Japanese Horse Names And Meanings (Male And Female Ideas)

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Choosing the perfect name for your horse is not an easy task. You’ll want to discover his or her character traits before deciding which name will fit best. If you look at the Japanese horse names below, you will find the meaning behind each name and how it can add a special bond between a horse and its master. 

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150 Male Japanese Horse Names

Finding the perfect male horse name can be challenging, but once you know your horse’s personality, you’ll be able to choose a name that suits him! You can pair the meaning with your horse’s qualities and together find the best name for your horse.  

When you look at some of the Japanese horse breeds, such as Nokara, Misaki, Kiso, Namo, and Dosanka, it’s easy to see how unique Japanese names are.

Check out the list below to find the perfect male horse name.  

  1. Yutaka – Affluence
  2. Saku – Bloom
  3. Tama – Jewel
  4. Masahiro – Justice
  5. Kioshi – Quiet
  6. Kauma – Coal
  7. Osamu – Ruler
  8. Torio – Tail of a Bird
  9. Ryo – Excellent
  10. Kaoru – Fragrance
  11. Shin – Truth
  12. Masaaki – Brightness
  13. Naoko – Honest
  14. Tafu – Tough
  15. Seiichi – Sincere
  16. Sadao – Decisive Man
  17. Takashi – Noble
  18. Takeo – Warrior
  19. Tatsuo – Dragon Man
  20. Tetsip – Clear Thinking
  21. Yuudai – Great Hero
  22. Ageru – Raise
  23. Shoma – Reaching for Truth
  24. Ryuji – Dragon Man
  25. Akemi – Beauty of the Dawn
  26. Takiyo – Great Light
  27. Arata – Fresh
  28. Kentaro – Big Boy
  29. Botan – Peony
  30. Hana – Flower
  31. Fujita – Field
  32. Katashi – Firmness
  33. Taiki – Shine
  34. Nobuyuki – Faithful Happiness
  35. Haru – Spring Born
  36. Yogi – Yoga Practice
  37. Kano – Water God
  38. Kichi – Good Luck
  39. Besuto – Best
  40. Tozen – Deserving One
  41. Amida – Name of Buddha
  42. Sin’ichi – Faithful
  43. Nikko – Sunshine
  44. Kyoda – Bang
  45. Ronin – Drifter, Wanderer
  46. Akira – Bright and Clear Dawn
  47. Kenji – Intelligent Ruler
  48. Tomo – Twin
  49. Riku – Land
  50. Namiyo – Wave Man
  51. Shig – Luxuriant
  52. Shuji – Governing
  53. Teruma – True Illumination
  54. Hiroki – Timber trees
  55. Akihiko – Shining Prince
  56. Hinata – Sunflower
  57. Masayuki – Happiness
  58. Raio – Lion
  59. Yoshifumi – Good Writings
  60. Dair – Great
  61. Yasashiku – Gentle
  62. Manzo – Strong
  63. Shamon – Buddhist Monk
  64. Kaoru – Fragrance
  65. Hashi – Chopsticks
  66. Isao – Honor, Merit
  67. Nen – Deep Hope
  68. Mitsuo – Shine, Light
  69. Yoshikazu – Good and Harmonious
  70. Katari – Firm
  71. Rei – Law, Ruler
  72. Yoshinori – Righteous Principles
  73. Kono – Dexterity and Skill
  74. Hiroki – Strength, Abundant, Joy
  75. Teru – True Illumination
  76. Kanaye – Zealous One
  77. Akhiro – Brightness
  78. Ken – Healthy, Strong
  79. Fudo – God of Fire and Wisdom
  80. Uta – Melody, Song
  81. Sora – Sky
  82. Mamoru – Earth
  83. Daiki – Glory
  84. Hisoka – Reserved
  85. Kaede – Maple
  86. Yasuo – Peaceful One
  87. Toshi – Alert
  88. Hajime – Beginning
  89. Akihiro – Bright Scholar
  90. Izanagi – Inviting Male
  91. Kiyoshi – Quiet
  92. Kiyo – Purity
  93. Toyo – Plentiful
  94. Tani – Valley
  95. Ezume – Pure Water
  96. Masanori – Principles
  97. Tora – Tiger
  98. Ozuru – Stork
  99. Yuki – Snow, Happiness
  100. Shin’ichi – Faithful
  101. Kuru – Black
  102. Hiroshi – Generous
  103. Doki Doki – Excited
  104. Haruo – Springtime Man
  105. Rana – Runner
  106. Masuyo – Benefit, World
  107. Yukio – Snow
  108. Nobu – Faith
  109. Kin – Golden
  110. Ringo – Peacefulness
  111. Masashi – Official, Correct
  112. Kenichi – Healthy or strong
  113. Yoshimitsu – Light of Happiness
  114. Genki – Lively One
  115. Ryuu – Dragon
  116. Kaito – Ocean Flying
  117. Kitaro – Happy Boy
  118. Yoshito – Lucky Man
  119. Michiya – Wisdom
  120. Kishi – Seashore
  121. Takai – High Well
  122. Michi – Pathway
  123. Shouta – Big flying
  124. Koshiro – Ambitious
  125. Tetsuya – Clear Evening
  126. Taiyo – Sun
  127. Monterio – Big Man
  128. Tenchi – Heaven and Earth
  129. Hikaru – Radiance
  130. Yoichi – Masculine
  131. Yuji – Courageous
  132. Tsutomu – Worker
  133. Yoshi – Best, Better
  134. Kazuhiko – Harmonious Prince
  135. Taishiro – Ambitious
  136. Yori – Dependence
  137. Hiroyuki – Widespread Happiness
  138. Kaori – Strong
  139. Taro – Eldest Son
  140. Emi – Blessing
  141. Joben – Cleanliness
  142. Hayai – Fast
  143. Kisho – Mindful
  144. Taigen – Great Ambition
  145. Hoshi – Star
  146. Hikaru – Shining Light
  147. Kaiyo – Ocean
  148. Haruki – Shining Sun
  149. Minori – Village of Beautiful Fields
  150. Jin – Placid

149 Female Japanese Horse Names

When looking at the list below of female Japanese names for your horse, you can easily see the meanings and then match them with your horse’s fine qualities. There is something incredibly special when you have a purpose behind the chosen name. 

Female Japanese names can be some of the most elegant and beautiful names around. You can choose from meanings that represent love, hope, faith, or ones that represent a cherry blossom tree or Lilly flowers.  

  1. Azumi – Safe Home
  2. Shiori – Guide
  3. Hanan – Flower Child
  4. Noriko – Doctrine
  5. Etsuko – Joyful 
  6. Sachiko – Bliss
  7. Ayumi – Stroll
  8. Nozomi – Hope
  9. Hiro – Broad
  10. Chitose – Thousand Years
  11. Junko – Pure 
  12. Jin – Tender
  13. Yasuko – Peaceful 
  14. Hideko – Splendid 
  15. Ran – Water Lily
  16. Yubi – Graceful
  17. Haneen – Flower Child
  18. Taka – Honorable
  19. Ayame – Iris
  20. Namiko – Wave
  21. Yayoi – March
  22. Yumako – Bow
  23. Kaiya – Forgiveness
  24. Misaki – Beauty Bloom
  25. Aki – Bright
  26. Nani – Beautiful
  27. Mariko – Truth
  28. Wakumi – Spring Water
  29. Rieko – Blessing 
  30. Ami – Friend
  31. Sachio – Happy 
  32. Gin – Silver
  33. Annaisha – Helpful 
  34. Asuka – Tomorrow 
  35. Ryoko – Excellent 
  36. Miyoko – Beautiful Generations 
  37. Midori – Green
  38. Kurva – Mulberry Tree
  39. Seijun – Pure
  40. Yoshie – Good Bay
  41. Etsu – Delight
  42. Mikia – Flower Stem
  43. Sakae – Prosperous
  44. Sumi – Clear
  45. Mihoko – Beautiful 
  46. Mako – Truth, Grateful
  47. Maki – True Record 
  48. Iku – Nourishing
  49. Saeko – Serene 
  50. Yukako – Excellent 
  51. Hoshi – Star
  52. Tanaka  – Dweller
  53. Ayako – Scholarly 
  54. Aimi – Love, Beauty
  55. Shina – Virtue, Good
  56. Ryu – Lofty
  57. Misumi – Pure Beauty
  58. Tame – Unselfish
  59. Sato – Sugar
  60. Nyoko – Gem, Treasure
  61. Komako – Term of Endearment
  62. Anka – Color of Dawn
  63. Chiharu – One Thousand Springs
  64. Ai – Love
  65. Shiho – Original Intention
  66. Rai – Trust
  67. Yoshi – Good
  68. Asami – Morning Beauty
  69. Hotaru – Lightning Bug, Firefly
  70. Kimiko – Dear Child 
  71. Takane – Mountain Peak
  72. Haruki – Springtime Tree
  73. Amaterasu – Sun Goddess
  74. Amaya – Night Rain
  75. Ito – Thread
  76. Mayumi – True Bow 
  77. Hisano – Long Plain
  78. Maria – Sea of Bitterness
  79. Sakura – Cherry Blossoms
  80. Miyo – Beautiful Generation
  81. Sora – Sky
  82. Eri – Blessed Prize
  83. Chieko – Thousand Blessings 
  84. Rini – Little Bunny
  85. Naoki – Honest Tree
  86. Toyo – Plentiful
  87. Yoko – Positive
  88. Akane – Brilliant Red
  89. Hayami – Rare and Unusual Beauty
  90. Seki – Wonderful
  91. Maimi – Smiling with Truth
  92. Mikazuki – Moon of Third Night
  93. Yuri – Lily
  94. Suki – Beloved
  95. Tomi – Rich, Wealthy
  96. Sakiya – Growing Cherry Blossom 
  97. Annya – Peace 
  98. Yumena – Famous
  99. Miki – Beautiful Tree
  100. Chikako – Wisdom
  101. Shino – Bamboo Stalk
  102. Au – Meeting
  103. Fumiko – Treasured Beauty
  104. Tomoni – Togetherness, Unity
  105. Kuni – Country Born
  106. Kazuko – Harmonious 
  107. Roku – Emolument
  108. Nori – Doctrine
  109. Reiko – Gratitude
  110. Ayano – Colorful Woven Silk
  111. Katsumi – Victorious Beauty
  112. Hideyo – Superior Generations
  113. Aika – Love Song
  114. Yo – Positive
  115. Kaiyo – Forgiveness
  116. Asa – Born in Morning
  117. Tomo – Intelligent
  118. Hiromi – Widespread Beauty
  119. Rikona – Intelligence
  120. Umi – Ocean
  121. Morina – Forest Town
  122. Kibo – Hope
  123. Akiko – Autumn 
  124. Shizu – Silent
  125. Aiya – Beautiful Silk
  126. Tadame – Seeds of Beauty
  127. Michi – Righteous
  128. Nari – Thunder
  129. Ayaka – Colorful Flower
  130. Kohana – Little Flower
  131. Erity – Special
  132. Chiasa – One Thousand Mornings
  133. Takara – Treasure
  134. Kotone – Harp Sound
  135. Mana – Truth
  136. Kei – Rapture, Reverence
  137. Usagi – Moon
  138. Madoka – Tranquil
  139. Hisa – Long Lasting
  140. Kazashi – Hair Ornament
  141. Arisu – Noble 
  142. Tamako – Precious Stone
  143. Setsuko – Temperate 
  144. Tsuna – Bond
  145. Akasuki – Bright Helper
  146. Haya – Light, Quick
  147. Kojika – Fawn
  148. Sorano – Sky
  149. Yumi – Beauty

25 Famous Japanese Horse Names

There is nothing more dominant than naming your horse after a famous Japanese horse. All the names below are from Japanese horses that have been given the highest honor, being named Japanese Horse of the Year! 

These horse names show strength and admiration. If you choose a name from this list below, you’ll be able to tell stories about how your horse was named after one of the most famous Japanese horses in the world. 

  1. Matsukaze
  2. Takeshiba O
  3. Sakura Star O
  4. Symboli Kris S
  5. Kaburaya O
  6. Inari One
  7. Hoyo Boy
  8. Oguri Cap
  9. Admire Moon
  10. Gentildonna
  11. Tamamo Cross
  12. Asaka O
  13. Mr. C.B.
  14. Biwa Hayahide
  15. Deep Impact
  16. Mayano Top Gun
  17. Almond Eye
  18. Ryu Forel
  19. Sakura Laurel
  20. Buena Vista
  21. Tokai Teio
  22. Air Groove
  23. Green Grass
  24. Mihono Bourbon
  25. Jungle Pocket

Conclusion

Whether you have a Japanese horse or you just want to give your stallion, pony, or mare a name that comes from Japanese origin, we’ve got you covered. The extensive lists above provide you with plenty of choices to choose a name for your horse that will bring out its finest qualities. 

Make sure you take your time when picking the perfect name for your horse. You’ll want to be certain that whatever name you choose, your horse can wear proudly!

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