Whether your horse is destined for pleasure rides or competition, picking the right name is important. As all pet lovers know, the right name can be hard to come by.
Royal horse names are some of the most popular names for horses. Make your horse’s name unique by mixing and matching for a truly regal-sounding name.
Royal Names For Mares
A Mare is a female horse older than 3 years. A female horse younger than 3 years is a filly.
When choosing a name for your female horse you can look at unique baby names, fictional character names, and historical names.
Fictional Royal Horse Names For Mares
- Snow White
- Xena or Zena
Historical Royal Mare Names
- Catherine or Catarina
- Eleanor or Eleanora
- Joan of Arc
- Margarita or Margrethe
- Mona Lisa
- Princessa or Princesse
- Victoria or Victoriana
Unique Regal Mare Names
- Alandra or Alondra
- Black Pearl
- Diamonte or Diamond
- Morning Star
- Queen of Hearts
- Queen of Spades
- Queen of Diamonds
- Queen of Clubs
- Sky Dancer
Royal Paint Horse Mare Names
- Isabelle, Isabel, Isabella
- Princess Paint
- Promise or Promesa
Royal Names For Geldings Or Stallions
Stallions and Geldings are Male horses. Stallions are uncastrated and often used for breeding. Geldings are castrated and often gentler than stallions. A young male horse is called a colt.
Whether you want to name your horse after a famous winner or you are looking for a name inspired by something, look to history and fiction to find the most interesting.
Fictional Royal Horse Names For Males
Historical Royal Male Horse Names
- Alexander or Alejandro
- Augustus or August Night
- Caesar or Cesar
- Khan or Genghis Khan
Unique Regal Male Horse Names
- Dark Knight
- King of Hearts
- King of Spades
- King of Diamonds
- King of Clubs
- Phillip or Felipe
- Salbatore or Salvatore
Royal Names For Paint Horse (Gelding And Stallions)
- Noche Danza
- Obsidian Mystery
- Painted Sky
- Storm Chaser
Best Royal White Horse Names
When people think of White horses, they think of the prince riding in on a snow-white stallion. Whether your horse is male or female, there are a few places to turn for names.
Common naming conventions include winter, weather, ghostly names, and nature-derived names.
- King Snowfire
- Prince Charming
- Royal Lightning or Royal Thunder
- Siberian Summer
- White Flash
- White Knight
- Ariana or Arianna
- Blanca or Blanche
- Dove or Paloma
- Duchess Snowflake
- Lily Queen
- Moon or Luna
- Moon Beam
- Misty Morning
- Princess Snow Angel
- Twilight Dancer
- Arctic Light
- Cloud Walker
- Racing Snow
- Siberian Storm
- Shooting Star
- Winter or Wynter
Royal Ascot Inspired Horse Names
The names in this list are inspired by the names of famous horses that have raced in at the Royal Ascot track and by racing events that happen during the Royal Ascot Horse Races.
Names For Male Horses
- Butler (inspired by Yeats)
- Caviale Di Oro (Inspired by Black Caviar)
- Dread Pirate Roberts (Inspired by The Flying Dutchman)
- Flashby (Inspired by Scenic Blast)
- Suenos de Paz (Inspired by Oasis Dream)
- Royal Rey
- Duke of Britannia
- Prince of Princes
Names For Female Horses
- Mar de Estrellas (Inspired by Sea the Stars
- Solaria (Inspired by Solario)
- Stella Alpina (inspired by Alpine Star)
- Tierra Madre (Inspired by Mother Earth)
- Valkyrie (inspired by Gladiator)
- Buckingham Beauty
- Duchess of Britannia
- Queen’s Move
Horse Name Inspiration
You can look in a few different places for horse naming inspiration.
One way to find the perfect name for your horse is to look to ancient words. These words may be rarely used and often sound elegant. This will give your horse a unique and beautiful name.
Another way to create a unique name is by taking two words and combining them. For example, Diamond, Crystal, Sky, and Cloud. When combined these words give many name options: Sky Crystal, Diamond Sky, Clouded Crystal, Diamond Clouds, and more.
Lastly, look at words and names for elegant and expensive items. For instance, Gold or Pearl. Then you can change the name slightly by adding a suffix or prefix or by combining the words. For example, Golden Pearl, Pearla, Goldiana, and more.
- Castle Names
- Names of Remote or Rare Locations
- Historical People
- Unique Baby Names
- Historical or Mythical Places
Help Choosing The Right Name
If you are registering your horse, you may need to create a long name that is a combo of names. Most registries do not allow duplicate names. If you are attached to a name that is already in use, try translating it to another language.
Picking a name that is easy to shorten into a nickname is also important. Longer names while elegant and fun are not always easy to remember and can be tiring to say.
Tips For Choosing A Name
- Choose a color-themed name
- Choose a name that describes your horse (such as twiggy)
- Choose a name that fits your horse’s personality
- Choose a name that fits your horse’s heritage
- Name your horse after a God or Goddess from Mythology
- Make sure you check the requirements and restrictions at the registry you plan to register your horse
Whether you are looking for something short and sweet or elegant and official-sounding, this list is just the beginning.
For a truly unique name try mixing and matching the names from the lists. Do not worry too much if you like a name and it falls under the wrong gender. You can either genderize it (Christopher to Cristina) or de-genderize it (Angelo to Angel or Angelwings).
If you’re still looking for more inspiration, check out these awesome lists of horse names!