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Find The Perfect Horse Name

Pick the perfect name for your new horse or foal


Pick the perfect name for your new horse or foal


Spring is prime time for picking the perfect horse name for your new foal, or maybe you made a new purchase on Horsemart and are now the proud owner of a young bay and fancy a name change?


Whatever the reason, picking a good horse name which your new friend loves as much as you is the most important task when it comes to getting a new horse. Well you’re in luck, because here at Horsemart we’ve created a list of the best horse names featured on our site - through buying and selling. What’s more we’ve got the top 10 names for boys and the top 10 names for girls, as well as looking at the mot popular names by breed. So you can check out what’s popular and what’s not - whether you want a name which suits your new cob foal, or just a pretty female horse name. You are sure to find one you'll adore on our list!


Popular names are always changing so we see anything from exotic horse names like Xeta Maria to the traditional Jack, we love everything from the outrageously imaginative to the sweet and simple.


We would love to know what your horse is called! Tell us on our facebook page @horsemartfans . You might just inspire other horse owners with your original ideas!


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Top 10 Female Horse Names

Pretty female horse names are always going to be popular, but something we have noticed specifically with the girls names is you do seem to love the 'e' sounding names, they're nice and girly - but not too much! 

  1. Rosie
  2. Mona
  3. Bella
  4. Molly
  5. Poppy
  6. Lilly
  7. Millie
  8. Lady
  9. Lucy
  10. Bonnie

We have definitely noticed that you love to name your horses human names, whereas previously, human names and animal names have been kept rather separate - but when our pets are as much part of the family as our aunts and uncles, why not give them a name that makes them feel part of the family!


Top 10 Male Horse Names

We love the boys names too, they are classic and always in fashion. What we love about the top 10 male names is that even through the years we haven't seen a huge change in the list of male horse names. 

  1. Jack
  2. Charlie
  3. Billy
  4. Harry
  5. Bailey
  6. Alfie
  7. George
  8. Murphy
  9. Bobby
  10. Jimmy


Some names come and go but they all have a classic and gentle aspect to them, we don’t see it often but we like it! Of course, they aren't all so common. Not all of us are into naming our horses after humans, so here are some of the best unique names, that would only be fit for a horse!


Top 10 Most Unique Horse Names

  1. Whiskey
  2. Tido
  3. Dragonfly
  4. Tori
  5. Snow Feet
  6. Icefall
  7. Mystery
  8. Cavier
  9. Swiftsilver
  10. Cinders
  11. Night Sparkle

But if none of the above take your fancy then do not worry, our horse name inspiration does not end here. Below you will find the most popular horse names sorted by the top 10 breeds found on our site!

Here are our Top 10 breeds on site and their most popular name

Top 10 Horse Names for Cobs

Friendly and reliable, cobs are often the first horses for this very reason - have you owned a cob named one of the below?

  1. Romeo
  2. Hetty
  3. Jake
  4. Chester
  5. Badger
  6. Minstral
  7. Sidney
  8. Puzzle
  9. KitKat
  10. Buzz

Cob Horses


Top 10 Names for Arab Horses

Arab horses make for the ideal riding companion. they are tough, strong, quick learners and friendly - they'll be your friend for life, these popular names mirror their personalities perfectly.

  1. Lyla
  2. Tilly
  3. Snazzy
  4. Prince
  5. Smartie
  6. J S Hypnotica
  7. Kalibis
  8. Hyait
  9. Tekka
  10. Edora

Arab Horses


Top 10 Names for Irish Sport Horses

Famous for their strength in showjumping these names reflect their Irish heritage and showjumping background.

  1. Molly
  2. Ginny
  3. Max
  4. Milly
  5. Molly
  6. Circus
  7. Silver Jasper
  8. Leon
  9. Rosie
  10. Sienna


Top 10 Horse Names for Connemaras

The Irish influence can be seen in some of these most popular names for the Connemara horse.

  1. Apollo
  2. Rosie
  3. Dexter
  4. Connie
  5. Pepper
  6. Bobby
  7. Rolo
  8. Linvanton Aengus
  9. Fizz
  10. Roshanna


Top 10 Horse Names for Appaloosas

Much like their distinct appearance, some of the most popular names for Appaloosas reflect their uniqueness. We're not surprised to see spot appearing in the top 5!

  1. Harvey
  2. Caricks
  3. Zona
  4. Spot
  5. Poppy
  6. Jenny
  7. Hampton
  8. Sprint
  9. Geronimo
  10. Jimmy

Appaloosa Horse


Top 10 Names for Paint Horses

This list of strong names are a perfect match for the strong and intelligent Paint Horse. 

  1. Valerie
  2. Bella
  3. Montie
  4. Bindy
  5. Niall
  6. Mildred
  7. Rosie
  8. Amelio
  9. Jackson
  10. Thompson

Paint Horses


Top 10 Horse Names for Dutch Warmbloods

Dutch Warmbloods are well-known for their strength in Olympic dressage events, and these fancy names are deserving for a truly stunning breed of horse.

  1. Nexus
  2. Ben
  3. Hollie
  4. Benny
  5. Pretty
  6. Xeta
  7. Mona
  8. Maximus
  9. Jonny
  10. Turner

 Dutch Warmblood


Top 10 Horse Names for Thoroughbreds

This speed machine breed are synonymous with racing, and there are definitely some strong racing horse names appearing in this list…

  1. Happy Jack
  2. Morgan Galaxy
  3. Phoebe
  4. Ellie
  5. Eclipse
  6. Lily
  7. Rosie
  8. Polly
  9. Jim
  10. Bobby

Thoroughbred Horses


Top 10 Names for Welsh Section A Horses

The Welsh Section A horse is the founding breed for the Welsh Pony, so we were not surprised to see some traditional and strong names among the most popular horse names for this breed.

  1. Vincenzo
  2. Daisy
  3. Oxney Jack
  4. Mary
  5. Chestre
  6. Minty
  7. Phillip
  8. Poppy
  9. Angie
  10. Dustin


Top 10 Horse Names for Shetland Ponies

Cute and cheeky by nature, cute and cheeky by name - we think these popular names are the perfect match for the small, but perfectly formed Shetland Ponies.

  1. Millie
  2. Jack
  3. Tommy
  4. Lunar
  5. Twinkle Feet
  6. Bobby
  7. Sam
  8. Chester
  9. Buzz
  10. Freddy


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It is also worth remembering that here at Horsemart, as well as having thousands of horses for sale, we offer a wealth of horse information and advice to help in all aspects of caring for your horse. To view all of our fantastic advice, click here now.


Main image source: Finnhorse in a forest via photopin (license)

*Edited 18/10/2016 - We thought this post could do with freshening up, so we pulled out all of the information and displayed in the form of infographic. Let us know what you think!