American Indian Horse Names

by Sydney from
(Florida, USA)

American Indian Horse Names

American Indian Horse Names

Many American Indians have a beautiful history with horses. Names that honor that iconic bond are often very popular, especially with appaloosa, mustang, paint or pinto horses.

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Horse Names Shared By HorseCrazyGirls

Cheveyo (by Mimi)
It's my first horse's name. He is a beautiful leopard appaloosa. This name fits him so well and it means "spirit warrior."

Lakota (by Sam)
It's the name of a horse I ride in real life. He's an appaloosa horse and I just love to jump him!! It's just a different name and I like it.

I like this name for a horse. It sounds very American Indian like. :)

That's my paint Tennessee walker's name. Love him!

I chose this name because I just got a new Indian blue roan mare and I think it fits perfectly since she has a feather in her mane!

I just love it because it's off of twilight and is an Indian Quiluete tribe name ;D That's my tribe! I have a gelding named Quil and a mare named Quinsy!

I love the way it sounds, and it suits a brown or chocolate colored horse. The name is from an Indian tribe.

Western... Old Fashioned... Has Flair... Just a cute name for a horse.

It's because I know a horse named Camanchi. It's pronounced (Ca-Man-Chee). He is the horse I ride in riding lessons.

Great name for any stallion but I think it goes better with a paint horse because Osceola was the Seminole Indian chief. I call may horse Ozzy for short!

I think it's a really cute name for a male horse!!

It is an Indian woman that sings and it's my mom's favorite band, well kinda like a band. I think it's a great name for a filly or mare that is an Indian.

Comments for American Indian Horse Names

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Jun 04, 2021
cool native American horse names
by: Anonymous

How about Dakota? That would be a nice name for a black and white blanket appaloosa. Or what about Aztec for a bay mustang? Just some ideas, hope you like em'!πŸ˜†

Dec 12, 2020
True american indian horse names
by: GoodieSpirit1420

Starry Sky
Wild Angel
Midnights Chance
Wind Maker
Midnights Pride
Black Steel
Freedom Fire
Star Fire
Paint the Sky
Leap of Faith
I love those names!!!

Apr 26, 2020
True Indian Names
by: Mill Swamp Indian Horses

Crazy Bear
Sacred Man (manny)
Mystic Sally
I knew you were trouble
black steel
magnolia winds
sparrow hawk
little hawk
little tree
pancho via
medicine dog
polished steel

Jan 06, 2019
horse name for brown white paint with one blue eye and one brown eye
by: Anonymous

I think that a good name for this kind of horse would be Blue Cocoa Sioux. It might sound weird but it is a nice name. I had a horse named this and he was strong and sweet.

Dec 04, 2018
Indian names
by: Anonymous

Mahala - powerful slowly gently

Wyome - large plain

Abitha - courageous woman

Nova - chasing butterfly

Tiva - dance

Totsi - moccasin

Aug 27, 2018
Love the name just listed
by: Adahya

I think Bar Sioux Lakota is lovely & seems a Wonderful Horse.

Aug 26, 2018
Indian Name Mare
by: Anonymous

I had a Paint Quarter Horse named Bar Apache Sioux. She was, best friend, beautiful, strong and smart. I called her Sioux.

Jul 31, 2018
Horse Names
by: Anonymous

You could name him Kryptonite, Phantom, Nocturnus, Pride, Trooper or Ronin.

Jul 29, 2018
I need a name for a paint horse
by: T jones

I need a name for a brown and white paint horse. He's 15.2 hands high, one brown eye and one blue eye. Please help!

May 18, 2018
About the names 😊
by: Adahya Linda

The names are all very nice & interesting as well! I would like to recommend when using a native name that perhaps you could find out a bit about it other than it sounds

Examples would be to pay respect by mentioning that Tribe Names are just that! Lakota & Apache are tribe names of first peoples here in the USA. They’ve been here since before the settlers moved in! They still are Tribes & do have many residents enrolled as Tribal Members!

Thank you all, this is an interesting & fun page 🐎🐎🐎

May 16, 2018
American horse names
by: Anne

My paint boy is called Apache

Apr 15, 2018
by: Anonymous

This was the name of my first horse. She was a red roan, very nice and sweet. I find this name cute and beautiful!

Apr 07, 2018
Cool name
by: HorseCray-Z

I love the name Flyingwind

Jan 11, 2018
Magic Spirit
by: HorseGirl

I think that the name Magic Spirit would be a good name for an American Indian horse. A paint maybe.

Jan 02, 2018
Brave Spirit
by: Anonymous

I finally found the right name for my toy horse!

Dec 18, 2017
by: Dream

I just came up with the name Lotus which is a kind of flower.

Dec 04, 2017
Looking to add to my horse's name for shows
by: Kristina

Ok I have a rescued warmblood who should have passed from the mud impaction that he had from eating it to survive let along his hoofs. His name is Cole, I am looking to add something to his name to make it a bit more flashy for shows next year.. Thanks for the help.

Nov 11, 2017
Soaring Eagle
by: Dream

I think Soaring Eagle would be a great name for a any color!

Sep 01, 2017
Great names
by: Anonymous

Nice ones, Veronica. I like:

-Snow Wind
-Snow Bird
-Sequoyia (or however you spell that)
-Song Bird

... and a TON of other ones, lol. I also like GingerSnap for chestnuts especially chestnut mares. And Flame is good for energetic horses (chestnuts work really good with that name). Sweetie, sweet horses of course, and Loco for wild, tough stallions.

Jul 18, 2017
by: veronica s

- rain cloud
-rain storm
- thunder storm
-storm front
-apache arrow
-sun dancer
-star gazer
- starlite
-silver moon
-april rain
-sea star
-star dust
-sky dancer
-tiny dancer
-morning glory
-black hawk
-black jack
-shadow mare
-summer eclipse
-brave heart
-all my heart
-war lord
-skys the limit
-catcher of dreams
-wind song
-lil sparrow
-swift river
-solar flare
-snicker doodle/snickers

Apr 23, 2017
by: Anonymous

My mom's gelding's name is Alchatal. His nickname is Alchi. He's an Appaloosa.

Apr 09, 2017
by: Anonymous


Mar 29, 2017
by: Anonymous

This name is very well for a male or female horse. We have a horse named Sapa. He is a black full breed stallion.

Mar 28, 2017
For the paint colt?
by: Anonymous

Crazy Horse
Black Elk
Wichasa - the common Man in Lakota
Sunka Wakan

Mar 11, 2017
horse with a Spirit
by: Anonymous

Avatar, Indigo, Moonshine, Rayne, Raven,

Feb 24, 2017
Paint Colt Name?
by: Lyndsey

Hi! I am trying to come up with a name for my new colt. He is a gorgeous paint and I always give my horses native American names but I want to give him a name that is not common and overused. He has a very special personality and I want to do him justice! :-)

Feb 23, 2017
by: Anonymous

I want to find a name for my wild black pinto stallion Breyer horse but I can't find the right one. But here are some of their names that you might like:

Dreamer and teco
Queenie and ginger
And my favorite black beauty

Feb 16, 2017
by: Sadie

Hi, I need a name for an Appaloosa colt. He is very lively, and I wanted a name for him that means happy or lively or playful - any ideas?

Feb 04, 2017
American Indian Horse Names
by: Breyer8

I like the names Aurora, El Dorado, Picasso and Dawn.

Jan 22, 2017
My horse names
by: Aurora

My horse's name is Montana, but I have a few more names that you guys might like:

El Dorado
Winter Blue

They are not all Native American names :)

Dec 28, 2016
by: Anonymous

Beautiful American Indian horse names!

Dec 26, 2016
Lakota, Cheyenne and Comanche
by: Breyer8

I really like these names

Dec 26, 2016
horse names
by: Anonymous

I really like the name Cheyenne.

Dec 23, 2016
Indian horse names
by: Anonymous

My horse's name is Dakota. It is an awesome Indian name. It means friend, or ally. He is a tobiano piebald paint. It's a great name!

Nov 28, 2016
Tell me please
by: Anonymous

Does anyone know if Dakoata is an American Iindian name? It means friend.

Nov 22, 2016
by: Australian-American

I have named a horse of mine, Matoaka, and also another name that I can't remember. Lol. Amazing names, love it!

Born in Florida raised in Australia, so wish I had the accent. Oh well!

Nov 05, 2016
Not real
by: Anonymous

Cody is not an Indian name. Also, try Cloud Dancing for a white horse, Running Bull for a thoroughbred or Clever Crow for a black horse.

Sep 23, 2016
Few horse names
by: Wild thing

Wind dancer~
Lightning dust~
Thunder bolt~

Just a few horse names I think are super cute!

Aug 09, 2016
by: Anonymous

Lona means "beautiful". I think it would be good for a horse.

Jun 25, 2016
Sunrise? Sunset?
by: Jesus&HorseLover4-ever

I love those names... :)

Apr 18, 2016
My new horse
by: Bobbi

I just purchased a BML Mustang and I've named Gypsy. She is a 4-yr old Bay and she has the sweetest disposition, beautiful conformation and I love her already!

Apr 09, 2016
Indian Horse Names
by: Anonymous

Little Bear, Comanche, Sunset, Cheyenne, Little Fawn, Arrow Wind, Starlight.

Apr 04, 2016
Native American Horse Names
by: Anonymous

Little Eagle
Little Hawk
Wind Runner

Just some ideas, I am hoping to get my own horse soon, and these are names I am considering.

Mar 07, 2016
Names I think are AWESOME!
by: Fun Person

Eagle feather

Mar 01, 2016
by: Wolf

Cute male or female name for a pinto. 😍

Jan 18, 2016
Horse Names
by: Luvhorses789

Chief, Dakota, Crow, Eagle, or Comanche.

Jan 07, 2016
I Love These Names!
by: I love horses!

Singing Water
Little Fawn
Soaring Eagle

Nov 08, 2015
Horse Names
by: Anonymous

Sun Dance
Warrior's Heart

Oct 26, 2015
Horse Names
by: Hearbeatforhorses

America's Pride
Dacing In The Rain
Lasting Moonlight
Starlights Legacy
Sterling Dream
Eagles Feather
Eagle Friend

Sep 20, 2015
by: Kristina

My paint's name was this, he died 2 years ago.
He was cute.

Aug 23, 2015
Painted Lady
by: Jade

This suits any color. My man suggested it for my horse called Bridie and it really suits her.

Jul 27, 2015
American Indian Horse Names
by: HorseLuvr4Evr

I think this is probably most appropriate for an Appaloosa, because that is the main horse American Indians rode.
This is where I will probably be the least creative. I honestly just searched up Native American names or something like that and found a website...
It is very helpful, and safe!
I am not as creative as for Girl Horse Names/Baby Horse Names, but I hope this helps.
Sincerely, a True Horse Lover ;)

Feb 26, 2015
Indian horse name (Fantasic)
by: Anonymous


Dec 17, 2014
by: Jesse

This is the name of an Indian tribe, and my mom used to have a Paint (horse) named Cherokee. :)

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