Friesian Horse Names (280 Male And Female Ideas)

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The Friesian horse breed has its origin in Friesland in the Netherlands. Known for their beautiful black color, Friesians served as carriage horses in the 15th and 16th centuries and competed in trotting races in the 19th century.

Despite their versatility and popularity, Friesian breed numbers steadily declined during the early 20th century until only three stallions remained. It was only when Dutch farmers had to turn back to horsepower due to World War II, that the breed survived a brush with extinction.

Friesian Horse

But how do you go about naming such a multiskilled, graceful, yet big-boned horse? We came up with a few suggestions!

Lets dive in.

Male Friesian Horse Names

Friesians are graceful horses, but when naming a male Friesian, most people tend toward dominant and masculine names.

If you fall into this category, look at some of the bold names on our list!

  1. Deputy
  2. Jameson
  3. Hero
  4. Angus
  5. Dexter
  6. Champion
  7. Jagger
  8. Fury
  9. Hendrix
  10. Zeus
  11. Kaiser
  12. Clyde
  13. Atlas
  14. Apollo
  15. Hamilton
  16. Eagle
  17. Remington
  18. Brutus
  19. Jethro
  20. Colonel
  21. Presley
  22. Romeo
  23. Boris
  24. Maverick
  25. Gunner
  26. Sarge
  27. Orion
  28. Ulysses
  29. Sirius
  30. Xander
  31. Maximus
  32. Osiris
  33. Ryker
  34. Pacino
  35. Buzz
  36. Rebel
  37. Socrates
  38. Caesar
  39. Stirling
  40. Ranger

Female Friesian Horse Names

When naming female Friesian horses, people tend toward names that either have a European flare or a feminine grace to them.

If this sounds like your Friesian, try one of the names from this list!

  1. Josephine
  2. Astrid
  3. Clara
  4. Esme
  5. Elsa
  6. Duchess
  7. Isabelle
  8. Bridget
  9. Lakshmi
  10. Diamond
  11. Freja
  12. Noelle
  13. Aphrodite
  14. Gypsy
  15. Victoria
  16. Beatrice
  17. Sheba
  18. Fiona
  19. Bliss
  20. Ophelia
  21. April
  22. Liberty
  23. Ilsa
  24. Dahlia
  25. Annika
  26. Esther
  27. Pandora
  28. River
  29. Athena
  30. Gracie
  31. Petra
  32. Eliza
  33. Hannah
  34. Cleo
  35. Aleid
  36. Saskia
  37. Fenna
  38. Delilah
  39. Sofie
  40. Fantasia

Good Friesian Horse Names

A good name for a Friesian horse is a name that manages to capture the incredible size and beauty of the breed. Although it is not easy to find a name that is so all-encompassing, we found some pretty good options!

  1. Nebula
  2. Rogue
  3. Aria
  4. Caspian
  5. Titan
  6. Sequoia
  7. Blackjack
  8. Thor
  9. Beau
  10. Asgard
  11. Luna
  12. Galaxy
  13. Echo
  14. Czar
  15. Rowan
  16. Ruger
  17. Beaumont
  18. Beauty
  19. Vader
  20. Stella
  21. Noble
  22. Diesel
  23. Majesty
  24. Bane
  25. Godiva
  26. Baron
  27. Booker
  28. Xena
  29. Voodoo
  30. Artemis
  31. Divinity
  32. Rex
  33. Storm
  34. Carlotta
  35. Queenie
  36. Thunder
  37. Goliath
  38. Siren
  39. Obsidian
  40. Striker

Dutch Friesian Horse Names

Dutch names for Friesian horses are popular due to the Netherlandic origin of the breed. There are also endless options when you choose a category as broad as this to pick your horse’s name from!

  1. Zuzanna
  2. Viggo
  3. Ciel
  4. Gustaaf
  5. Luc
  6. Fenna
  7. Henrick
  8. Elin
  9. Ilse
  10. Jan
  11. Hanne
  12. Hogarth
  13. Lotte
  14. Jacobin
  15. Caspar
  16. Tess
  17. Amira
  18. Lars
  19. Bastiaan
  20. Sjef
  21. Elke
  22. Bram
  23. Greta
  24. Franz
  25. Rhona
  26. Hilde
  27. Johan
  28. Joris
  29. Gabriel
  30. Dutch
  31. Kyra
  32. Una
  33. Louis
  34. Luca
  35. Marja
  36. Aart
  37. Otto
  38. Roel
  39. Wilhelmina
  40. Betje

Black Friesian Horse Names

Although it may seem like an easy choice, many great Friesian names stem from the color of a black Friesian’s hair!

We put together a list of some of the best names we ran across for your black beauty.

  1. Pitch
  2. Cosmos
  3. Nyx
  4. Phantom
  5. Hecate
  6. Tux
  7. Anise
  8. Diablo
  9. Legend
  10. Midnight
  11. Char
  12. Caviar
  13. Mud
  14. Deva
  15. Magic
  16. Raven
  17. Bourbon
  18. Coal
  19. Duff
  20. Grim
  21. Indigo
  22. Nimbus
  23. Kuro
  24. Omen
  25. Styx
  26. Knight
  27. Nightshade
  28. Twilight
  29. Poe
  30. Cinder
  31. Kellen
  32. Stoker
  33. Dianthus
  34. Moon
  35. Nocturne
  36. Lugosi
  37. Othello
  38. Lestat
  39. Mystica
  40. Velvet

Cool Names For Friesian Horses

It is not difficult to pick a cool name for a horse as physically impressive as the Friesian but finding something that is not overused is a little more difficult.

We suggest looking over the list below for some great options!

  1. Bandera
  2. Merlot
  3. Escobar
  4. Marley
  5. Cercei
  6. Axl
  7. Oracle
  8. Gambit
  9. Nemesis
  10. Siege
  11. Justice
  12. Magnus
  13. Bowie
  14. Ajax
  15. Dillinger
  16. Bond
  17. Winchester
  18. Stonewall
  19. Sampson
  20. Arya
  21. Wednesday
  22. Riggs
  23. Serpico
  24. Jameson
  25. Elektra
  26. Khan
  27. Malice
  28. Apache
  29. Reno
  30. Kraven
  31. Loki
  32. Floyd
  33. Rogue
  34. Lex
  35. Chaos
  36. Huntress
  37. Shiva
  38. Moxie
  39. Mayhem
  40. Ruger

Famous Friesian Horse Names

Naming your Friesian horse after famous Friesians that have gone before them is another popular naming tradition and there are some great options out there!

  1. Frederik
  2. Noble
  3. Crusader
  4. Warhorse
  5. Mazikeen
  6. Xanti
  7. Gunner
  8. Sarai
  9. Phantom
  10. Velvet
  11. Ducati
  12. Triton
  13. Merlin
  14. Nico
  15. Wilco
  16. Bella
  17. Zena
  18. Faith
  19. Grace
  20. Hazel
  21. Denmark
  22. Alexander
  23. Adiah
  24. Isadora
  25. Lexington
  26. Stellar
  27. Celestina
  28. Arya
  29. Strider
  30. Isa
  31. Jack
  32. Celtic
  33. Sephia
  34. Baron
  35. Miramar
  36. Keva
  37. Pfzar
  38. Cache
  39. Dallas
  40. Starlite

Horse Name Inspiration

If you are still struggling to come up with a name for your Fresian horse, see if these naming practices give you any inspiration!  

  • Letters of the alphabet (Alpha, Omega, etc.)
  • Figures from military history
  • World leaders
  • Original Dutch names
  • Literary characters
  • Medieval names
  • Saint names
  • Influential figures in history

Conclusion

Choosing a name that fits such a dominating, yet gentle horse can be difficult, but if you find yourself at a dead-end, give your mind a break. Spend time with your dark horse, watch them, get to know them, take notes of their quirks, you may find that your horse chooses a name for themselves!

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