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The Bible of Horse Names

Browse popular horse names with this great infographic

When it comes to choosing good horse names you might think it is a piece of cake, but it is isn’t.

The reality is that we ponder and ponder because we want the perfect name for the  new addition to your horse family.

Be it your mare’s new foal or maybe a young filly, you want to make sure it feels right when you call the horse's name from across the pasture.

Well, If you're having problems choosing a name then you’ll love this inforgraphic we have created here at HorseClicks.

We have used over 14,000 horse for sale adverts that were placed on our site over the past year and created a comprehensive list of the most popular names.

Obviously every horse is different and you may find the most popular horse names aren't the best names for your horse, but you’re certain to find some inspiration in this list.

Even if you aren't looking for a name for your own horse, it's fun to see what names some people call their horses. You will be surprised at some of them.

Enjoy!

horse names

Good Horse Names

 

Most Popular Horse Names

 

Bella

Alex

Lilly

Alexia

Fancy

Sugar

Lady

Tucker

Dakota

Cash

Daisy

Spirit

Cisco

Annie

Buddy

Whiskey

Chance

Blue

Molly

 

Horse Names for Geldings

 

Tucker

Cisco

Alex

Dakota

Cash

Charlie

Ranger

Spirit

Whisky

Buddy

Chance

Scout

Rebel

Cody

Jasper

Jack

Sunny

Alexia

Doc

Guess it’s true

Jake

Romeo

Bandit

George

selena Forever

Red

Apache

Rocky

Smoke

Black Jack

Boomer

Jackson

Levi

Toby

Shadow

 

Horse Names for Mares

 

Bella

Sugar

Fancy

Lady

Daisy

Lilly

Alexia

Annie

Molly

Alex

Gracie

Ginger

Lacey

Willow

Ladybug

Gypsy

Ellie

Belle

Lucy

Misty

BB

Princess

Rosie

Hope

Jewel

Stella

Angel

Dixie

Maggie

Sadie

Luna

Penny

Beauty

Honey

Missy

Star

Cheyenne

Cricket

 

Phew, that's a lot of names. It looks like Bella is the favorite name, especially for Mares. The top name for Geldings is Tucker. It's interesting to see Alex and Alexia popping up in a few places as well, being a popular name for both genders.


But we haven't stopped there.


To look at the results in even more depth we broke the names down into specific breeds. We picked the top breeds on our site and gathered the top 10 names for each one:

Top 10 names for popular horse names by breed


Quarter Horses

Ladybug, Cisco, Lacey, Sugar, Cash, Fancy, Blue, Buddy, Raven, Spirit

 

Friesians

Gypsy, Jack, Spirit, Lilly, Rebel, Black Jack, Jasper, Sadie, Toby, Harley

 

Arabians

Alexia, Prince, Annie, Levi, Trooper, Izzy, Diva, Lilly, Ransom, Treasure


Appaloosas

Alexia, Twister, Luna, Apple, Sheba, Blue, Cheyenne, Star, Apache, Gabby, Stormy

 

Paint Horses

Dakota, Bella, Lady, Tucker, Sierra, Scout, Lucky, Jewel, Snickers, Belle

 

Thoroughbreds

Storm, Charlie, Lola, Zoe, Aspen, Princess, King, Samson, Summer, Tucker

 

Tennesse Walkers

Fancy, Gypsy, Shadow, Lilly, Blue, Jazz, Chance, Ranger, Copper, Dream

 

Ponies

Peanut, Daisy, Blaky, Cinnamon, Palomo, Bella, Annie, Flash, Missy, Scooter

 

Draft Horses

Sadie, Bud, Bacardi, Ike, Yankee, Bella, Sapphire, Tara, Copper, Rocky

 

 

There seems to be a bit more variety in the names when you break it down by breed. Some names which weren't on the list of most popular names have cropped up. We particularly like Trooper, Sapphire and Peanut.


If these names don't do it for you, why not get a bit more creative and try merging two names together?


You can come up with some very interesting names.


How about Shadow Flash. Lucky Treasure. Sapphire Peanut? Okay, that last one might not be the best example, but we're sure you could come up with some better combinations!
 

There were a few names that we loved which didn't make it into the most popular list. Here are some of our favorites:

 

 

Our favorite horse names

Serendipity Skies

Hobbit

Iced Latte

Celestia

Rusty

Pickles

Eclipse

Tinker Bell

Wildfire

Trillium

 

You have no excuse now for not being able to come up with good horse names.

But before you choose one try it out a couple times.

 

Ask yourself does it sound funny when you throw the name in with other words? You want to make sure that it rolls off the tongue real nice. Short names often make better stable names, because they are easier for everyday use.  With show names you can have a lot more fun. These horse names will need to stand out when you are competing.

 

You might want to choose a name that reflect the horses heritage. For example, choosing a name with Asian roots - like “Levi” - for your Arabian is a wonderful way to honor the origins of your horse’s breed.

 

If you are registering your horse name then make sure that you find out the registries rules first. Some do not allow duplicate names, and also some breeds need to use the sire’s and dam’s names. The best thing to do is compile a list of your favorites names and work with the registry to pick the perfect one.     

 

Be sure to tell us if this information has helped you choose your horses name, and let us know what your favorite is!

 

Now you are armed with this amazing list why not browse the wonderful horses for sale on HorseClicks today. You should have no trouble finding a new addition to your family and giving them the perfect name!