Ranch Horse Names (923 Awesome Choices!)

Naming your newest ranch horse can be challenging, but there are plenty of sources for inspiration. You can name your horse based on their color, their personality, or their similarity to famous horses!

We have put together a list of some of the more distinctive ranch horse names to give you some inspiration.

So, if you love horses with unique but fun names, the lists of names below are a great place to begin!

Ranch Horse Names

Best Ranch Horse Names

A great horse deserves only the best and that includes a name that fits their distinction. Keep in mind, though, that the great names are not always going to be the most popular names of their time…remember the Twilight phase?

If Bella and Edward do not appeal to you, try these names instead!

  1. Aiko
  2. Abacus
  3. Czar
  4. Clancy
  5. Cade
  6. Aftershock
  7. Apollo
  8. Aquarius
  9. Cowboy
  10. Ambara
  11. Cobalt
  12. Cimarron
  13. Ashanti
  14. Cyclone
  15. Cheyanna
  16. Anakin
  17. Aeris
  18. Amadeus
  19. Charger
  20. Coyote
  21. Caviar
  22. Aviance
  23. Capella
  24. Asgard
  25. Admiral
  26. Loki
  27. Cappo
  28. Chaos
  29. Commander
  30. Heath
  31. Steele
  32. Hawk
  33. Legacy
  34. Lestat
  35. Aragon
  36. Magnum
  37. Marquis
  38. Lex
  39. Athos
  40. Matrix
  41. Aurora
  42. Maverick
  43. Mirage
  44. Mutiny
  45. Mystic
  46. Maestro
  47. Nirvana
  48. Napoleon
  49. Noble
  50. Nikita
  51. Orion
  52. Paloma
  53. Phoenix
  54. Odysseus
  55. Preacher
  56. Olympia
  57. Random
  58. Paladine
  59. Pilot
  60. Notorious
  61. Rebel
  62. Peridot
  63. Patriot
  64. Othello
  65. Ramses
  66. Outlaw
  67. Rambo
  68. Regal
  69. Remy
  70. Revolution
  71. Remington
  72. Roswell
  73. Samson
  74. Lightning
  75. Sahara
  76. Redmond
  77. Sabre
  78. Rascal
  79. Sergeant
  80. Riverwind
  81. Rowdy
  82. Senator
  83. Zephyr
  84. Saxon
  85. Rogue
  86. Shadow
  87. Ruger
  88. Saturn
  89. Roman
  90. Sherrif
  91. Panzer
  92. Silhouette
  93. Shiver
  94. Knight
  95. Sherman
  96. Skylark
  97. Snickerdoodle
  98. Sheeba
  99. Sidney
  100. Dragon
  101. Shimmer
  102. Spartan
  103. Summoner
  104. Solomon
  105. Storm
  106. Symphony
  107. Sniper
  108. Tahoe
  109. Spitfire
  110. Tazmania
  111. Villain
  112. Varsity
  113. Vanity
  114. Trigger
  115. Volcano
  116. Valentino
  117. Vinnie
  118. Tequila
  119. Vagabond
  120. Victory
  121. Tornado
  122. Toronto
  123. Viking
  124. Trapper
  125. Aries
  126. Whiskey
  127. Wrigley
  128. Yankee
  129. Wildfire
  130. Yukon
  131. Quantum
  132. Bourbon
  133. Queeny
  134. Quincy
  135. Windchaser
  136. Jester
  137. Jazz
  138. Junebug
  139. Quazar
  140. Flower
  141. Fiesta
  142. Jubilee
  143. Fuerte

Female Names For Ranch Horses

Naming a female horse can be exceptionally challenging if you want a name that reflects the power and personality of your ranch horse.

We put together a list of some of our favorite names that do not make us think of grandma knitting another winter sweater!

  1. Misty
  2. Jolie
  3. Cleopatra
  4. Narnia
  5. Philadelphia
  6. Andorra
  7. Sydney
  8. Cinderella
  9. Evangeline
  10. Carmen
  11. Snowball
  12. Maiko
  13. Verona
  14. Sapphire
  15. Gretal
  16. Snowfire
  17. Angel
  18. Baroness
  19. Desire
  20. Blanca
  21. Diva
  22. Glory
  23. Allure
  24. Mimosa
  25. Scarlet
  26. Bluebell
  27. Snowdrop
  28. Calliope
  29. Glitter
  30. Dixie
  31. Minerva
  32. Tiana
  33. Kira
  34. Lady
  35. Bliss
  36. Xena
  37. Viola
  38. Alaska
  39. Hera
  40. Gamora
  41. Jana
  42. Flora
  43. Prada
  44. Esmerelda
  45. Clara
  46. Java
  47. Stardust
  48. Adella
  49. Marigold
  50. Celeste
  51. Harmony
  52. Empress
  53. Duchess
  54. Aphrodite
  55. Gucci
  56. Serenity
  57. Heaven
  58. Destiny
  59. Magnolia
  60. Esperanza
  61. Chantilly
  62. Almond
  63. Ember
  64. Natasha
  65. Athena
  66. Ruby
  67. Wilma
  68. Starlett
  69. Secret
  70. Opal
  71. Fortune
  72. Minnie
  73. Delilah
  74. Venus
  75. Gypsy
  76. Melody
  77. Skura
  78. Symphony
  79. Iris
  80. Breeze
  81. Amazon
  82. Henrietta
  83. Isabelle
  84. Florence
  85. Arabella
  86. Jinx
  87. Coco
  88. Cinder
  89. Magpie
  90. Sparkle
  91. Princess
  92. Sienna
  93. Olive
  94. Juliet
  95. Octavia
  96. Kalila
  97. Rana
  98. Zaynah
  99. Cala
  100. Samira
  101. Latifah
  102. Farida
  103. Cantara
  104. Jamilah
  105. Janan
  106. Malika
  107. Aminah
  108. Midori
  109. Solaris
  110. January
  111. Tropicana
  112. Unity
  113. Mariposa

Male Names For Ranch Horses

Male ranch horses are versatile and herculean in their strength, but if the traditional macho names like “Hercules” and “Atlas” do not foot the bill, consider these more unconventional options instead.

Below is a list of some of our favorite picks!

  1. Tornado
  2. Kingston
  3. Blacksmith
  4. Mischief
  5. Prince
  6. Slade
  7. Torpedo
  8. Harley
  9. Eclipse
  10. Bramble
  11. Strider
  12. Espresso
  13. Condor
  14. Kryptonite
  15. Cobra
  16. Zeus
  17. Bandit
  18. Ruffian
  19. Domino
  20. Claymore
  21. King
  22. Sorcerer
  23. Tripwire
  24. Lumberjack
  25. Milestone
  26. Osiris
  27. Trojan
  28. Mission
  29. Rascal
  30. Cavalcade
  31. Rush
  32. Hawk
  33. Grizzly
  34. Clove
  35. Thunder
  36. Vortex
  37. Walnut
  38. Teddy
  39. Scepter
  40. Angelo
  41. Falcon
  42. Bentley
  43. Hickory
  44. Rico
  45. Bagheera
  46. Bucky
  47. Baron
  48. Apache
  49. Braveheart
  50. Lancelot
  51. Rawhide
  52. Chess
  53. Colonel
  54. Dexter
  55. Scout
  56. Amos
  57. Mack
  58. Kobe
  59. Benson
  60. Omega
  61. Gunner
  62. Floyd
  63. Caesar
  64. Legend
  65. Flint
  66. Butch
  67. Doc
  68. Sombra
  69. Justice
  70. Ozzy
  71. Clyde
  72. Chronos
  73. Jack
  74. Max
  75. Angus
  76. Waylon
  77. Rocket
  78. Blue
  79. Champ
  80. Major
  81. Blizzard
  82. Elvis
  83. Spike
  84. El Dorado
  85. Dash
  86. Taos
  87. Maximus
  88. Axel
  89. Mufasa
  90. Ivan
  91. Galahad
  92. Forrest
  93. Aslan
  94. Kelpie
  95. Killian

Black Names For Ranch Horses

When naming a black horse, we suggest skipping the more common and overused names like Coal/Cole and Black Beauty and going for something a little less predictable.

Look at some of our top picks below.

  1. Ciar
  2. Haddad
  3. Jet
  4. Dagen
  5. Kaali
  6. Eponi
  7. Sarala
  8. Adaj
  9. Farrar
  10. Cola
  11. Kaaliya
  12. Raven
  13. Amal
  14. Darcy
  15. Arius
  16. Merel
  17. Sabeline
  18. Ernaline
  19. Orenda
  20. Azrail
  21. Indigo
  22. Frejya
  23. Raveen
  24. Odon
  25. Persephone
  26. Darce
  27. Kass
  28. Morrigan
  29. Adie
  30. Keyara
  31. Bellinor
  32. Raivyn
  33. Thanatos
  34. Loralei
  35. Joti
  36. Coleridge
  37. Collis
  38. Devaki
  39. Kairu
  40. Inali
  41. Fosco
  42. Keres
  43. Dougal
  44. Thanos
  45. Dublin
  46. Delaney
  47. Onyx
  48. Cufa
  49. Harkyn
  50. Morana
  51. Daegal
  52. Hades
  53. Kerwin
  54. Mahogany
  55. Corbyn
  56. Sullivan
  57. Morse
  58. Ciarran
  59. Khalo
  60. Darrah
  61. Schwartz
  62. Kyrin
  63. Mo
  64. Kirov
  65. Melaney
  66. Donner
  67. Kiora
  68. Leila
  69. Cofa
  70. Kyveli
  71. Tynan
  72. Getla
  73. Crimson
  74. Colt
  75. Darth
  76. Sunil
  77. Blackwell
  78. Tamesis
  79. Duncan
  80. Daray
  81. Morrie
  82. Tamasa
  83. Fie
  84. Cavalier
  85. Nocturna
  86. Cricket
  87. Nyx
  88. Maurice
  89. Rider
  90. Otieno
  91. Dorrin
  92. Samra
  93. Squire
  94. Rajani
  95. Quynh
  96. Shade
  97. Duna
  98. Ink
  99. Suraj
  100. Blamore
  101. Cameo
  102. Tamali
  103. Obsidian
  104. Melli
  105. Semira
  106. Soot
  107. Ohanzee
  108. Merik
  109. Smoke
  110. Pitch
  111. Finneas
  112. Graphite
  113. Mystique
  114. Cosmos
  115. Mavra
  116. Carbon
  117. Midnight
  118. Galaxy
  119. Bruns
  120. Turquoise
  121. Moonbeam
  122. Moon
  123. Velvet
  124. Licorice
  125. Bean
  126. Morie
  127. Starling
  128. Pepper
  129. Olive
  130. Morissa
  131. Dhalia
  132. Blackberry
  133. Adie
  134. Pearl
  135. Tourmaline
  136. Minas
  137. Salem
  138. Goliath
  139. Narine
  140. Tuxedo
  141. Charna
  142. Sapphire
  143. Morrissey

White Names For Ranch Horses

There are plenty of names for white horses, but when names like “Snow” or “Snowflake” are too predictable, we suggest something a little more abstract instead.

We have listed some of our favorite choices below!

  1. Coconut
  2. Daisy
  3. Beluga
  4. Pearl
  5. Cotton
  6. Swan
  7. Arctic
  8. Cream
  9. Mozzarella
  10. Cloud
  11. Marshmallow
  12. Powder
  13. Vanilla
  14. Dandelion
  15. Yeti
  16. Nimbus
  17. Lace
  18. Dove
  19. Smoke
  20. Albas
  21. Braith
  22. Sugar
  23. Alvarado
  24. Aubin
  25. Bianca
  26. Sucre
  27. Kadri
  28. Jie
  29. Gwyn
  30. Azra
  31. Tanwen
  32. Eirwyn
  33. Misae
  34. Fiona
  35. Annis
  36. Dhaval
  37. Safi
  38. Castalia
  39. Whitaker
  40. Kera
  41. Guinevere
  42. Rima
  43. Casta
  44. Olwen
  45. Imogen
  46. Wynn
  47. Kessie
  48. Imogene
  49. Chiffon
  50. Tahira
  51. Frost
  52. Oatmeal
  53. Tam
  54. Mist
  55. Jasmine
  56. Lily
  57. Winter
  58. Heron
  59. Alabaster
  60. Cadence
  61. Wisp
  62. Ailbhe
  63. Luna
  64. Laban
  65. Opal
  66. Chantilly
  67. Whisper
  68. Fenella
  69. Shahaka
  70. Livna
  71. Willow
  72. Neva
  73. Diamond
  74. Zurine
  75. Edelweiss
  76. Acadia
  77. Ingrid
  78. Nola
  79. Satin
  80. Bronwen
  81. Nuala
  82. Albino
  83. Bannan
  84. Teagan
  85. Breaker
  86. Danala
  87. Elgin
  88. Blanco
  89. Candia
  90. Elvira
  91. Alpine
  92. Evanthe
  93. Bai
  94. Albania
  95. Elvi
  96. Candide
  97. Haku
  98. Laksha
  99. Kalki
  100. Nevada
  101. Sussan
  102. Akia
  103. December
  104. Kabra
  105. Maggie
  106. Tarzan
  107. Keti
  108. Reema
  109. Loretta
  110. Malli
  111. Kenya
  112. Mina
  113. Shoshanah
  114. Daishin
  115. Oberon
  116. Oran
  117. Kathar
  118. Winnie
  119. Rijul
  120. Ambrosia
  121. Samwise
  122. Khalissa
  123. Halo
  124. Manchu
  125. Kyanna
  126. Cora
  127. Tahir
  128. Hanifa
  129. Danataya
  130. Saafi
  131. Khara
  132. Galatia
  133. Pavi
  134. December
  135. Siara
  136. Cassi
  137. Katoka
  138. Safinaz
  139. Aqua
  140. Aniki
  141. Canzada
  142. Aggie
  143. Ariana

Red Names For Ranch Horses

When names like “Rusty” and “Red” are not creative enough, you may find yourself trying a little too hard to come up with an alternative. Fortunately, we scoured thousands of name options and came up with some uncommon and even quirky choices for you instead!

  1. Burgundy
  2. Nami
  3. Bowie
  4. Phoenix
  5. Hurley
  6. Redford
  7. Merlot
  8. Oki
  9. Radley
  10. Cassidy
  11. Rousseau
  12. Rojas
  13. Hannibal
  14. Roth
  15. Rhory
  16. Crimson
  17. Ruby
  18. Nevada
  19. Kassidy
  20. Rufus
  21. Sienna
  22. Boyd
  23. Desiree
  24. Sequoia
  25. Claret
  26. Suri
  27. Russ
  28. Rouge
  29. Fionn
  30. Hinto
  31. Russell
  32. Wahkan
  33. Oliana
  34. Crimson
  35. Crispin
  36. Auburn
  37. Blush
  38. Cerise
  39. Cardinal
  40. Jeronimo
  41. Fire
  42. Rose
  43. Jamala
  44. Bolshevik
  45. Gannon
  46. Niabi
  47. Poppy
  48. Magenta
  49. Lenin
  50. Cherry
  51. Rosy
  52. Kanta
  53. Russet
  54. Wine
  55. Flynn
  56. Bloom
  57. Garnet
  58. Kinley
  59. Akako
  60. Arusha
  61. Iantha
  62. Omaira
  63. Radley
  64. Rowan
  65. Clancy
  66. Sorrell
  67. Flanna
  68. Rogan
  69. Roisin
  70. Gerrick
  71. Roth
  72. Momoko
  73. Gough
  74. Harkin
  75. Keegan
  76. Radcliffe
  77. Rudyard
  78. Hazel
  79. Shani
  80. Flannery
  81. Caera
  82. Roan
  83. Rosso
  84. Rohit
  85. Alroy
  86. Ruadhan
  87. Rumo
  88. Vermilion
  89. Chili Pepper
  90. Goji
  91. Edom
  92. Acai
  93. Titan
  94. Cosmos
  95. Holly
  96. Currant
  97. Admiral
  98. Imperial
  99. Radish
  100. Fig
  101. Berry
  102. Saffron
  103. Irish
  104. Mars
  105. Bergamot
  106. Capsicum
  107. Pomegranate
  108. Poinsettia
  109. Corcoran
  110. Paprika
  111. Tulip
  112. Sangria
  113. Lava
  114. Candy
  115. Salsa
  116. Ferrari
  117. Cinnabar
  118. Rojo
  119. Jam
  120. Arsenal
  121. Cincinnati
  122. Falu
  123. Amaranth
  124. Folly
  125. Rosie
  126. Jasper
  127. Mulberry
  128. Tuscany
  129. Madder
  130. Cornell
  131. Chief
  132. Shiraz
  133. Rosewood
  134. Sedona
  135. Rutgers
  136. Siren
  137. Falcon
  138. Volcano
  139. Penn
  140. Hibiscus
  141. Regency
  142. Marsala
  143. Primrose

Funny Names For Ranch Horses

Ranch horses like Welsh ponies exude personality and it does not take much for them to make you laugh, so a comical name is only fitting! But where do you begin looking for funny horse names without your horse sounding like a clown?

These name choices are a great place to begin!

  1. Fez
  2. Kinta
  3. Penny
  4. Bean
  5. Harlequin
  6. Kermit
  7. Ralph
  8. Jester
  9. Newman
  10. Charlie
  11. Beavis
  12. Merry
  13. Lauryl
  14. Hardy
  15. Statler
  16. Waldorf
  17. Arbuckle
  18. Fonzie
  19. Herman
  20. Mork
  21. Leela
  22. Benny
  23. Shemp
  24. Groucho
  25. Harpo
  26. Twinkle
  27. Ren
  28. Stimpy
  29. Shackleford
  30. Gus
  31. Moxie
  32. Daphne
  33. Abbott
  34. Costello
  35. Happy
  36. Jester
  37. Farley
  38. Pryor
  39. Buster
  40. Cheech
  41. Chong
  42. Rogue
  43. George
  44. Gracie
  45. Milton
  46. Chaplin
  47. Gleason
  48. Milligan
  49. Rincewind
  50. Bertie
  51. Greebo
  52. Buddy
  53. Tiny Tim
  54. Carlin
  55. Gilda
  56. Belushi
  57. Gervais
  58. Carson
  59. Chico
  60. Kitsune
  61. Maui
  62. Ernie
  63. Pan
  64. Puck
  65. Prometheus
  66. Morecambe
  67. Heckle
  68. Jeckle
  69. Eshu
  70. Minx
  71. Calvin
  72. Discord
  73. Hermes
  74. The Doctor
  75. Splodge
  76. Loki
  77. Archer
  78. Indra
  79. Crow
  80. Kalulu
  81. Van Dyke
  82. Laverne
  83. Shirley
  84. Cosmo
  85. Puca
  86. Chuckle
  87. Harvey
  88. Costanza
  89. Lucille
  90. Set
  91. Daucina
  92. Kokopelli
  93. Hanuman
  94. Renart
  95. Enki
  96. Pearl
  97. Monty
  98. Gabouray
  99. Desta
  100. Rani
  101. Arlott
  102. Ophelia
  103. Lilith
  104. Iniko
  105. Fox
  106. Wade
  107. Roseanne
  108. Delilah
  109. Mel
  110. Lenny
  111. Carlos
  112. Bud
  113. Woody
  114. Berle
  115. Bunny
  116. Mowgli
  117. Fanny
  118. Tootsie
  119. Sparrow
  120. Carell
  121. Corbett
  122. Bert
  123. Fry
  124. Denis
  125. Bartleby
  126. Wooster
  127. Huck
  128. Artemis
  129. Ignatius
  130. Jurgen
  131. Binky
  132. Edna
  133. Bojack
  134. Cohen
  135. Newhart
  136. Rickles
  137. Seinfeld
  138. Gaspode
  139. Murphy
  140. Albus
  141. Kramer
  142. Chandler
  143. Chevy

Horse Name Inspiration

Finding inspiration to name your horse can be difficult, but there are plenty of great resources to turn to. If the names on our lists above do not appeal to you, we suggest looking to your favorite literature characters – Lord of the Rings characters or Black Beauty, perhaps.

If literature is not your thing, why not turn to movie characters, famous figures in history, or musical artists?

Help Choosing The Right Name

If you still need the inspiration to choose a good horse name for your ranch horse, look up a baby-naming website and searching names by meaning to find a name that truly fits your horse’s personality!

Conclusion

When you love horses, naming a quarter horse for their white socks or paint horses for their white markings, just isn’t an option. Instead, get creative!

If you are still stumped for naming ideas, look through your horse’s pedigree for ancestral names, combine two names that you like, or even make up a name!

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