100+ Unique Horse Names: Which Speaks to You?

Updated December 23, 2021
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When you've just bought a new horse or pony, there's a lot of pressure to choose the right name for them. It has to be memorable, it has to suit their personality, and most importantly, it has to be creative! Choose something unique that's striking, impresses strangers, and worthy of your new pride and joy.

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Food-Related Names

These food-related names could be related to your horse's color, personality, or favorite treat.

  1. Caramel Highlights (Cara)
  2. Poison Apple (Apple)
  3. Dessert Rose (Rose)
  4. Banana Split (Splitz)
  5. Peachy Keen
  6. Ice Cream Glitter (Ice)
  7. Apple-bee
  8. Brioche
  9. Adoboloco
  10. Berlingozzo

Fantasy-Inspired Monikers

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Show off your geeky side with one of these fantastical names.

  1. Mystic Mountain (Mystic)
  2. Bambi Eyed Surprise (Bambi)
  3. Fire of the Dragon (Fire)
  4. Mielhdros
  5. Nallbo
  6. Thainbar
  7. Glidain
  8. Quetza
  9. Ronnus
  10. Borneeagle

Trotting Around the Globe

Maybe your horse reminds you of an amazing journey or trip? One of these names is sure to fit the bill and transport you to adventures far away.

  1. Brooklyn Heights (Brooklyn)
  2. Saigon Supreme (Sai, pronounced "sigh")
  3. Sorrento Secret (Sorrento)
  4. Princeton Rush (Prince)
  5. Sydney Reign (Sydney)
  6. Texas Dream (Tex)
  7. Amarillo Thorn (Ama)
  8. Philadelphia Spirit (Phil)
  9. Cedynia
  10. Zenica

Astronomy Names for Your Horse

Go for gold with one of these creative astronomical names.

  1. Twilight Zone (Twila)
  2. Universally Speaking (Uni)
  3. Sparkle and Shine
  4. Shadow of the Moon (Shadow or Moon)
  5. Ibiza Night (Ibby)
  6. Polydeuces
  7. Lysithea
  8. Paaliaq
  9. El Gordo
  10. Seyfert

Horse Names After Gemstones

For the horse who lights up your life or utterly glitters in the sun, it can be meaningful to give them the name of a crystal or mineral.

  1. Citrine
  2. Emerald
  3. Amethyst
  4. Garnet
  5. Moonstone
  6. Opal
  7. Labradorite
  8. Jade
  9. Tourmaline
  10. Selenite

Floral Names for Unique Horses

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If common floral names like Rose or Poppy aren't your style, you can choose the name of a more unique bloom. These flowers have quite unusual names, which makes them great choices for an especially extraordinary horse.

  1. Anemone
  2. Calendula
  3. Primrose
  4. Zinnia
  5. Peony
  6. Amaranth
  7. Diascia
  8. Narcissus
  9. Bougainvillea
  10. Freesia

Mighty Horse Names

Horses who are swift as lightning or as mighty as thunder deserve an equally significant name.

  1. Sandstorm
  2. Kenzo
  3. Ragnar
  4. Avalanche
  5. Mammoth
  6. Xanthus
  7. Diomedes
  8. Goliath
  9. Justice
  10. Yukon

Names for Beloved Horses

Who doesn't love love? If your heart skips a beat whenever you think of your new horse, consider a name that means "love" or "beloved" in another language.

  1. Kalila
  2. Ezio
  3. Aiko
  4. Davina
  5. Dione
  6. Valentin
  7. Aziz
  8. Nayeli
  9. Erasmus
  10. Sajan

Nature-Inspired Horse Names

Consider choosing a name inspired by the great outdoors.

  1. Bramble
  2. Aspen
  3. Compass
  4. Meadow
  5. Denali
  6. Riverbend (River)
  7. Arroyo
  8. Cascade
  9. Galaxy
  10. Autumn

Uncommon and Unusual Names

If your goal is to find a name that others may not have heard before, look no further. These monikers are sure to make your special horse stand out.

  1. Zilpha
  2. Euphemia
  3. Yancy
  4. Montgomery
  5. Charmayane
  6. Starlette
  7. Prentice
  8. Yessenia
  9. Massimo
  10. Demelza

Things to Consider

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Whether your horse is male or female can be considered when it comes to deciding a name, but you might find you want to choose something that's gender-neutral.

How Your Horse Looks

The first stage is to take a good, hard look at your horse or pony. How would you describe them? There are many factors that can aid you in your decision when it comes to naming them aside from gender. For example, consider their size. If your horse is tall, you might want to avoid names that people associate with something small -- like Minnie Mouse or Atom. On the other hand, these could be a fun ironic choice.

What's Your Horse's Breed

Similarly, the breed of your horse or pony and their personality can help you generate some ideas. For instance, if your horse is a Thoroughbred and quite the character, it's better to choose a big, strong name to reflect this. On the other hand, if you have a small Shetland pony who's timid, you might want to consider cute names like Iced Gem or Cupcake.

Your Pony's Color

You should also think about the color of your horse or pony, as this can help you in picking a name to match. If your horse is gray, for example, why not go for something like Smokey or Misty Day? Or, if your horse is pure white, Snow Shower? There are many varieties available to choose from.

Choosing a Unique Name

It might seem like a difficult decision, but eventually you will stumble across an idea that you love and unequivocally suits your horse or pony. Or you'll find a name that inspires more of your own ideas, which will eventually lead to a winner. Either way, enjoy the process of being creative and you'll soon find a perfect and unique name.

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100+ Unique Horse Names: Which Speaks to You?