Native American Horse Names (450 Awesome Ideas)

Native American languages are rich with beautifully descriptive names that would be perfect for any horse. Whether you have a female or male horse, a black or white horse, or a spirited or docile horse, the Native American culture can provide an ideal name to call your horse.

In this article, we’ll give you 450 awesome Native American horse names from several different tribes. These names are inspired by the Native American’s gods, love of nature, and acknowledgment of personality.

Peruse the list below to find the perfect name for your horse.

Native American Girl With Horses

Best Native American Horse Names And Meanings

These are our top 50 picks for Native American names for your horse.

We’ve provided you with the meanings for each so that you can select the name that fits your horse’s personality.

  1. Nuttah – my heart
  2. Kame – creator
  3. Tamuchi – creator
  4. Wakanda – creator
  5. Miki – little
  6. Taa – seed
  7. Wenasa – my home
  8. Yazhi – little one
  9. Alsoomse – independent
  10. Hantaywee – faithful
  11. Eyota – great
  12. Washta – good
  13. Zonta – trusted
  14. Urika – useful
  15. Dowanhowee – singing voice
  16. Oota Dabun – day star
  17. Raweno – creator
  18. Neche – friend
  19. Tiponi – child of importance
  20. Ninovan – our home
  21. Aditsan – listener
  22. Kimi – secret
  23. Isha – creator
  24. Wikasa – transformer god
  25. Manetoa – underwater snake covered in armor scales
  26. Weayaya – sunset
  27. Nadie – wise
  28. Atsila – fire
  29. Wihakayda – little one
  30. Macawi – generous
  31. Pelipa – love of horses
  32. Chenoa – dove
  33. Canotina – forest spirits
  34. Kuwanyamtiwa – beautiful badger going over the hill
  35. Olathe – beautiful
  36. Maralah – born during an earthquake
  37. Cocheta – stranger
  38. Achak – spirit
  39. Alameda – grove of cottonwood
  40. Hutash – Chumash goddess
  41. Keri – Bakairi god
  42. Keezheekoni – burning fire
  43. Chilaili – snowbird
  44. Onawa – wide awake
  45. Esa – god
  46. Onida – the one searched for
  47. Etenia – rich
  48. Ogin – wild rose
  49. Rozene – rose
  50. Sihu – flower

Female Native American Horse Names

Whether you have a spirited young filly or a shy motherly mare, there is a name on the list for any manner of female horse.

Give your beauty the name she deserves to perfectly describe her nature and do her personality justice.

  1. Tanis – daughter
  2. Tablita – crown, tiara
  3. Winona – first born daughter, giving
  4. At’eed – girl
  5. Polikwaptiwa – butterfly sitting on a flower
  6. Tula – peak
  7. Lulu – rabbit
  8. Adsila – blossom
  9. Yamka – blossom
  10. Snana – jingle like little bells
  11. Weeko – pretty
  12. Kuwanlelenta – to make beautiful surroundings
  13. Gigiyago – girl
  14. Elu – full of grace
  15. Nampeyo – snake girl
  16. Wawetseka – pretty woman
  17. Ayita – first to dance
  18. Lenmana – flute girl
  19. Utina – woman of my country
  20. Awentia – fawn
  21. Mansi – plucked flower
  22. Wuti – woman
  23. Kimama – butterfly
  24. Nijlon – mistress
  25. Watseka – pretty woman
  26. Doli – bluebird
  27. Doba – no war
  28. Kimmela – butterfly
  29. Kineks – rosebud
  30. Quanah – fragrant
  31. Aiyana – forever flowering
  32. Shideezhi – younger sister
  33. Ojinjintka – rose
  34. Zihna – spins
  35. Tiwa – onion
  36. Maka – Earth
  37. Takchawee – doe
  38. Aleshanee – she plays all the time
  39. Adsila – blossom
  40. Huata – basket carrier
  41. Huyana – falling rain
  42. Kasa – dressed in furs
  43. Wichahpi – star
  44. Chu’si – snake flower
  45. Noya – sand
  46. Willka – sun
  47. Sahpooly – owl
  48. Tehya – precious
  49. Kwanita – God is gracious
  50. Abequa – stays at home
  51. Memdi – henna
  52. Nidami – fairy
  53. Meoquanee – wears red
  54. Kanti – sings
  55. Sanuye – red cloud at sundown
  56. Shadi – older sister
  57. Manaba – war returned with her coming
  58. Hakidonmuya – time of waiting
  59. Una – remember
  60. Chosovi – bluebird
  61. Litonya – darting hummingbird
  62. Yoomee – star
  63. Otekah – sun maiden
  64. Sikya – small canyon
  65. Tuwa – earth
  66. Takhi – cold
  67. Tansy – name of a flower
  68. Tangakwunu – rainbow
  69. Malia – bitter
  70. Mika – raccoon
  71. Tokala – fox
  72. Meli – bitter
  73. Kai – willow tree
  74. Hialeah – pretty prairie
  75. Asdza – woman
  76. Galilahi – attractive
  77. Tablita – crown
  78. Millaray – golden flower
  79. Awinita – fawn
  80. Mituna – wraps salmon in willow leaves
  81. Ominotago – beautiful voice
  82. Tadita – one who runs
  83. Taipa – spread wings, flying quail
  84. Macha – aurora
  85. Sunki – to catch up with
  86. Chapawee – busy, industrious
  87. Pati – break by twisting
  88. Hurit – beautiful
  89. Yanaba – she meets the enemy
  90. Ehawee – laughing maiden
  91. Nidami – fairy
  92. Tsula – fox
  93. Natane – daughter
  94. Kaya – elder sister
  95. Kamama – butterfly
  96. Lomahongva – beautiful clouds arising
  97. Tadewi – wind
  98. Nishwequanniquaweseh – third little doe
  99. Wapun – dawn
  100. Xochitl – flower
  101. Kolenya – coughing fish
  102. Tsomah – yellow hair
  103. Suletu – flies
  104. Namida – star dancer
  105. Kiwidinok – woman of the wind
  106. Chu’mana – snake maiden
  107. Calfuray – violet flower
  108. Leotie – flower of the prairie
  109. Nittawosew – she is not sterile
  110. Nova – chases butterfly
  111. Abedabun ­– sight of day
  112. Makawee – earth maiden, mothering
  113. Humita – shelled corn
  114. Wikimak – wife
  115. Sitsi – daughter
  116. Tis-See-Woo-Na-Tis – she who bathes with her knees
  117. Talulah – leaping water
  118. Liluye – singing chicken hawk that soars
  119. Nokomis – grandmother
  120. Chochmingwu – corn mother
  121. Ojinjintka – rose
  122. Kokyangwuti – spider woman at middle age
  123. Cha’kwaina – one who cries
  124. Chumani – dewdrops
  125. Muna – overflowing spring
  126. Onatah – daughter of the Corn and Earth Spirit
  127. Evaki – Bakairi goddess
  128. Gigyago – girl
  129. Numees – sister
  130. Meda – prophetess
  131. Mausi – plucks flowers
  132. Hausis – old woman
  133. Mina – oldest daughter
  134. Wauna – singing snow goose
  135. Wanekia – makes life
  136. Chepi – fairy
  137. Kewanee – prairie hen
  138. Posala – farewell to spring flowers
  139. Dahteste – warrior woman
  140. Hehewuti – warrior mother spirit
  141. Alawa – pea
  142. Taci – washtub
  143. Talisa – beautiful water
  144. Genessee – beautiful valley
  145. Aylen – happiness
  146. Minya – older sister
  147. Donoma – sight of the sun
  148. Satinka – magical dancer
  149. Anna – mother
  150. Ahyoka – she brought happiness
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Male Native American Horse Names

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If you are looking for a name that fits your male horse, you have come to the right place.

These male Native American names are strong and bold – one of them is bound to be a great fit for your horse.

  1. Niyol – wind
  2. Yatokya – sun
  3. Ahanu – he laughs
  4. Sinopa – fox
  5. Honi – wolf
  6. Adoette – large tree
  7. Yenene – medicine man
  8. Ahawi – deer
  9. Tauri – young eagle
  10. Ankti – repeat dance
  11. Skenandoa – deer
  12. Migisi – eagle
  13. Hinto – blue
  14. Amadahy – forest water
  15. Sawni – echo
  16. Pules – pigeon
  17. Totsi – moccasins
  18. Oya – called forth
  19. Pakuna – deer jumping downhill
  20. Chapa – beaver
  21. Ohcumgache – little wolf
  22. Nita – bear
  23. Abetzi – yellow leaf
  24. Tiva – dance
  25. Odahingum – rippling water
  26. Ama – water
  27. Cha’risa – elk
  28. Isi – deer
  29. Anevay – superior
  30. Opa  – owl
  31. Kinta – deer
  32. Kiwidinok – of the wind
  33. Abeytu – green leaf
  34. Pakwa – frog
  35. Sipatu – pulled out
  36. Omusa – misses with arrows
  37. Shilah – brother
  38. Zitkala – bird
  39. Shuman – rattlesnake handler
  40. Choposi – bluebird eye
  41. Abooksigun – wildcat
  42. Malinalli – grass
  43. Sadzi – disposition
  44. Pahoja – grey snow
  45. Atapa – wigwam
  46. Honovi – strong deer
  47. Ethete – good
  48. Hachi – stream
  49. Mapiya – sky
  50. Kaliska – coyote chasing deer
  51. Anpaytoo – radiant
  52. Zyanya – always and forever
  53. Sitala – of good memory
  54. Kiona – brown hills
  55. Honiahaka – little wolf
  56. Tolinka – flapping ear of a coyote
  57. Alikkees – haircut
  58. Enapay – appears bravely
  59. Tatanka – bull
  60. Osyka – eagle
  61. Takala – corn tassel
  62. Wicapi – holy star
  63. Yutu – coyote out hunting
  64. Maikoh – wolf
  65. Hola – seed filled club
  66. Chetan – hawk or falcon
  67. Ujarak – rock
  68. Poloma – bird spirit
  69. Sapata – dancing bear
  70. Mosi – cat
  71. Kitchi – brave
  72. Yona – bear
  73. Suni Nati – middle
  74. Ziracuny – water monster
  75. Byhalia – white oaks standing
  76. Altsoba – all are at war
  77. Nuka – younger brother
  78. Uktena – horned serpent
  79. Kujuri – god
  80. Yansa – buffalo
  81. Dohasan – little bluff
  82. Toski – squash bug
  83. Selu – corn
  84. Helki – touch
  85. Zaltana – high mountain
  86. Anakin – soldier
  87. Goga – summer
  88. Kuckunniwi – little wolf
  89. Takoda – friend to everyone
  90. Dibe – sheep
  91. Sokanon – rain
  92. Kanuna – bullfrog
  93. Angpetu – radiant
  94. Huata – to carry seeds
  95. Sonoma – ground place
  96. Tusa – prairie dog
  97. Peta – golden eagle
  98. Jamul – coyote god
  99. Yoki – rain
  100. Wyome – large plain
  101. Winema – chief
  102. Ahone – creator god of the Powhatan tribe
  103. Pavati – clear water
  104. Talutah – blood red
  105. Papina – vine growing around an oak tree
  106. Cholena – bird
  107. Hateya – to press with the foot
  108. Sokw – sour
  109. Kakawangwa – bitter
  110. Imala – disciplines
  111. Viho – chief
  112. Aquene – peace
  113. Nascha – owl
  114. Haloke – salmon
  115. Sheshebens – small duck
  116. Ooljee – moon
  117. Salali – squirrel
  118. Awanata – turtle
  119. Paytah – fire
  120. Tooantuh – spring frog.
  121. Shikoba – feather
  122. Ababinili – Chickasaw god
  123. Sahkyo – mink
  124. Waki – shelter
  125. Luyu – wild dove
  126. Nirvelli – water child
  127. Tala – wolf
  128. Odina – mountain
  129. Yunuenyoon – half moon
  130. Walela – hummingbird
  131. Gitchi Manitou – Anishinabe god
  132. Dayani – deer
  133. Nimeda – dance      
  134. Istas – snow
  135. Pazi – yellow bird
  136. Agasga – rain
  137. Coahoma – red panther
  138. Quahneah – morning dew
  139. Woya – dove
  140. Pamuy – water moon
  141. Hiawassee – meadow
  142. Malila – salmon going fast up a rippling stream
  143. Kele – sparrow
  144. Nuna – land
  145. Ituha – sturdy white stone
  146. Atius-Tirawa – Pawnee god
  147. Breathmaker – Seminole god
  148. Lequoia – giant redwood tree
  149. Tsiishch’ili – curly haired
  150. Shada – pelican

Famous Native American Horse Names

Perhaps you would like to pay homage to some of the most influential Native Americans throughout history.

This list of famous Native American names is sure to have just the right name to call your horse.

  1. Parker
  2. Osceola
  3. Curtis
  4. Shacknasty
  5. Tecumseh
  6. Manuelito
  7. Sequoyah
  8. Monkman
  9. Red Cloud
  10. Russell
  11. Castillo
  12. Geronimo
  13. Powhatan
  14. Milanovich
  15. George
  16. Wilma
  17. Captain Jack
  18. Pontiac
  19. Blackhoof
  20. Haaland
  21. Hatam
  22. Tatanka Iyotaka
  23. Prieto Sandoval
  24. Harjo
  25. Tallchief
  26. Sacheen
  27. Sacagawea
  28. Tashunca-uitco
  29. Edmonia
  30. Mangas
  31. Cinon
  32. Mildred
  33. Ross
  34. Benito
  35. Joseph
  36. Seattle
  37. Charlene
  38. Mataweer
  39. Lila
  40. Sharice
  41. Makhpiya-Luta
  42. Gall
  43. Louise
  44. Campbell
  45. Tommy
  46. Tamanend
  47. Herrington
  48. Susan
  49. Cochise
  50. Littlefeather

Native American White Horse Names

We have the ultimate list of horse names inspired by Native American culture for white horses.

Whether you’re looking for a light and whimsical name or a more spiritual name, one of these Native Americans is guaranteed to be perfect for your white horse.

  1. Misae – white sun
  2. Howi – turtle dove
  3. Jaci – moon
  4. Anomosa – white fawn
  5. Soyala – time of the winter solstice
  6. Sooleawa – silver
  7. Taigi – returning moon
  8. Panola – cotton
  9. Menilly – moon goddess
  10. Onaiwah – dove, pigeon
  11. Gola – winter
  12. Mimiteh – new moon
  13. Kamali – spirit guide
  14. Nahimana – mystic
  15. Angeni – spirit
  16. Kachina – sacred dancer, spirit
  17. Unega – white
  18. Yepa – snow woman
  19. Ptaysanwee – white buffalo
  20. Chenoo – large ice monsters
  21. Magena – moon
  22. Sasa – goose
  23. Magaskawee – swan maiden
  24. Catori – spirit
  25. Mitena – born at the new moon

Native American Black Horse Names

Black horses are majestic creatures and deserve names that suit their regal and free-spirited appearance.

The following list provides the best Native American-inspired names for black horses that are creative and powerful.

  1. Taima – thunder
  2. Orenda – magic power
  3. Nukpana – evil
  4. Bonita – beautiful
  5. Koko – night
  6. Inola – black fox
  7. Pauwau – witch
  8. Angwushasomtaqa – crow mother spirit
  9. Fala – crow
  10. Enoli – black fox
  11. Kenda – magical powers
  12. Kangee – raven
  13. Powaqa – witch
  14. Gouyen – wise
  15. Nanye-Hi – traveler
  16. Sakari – sweet
  17. Yolotl – heart
  18. Antiman – condor of sun
  19. Baishan – knife
  20. Balan – jaguar
  21. Heinmot – thunder
  22. Matto – brave warrior
  23. Nahuel – jaguar
  24. Ohiyesa – winner
  25. Quidel – burning torch

Horse Name Inspiration

Still looking for inspiration? Try naming your horse after a specific Native American tribe, maybe one that you have ancestral connections to.

Some Native American tribes that would make beautiful names include:

  • Lakota – friend
  • Choctaw – river people
  • Cherokee – people of different speech
  • Sioux – little snakes

Perhaps you would rather draw inspiration from your horse itself. Here are a few examples of some horse name ideas inspired by special markings or your horse’s physical appearance:

  • Chinkapin – chestnut
  • Navajo – star on top (if your horse has a star shaped mark on its forehead)
  • Uwodige – brown
  • Gleska – spotted

Whatever you use for inspiration, your horse is sure to have a beautiful name if you use a Native American name.

Help Choosing The Right Name

If you’re having trouble settling on the right name for your horse, ask a friend to help you find inspiration.

Go to the library or talk to someone you may know who has Native American ancestry to see what Native American name might be a good fit for your horse.

Conclusion

Whether your horse is black or white, male or female, spirited or docile, the multitude of Native American languages has the perfect name for your horse.

Choose your Indian horse’s name by its personality, appearance, or pay homage to a famous Native American.

Whatever you decide – have fun with it!

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