50 Male Horse Names For Your Stallion

Georgia Stone
Feb 16, 2024 By Georgia Stone
Originally Published on Nov 25, 2020
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Stallions are royal and magnificent animals on earth who deserve a super cool name.

There are around 300 super popular names for horses from around the world, which we have narrowed down to 50 of the best. With the aid of these curated names for horses,  you can find that one perfect name you're looking for.

Naming your horse is a very subjective affair, it should suit their personality or looks, with a creative touch. After a bit of galloping and trotting around the best ways to name a horse, we have come up with the 50 best names for your equine friend.

For more inspiration why not check out Native American horse names or white horse names.

Cool Horse Names

These names rock out and are perfect for horses with a bit of an edge.

1.  Aerosmith Stallion name given after a famous American rock-band of Boston.

2.  Alejandro (Spanish origin) Horse name comes from a Greek word, “humankind’s defender.”

3.  Atlanta Name of the popular capital city of the US state of Georgia.

4.  Bandit (Italian origin) Famous horses’ name, meaning “a robber in a lawless area.”

5.  Beowulf (English origin) Male horse name commemorates an Old English epic poem.

6.  Brutus (Roman origin) name of the person behind assassinating Julius Caesar.

7.  Callen (Irish origin)Gaelic name, means “commanding in a battle.”

8.  Clyde (Scottish origin) Name after America’s (in)famous criminal pair?

9.  Constantine (Latin origin), means “being constant.”

10. Eoghan (Gaelic origin) means “being young.”---------

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Signature Stallion Names

Various names address horses based on their age and associated factors. A male horse is popularly known as a “Colt” right after its birth.

An ‘ungelded’ one is commonly known as a “stud colt.” After a couple of years’ of age, these horses are known as “geldings” or “stallions”. Did you know that foal is a gender neutral term many used directly after birth? After that, young female horses are known as fillies, and then mares when they grow up.

Below is a list of famous names for stallions who are a force to be reckoned with.

11.Frankel (German origin) A top-ranking British thoroughbred racehorse.

12.Jamshid (Iranian origin) A Muslim name, means “sun’s first rays.”

13.Karim (Arabic origin) means “being noble-hearted.”

14.Ludovic (German origin) Name that originates from France, means “a well-known combatant.”

15.Mister Ed Name of American TV sitcom’s popular talking gelding.

16.Oskar (German origin), means “a champion warrior.”

17.Sea Biscuit Ruling the 40s era, he was one of the top-ranking racehorses.

18.Secretariat (French origin) The name  of the American thoroughbred racehorse, winning the ‘Triple Crown.’

19.Stanislav (Slavic origin), meaning “a famous individual.”

20.Vilhelm (Swedish origin), means “a strong-minded protector.”

Cute Names For Your Horse

Some horses don't suit severe names, they're too full of fun and joy. If your horse is one of these, this list is for you.

21.Cadillac (French origin) refers to "world-famous American carmaker of luxury vehicles".

22. Eagle (Latin origin) meaning “the feathered friend.”

23.Eldorado (Spanish origin) describes “a myth.”

24.Enigma (Greek origin) meaning “being mystifying.”

25.Excalibur (Old English name) refers to "King Arthur's sword".

26.Hercules (Romans origin) referring to the famous hero and demi god in mythology.

27.Hot To Trot: Funny name for a horse, means “ready for an adventure.”

28.Indiana: Great name taken after the US state, and the adventuring archeologist.

29.Kryptonite: Flawless name for your horse appearing in the "Superman series".

30.Zakaria – (Hebrew origin) name, meaning “remembering the Almighty.”

Brilliant Colt Names

A young male horse is known as a “colt.” They are the young horse, mule, or donkey. So, get all geared-up to choose a perfect moniker for your unique and intelligent colt, stud, gelding or stallion, from the name-list below.

31.Bacardi: Taken from the worlds favorite white rum, this is a funny name for colts who haven't quite got control of their limbs yet.

32.Bullseye: Rugged-sounding name for the male horse, meaning "the centralized target" in any sports.

33.Buzz: Enjoy naming your male horse after the famous animated character from Disney’s Toy Story series.

34.Cinder: (German origin) meaning “a pumice-stone like a rock floating on water.”

35.Icicle:T(English origin) he name reminds of “popsicle,” denotes the ice formation, with dripping water’s freezing.

36.Lancelot: (Old English origin) One of the famous Latin name given to the horses, means “Knights of the Round Table.”

37.Lincoln: (Old English origin) Horses’ names given after America’s 16th President, Abraham Lincoln.

38.Mercury: (Lating origin) You can always name the horse after the Solar System’s “tiniest planet”.

39.Nelson: (British origin)Taken after the famous Battle of Trafalgar’s hero, Horatio Nelson.

40.Neptune : (Roman origin) the perfect name for your beautiful horse after the Solar System’s farthest planet.

Male Horse Names From Around The World

Names helps in distinguishing between the horses during a race. It also helps in tracing their bloodlines and pedigrees. Most owners put into a lot of effort in selecting the perfect name for their horses to create uniqueness. You too can take reference from the handful ofgood horse names from the name list given below.

41.Odysseus: (Greek origin), for the horse, taken after the mythical hero of Homer’s epic ‘The Odyssey.’

42.Paladin: (French origin) means "a warrior" – stands perfect for your male horse.

43.Pharaoh: (Egyptian origin) meaning "Ancient Egypt’s rulers".

44.Phoenix: (Greek origin)for the male horses, means the “the Long-living bird’s regeneration”.

45.Shamrock: (Irish origin) Isn’t this a sweet-sounding name for your horse, derived from Ireland’s national emblem?

46.Thor: (Norse origin) meaning the “God of Thunder,” suits just right for your stallion.

47.Titan: (Greek origin) You can always call your stallion after “Saturn’s largest moon.”

48.Twilight: Melodious name for the horses, honoring “the moment before darkness”.

49.Wrangler: (German origin) Macho-sounding name for your male horse, denotes “in-charge of livestock”.

50.Yankee: (British origin) Casual sounding name for the horses, signifying New England’s inhabitant.

We hope this helped in your search but if you need more inspiration we recommend looking at western horse names, or mythical horse names.

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Written by Georgia Stone

Bachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

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Georgia StoneBachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

Georgia is an experienced Content Manager with a degree in French and Film Studies from King's College London and Bachelors degree from Université Paris-Sorbonne. Her passion for exploring the world and experiencing different cultures was sparked during her childhood in Switzerland and her year abroad in Paris. In her spare time, Georgia enjoys using London's excellent travel connections to explore further afield.

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