Thoroughbred Horse Names (370 Awesome Ideas)

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When it comes to choosing thoroughbred horse names, a name might encompass physical (e.g. for a black stallion a name like Eclipse, or for a Chestnut Gelding a name like Copper) or personality traits or be an homage to a famous horse (for example, famous racehorses.)

We have put together a selection of some of the top name choices for you to consider – is your next thoroughbred’s name on it?

Grey Thoroughbred Horse

Male Thoroughbred Horse Names

  1. MacArthur
  2. Hemingway
  3. Newton
  4. Augustus
  5. Titus
  6. Tolstoy
  7. Gatsby
  8. Freedom
  9. Ramses
  10. Xerxes
  11. Osiris
  12. Nelson
  13. Thor
  14. Kaiser
  15. Chamberlain
  16. Darwin
  17. Beau
  18. Magellan
  19. Admiral
  20. Nicco
  21. Machiavelli
  22. Khan
  23. Edison
  24. Churchill
  25. Finn
  26. Odin
  27. Loki
  28. Czar
  29. Suleiman
  30. Constantine
  31. Spartacus
  32. Galileo
  33. Pan
  34. Voltaire
  35. Pompey
  36. Colson
  37. Emperor
  38. Columbus
  39. Aristotle
  40. Chaucer
  41. Harjit
  42. Leonidas
  43. Atlas
  44. Troy
  45. Mandela
  46. Lincoln
  47. Livingstone
  48. Oscar
  49. Baban
  50. Markos
  51. Malo
  52. Washington
  53. Atticus
  54. Homer
  55. Patton
  56. Kipling
  57. Orwell
  58. Victor
  59. Abraham
  60. Steel
  61. Solomon
  62. Kenzo
  63. Armani
  64. Charlemagne
  65. Aurelius
  66. Pip
  67. Erasmus
  68. Atlantis
  69. Valentino
  70. Dickens
  71. Cobalt
  72. Tiberius
  73. Bogart
  74. Wrangler
  75. Jasper
  76. Cherokee
  77. Archimedes
  78. Django
  79. Maximus
  80. Cromwell
  81. Harvey
  82. Bojangles
  83. Hercules
  84. Gunner
  85. Gibson
  86. Tesla
  87. Booker
  88. Romeo
  89. Maverick
  90. Bolivar
  91. Roosevelt
  92. Roman
  93. Ronin
  94. Major
  95. Nobel
  96. Picasso
  97. Sherman
  98. Patriot
  99. Ryder
  100. Wordsworth

Female Thoroughbred Horse Names

  1. Lyra
  2. Persephone
  3. Stella
  4. Gypsy
  5. Bridget
  6. Godiva
  7. Scarlett
  8. Savannah
  9. Misty
  10. Cleopatra
  11. Athena
  12. Regan
  13. Calliope
  14. Artemisia
  15. Hera
  16. Belle
  17. Aphrodite
  18. Circe
  19. Alcott
  20. Rhiannon
  21. Indira
  22. Beyla
  23. Areatha
  24. Valentina
  25. Tamar
  26. Virginia
  27. Ophelia
  28. Earhart
  29. Calypso
  30. Sappho
  31. Amelia
  32. Duchess
  33. Boudicca
  34. Bardot
  35. Isis
  36. Emma
  37. Rosie
  38. Malala
  39. Bacall
  40. Harriet
  41. Tiamat
  42. Kahlo
  43. Ostara
  44. Nefertiti
  45. India
  46. Magdalene
  47. Ishtar
  48. Aaralyn
  49. Empress
  50. Freya
  51. Shiloh
  52. Bronte
  53. Victoria
  54. Destiny
  55. Jubilee
  56. Karma
  57. River
  58. Melody
  59. Velvet
  60. Prada
  61. Magnolia
  62. Danica
  63. Zsa Zsa
  64. Holiday
  65. Glory
  66. Juniper
  67. Temperance
  68. Meadow
  69. Goddess
  70. Rosette
  71. Willow
  72. Clover
  73. Clementine
  74. Marigold
  75. Isadora
  76. Rosaline
  77. Tiara
  78. Mana
  79. Jewel
  80. Clara
  81. Eve
  82. Honey
  83. Ohanna
  84. Laini
  85. Ailani
  86. Zafira
  87. Olina
  88. Malika
  89. Taima
  90. Tiva
  91. Genevieve
  92. Catalina
  93. Aponi
  94. Xena
  95. Kachina
  96. Tansy
  97. Ivy

Famous Thoroughbred Horse Names

  1. Tremont
  2. Prestige
  3. Honeysuckle
  4. Patience
  5. Caracalla
  6. Asteroid
  7. Sweetbriar
  8. Mannamead
  9. Monarch
  10. Justify
  11. Husson
  12. Melody
  13. Aldford
  14. Ajax
  15. Dice
  16. Nadal
  17. Star Shower
  18. Drone
  19. Madelia
  20. Ocarina
  21. Kantharos
  22. Boniform
  23. Pharis
  24. Pronto
  25. Pharsalia
  26. Magus
  27. Lammtara
  28. Saphir
  29. Danzig
  30. Cofressi
  31. Bachiller
  32. Bayardo
  33. Paseana
  34. Mufhasa
  35. Azeri
  36. Stradivarius
  37. Sysonby
  38. Boston
  39. Cocoliso
  40. Hanover
  41. Winx
  42. Altior
  43. Gradisco
  44. Minimo
  45. Galopin
  46. Manikato
  47. Invasor
  48. McDynamo
  49. Hindoo
  50. Alleged
  51. Jorrocks
  52. Squanderer
  53. Frankel
  54. Sceptre
  55. Zenyatta
  56. Forli
  57. Alba
  58. Leonatus
  59. Bula
  60. Cadeneta

Names For Black Thoroughbred Horses

  1. Vlad
  2. Cole
  3. Guinness
  4. Elvis
  5. Stallone
  6. Luther
  7. Black-Jack
  8. Raven
  9. Puck
  10. Onyx
  11. Dahlia
  12. Leviathan
  13. Dante
  14. Lillith
  15. Jet
  16. Beholder
  17. Eclipse
  18. Trapper
  19. Nightingale
  20. Mercury
  21. Ember
  22. Ruffian
  23. Kane
  24. Portofino
  25. Ayla
  26. Ares
  27. Blackbeard
  28. Cyrus
  29. Sultan
  30. Shadow
  31. Luna
  32. Mischief
  33. Mars

Names For White Thoroughbred Horses

  1. Aspen
  2. Everest
  3. Stirling
  4. Bianca
  5. Alba
  6. Alaska
  7. Starlight
  8. Pearl
  9. Electra
  10. Lakshmi
  11. Argo
  12. Grace
  13. Frost
  14. Stardust
  15. Lightning
  16. Wonder
  17. Peach
  18. Diamond
  19. Asta
  20. Angelo
  21. Heaven
  22. Neva
  23. Parvarti
  24. Sugar
  25. Winter
  26. Casper
  27. Ivory
  28. Claus
  29. Summer
  30. Rasputin
  31. Lucian
  32. Paloma
  33. Vale
  34. Opal
  35. January
  36. Gabriel
  37. Liberty
  38. Zeus
  39. Elsa
  40. Juno
  41. Astrid
  42. Angel

Names For A Dark Bay Thoroughbred Horse

  1. Coco
  2. Moses
  3. Tawny
  4. Tootsie
  5. Teak
  6. Macchiato
  7. Acorn
  8. Hershey
  9. Browning
  10. Nestle
  11. Mocha
  12. Brindle
  13. Brownie
  14. Bourbon
  15. Umber
  16. Kahlua
  17. Truffle
  18. Sorrel
  19. Espresso
  20. Buck
  21. Sienna
  22. Fudge
  23. Brandy
  24. Hazel
  25. Brulee
  26. Auburn
  27. Amaretto
  28. Gingerbread
  29. Fawn
  30. Walnut
  31. Timber
  32. Sedona
  33. Toffee
  34. Cadbury
  35. Brioche
  36. Treacle
  37. Hickory
  38. Nutmeg

Horse Name Inspiration

If the names above don’t fit, try finding inspiration for your horse’s name elsewhere.

Consider your favorite literature characters, names of Kentucky Derby winners, war admirals, and country leaders, scan through the Race Horse Hall of Fame or the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame, or consider recently released names from The Jockey Club Registry!

Help Choosing The Right Name

If you find yourself without name inspiration, try taking a little time to bond with your horse. Find out what their personality is like. How do they make you feel? What is their favorite thing to do?

Another method of naming your new thoroughbred is to turn to online name generators that allow you to combine your favorite things and generate a unique name. Or you can search an online baby name database for a name with a specific meaning!

Conclusion

Sometimes naming a horse comes easily to a horse lover and sometimes it can be more challenging. If you find yourself drawing a blank, wait a few days and get to know your horse’s personality. With a little time, you may find that your horse’s name chooses them!

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