Unique Horse Names (750 Great Male And Female Ideas)

Naming horses can be difficult because your horse’s moniker will stay with them for the rest of their life. So you’d want to pick the perfect name for your horse. Choose a name that is simple to say, memorable, and also a wonderful match for your horse’s character.

Whether it’s a white horse, black horse, or even a racehorse, a horse’s name is usually a way for others to know your horse better, and a name can showcase those traits. This could be its physical appearance or a character trait. 

If you want a unique name for your great horse, look at the list below for some inspiration!

Piebald Horse Grazing In A Field - Unique Horse Names

Best Unique Horse Names

There’s a lot of pressure to choose a name that not only suits your horse but also shows uniqueness and creativity.

Look below for inspiration and come up with something striking, impressive, and worthy of your new pride and joy.

  1. Able Warrior
  2. Adoboloco
  3. Afghan Star
  4. Allure
  5. Amadeus
  6. Amazing Grace
  7. Antique
  8. Asteroid
  9. Atticus
  10. Back In Black
  11. Bad Box
  12. Barbarian Horde
  13. Baroness
  14. Belle of the Ball
  15. Berlingozzo
  16. Big Cut
  17. Big Man Steel
  18. Big Red Ivy
  19. Bitmap
  20. Black Gold
  21. Black of Saingliu
  22. Blooming Grace
  23. Bluegrass
  24. Bogart
  25. Bone Orchard
  26. Boomerang
  27. Born To Be Bad
  28. Boston Bay
  29. Bottom Line
  30. Boundless Possibilities
  31. Broken Record
  32. Bruma
  33. Calfornia Golden
  34. Call of the Wild
  35. Candlestick
  36. Cannonball
  37. Capella
  38. Cavalcade
  39. Cedynia
  40. Celestial
  41. Chop Shop
  42. Chopper
  43. Cinema
  44. Cleo
  45. Cloverfield
  46. Coastal Invader
  47. Cold Blooded
  48. Coming Up Roses
  49. Compromise
  50. Cornucopia
  51. Cosmic Comet 
  52. Cosmopolitan
  53. Counter Rally
  54. Countless Melody
  55. Countrified
  56. Crimson Avenger
  57. Cut and Run
  58. Daisy Chain
  59. Dallas Hustle
  60. Dark Fury
  61. Dark Glow
  62. Dark Water
  63. Dawn of Light
  64. Deep Cut
  65. Delaware First
  66. Desert Rose
  67. Dirty Dancer
  68. Distortion
  69. Divine
  70. Dixie
  71. Doll Maker
  72. Double Digit
  73. Dragonfly
  74. Dragon’s Breath
  75. Dual Sword
  76. Dusk Shadows
  77. Dying To Tell
  78. Dysfunctional
  79. Eclipse
  80. Empress
  81. Equilibrium
  82. Equinox
  83. Eternal Echo
  84. Euphoria
  85. Everlasting Wish
  86. Executioner
  87. Eye Patch
  88. Fast Market
  89. Fifty Fifty
  90. Fireball Whiskey
  91. Flashdance
  92. Four Star Blues
  93. Foxy
  94. Free Fall
  95. Frontier Gold
  96. Future Plan
  97. Gallows
  98. General Panic
  99. Godspeed
  100. Gold Dust
  101. Golden Opportunity
  102. Golden Parachute
  103. Goldie Locks
  104. Gotham
  105. Greater Heights
  106. Grenada
  107. Grifter
  108. Gringolet
  109. Gung-Ho
  110. Gunpowder
  111. Gunslinger
  112. Gypsy Muffin
  113. Half Pence
  114. Harvest Moon
  115. Hayagriva
  116. Heartbreaker
  117. Hell Sabre
  118. High Dollar
  119. High River Prince
  120. Hillbilly
  121. Hollow Point
  122. Hollywood Star
  123. Holy Grail
  124. Holy Smoke
  125. Horror Story
  126. Hot To Trot
  127. Icefall
  128. Imbalance
  129. Jackpot
  130. Jelly Belly
  131. Joint Return
  132. Kabuki
  133. Kirin
  134. Kiss Off
  135. Kryptonite
  136. Krystal
  137. Lies and Scandal
  138. Limited Edition
  139. Lone Star
  140. Love Bug
  141. Made In America
  142. Madman Jack
  143. Maiko
  144. Malaga
  145. Manna From Hell
  146. March Hare
  147. Marionette
  148. Maripossa
  149. Mark Down
  150. Metropolis
  151. Midnight Rambler
  152. Midori
  153. Mild Breeze
  154. Milestone
  155. Mirrana
  156. Mischief Maker
  157. Montana Treasure
  158. Moonlight Serenade
  159. Morning Glory
  160. Most Wanted
  161. Mystic Mountain
  162. Neon Light
  163. Neptune
  164. Night Before Christmas
  165. Night Glow
  166. Night Ride To Omaha
  167. Nightfall
  168. Noble Heart Horse
  169. Old Dominion
  170. Orphan Blue
  171. Overdraft
  172. Par For The Course
  173. Pearl
  174. Penny For Your Thoughts
  175. Pepper Flakes
  176. Philadelphia Cream Cheese
  177. Phobia
  178. Pickled Magnolia
  179. Pinkie Pie
  180. Pied Piper
  181. Pocahontas
  182. Primma Donna
  183. Primo Extremo
  184. Primrose
  185. Quicksilver
  186. Rainbow Gold
  187. Rapidash
  188. Rebel Without A Cause
  189. Reckless
  190. Record Level
  191. Rock Slide
  192. Room Service
  193. Rose Garden
  194. Ruffian
  195. Sandman
  196. Sapphire Light
  197. Scepter
  198. Sergeant At Arms
  199. Shadow and Moon
  200. Shadowmere
  201. Shaken Not Stirred
  202. Shamrock
  203. Shiro
  204. Sideswipe
  205. Silver Kill
  206. Sinner Man
  207. Skinfaxi
  208. Skyfire
  209. Snail Mail
  210. Snow Boots
  211. Sparkle and Shine
  212. Spitfire
  213. Stainless Steel
  214. Starlett
  215. Starter On Tuesday
  216. Stinger Ray
  217. Stomper
  218. Storm Breaker
  219. Stormy Nightingale
  220. Strawberry Shortcake
  221. Sun Dance
  222. Supernova
  223. Swift Serene
  224. Switcheroo
  225. Tailwind
  226. Texas Lonestar
  227. Texas Rose
  228. Too Hot To Handle
  229. Topthorn
  230. Tormenta
  231. Triple A
  232. Trojan
  233. Twilight Time
  234. Twilight Zone
  235. Two Left Feet
  236. Vanilla Swirl
  237. Veillantif
  238. Vertigo
  239. Vortex
  240. Walk The Chalk
  241. Western Wishes
  242. White Kryptonite
  243. Wild At Heart
  244. Winter Kill
  245. Winter Solstice
  246. Wishful Thinking
  247. Xanthus
  248. Yellowhammer Alabama
  249. Zenica
  250. Zero Sum

Unique Female Horse Names

There’s a multitude of Female horse names out there with more people preferring to give their mare or filly a human name as opposed to more traditional name-giving.

Whatever your preference, the list below are names for your girl horse. 

  1. Abby
  2. Acapella
  3. Acorn
  4. Adella
  5. Alaska Ice
  6. Allegria
  7. Amaretto Sour
  8. Amazon Rainforest
  9. Amber
  10. Andorra
  11. Angelina
  12. Aqua
  13. Arabella
  14. Arabesque
  15. Aria
  16. Arianne
  17. Ash Fall
  18. Astra
  19. Athena
  20. Atomic Blonde
  21. Aurelia
  22. Autumn Wind
  23. Azalea
  24. Bailey
  25. Basia
  26. Basic
  27. Beauty and Beast
  28. Billie Jean
  29. Bitsy
  30. Black Magic
  31. Black Mamba
  32. Black Pearl
  33. Black Rose
  34. Black Stars
  35. Blondie
  36. Blue Blood
  37. Blue Fairy
  38. Blue Moon
  39. Bonnie
  40. Brandy
  41. Briar Rose
  42. Butternut Squash
  43. Calliope
  44. Camellia
  45. Candy Corn
  46. Cappuccino
  47. Caramel Highlights
  48. Carmen San Diego
  49. Cashew
  50. Charmed
  51. Chez Noir
  52. China
  53. Coral
  54. Cover Girl
  55. Dahlia
  56. Daphne
  57. Desert Orchid
  58. Desert Rose
  59. Desire
  60. Destiny’s Child
  61. Diamond Tiara
  62. Diorite
  63. Divine Thought
  64. Duchess
  65. Dulcinea
  66. Ebony
  67. Edelweiss
  68. Edge of Glory
  69. Edna
  70. Elizabeth
  71. Ellie
  72. Ember
  73. Embrace
  74. Emily
  75. Emmaline
  76. Enigma
  77. Epona
  78. Erica
  79. Esmeralda
  80. Esperanza
  81. Fauna
  82. Felicity
  83. Fergie
  84. Fiona
  85. Firefly
  86. Firework
  87. Flame
  88. Flicka
  89. Florence
  90. Flower
  91. Force
  92. Freesia
  93. Fury
  94. Fuschia
  95. Gaia
  96. Galaxy
  97. Gamora
  98. Geisha
  99. Geri
  100. Gilda
  101. Gina
  102. Ginger
  103. Ginny
  104. Gloriana
  105. Glory
  106. Goddess
  107. Golden Rose
  108. Goldilocks
  109. Gothic Lolita
  110. Graceful 
  111. Gravity
  112. Gretel
  113. Gypsy
  114. Harmony
  115. Heather
  116. Heidi
  117. Henrietta
  118. Hera
  119. Honeymoon
  120. Hopeful Wishing
  121. Huntress
  122. India
  123. Inflammable
  124. Iris
  125. Isabelle
  126. Ivy
  127. Jacinda
  128. Jamaica
  129. Jasmine
  130. Jazzy Tunes
  131. Jessie
  132. Jinx
  133. Jody
  134. Joy
  135. Juliet
  136. Juno
  137. Kalina
  138. Lady Smith
  139. Last Hope
  140. Legend Has It
  141. Liberty
  142. Liberty Bell
  143. Lollipop
  144. London Road
  145. Lottie
  146. Luna
  147. Magenta
  148. Magpie
  149. Malachite
  150. Mantilla
  151. Mara
  152. Marigold
  153. Melody
  154. Merida
  155. Midnight Magic
  156. Midnight Waltz
  157. Moira
  158. Moonlight
  159. Mulan
  160. Muneca
  161. Mystery
  162. Mystical Moment
  163. Narnia
  164. Nebula
  165. Nevada
  166. Never Again
  167. Niagara
  168. Nightshade
  169. Nirvana
  170. Noir
  171. Olivia
  172. Once Upon a Time
  173. Opal
  174. Orion
  175. Pandora
  176. Pansy
  177. Patience
  178. Patriot Dream
  179. Peach Cobbler
  180. Petunia
  181. Picture Perfect
  182. Poetry
  183. Poetry in Motion
  184. Polka
  185. Polly
  186. Poppy
  187. Queen Bee
  188. Queen Diva
  189. Queen Supreme
  190. Raggedy Anne
  191. Ramona
  192. Reba
  193. Rhapsody
  194. Rita Hayworth
  195. River Run
  196. Rosie Cheeks
  197. Ruby Red
  198. Ruffian
  199. Rumba
  200. Sahara
  201. Santana
  202. Sapphire Blue
  203. Cold Savannah
  204. Scarlet Red
  205. Sea The Stars
  206. Second Chance
  207. Second Wind
  208. Selena
  209. Serenity
  210. Singing in the Rain
  211. Snow White
  212. Snowdrop
  213. Snowfire
  214. Sonatina
  215. Sparks Fly
  216. Stardust
  217. Starlight
  218. Starstruck
  219. Sublime
  220. Summer Breeze
  221. Summer Love
  222. Sunburst
  223. Sundance
  224. Sunrise
  225. Surprise
  226. Suzie
  227. Sydney
  228. Sydney
  229. Tabitha
  230. Tara
  231. Tinkerbell
  232. Tulip
  233. Twiggy
  234. Twinkle
  235. Umber
  236. Ursula
  237. Utopia
  238. Valley
  239. Vanity
  240. Venus
  241. Vermilion
  242. Verona
  243. Wednesday
  244. Wind Chaser
  245. Windy Day
  246. Winter Dreams
  247. Yoshiko
  248. Yulong
  249. Zelda
  250. Zinnia

Unique Male Horse Names

Finding the perfect title for your horse takes a lot of thought. Try picking a name that aligns with your horse’s personality, looks, or ability.

Any horse lovers can be sure to find inspiration for naming their gelding or stallion below.

  1. A Stroke of Luck
  2. Aaron’s Law
  3. Abracadabra
  4. Acadia
  5. Ace of spades
  6. Across the 8th Dimension
  7. Adios
  8. After Dark
  9. Alakazam
  10. All That Jazz
  11. American Pride
  12. Around the Clock
  13. Aspen Colder
  14. Atreyu
  15. Awesome Sauce
  16. Back Alley
  17. Backlash
  18. Bait and Switch
  19. Baker’s Dozen
  20. Ballroom Blitz
  21. Barricade
  22. Before Sunrise
  23. Beretta
  24. Berserker
  25. Big Sugar
  26. Black Label
  27. Blazing Trails
  28. Bone Jack
  29. Bottom In January
  30. Boy Is Back In Town
  31. Brassy Lad
  32. Breaker
  33. Calamity Call
  34. Camino
  35. Carbon Copy
  36. Cash Back
  37. Charismatic
  38. Chopin Keys
  39. Clay Cross
  40. Claymore
  41. Cleveland Bay
  42. Closer To Thirteen
  43. Co-founder
  44. Color by Numbers
  45. Columbo
  46. Contingent
  47. Copperhead
  48. Cross Country
  49. Curio
  50. Dante
  51. Dark Ages
  52. Dark Matter
  53. Darkness Below
  54. Dead Drop
  55. Dead Heat
  56. Deal Breaker
  57. Devil In The Snow
  58. Distributor
  59. Dollar Bill
  60. Domingo
  61. Double Nickel
  62. Dream Machine
  63. Dusty Roads
  64. E Tu Brutus
  65. Easy Fashion
  66. Easy Rider
  67. Ecosystem
  68. Edgar
  69. Edmund
  70. Edsun
  71. Edwin
  72. Einstein
  73. El Jefe
  74. Elwood
  75. Entry Point
  76. Epic Run
  77. Espionage
  78. Explosion
  79. Fabio
  80. Falcon
  81. Faro
  82. Fear Not
  83. Fiddlesticks
  84. Fifth King
  85. Fifty States
  86. Finley
  87. Fisher
  88. Flash By
  89. Flash Gordon
  90. Floyd
  91. Fly Rink
  92. Fonso
  93. Forest Breeze
  94. Francis
  95. Freeman
  96. French Connection
  97. Fritz
  98. Furious Gypsy
  99. Fury Rage
  100. Game Changer
  101. Genie In A Bottle
  102. Gerald
  103. Ghost Rider
  104. Gizmo
  105. Goldsmith
  106. Goodness Gracious
  107. Graffiti
  108. Grand Illusion
  109. Half Life
  110. Hanging Man
  111. Happy Ending
  112. Happy Trails
  113. Hard Case
  114. Hard Landing
  115. Hercules
  116. Hooch
  117. Humbug
  118. Jackeroo
  119. Jelly Bean
  120. Just Incredible
  121. Keeper of the Keys
  122. Kentucky Knight
  123. Kevlar
  124. Kickback
  125. Killer Bee
  126. Killing Them Softly
  127. King Kong
  128. Knobs
  129. Knock Down
  130. Kopeck
  131. Landlord
  132. Landslide
  133. Last Mile
  134. Law and Order
  135. Layer By Layer
  136. Legend
  137. Lickety Split
  138. Long Fellow
  139. Lost In Memphis
  140. Lumberjack
  141. Mad Hatter
  142. Mad Max
  143. Madagascar
  144. Major Player
  145. Manhattan
  146. Manipulation
  147. Master Blaster
  148. Maverick
  149. Maximum
  150. Meeting On Sunday
  151. Mermaid Kisses
  152. Microwave
  153. Middle Ground
  154. Mission Storm
  155. Money Back Guarantee
  156. Monopoly
  157. Mount Fuji 
  158. Moving Violation
  159. Mr. E
  160. Murmur
  161. Mustang Angel
  162. Mynute
  163. Mythic Matrix
  164. Nepson
  165. New Monty
  166. Nicolaus Silver
  167. Nightcap
  168. No Boundaries
  169. Noisy Boy
  170. Odd Job
  171. Omega
  172. Order in the Court
  173. Oreo Cookie
  174. Oscor
  175. Out of dark
  176. Outlaw
  177. Passing Wind
  178. Penny Dreadful
  179. Perfect Storm
  180. Phenomenal
  181. Pied Piper
  182. Plan A
  183. Poncho
  184. Prism
  185. Psychonaut
  186. Public Enemy
  187. Quasimodo
  188. Ranger
  189. Rap Major
  190. Rascal
  191. Ratio
  192. Ready to Live
  193. Reality Check
  194. Renegade
  195. Revelator
  196. Risky Business
  197. Roadblock
  198. Rocky Mountains
  199. Rodeo Red
  200. Runner’s Chance
  201. Second Guess
  202. Second Hour
  203. Seven Days Fresh
  204. Silent Night
  205. Silver Rush
  206. Simple Life
  207. Sinbad
  208. Six Cushions
  209. Skeleton Key
  210. Sloane
  211. Small State
  212. Son of a Gun
  213. Spirit of Independence
  214. Staff Of Life
  215. State By State
  216. Steeler
  217. Stormy Night
  218. Stronger Than Yesterday
  219. Sunburst
  220. Sunlight Storm
  221. Sunny Side Up
  222. Sweet Chocolate
  223. Take Two
  224. Tenderloin
  225. Terminus
  226. The American Dream
  227. The Duke
  228. Think Twice
  229. Thunder Alpine
  230. Thundering Timbers
  231. Timber
  232. Trigger Finger
  233. Tripwire
  234. Tropicana
  235. True Grit
  236. Tubin
  237. Turquoise
  238. Uncle Zeus
  239. Unity
  240. Valuation
  241. Vanguard
  242. Walkabout
  243. Walter
  244. War Whistle
  245. Wesson
  246. Window Dresser
  247. Wisenheimer
  248. Wonder Wall
  249. Youth In Revolt
  250. Zephyr

Horse Name Inspiration

Picking the right name for your horse can be challenging because you need to get to know your horse before giving them the perfect name.

Before picking the ideal name, it’s important to spend time with your horse and get to know its personality. You can then get inspiration for your horse’s name from personal experiences, interactions, or even simple observation.

You’ll want to make sure that the name matches your horse. The goal is to make the name resonate with your horse and vice versa.

If you’re still stuck, try pondering on these topics: 

1. Nature

Some of the best horse names are nature-inspired such as Desert Orchid and Midnight Sun. Just pick your favorite elements of nature to create a unique name for your horse! 

2. Mythology

Greek mythology is often used as inspiration for horse names; however, there are other mythologies to get inspiration from such as Norse, African, or Japanese. There are many to research for naming inspiration!

3. Language

Just saying a word in another language makes the word sound cooler. Try picking traits of your horse and translate them to another language. You might come up with a unique name for your horse!

Try some of our language related names suitable for any horse breeds in the articles listed below:

4. Media 

It’s common to look at celebrities, books, films, and t.v. shows to inspire a title for your horse. You can name your horse after on-screen famous horses such as Shadowfax or Roach.

Pick your favorite book, movie, tv show, or celebrity to name your horse after. 

5. Human Names

Because horses are part of the family, it is not a bad idea to give them a human name. You could also name it after a family member or friend that you look up to or respect. It is important to check with that person first. 

6. Funny Names

Funny names are endearing and could say a lot about your horse. Create your own pun that relates to your horse. For example, Gallopleo could be a punny but fitting name. 

On the other hand, you could also name your horse something that is contrary to its traits. For example, calling a fast horse Slow Mo. This could make for a funny name.

Check out this article for more ideas:

7. Physical Appearance 

Names based on a horse’s color are quite common. But if your horse has a unique marking their appearance could give you inspiration. For example, if your horse has unique markings around one eye, you could call him Eye Patch. 

Be sure to observe your horse and see if they have a unique identifier!

Personality

Names related to a horse’s personality traits tell others a lot about the horse. Free Spirit, Bashful, and Diva are all names that say something about your horse. 

It’s important to spend time with your horse so that you can get to know his or her personality! 

Help Choosing The Right Name

With all of the options out there, choosing the right one might require some help. Ask friends, family, or those in the horse field about their opinions. 

Also, consider your horse’s profession. You would name a racehorse or show horse differently than a ranch horse or companion horse.

If you are going to register your horse’s name you’ll need to also consider some of the guidelines which are outlined here.

Come up with a few alternatives and try using these names in front of your horse. Then, make note if you feel any connection or if your horse reacts positively to one over the other. Imagine how it would feel calling to them every time you enter the stable. 

If you still need more inspiration and information, check out other lists of horse names on this site.

Conclusion

As a horse owner choosing a unique name is not an easy task. It can be a lot of pressure to give your horse the perfect title. However, there are many places to draw inspiration from.

The important thing is to make sure the name clicks with both you and your horse. What are you trying to convey through this name? What do you want others to get from it when they hear the name?

Mull it over for a couple of days and you’ll be sure to pick out the perfect horse name in no time!

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