Horse Name Ideas from A-Z So You Can Pick the Right One

Last year during my search for a new horse I came across some horses with some pretty interesting names. I'm no stranger to horses with unusual names as my last one was named Toes. I wish I had learned the story behind his name, but it's still a mystery. What I do know though, is that apparently he used to be stabled next to a horse named Shoes. For real. But my favorite ridiculous name goes to this horse named...Horsey McHorseface. Poor animal!

I started thinking about what I would name a horse, and after chatting with some friends I've started a list of names for you to use as a resource in case you want to rename your horse, or if you're lucky enough to name a foal.

In my own life, my new horse is named Frodo. I'll admit I've never seen Lord of the Rings but somehow I think it suits him and I decided not to change it. What do you think? Here's a couple pictures of him. 

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I realize that "bad" and "good" horse names are very subjective and I'm sure I'm missing many great names, so If you have suggestions please leave them in the comments below!

A

Ace
Angeleno (AJ or Angel for short)
Annabel
Apollo
Arabella
Atlas

B

Bailey
Barnaby
Bear
Beau (or Bo)
Beauty
Bella
Blondie
Buddy
Brandy (good for bays)

C

Calypso
Captain
Cappuccino
Cartouche
Charm
Champ
Chief
Chip
Clover
Coco
Concerto

D

Delphi
Dexter
Dolly
Domino (good for a black and white Paint)
Dora (could have Veladora or Doriena as a show name)
Dorado

E

Echo
Eye of the Storm

F

Fancy
Felix
Finvarra
Fleur
Fleury
Flicka

G

Get Smart
Ghost (good for a gray horse)
Ginger

H

High Hopes (Hope for short)
High Roller

I

Indy (Indigo for a show name)
Irish or Irish Luck (good for an Irish Sport Horse)

J

Jabelle (Bella for short)
Jackson (Jax for short)
Jaipur
Jasper
Jewel

K

Keep the Faith (Faith for short)
Koda (Indian name for friend)

L

Lady
Lucky
Luna
Lux

M

Major
Midnight (good for a black horse)
Mirage
Miss Molly
Monty
Muffin

N

Noir (good for a black horse)

O

Oliver

P

Paint the Sky (For a Paint)
Pepper
Pepsi (For a horse full of energy. This is the name of the main character's horse in my middle-grade mystery, as well as the name of one of my favorite childhood horses)
Priceless
Prince
Princess

Q

Quintessa

R

Raven
Reilly
Rembrant (Remi for short)
Rhapsody
River
Rocky
Romeo

S

Sassy
Scout
Serafina (for those who are fans of the Serafina and the Black Cloak book!)
Shadow
Silvana
Sky
Spirit
Stella
Sterling (good for a gray)
Star
Stormy
Sullivan (Sully for short)
Super Sox (Sox for short)

T

Talk of the Town
Teddy
The Flying Dutchman (good for a Dutch Warmblood)
Titus
Traveler

U

Ultra Blue (good for a gray horse, Blue for short)
Unlimited

V

Valentina
Velocity
Violet

W

Whiskers (good for a silly horse, maybe Mr. Whiskers for a show name)
Willow
Wings (With Wings for a show name)
Winston

Z

Zahara
Zara
Zarentina
Zelda
Zella
Zeus
Zibbibo
Zinnia

Places can make good names. Here's some popular ones:

Aspen
Berlin
Coronado
Dakota
Davos
London
Paris
Sydney

Fun Pony Names

Bada Bing
Biscuit
Buttons
Brownie
Candy
Freckles
Fritz
Fuzz
Lil' Bit
Mighty Mouse
Mr. Wiggles
Oreo
Patches
Peaches
Peanut
Pumpkin
Snickers
Squeak
Tiny Tim
Twix
One last suggestion is inspired from a trio of ponies at my barn. One is named Bacon, one is Egg, and another is Cheddar!