Dun Horse Names (An Ultimate Guide: 618 Ideas)

In this ultimate guide for dun horse names, we’ll be helping you find the perfect name for your horse.

The dun horse shouldn’t be confused with buckskin horses. These two horses have similar colors’ phenotypes, but they are genetically different. In some horses, you’ll see lighter coat shades and colors because of the cream dilution gene.

We’ll be listing names that are based on the coat color of your dun such as the red dun horse.

Dun Akhal-Teke Mare Galloping In A Meadow

Best Dun Horse Names

Some of the best names are cool names and wouldn’t we all like our names to be cool.

So, here are some that you can give your new addition to your family.

  1. Fearless
  2. Faraway Kingdom
  3. Fiver
  4. Luna
  5. Tulpar
  6. Gringolet
  7. Cogy
  8. Tacitus
  9. Elvis
  10. Gallant Fox
  11. Spirit
  12. Falcon
  13. Irish Wristwatch
  14. Affirmed
  15. Scooby
  16. Col. Hogan
  17. Kingston
  18. Peach
  19. Brown Sugar
  20. Sand Castle
  21. Teddy
  22. Koday
  23. Presly
  24. Bullseye
  25. Tucker
  26. Xanthus
  27. Nexus
  28. Hendrix
  29. Juliet
  30. Rocket
  31. Kirby
  32. Lights
  33. Sir Barton
  34. Backstreet Boy
  35. Honey
  36. Die Hard
  37. Ryder
  38. Valentine
  39. Saint
  40. Alysheba
  41. Bucephalus
  42. Big Brown
  43. Orb
  44. Cougar
  45. Above and Beyond
  46. Arion
  47. Hawk
  48. Echo
  49. California
  50. Saint
  51. Toffee
  52. Crush
  53. Traveller
  54. Marengo
  55. Feather
  56. Chance
  57. Magician
  58. Code Of Honor
  59. Choco
  60. Kelly Cann
  61. Jagger
  62. Beaver
  63. Aethon
  64. Maximus
  65. Pyrois
  66. Cougar
  67. Baby Doll
  68. Fame ; Fortune
  69. Biscuit
  70. Mocha
  71. Benny Loafer
  72. Badger
  73. Joe Cotton
  74. Rerun
  75. Apricot
  76. Pegasus
  77. Macbeth
  78. Wilder
  79. Peanut
  80. Kentucky
  81. Balius
  82. Monkey
  83. Navajo
  84. Sliver
  85. Axl
  86. Santana
  87. Keno
  88. Eous
  89. Falcon
  90. Tornado
  91. Ghost
  92. Hidalgo
  93. Phlegon
  94. Rain
  95. Comanche
  96. Almond
  97. Unbridled
  98. Romeo
  99. Brown But
  100. Whiskey
  101. Cherokee
  102. Chestnut
  103. American Eagle
  104. Black Beauty
  105. Maroon
  106. Vincenzo
  107. Sargent Reckless
  108. Ryder
  109. Bizmo
  110. Battle Cry

Horse Names For A Dun Mare

So, you have a prancing and pretty dun mare as a member of your family now but you need a name for her. Whether you name your mare by her color or by her personality.

  1. Phoebe
  2. Mitzi
  3. Poppy
  4. Alsie
  5. Angie
  6. Pepper
  7. Madison
  8. Lucy
  9. Dawn
  10. Annabell
  11. Juno
  12. Fae
  13. Sierra
  14. Harper
  15. Athena
  16. Minerva
  17. Ada
  18. Ember
  19. Dancer
  20. Trudy
  21. Juno
  22. Liza
  23. Dreamer
  24. Calypso
  25. Minty
  26. Asta
  27. Cinder
  28. Addison
  29. Ursula
  30. Lucille
  31. Rapunzel
  32. Ellen
  33. Piper
  34. Sage
  35. Valentina
  36. Autumn
  37. Bonnie
  38. Jenny
  39. Lyla
  40. Lily
  41. Alce
  42. Anne
  43. Stella
  44. Daisy
  45. Mademoiselle
  46. Evie
  47. Arwen
  48. Henrietta
  49. June
  50. Bridget
  51. Sally
  52. Audrey
  53. Lady
  54. Melisande
  55. Hermione
  56. Daenerys
  57. Valerie
  58. Princess
  59. Mildred
  60. Trixy
  61. Ginny
  62. Phyllis
  63. Grace
  64. Tigress
  65. Rosanne
  66. Catherine
  67. Tinnie
  68. Amber
  69. Mary
  70. Monroe
  71. Gaea
  72. Amelia
  73. Queen
  74. Cowgirl
  75. Tethys
  76. Adira
  77. Shiloh
  78. Hera
  79. Kat
  80. Caramel
  81. Arizona
  82. Alexia
  83. Bella
  84. Summer
  85. Henna
  86. Cleopatra
  87. Sidney
  88. Maia
  89. Apple
  90. Dolly
  91. Paige
  92. Lassie
  93. Mable
  94. Lady Reckless
  95. Duchess
  96. Maya
  97. Darcy
  98. Oprah
  99. Tory
  100. Sienna
  101. Diomedes
  102. Molly
  103. Ladybug

Horse Names For A Dun Stallion Or Gelding

Naming your dun stallion or gelding doesn’t have to be anything fancy. It can sound strong or brave or neither. It’s up to you to determine what name fits your horse and you. You can choose from many options for naming your stallion or gelding to include famous Cowboys, favorite book/tv/movie characters, and figures from history.

Here are some examples of what you can name your horse.

  1. Chester
  2. Fizz
  3. Major
  4. Stanley
  5. Mufasa
  6. Teak
  7. Graham
  8. Miles
  9. Geronimo
  10. Hedwig
  11. William
  12. Atwood
  13. Arturo
  14. Attila
  15. Moose
  16. Samson
  17. Brew
  18. Dude
  19. Jupiter
  20. Caesar
  21. John
  22. Genghis
  23. Channing
  24. Aslan
  25. Beethoven
  26. Archie
  27. Galahad
  28. Magnus
  29. Henry
  30. Hercules
  31. Hudson
  32. Alexander
  33. Russet
  34. Prince
  35. Harvey
  36. Barclay
  37. Jon
  38. Sprinter
  39. Hampton
  40. Rich
  41. Samson
  42. Rootbeer
  43. Uranus
  44. Jackson
  45. Phillip
  46. Sailor
  47. Ethan
  48. Jepson
  49. Blake
  50. Wallace
  51. Black Jack
  52. Arthur
  53. Xavier
  54. Milo
  55. McClane
  56. Archibald
  57. Neptune
  58. Alfred
  59. Mars
  60. Carter
  61. Monte
  62. Heracles
  63. Aragorn
  64. Leather
  65. Rufus
  66. Tristan
  67. Carlton
  68. Simba
  69. Walker
  70. Amelio
  71. Khan
  72. Duke
  73. Vincent
  74. Gawain
  75. Argus
  76. Buzz
  77. Wallace
  78. boomer
  79. Churchill
  80. Rex
  81. Zeus
  82. Horatio
  83. Niall
  84. Dragon
  85. Percival
  86. Conrad
  87. Jasper
  88. Earnest
  89. Byron
  90. Mordred
  91. Admiral
  92. Clove
  93. Ashton
  94. Chaucer
  95. Maximus
  96. Beans
  97. Mud
  98. Lancelot
  99. Posiedon
  100. Dexter
  101. Atlas
  102. Cyrus
  103. Linus
  104. Leon
  105. Ares
  106. Buddy
  107. Lexus
  108. Rio
  109. Wick
  110. Bomby
  111. Thomas
  112. Big Boy
  113. Chuck
  114. Freddy

Names For Red Dun Horses

Color can play a part in naming your horse. Let’s dig into the names you can choose for your red dun.

  1. Tigger
  2. Scarlet
  3. Sparky
  4. Honey Flames
  5. Montoya Cabernet
  6. Burning Beau
  7. Strawberry Puff
  8. Crimson Wind
  9. Ambrose
  10. Sunny
  11. Cherry Garcia
  12. Goji
  13. Strawberry
  14. Seeing Red
  15. Bada Bing Cerise
  16. Red Baron
  17. Clifford
  18. Ruby
  19. Sriracha
  20. Torch
  21. Red Snapper
  22. Salmon
  23. Phoenix
  24. Marinara
  25. Cherry Bliss
  26. Red Herring
  27. Red Lobster
  28. Scorch
  29. Volcano
  30. Rose
  31. Blaze
  32. Aguaje
  33. Blushing Vermillion
  34. Thirty-Six Red
  35. Red Bloom
  36. Miss Hibiscus

Famous Names Of Dun Horses

Some dun horses have made it into the NCHA Hall of Fame and/or into the AQHA (American Quarter Horse Association) Hall of Fame.

Here is a list of dun horses from history that you can use for your cool horse.

  1. Poco Bueno
  2. Lynx Melody
  3. Doc Bar
  4. Two Two Smart
  5. Smart Little Lena
  6. Dry Doc
  7. Zippos Mr. Good Bar
  8. Top Deck
  9. Zabeel
  10. Jet Deck
  11. Barb A Doc
  12. Dundeeel
  13. Moon Deck
  14. Three Bars
  15. Go Man Go
  16. Smart Little Lena
  17. Doc O’Lena
  18. Top Flight

Grullo Dun Horse Names

Grulla horses come in different colors and shades. You can have a gray, dapple gray, dun, or blue roan and you can find inspiration for your horse’s name from this.

These names can be for either gender.

  1. Azure
  2. Angel
  3. Gunner
  4. Wisp
  5. Artex
  6. Rocky
  7. Bubbles
  8. Coal
  9. Meleg
  10. Pawa
  11. Cadet
  12. Blau
  13. Argento
  14. Cinder
  15. Paloma
  16. Luna
  17. Grayson
  18. Myst
  19. Boomer
  20. Acero
  21. Gothel
  22. Nasa
  23. Malady
  24. Grady
  25. Foggy
  26. Charcoal
  27. Nickel
  28. Chico
  29. Baloo
  30. Siva
  31. Monday
  32. Powder
  33. Gladio
  34. Plata
  35. Ferro
  36. Mercury
  37. Diva
  38. Chrome
  39. Flammer
  40. Murk
  41. Arctic Star
  42. Gris
  43. Meluma
  44. Argent
  45. Arwen
  46. Steel
  47. Gin
  48. Jupiter

Dun Quarter Horse Names

The red dun horse and the grullo dun horse, which we have given you a list of names for, are quarter horses.

Here are some great names to choose from.

  1. Country Horse
  2. Ancient Orange
  3. Desert Orchid
  4. Marling
  5. Game On Dude
  6. Sterling Dreams
  7. Zero Buck
  8. Sweet Winter
  9. Peach a Pie
  10. Willow Goodbar
  11. Fantasia
  12. Sky Flyer
  13. Charger Bar
  14. Snow Fairy
  15. Bar Bandito
  16. Smokin’ Flower
  17. Blondy’s Dude
  18. Sparky
  19. Indigo Illusion
  20. Chyna’s Silk
  21. Ought to go
  22. Glimmer
  23. Baby Doll Combs
  24. Ebony Smoke
  25. Day Al-Din
  26. Twisted Noodle
  27. Black Zephyr
  28. Adios Butler
  29. Nanook
  30. Runaway Winner
  31. Galaxy
  32. Blue Gold
  33. Angel River Bar
  34. Totally Butterscotch
  35. Thebes
  36. Bossy Little Mess
  37. Final Fantasy
  38. Royal Rose
  39. Big Brown
  40. Moon Glow
  41. Blue Bird

Unique Names For Your Dun Horse

If you’re looking for something more unique to name your horse, look no further than here.

This list is a start of names based on drinks, food, and plants, among others. Some of the names are just downright cute or funny.

  1. Pomtini (Tini)
  2. Justice
  3. Skyfire
  4. Azalea
  5. Diablo
  6. First Rodeo
  7. Peggy Sue’s
  8. Armonia
  9. Bandit
  10. Marmaduke
  11. Volcano
  12. Hiccup
  13. Sheba
  14. Snicker Doodle
  15. Cupcake
  16. Butterscotch
  17. Kellogg
  18. Queenie
  19. Whopper
  20. Fuego
  21. Flame
  22. Mammoth
  23. Thor
  24. Fox
  25. Button
  26. Cutie PIe
  27. Rusty Saddle
  28. Mare N’ Go
  29. Meatloaf
  30. Brawny
  31. Rambo
  32. Destiny
  33. Slow Poke
  34. Gomer
  35. Xena
  36. Grenadine
  37. Mystery
  38. Sky Dancer
  39. Kryptonite
  40. Yukon
  41. Clover
  42. Butch
  43. Duke
  44. Dragonfly
  45. Blue
  46. Dream
  47. Waffles
  48. Excalibur
  49. Bear
  50. Secret
  51. Patch
  52. Hunter
  53. Lyric
  54. Nipper
  55. Horsepower
  56. Lostma Cowboy
  57. Moonlight
  58. Cantante
  59. Piper
  60. Puppy
  61. Sir Topham Hatt
  62. Quicksand
  63. Octava
  64. Dynomite
  65. Dragon
  66. Cortland
  67. Pony Ride
  68. Kool-Aid (Kooly)
  69. Tank
  70. McIntosh
  71. Sinfonia
  72. Bandito
  73. Twenty Grand
  74. Filly
  75. Snow
  76. Conquest
  77. Goliath
  78. Aspen
  79. Bandana
  80. Highlander
  81. Balada
  82. Bronco
  83. Bucktooth
  84. Harley
  85. Titan
  86. Abby
  87. Horsetooth
  88. Wolk
  89. Unicorn
  90. Empire
  91. What The Buck
  92. Filly
  93. Celosia
  94. Carrots
  95. Hulk
  96. Gala
  97. Hunk
  98. Magnum
  99. Rover
  100. Morning Glory
  101. Viking
  102. Remi
  103. Honeycrisp
  104. Pebbles
  105. Half Pence
  106. Mack
  107. Cub
  108. Brownie
  109. Yosemite Sam
  110. Tex
  111. Hall N’ Oats
  112. Foalovit
  113. Katniss
  114. Pokey
  115. Outta Time
  116. Wishful
  117. Stimpy
  118. Teacup
  119. Butterfly
  120. Sun Dance
  121. Poinsettia
  122. Shirley Temple
  123. Wild Flower
  124. Baby
  125. Blossom
  126. Alaska
  127. Merlin
  128. Diesel
  129. Ze Brah
  130. Marshmallow
  131. Horsey
  132. Skittles
  133. Hawaiian Punch (Punchy)
  134. Storm
  135. Willow
  136. Wild West
  137. Lucky
  138. Acorde
  139. Medusa
  140. Boysenberry
  141. Emerald
  142. Midnight
  143. Moose
  144. Lovey
  145. Ransom
  146. Dove
  147. Sumac
  148. Texas Rose

Horse Name Inspiration

You can take inspiration from the color of your horse’s mane tail. So, if your horse’s tail is dark brown or dark black, you can name your horse Blackie or Brownie.

Some horses have black manes, and if you have a horse with this colored mane then Blackie would work for your horse. Since we’re talking about taking inspiration from your horse’s color, then you could name your horse Ash if you have a grey horse.

The name you choose can be inspired from anywhere. Just take a look at mythology, history, nature, a nearby town, or even the horse’s own lineage. Take a look at anything that can give you a name and make your own list. This 

Help Choosing The Right Name

When it comes to naming your dun horse, the perfect name is the one that feels right. You can ask your family to help you choose a name. Lists like this are a good place to start looking for names and being able to choose one for your new family member.

There are many places to go to help you choose the right name for your horse. This list is a start, but it is by no means the only list out there. You can also look through a baby book or go to a site like Fantasy Name Generator.

Conclusion

While naming your dun horse is important, it’s also important to have a resource for learning about your horse. One such place to learn is on the American Quarter Horse Association’s website.

Taking the time to choose your horse’s name will show people how much you love and know your horse. The options you have to choose from are endless from your horse’s color to its personality to history.

This guide is a great stepping stone to finding the best and most unique name for your horse.

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