Mustang Horse Names (270 Male And Female Ideas)

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The mustang breed descends from horses brought to America 300 years ago by the Spanish conquistadors. As time progressed, the mustang populations began to decline, and in the 20th century, the government introduced the Wild and Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971 to protect the remaining population.

Despite efforts to protect their dwindling numbers, the wild mustang population now stands at just 33,000 individuals.

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So, how do you pick mustang horse names when you are naming such a truly special creature?

We have got some suggestions!

Male Mustang Horse Names

Male mustangs are often named after their wild streak and impressive muscular build. If your mustang has a wild streak and likes to push the limits, some of these names would be a perfect choice!

  1. Outlaw
  2. Fury
  3. Mischief
  4. Camino
  5. Scout
  6. Maverick
  7. Domingo
  8. Blaze
  9. Mercury
  10. Sabre
  11. Cash
  12. Dante
  13. Poncho
  14. Adagio
  15. Rocky
  16. Chief
  17. Legend
  18. Atreyu
  19. Duke
  20. King
  21. Flash
  22. Harley
  23. Indy
  24. Acadia
  25. Blitz
  26. Brooklyn
  27. Sloane
  28. Timber
  29. Bronson
  30. Brutus
  31. Roman
  32. Bruin
  33. Odin
  34. Beretta
  35. Ranger
  36. Wesson
  37. Breaker
  38. Hercules
  39. Kevlar
  40. Renegade
  41. Storm
  42. Tala
  43. Vigga
  44. Ghost
  45. Ares

Female Mustang Horse Names

Female mustangs are regularly given “gentle” names that seem to reflect their family-centric nature. Occasionally, though, a name with a little boldness gets into the list, we put together a nice mix of the two!

  1. Banshee
  2. Hera
  3. Juno
  4. Mercy
  5. Tempest
  6. Artemis
  7. Sally
  8. Luana
  9. Roxie
  10. Gypsy
  11. Cora
  12. Wonder
  13. Gabi
  14. Katana
  15. Dancer
  16. Cherry
  17. Calypso
  18. Sasha
  19. Autumn
  20. Charm
  21. Maggie
  22. Godiva
  23. Buffy
  24. Hilda
  25. Dolly
  26. Kimber
  27. Jasmine
  28. Peaches
  29. Nikita
  30. Brandy
  31. Molly
  32. Aiko
  33. Skylar
  34. Cricket
  35. Pumpkin
  36. Fancy
  37. Fresca
  38. Flicka
  39. Frida
  40. Soleil
  41. Sheba
  42. Honey
  43. Mariposa
  44. Zephyr
  45. Nutmeg

Famous Mustang Horse Names

Consider naming your mustang after a famous mustang of the past. If your mustang shows traits that are reminiscent of a well-known character like Hidalgo, consider naming them after their look-a-like.

  1. Misty
  2. Moon
  3. Traveler
  4. Hidalgo
  5. Royal
  6. Chief
  7. Kayah
  8. Cobra
  9. Dream
  10. Geronimo
  11. Blue
  12. Spirit
  13. Dakota
  14. Brego
  15. Hwin
  16. Call
  17. Van Gogh
  18. Diamond
  19. Bullet
  20. Picasso
  21. Fledge
  22. Jagger
  23. Sage
  24. Goose
  25. Diego
  26. Rogue
  27. Avalanche
  28. Priscilla
  29. Shadow
  30. Dinero
  31. Lady
  32. Leela
  33. Corrigan
  34. Cinch
  35. Bentley
  36. Vegas
  37. Silveretta
  38. Maverick
  39. Kansas
  40. Hondo
  41. Relay
  42. Maypop
  43. Jax
  44. Jasmine
  45. Floyd

Cool Mustang Horse Names

If your mustang is a James Dean of mustangs, you might want to consider a name from the cool mustang horse name list below!!

  1. Star
  2. Sugar
  3. Toffee
  4. Willow
  5. Adobe
  6. September
  7. Texas
  8. Ozzy
  9. Layla
  10. Lightning
  11. Star
  12. Midnight
  13. Santiago
  14. Marquis
  15. Rocket
  16. Boston
  17. Levi
  18. Rico
  19. Cherokee
  20. Mercury
  21. Dreamer
  22. Red
  23. Majestic
  24. Navajo
  25. Komachi
  26. Miracle
  27. Red
  28. Hawk
  29. Vancouver
  30. Kestral
  31. Carolina
  32. Shiloh
  33. Hamlet
  34. Jazz
  35. Cyclone
  36. Fuego
  37. Charger
  38. Concorde
  39. Montana
  40. Domino
  41. Flint
  42. Smokey
  43. Rembrandt
  44. Sunny
  45. Rusty

Names For Black Mustang Horses

Forget the boring overused names for your black mustang, consider one of these names that are a little less over-used.

  1. Ace
  2. Pepsi
  3. Beauty
  4. Zorro
  5. Pearl
  6. Drogon
  7. Obsidian
  8. Panda
  9. Sabbath
  10. Carbon
  11. Spaces
  12. Dahlia
  13. Midnight
  14. Arana
  15. Graphite
  16. Cosmo
  17. Nori
  18. Ruger
  19. Spook
  20. Cola
  21. Berry
  22. Hawk
  23. Bagheera
  24. Ember
  25. Jinx
  26. Magpie
  27. Ashes
  28. Omen
  29. Pirata
  30. Noir
  31. Moon
  32. Jett
  33. Rasputin
  34. Kahn
  35. Sorcerer
  36. Drogo
  37. Pepper
  38. Juliet
  39. Condor
  40. Achilles
  41. Bandit
  42. Nova
  43. Eclipse
  44. Jorah
  45. Cinder

Names For White Mustang Horses

If you want a name that reflects your mustang’s beautiful white coat, but you want to avoid names like “Snowflake,” consider these options instead!

  1. Alaska
  2. Dazzle
  3. Coconut
  4. Magnolia
  5. Cashmere
  6. Avalanche
  7. Lace
  8. Lily
  9. Blizzard
  10. Hope
  11. Alpine
  12. Cotton
  13. Aspen
  14. Polo
  15. Opal
  16. Glory
  17. Halo
  18. Orchid
  19. Frost
  20. Aria
  21. Lotus
  22. Astor
  23. Dove
  24. Samson
  25. Flash
  26. Arctic
  27. Heaven
  28. Elegance
  29. Daisy
  30. Angelo
  31. Palomo
  32. Diamond
  33. Ivory
  34. Snow
  35. Khaleesi
  36. Celeste
  37. Siberia
  38. Pearl
  39. Omega
  40. Cadence
  41. Icarus
  42. Silver
  43. Frost
  44. Nimbus
  45. Crystal

Horse Name Inspiration

If you do not find inspiration in any of the names above, consider some of the following interesting facts about the mustang breed, perhaps they will provide inspiration!

  • The word Mustang derives from the Spanish words “mestengo” and “mostrenco” which are used to refer to wild cattle.
  • When used for horse riding, mustangs are best suited for trail riding and scouting.
  • Mustangs are not technically wild, since they derive from domesticated horses, they are feral.
  • Mustangs gallop between 25 and 30 mph.
  • In times of trouble, the mustang stallion fights for his herd while the lead mare leads the herd to safety.
  • Mustangs are usually born in April, May, and June.
  • Mustangs are tamable but are better known for their wild nature.

Conclusion

Choosing a name that fits the majesty of the mustang is not easy. If you find yourself lost for direction, try using a baby-naming website and search for names by meaning. You will be surprised at the number of possibilities when you search for mustang-themed qualities.

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