Famous Horse Names

by Sydney at HorseCrazyGirls.com
(Florida, USA)

Share your favorite famous horse names!

Share your favorite famous horse names!

Here you'll find famous horse names shared by other horsecrazygirls like you! Feel free to comment on any of these names or share your favorite famous horse names here.


(Dee, USA)
I chose this name because it makes me think of a wild untamed stallion and On the TV show Texas Ranger, Chuck Norris rode a wild stallion by the name of Santana.


(RayRay, Canada)
I chose this name because it is really interesting. It comes from ancient Greece.


(Zoe, USA)
My favorite horse name is Odyssey because it is very different and sounds so beautiful. It is the perfect name for a beautiful graceful horse. Not only does it sound beautiful but it reminds me of a strong horse. It would make my day to own or ride a horse named Odyssey. I think it is the perfect name for almost any horse.


(Akoiya, America)
I think it's a very graceful name for a horse.


(Alyssa, Pennsylvania)
It is a name that can describe a horse or remind people that horses have spirit in them no matter what and it won't go away.


It's a classic name. I used to lease a horse named Flicka and she was the best thing ever.


(Georgia, Wisconsin)
My horse is a French Thoroughbred and Armani is just a cool name that happens to be a French designer.


(Riley, FL)
It was a Greek king's favorite horse. Bucephalus was his fastest, strongest, and bravest horse. He named a city after him - the great, old city of Bucephalus.

Black Beauty

(Morgan, Delaware)
I want a young black Arabian mare so I don't see her die and I also always wanted an Appaloosa. I love the color black that's why I like black beauty for a horse name.


(Rhiannon, USA)
After reading the book "Misty of Chincoteague" a couple years ago, the name Misty has been one of my favorite horse names. I would love to get a Chincoteague pony and name her Misty. I highly recommend the name to anyone who has a flaxen chestnut, or any other light colored horse. And I also recommend the book! ;)


(Christina, USA)
He was a little horse and he made a big name for himself!

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Oct 08, 2021
by: Anonymous

I love the Name Nova! I have a 16.2 Chestnut Gelding! I don't know if Nova is too feminine. Any ideas?

Sep 30, 2021
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by: Iris

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Sep 26, 2021
by: Anonymous

My horses names are:
Merlin (blue roan Appaloosa)
Indi (chestnut tovero)
Roy (bay roan)
I have a new bay tobiano mare and I can’t pick a name for the life of me!

Aug 19, 2021
Name of my horses and my friends horses names
by: I love my horse

My horse's name is Onyx she’s a black thoroughbred.

All my friends horses names are:
Artemis (dark bay)
Storm (grey dapple)
Citrine (palomino)
Nova (bay)
Munro (chestnut)
Evie (white)
Hope this helps!

May 02, 2021
Horse names I like
by: Alicia

Hi! So here are some names I like: Midnight, Shadow Jinx, Sunshine, Nightlight, Blosson, Spring, Legero, Tormenta, Summer, Winter, Autumn, and Aurora.

Apr 27, 2021
horse names
by: Anonymous

chemical caramel for a bay

jorney for a foal

midnight black

music mystery

destiny dream

Mar 09, 2021
more names
by: Anonymous

Hi, its me again! I already posted bat, raven, midnight, shadow, and blizzard but now I have some new names... hurricane, tsunami, coral, anemone, auk-let, star-flight, moon, Luna, star, Katie, lightning, moonlight, and nightmare.

Mar 03, 2021
by: Anonymous

I think that a good name is bat because its dark and mysterious but cute at the same time. I think it would be a good name for a Frisian gelding or stallion. But anyways other good names are raven, midnight, blizzard, yeah but anyway these are just names I like. It's okay if you don't agree with me.

Mar 01, 2021
by: Isabella H.

Hi! Me again. I also like Freedom or for a show name, Dance to Freedom. For a mischievous horse or pony, Diego and a show name for him is, Canandaigua, for a appaloosa, Spatter. I hope this helps!

Jan 25, 2021
Horse Names
by: Isabella H.

I liked for white horses Pearl or for a jumper fleur champΓͺtre (means Wild flower) or for a cute show filly Zarah and show name PancerDancer.

Jan 23, 2021
Black horse names
by: Clydesdale4ever

Black beauty (obvi)

I love black horses. They just look so majestic!! I have an all black Clydesdale, and he is the most handsome Clydesdale on the block!

Jan 19, 2021
by: Anonymous

Sabastian to me was always a nice name. I thought
it would be a lovely name for a black Stallion or a nice bay thoroughbred. :)

Jan 19, 2021
by: Anonymous

I really like Tokyo. It seemed like a really nice name so when I get a horse I would name it Tokyo :)

Jan 17, 2021
Horse names
by: Horselover

We just bought a new horse...her colour is copper and we don't know what to name her...I was thinking hazel but I wanted a few more options
..any ideas please?

Dec 27, 2020
Unique Horse Names that Start with B
by: Anonymous


Nov 18, 2020
Bobs idea(aka my horse)
by: Jocelyn

I have found this website looking for a horse name for my new horse. But I found so many optional names for her. She's a little bay roan filly. I like names like big bird names.


Hope you like these names and these names are good for both genders of horse.

Oct 31, 2020
Horse name
by: Anonymous

I think smoky would be a good name for a horse , especially if you are a western rider and your horse was a blue roan color

Oct 22, 2020
Horse names
by: Anonymous

I like the names Trigger and Marley and snap
Tara is a good one too🐴🐎🐴🐎

Sep 20, 2020
what about secretariat?

I think Secretariat is a good name <3

Jul 29, 2020
Ok so....
by: Anonymous

Ok, I Have a horse named poppy and I think it’s a good name. He really enjoys jumping. I also recommend the name brownie for a mare/gelding/stallion because my barn had horses who just foaled and I am really attached to this one filly, they even let me name her brownie. She is a bay with a cute star on her forehead.

May 28, 2020
Cool horse names I've used!
by: Anonymous

Coral, Skyra, Ash, Dragon mist, Miracle, Dusk, Flint, Pegasus, Oasis, Sephora, Blaze, Seaheart, River, Artemis

That's all I can remember! Hope you like them!!

Jan 05, 2020


Feb 05, 2019
These are sooo cool names I made up
by: GOD'sgirl

I make up names a lot but I make tons more every day!!! Nikira, moonbolt, gypsy treasure, wildfire, black mist, coda, ghost, sugar, Alex, thunder, lunaco, firecygnus, neke, neko treasuremist, willow, storm, blackgypsy, shadowbolt, nightspark,nugget, Silverado, windprancer. I still have tons more but that's all I can put. For now!!!πŸ˜πŸ˜‰πŸ˜˜ love u guys

Oct 08, 2018
Famous horse name
by: Hazel

Stormy is the name of Misty's foal in Misty of Chincoteague. Another famous horse name is king of the wind. I read that book and I am pretty sure there is a movie. I really want to watch it.

Sep 23, 2018
by: Anonymous

Snowman is such a cute name. The story about Snowman the show jumping horse is also really touching.

Aug 31, 2018
Black Beauty
by: Spiritgirl

Black Beauty is a classic and very famous name, perfect for a black horse, it comes from the book by Anna Sewell. Its really nice.

Aug 19, 2018
Horse names
by: Smarty

A good horse name is Brownie especially if you have a brown horse like me.

Jun 06, 2018
by: Promise

Tucker is my favorite horse name because you can name your horse any thing you want to because it is your horse. My mom named her horse Molly.

Jun 01, 2018
June 1, 2018
by: Amilia

If anything, a good name to call your horse is secret because it will keep all your secrets and is the best listener but my horses names are Buttercup,Sandy, Bullet,Red, Luna, Angel, Spirit, Midnight, Oreo, Molkie, Stella which means star, Faith. But I should be getting a new horse soon and I need suggestions for its name.

Jan 21, 2018
by: Skylar

I love the name Easy because it's different name. You never think about it. I used to have a horse named Easy and his name described him so well!

Dec 26, 2017
These are all of my Schleich Safari and Terra horse toys names but I think that are good real life horse names too
by: Star Stable vs Mortal Kombat

1. Angel
2. Doli
3. Fudge
8. Destiny
9. Roni ( Veronica)
11. Chico
12. Missy
13. Lou Lou
14. Sammy

I got new ones but their names are not official

Jan 16, 2017
by: Hannah

I like this name for a barrel horse or any other fast moving horse and I think it would fit a boy more then a female.

Jan 12, 2017
The only 12 Triple Crown Winners (horse racing)
by: Hoofbeats Gone With the Wind

Here is a list of all the horses who won the Triple Crown and the year they won!

2015-American Pharaoh
1977-Seattle Slew
1943-Count Fleet
1937-War Admiral
1930-Gallant Fox
1919-Sir Barton

I hope I got all this info right! If I didn't pleasee tell me!!!🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎

Dec 25, 2016
Horse Names
by: #horsecrazygirl

Myth, Literature, Mr.Famous, Spice, Herb, Sassafrass, Soda, Fire Ember, Vega, Lyra, Butterfly, Triton, Mischief, Sweetheart, Apostle, Mica, Mocha, Daffodil, Storm, Tundra, Blizzard, Snowy, Panther, Coal Black, Blackout, Donut, Hershey, Copper, Shasta, Shade, Shadow, Moonlight, Eggnog, Peppermint, Pistachio, Hazel, Hazelnut, Pecan, Peanut, Almond, Coconut, Cashew, Cupcake, Brownie, Cake, Oreo, Milkshake, Malt, Ice Cream, Biscuit, Ebony, Citrus, Domino, River, Sandy, Cinnamon, Asia, Milky Way, Jay, Violet, Victory.

I have more horse names but I would run out of room. 😊

Dec 22, 2016
Horse Names
by: Eleanor

Fave horse names:

Alexandra, Lily, May Flower, Pilgrim, Moonlight Dancer, Native, Sassafras, Topaz, Gemstone, Jupiter, Chester, Coal Black, Larkspur, Starlight, Lead By Example, Spark, Sparkle, Tundra, Blizzard, Constellation, Czar, Golden Starlight and Mistletoe.

Dec 19, 2016
my horses' names
by: Macy


Nov 23, 2016
My horses name
by: Anonymous

I love horses and I'm getting one next year. I'd like to call it Secret if it is a stallion or gelding. If it's a mare, I'd call it Flicka.

Nov 08, 2016
i love horses!
by: Anonymous

Liberty, because it sounds so free! Sundancer and Diablo!

Oct 29, 2016
Horse names
by: Blazeclaw

Blackshadow or Secretariat. Blackshadow is just a name I came up with because to me it means power. Secretariat is a famous race horse who won in the Belmont by 31 lengths.

Aug 23, 2016
horse name
by: vanniekerkl


I have read this name in one of my horse books. It sounds sooooo dreamy and it's for a white horse with grey spots!!!

Aug 19, 2016
To Thunder Filly
by: AHorseLovingGirl

Wow! That's a lot of Schleich horse models!! And a lot of names too!! ;)

Aug 08, 2016
Horse names from my schleich horses
by: Thunder Filly

Sambo, Faith, Dottie, Hope, Leroy, Simon, Lacy, Shadow, Eclipse, Kelso, Lucky, Nelly, Bella, Charlie Chaplin, Lightning, Rosie, Izzy, Colorado, Coal, Beauty, Selina, Athena, Pearl, Houdini, Lolo, Jim, Big Ben, Foxfire, Lakota, Patches, Freckles, Cookie, Dakota, Dragon, Star, Naiomi, Bonfire, Arrow, Annie, Prince. Those are just a couple of my horses, I have 85. Schleich horses of course.

May 30, 2016
by: Jesus&HorseLover4-ever

I don't like the name Patrick either! I would have named the horse, Sugar.(Well, I don't know if I would for SURE but I do like that name)

May 21, 2016
by: Anonymous

This horse mentioned above - was Alexander The Greats Horse - he was a polydactyly horse, meaning several digits on one hoof. There was another famous King that rode a polydactyly horse as well.

Interesting how he was named though.

May 12, 2016
New horse, New name
by: Horsiegal123

I got a Connemara X Welsh horse for my birthday. Its name is Patrick and I absolutely don't like that name! I want an awesome name for it! It's grey and has a long white tail. He is a jumper and a dressage horse.

Mar 21, 2016
by: Anonymous

I think Ilse is a good horse name especially for a
brown horse.

Mar 15, 2016
For feb 07
by: Anonymous

What about Brooks? That is my stud's name and it is perfect for him!!! :)

Feb 21, 2016
by: Anonymous

I like the name Sham. Sham was the name of the horse in the book, King of the Wind. I love that story. Plus, this name is short and rolls off your tongue.

Feb 20, 2016
by: Anonymous

Dallas, Merryweather, Spirit, Jumper, Misty, Romper, Ginger, Flicka, Pumpkin Pie, Carrot, Diamond, Crystal, Jet Storm

Feb 07, 2016
Stallion Name
by: Anonymous

Need good stallion names for a Connemara with a liver chestnut coat. Help please!

Jan 28, 2016
Cherish, and Edelwiess
by: Megan

I don't own a horse but I wish I do! I have a cat named Edelweiss (from "Sound of Music") and I love that name. I like Cherish because it means deeply loved. I also like names of birds like Blue Bird, Chickadee, and Falcon.

Jan 21, 2016
I Love Horses
by: Anonymous

Joan of arc
Joey (from war horse)
Secretariat (racehorse)

Dec 02, 2015
Horse Names
by: Anonymous

Spirit, Thowra, Storm, Twister, Jet, Stardust, Moondust, Moonlight, Zelda, Legend, Ghost, Majestic, Goodna, Kalari, Koda, Champ, Red, Balto, Bolt, Bonita, Esperanza, Yuri, Misty, and Secretariat.

Dec 01, 2015
Horse names
by: Anonymous

Black stallion
Moonlight Shadow

Sep 07, 2015
by: Starstable

Vanilla is a good name too!

May 22, 2015
Warhorse lookalike, names?
by: Anonymous

My best friend just got a horse and looks exactly like Joey from the movie Warhorse, she was wondering if she should name her horse after Joey from Warhorse. I just wanted to give her the right answer! Any opinions?! Thanks!

From Sydney at HorseCrazyGirls.com

If she likes it sure!

May 15, 2015
Spirit and Flicka
by: alexis

I think those are really good horse i like them both.

May 13, 2015
Naming horses
by: Molly

How about a horse named Buttercup or Isabella?

May 13, 2015
by: Claire

I love the name Shutterfly. I was watching a show on TV and one of the horses was called shutterfly! LUV IT!!!

May 13, 2015
by: Summer

I love the name Phoenix or Eliee (that is how I spell the name)

May 13, 2015
Simply Hot
by: Meghan

Simply hot is my fave cause my cousin used to own him and he sure is pretty!

May 13, 2015
My Fave Famous Horse Names
by: Blackburn Image

Wimpy (amazing Quarter Horse)
Blackburn (amazing Quarter Horse)
Steele Dust (amazing Quarter Horse)
Smart Chic O'Lena (awesome Quarter Horse)
Hollywood Dunit (awesome Quarter Horse)
End Zone Dancer (awesome Quarter Horse)
Grey Badger (amazing Quarter Horse)
Dash For Cash (amazing Quarter Horse)
Peppy San Badger (awesome Quarter Horse)
Man O' War (AWESOME Thoroughbred)
Fair Play (AMAZING Thoroughbred)
Hasting (AMAZING Thoroughbred)
Secretariat (Awesome Thoroughbred)
Ruffian (World Greatest Racing Filly!)
Mind That Bird (Awesome Racehorse)
Zenyetta (Great Racing Filly)
Animal Kingdom (Kentucky Derby Winner)
Ruler On Ice (Belmont Winner)
Seabiscuit (Awesome Thoroughbred)

May 11, 2015
Red Rum
by: Anonymous

Red Rum is a famous racehorse. He was foaled in 1965 and won the grand nationals in 1973, 1974 and 1977! He died in 1995. He has a special grave near the winning post in Aintree.

May 11, 2015
Pretty and big
by: Anonymous

Pretty and big and not willing to back down.

May 11, 2015
Great horse names!
by: Lexi

I think names of Greek Gods/Goddesses are great horse names:

Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Aphrodite, Athena, Demeter, Apollo, Artemis, Hestia, Hermes, Ares, Hephaestus, Hera, Pan, Dionysus, Kronos, Helios.

There are MANY more but those are the main ones.

May 11, 2015
by: Eve

Frankel is the fastest race horse alive right now. I think it's a cute name for a bay (male).

Also for a mare, a good name could be Black Caviar who is also an unbeaten mare racehorse at this time.

My lesson trainer is buying me and her a horse (it's a bay male) and I think I might rename him Frankel. ARE THERE ANY OTHER GOOD BAY GELDING NAMES???

May 11, 2015
by: Anonymous

I love it because it is strong and silent.

May 05, 2015
by: Nicola

I love the name Joey because it is the name of the horse from War Horse! I love War Horse the movie and thought it was a good name for horses that look a lot like Joey.

May 05, 2015
by: Anonymous

I like this name because I think it's cool and it would be a nice name for an American Saddlebred or a dressage horse. :)

May 05, 2015
Names for your Breyer horses or horse
by: Emily

Hi. Here are some Breyer horse names for your Breyer horses or horse.

Valentine, pumpkin, seabiscuit, teddy,cookie and cream, oreo, bumblebee, Chester, mystery, cast pure, sweetie, Hercules, shadow, jasper, misty, cookie, spirit, cupcake, midnight, secretariat, honey, rain, bandit, and buddy.

May 05, 2015
by: Rheanna

I think Shadowfax for a white horse because if any of you watched Lord of the Rings, it is the name of the white horse lord of all horses. I like the name Shadowfax because it is a great name and not very common. Shadowfax is the name I would name a white horse if I got one.

May 01, 2015
Horse Names
by: Chelsea & Thowra

I love the name Thowra. If any of you horse lovers have seen the movie 'The Silver Stallion' and love palominos, then this is the name for you. I named my horse Thowra which means wind. It's a beautiful name and would suit any horse, especially palominos.

May 01, 2015
by: Anonymous

My favorite horse name is Diablo, I read it in a book (which is now a series) Diablo: My Dream Horse. It is my favorite book and series of all time! :) I LOVE HORSES!!!<3

May 01, 2015
by: Jana

Magic is a good name because I think horses are Magical and they are the best creatures!

May 01, 2015
Pixie Dust
by: Anonymous

It sounds magical especially for a dapple grey.

Apr 29, 2015
Some famous horse names from real life and books!
by: HorseBearGal

Yay! Famous horse names!

1. Misty
2. Stormy
3. Black Beauty
4. The Black
5. Seabiscuit
6. Sham
7. Ruffian
8. Man 'O War
9. Curlin'
10. Red Rum
11. Misty's Twilight
12. The Phantom
13. The Pied Piper
14. Figure

Apr 29, 2015
Phar Lap
by: Anonymous

A brilliant Australian horse who had the X factor, an enlarged heart. His name means 'lightning' in Thai and he ran like it.

Apr 29, 2015
by: HorseLuverGirlcc101

I have always loved the name Cheasnut;) I also like the names:

Ezekiel, Lightning, Thunder, Blaze, Amigo, Buckwheat, Admiral, Ginger, Bullet, Santana, Misty, Rain. I could go on forever! ;)

Let me know if you want me to come up with more. I'd be happy to. I do research on horse names and find out there meaning. Tell me how you feel about your horse and I'll suggest some names

Apr 27, 2015
The Bonanza Horses
by: A Horse Girl

Some horse names that I really like are the horses from Bonanza the buckskin Buck, then there is Sport, Chub the Black, and Little Joe's horse Cochise.

Then later in the series Sport and the actor with him left then a new character came which was Candy.

Now they never named the horse, but I feel a good name would be Lady if it was a mare, and Bullet if it was a stallion.

Apr 27, 2015
by: Crazy Icelandic

A name made famous by a race horse legend. I love this name because it has some color in it. It is well fitted for a big horse (black,red or brown with a blaze which is also my dream horse).

Apr 27, 2015
Exotic Horse Names
by: Anali

Here are some great names: (Most of them are for Arabs, but it doesn't matter)

Aeris (Female)
Iris (Female)
Celeste (Female)
Jade (Both)
Warrior (Male, Both)
Melody (Girl)
Esther (Both)
Jamaal (Girl, both)
Marwan Jamaah (Male)
Maarbuck (Male)
Legacy (Both)
Admiral (Both)
Shek (Male)
Helios (Male)
Morpheous (Male)
Lillith (Female)
Sookie (Female)
Avery (Both)
Worhlo (Male)
Sharwa De Sheline (Female)

Apr 27, 2015
Horse Names
by: Appamountainhorse

I love these horse names: DANCER, CHALLENGER, CLASSY, BREEZE, and JADE. Those are my favorite horse names.

Apr 27, 2015
by: Kataryan

I like the name Fabio because it would be such a cute name for a cute little fat pony such as a haflinger.

Apr 27, 2015
Godolphin Arabian
by: Kendra

Have you guys ever read 'King of the Wind' by Marguerite Henry? The horse was real and lived in the 1700s and his name was Sham. I LOVE that name! :-)

Apr 23, 2015
Man O'War
by: Man O'War Fan

I love the name Man O'War like the race horse who raced the horse Sir Barton in Canada. Man O'War was a Thoroughbred who had the Godolphin Arabian blood in him. I WANT A HORSE SO MUCH! :-D

Apr 23, 2015
California Chrome
by: Grace

This is the name of the horse that won the 2014 Kentucky Derby and the Sanita Anta. He's an underdog and a great story to read about!

Apr 23, 2015
by: Anonymous

I have a pony named Silver and he is the best! He is so pretty so I think it is the best name in the world for a white pony/horse.

Apr 23, 2015
Flash or Dixie
by: Esmeralda

Names of my horses

Apr 16, 2015
by: Anonymous

Smokey can be used for a dark or black horse and it could be used for a small to large horse. It is my horse's name.

Apr 16, 2015
The smallest horse in the world
by: Anonymous

I like the name Pumpkin. It's the perfect name for the smallest horse in the world.

Apr 16, 2015
My fave riding school horse names
by: Anonymous

Tom, Fifi, Nessy, Criss-Cross, Billy Cross, Mandy, Fairy, Paddington, Sooty, Mackie, Bailey, Rascal

Apr 12, 2015
Thunderhead or Ironface
by: Anonymous

It just really sounds cool especially for a gray horse with a white star on his head. That would be a good name for a horse like that:)

Apr 10, 2015
by: Anonymous

It's the name of the horse of my dreams.

Apr 06, 2015
by: Anonymous

It gives the idea of fierceness, power, and strength.

Apr 06, 2015
I agree
by: Alyssa the horse gentler

I think Seabiscuit is a great name!! The movie is amazing too!!

Mar 16, 2015
Cole Turner
by: Anonymous

Well the name Cole Turner is from the Charmed show & the real Cole Turner is my distant cousin to the US President John Tyler.

Mar 03, 2015
hickstead! etc
by: Anonymous


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