
  3. Angel
  4. Argent
  5. Avalanche
  6. Blanca
  7. Blanch
  8. Blizzard
  9. Brilliant
  10. Casper
  11. Diamond
  12. Eggshell
  13. Gleam
  14. Iceburg
  15. Ivory
  16. Jennifer
  17. Luna
  18. Milky
  19. Moonlight
  20. Pearly
  21. Platinum
  22. Powder
  23. Quartz
  24. Sallow
  25. Snow Crystal
  26. Snow Dazzle
  27. Snow White
  28. Snowball
  29. Snowdrop
  30. Snowflake
  31. Starshine
  32. Steam
  33. Sterling
  34. Sugar
  35. Sun Spirit
  36. Waxen
  37. Whitcomb
  38. White Gold
  39. White Wizard
  40. Whitewash
  41. Whitewater
  42. Wintergreen
  43. Yeti

Cool Names For Draft Horses

The names given below are for draft horses that have a spark of elegance or some kind of legendary quality. When  your horse has a definite and clear personality, you should opt for a name that shows it.

  1. Adobe
  2. Azul
  3. Batzorig
  4. Brandy
  5. Bucephalus
  6. Cinnamon
  7. Conall
  8. Cyan
  9. Diablo
  10. Dragon
  11. Dynamite
  12. Ferris
  13. Fire Angel
  14. Firebolt
  15. Firefly
  16. Granada
  17. Hale
  18. Highlander
  19. Kelpie
  20. Lemon Drop
  21. Lord
  22. Magnum
  23. Maleficent
  24. Malodorous
  25. Nitro
  26. Pharaoh
  27. Phoenix
  28. Rebel 
  29. Reclamation
  30. Sandstorm
  31. Sapphire
  32. Savage
  33. Spitfire
  34. Sundancer
  35. Talo 
  36. Talon
  37. Tulpar
  38. Viking
  39. Wicked
  40. Zeal

Funny Names For Draft Horses

In the event your draft horse is a total clown, a funny name might just be the perfect fit. If hilarity, joking, playing and frolicking are the horse’s normal mode of being, you’ll have to pick one of these.

  1. Alien
  2. Amazon
  3. Bacardi
  4. Bandit
  5. Bandit
  6. Barn
  7. Bear
  8. Beefcake
  9. Bozo
  10. Bruiser
  11. Butterscotch
  12. Captain
  13. Diesel
  14. Drastic
  15. Enforcer
  16. Grizzly
  17. Mandarin
  18. Moose
  19. Moxey
  20. Peewee
  21. Picante
  22. Piquant
  23. Plucky
  24. Rage
  25. Razzle Dazzle
  26. Reaper
  27. Robin
  28. Robust
  29. Rodeo
  30. Scotch
  31. Severe
  32. Shrimp
  33. Sneakers
  34. Snyper
  35. Stag
  36. Stalwart
  37. Tank
  38. Tenacious
  39. Toughy
  40. Tower
  41. Tuffy
  42. Villa
  43. Whippet
  44. Wick
  45. Widow Maker
  46. Yankee
  47. Zealous

Famous Draft Horse Names

This specialized list of names comes from all things famous.  Things like popular literature, ancient mythology, famous personalities, a famous horse from TV or pop culture are some of the inspirations.

  1. Achilles
  2. Ajax
  3. Alexander the Great
  4. Andre the Giant
  5. Andromeda
  6. Angus Young
  7. Apollo
  8. Aries
  9. Athena
  10. Atlas
  11. Big Ben
  12. Boudica
  13. Boxer
  14. Budweiser
  15. Castor
  16. Chewbacca
  17. Cleopatra
  18. Crazy Horse
  19. Darth Vader
  20. Euryale
  21. Goliath
  22. Gwenyfar
  23. Hades
  24. Hektor
  25. Helios
  26. Hercules
  27. Hermes
  28. Horatio
  29. Houdini
  30. Julius Caesar
  31. Jupiter
  32. King Arthur
  33. Lancelot
  34. Lassie
  35. Lord of the Rings
  36. Marc Antony
  37. Medusa
  38. Mercury
  39. Merlin
  40. Mr. Ed
  41. Napoleon
  42. Odysseus
  43. Peter Pan
  44. Picasso
  45. Pippi Longstocking
  46. Pollux
  47. Rambo
  48. Rambo
  49. Rapunzel
  50. RedRum
  51. Rembrandt
  52. Schwarzenegger
  53. Seabiscuit
  54. Secretariat
  55. Sekhmet
  56. Steve McQueen
  57. Stheno
  58. The Hulk
  59. Thor
  60. Ulysses
  61. Wilbur
  62. Zeus

Names For Spotted Draft Horses

Spots and patches on your draft horse means you should have a name that indicates such things. Pay attention to its colors and how the markings appear. Make note of any shapes and formations.

  1. Blot
  2. Brindle
  3. Checker
  4. Confetti
  5. Dalmatian
  6. Dapple
  7. Dice
  8. Domino
  9. Dot
  10. Droplet
  11. Flake
  12. Freckles
  13. Gypsy
  14. Jigsaw
  15. Kit Kat
  16. Lacy
  17. Marble
  18. Mosaic
  19. Motley
  20. Oreo
  21. Patch
  22. Pebbles
  23. Pigment
  24. Pirate
  25. Salt-n-Pepper
  26. Skunk
  27. Sparkle
  28. Spatter
  29. Splotch
  30. Spot
  31. Spotted Eagle
  32. Sprinkle
  33. Stipple
  34. Taffeta
  35. Tapestry
  36. Tie Dye
  37. Tweed
  38. Yin Yang

Horse Name Inspiration

Whenever you’re searching for your draft horse’s name, be sure you observe your horse in action. Pay attention to every detail, including its mannerisms, demeanor, attitude, personality, preferences, and activity.

If you find you’re having problems coming up with a name, do a search online for baby names but do it based on the meaning or adjectives you observe from your horse. For instance search for “strong,” “force,” “power” and etc.

Help Choosing The Right Name

Regardless of the various horse breeds, you want to ensure following the basic naming rules. As always, horse names should never be longer than 18 characters. You want to be able to say it with ease and the horse should find the name enjoyable.

It may be good to pick a few names to see which one the horse responds to best. Make no mistake, it will let you know if it likes the name or not. In the case you’re having severe difficulty, you could always post a pic of your draft horse online. Go to social media or a horse forum to see if anyone has any fresh ideas for you.

If you plan to use the horse in a competitive capacity, ensure you abide by those rules so your draft horse can qualify. In most cases, you don’t want to use anything offensive, sexually suggestive, or in poor taste.

Conclusion

Most draft horses are enormous forces that are also gentle, kind, and loving. So, you want to make sure you pick a name that reflects who and what they are to the best of your ability. It shouldn’t take too long, but you do want to take some time before solidly deciding.

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