Unique Names for Black Horses

Last Updated on February 7, 2022 by Urska

Picking a name for your horse is the hardest decision for any owner. After all, they will have it for life. You want to choose one that is fitting for their coat color, gender, or family lines. Black horses are regal, mysterious, and grand, so here are 50 unique names for black horses to help you show off how special they are!

Names for Black Horses: Stallion/Gelding Names

1. Bucephalus– Alexander the Great’s war horse

2. Blackjack– Pegasus from the Percy Jackson/last US Army cavalry horse

3. Topthorn– from the novel War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

4. Black Gold– winner of the 50th Kentucky Derby

5. Kuro– black in Japanese

6. Byerley Turk– one founder of modern thoroughbred bloodlines

7. Midnight Sun– the TWH’s most influential sire

8. Zeus– Greek god of thunder

9. Hades– the god of wealth and lord of the underworld

10. Alastor– Hades’ stallion

11. Fusang– the mysterious Chinese tree of life

12. Aether– the son of the Greek god of darkness

13. Erebus– the Greek god of darkness

14. Ares– the Greek god of war

15. Omanyama– black in Zulu

16. Nwa– black in Haitian Creole

17. Gunpowder– the horse from Sleepy Hollow

18. Khan– Fa Mulan’s horse

19. Ace of Spades– named after the black suit card in a deck

20. Condor– a black scavenger bird

21. Bagheera– the black panther from The Jungle Book

22. Bramble– the thicket of blackberry bushes

23. Hanere– darkness in Punjabi

24. Sorcerer– a wizard

25. Batman– the DC superhero

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Names for Black Horses Stallion Gelding Names

Names for Black Horses: Mare Names

1. Flying Ebony– Kentucky Derby racehorse

2. Flicka– mare from the book My Friend Flicka by Mary O’Hara

3. Xihe– Chinese Sun goddess that could shapeshift into three-legged crows

4. Burmese– Canadian Royal Mounted Police horse given to Queen Elizabeth II

5. Ruffian– “Queen of the Fillies” in racing

6. Nyx– the Greek goddess of night

7. Nemesis– the Greek goddess of retribution

8. Chang’e– Chinese goddess of the moon

9. Hel– the daughter of the giantess Angrboda and the god Loki

10. Kelpie– Scottish water spirit that shapeshifts into a horse

11. Pango– black in Maori

12. Noire– black in French

13. Thunderstorm– a weather event causing dark clouds and heavy rainfall

14. Blackberry– the sweet berry that grows on bushes in the summer may

15. Truffles– a chocolatey dessert

16. Solar Eclipse– event where the moon covers the sun

17. Andhera– darkness in Hindi

18. Equinox– the time of year when the sun crosses the Equator

19. Onyx– a gemstone that comes in a black coloration

20. Tapenade– black caviar spread popular at elegant events

21. Peppercorn- the fruit of black pepper

22. Top Hat– a fancy hat worn by dressage riders

23. Mondlicht– moonlight in German

24. Daku– dark in Japanese

25. Nightlight– a light used to see in the dark

 

Names for Black Horses: Mare Names

I hope these many creative names will help you find the right one for your horse that shows off their unique self! Which one is your favorite? Which ones would you change? Do you have a suggestion for a unique name or a question to ask? Comment it down below to make this list even better!

Why Do Kentucky Derby Horses Have Such Crazy Names?

Names may seem odd, but there’s a good reason behind them. They have to be original, and they must meet any requirements. In order to compete in the Kentucky Derby, horses must be registered with the racehorse naming-rights authority, The Jockey Club, an organisation that’s also in charge of tracking all the thoroughbreds foaled in the United States (including Puerto Rico) and Canada. When it comes to enrolling a horse’s name, The Jockey Club has strict guidelines – nearly one third of the 60,000 or so names submitted each year are rejected – for what can and can’t be used.For example, the name can’t have been used by a previous horse. It can’t be longer than 18 letters and can’t include initials. It also can’t feature a copyrighted term. Horses can’t have the name of a real person unless the horse’s owner has written authorisation to use the name. The same rule applies to naming horses after famous people.

What should I name my race horse?

Game On Dude
Tabasco Cat
Havre de Grace
Slew o’ Gold
Blushing Groom
Bricks and Mortar
Thunder Gulch
Genuine Risk
Gun Runner
Gallant Fox
Runhappy
Raise a Native
Seeking the Gold
Shanghai Bobby
Hail to Reason
Big Brown
Tonalist
Eight Belles
Street Sense
Animal Kingdom
Bernardini
Mariah’s Storm
Lady Eli
Omaha Beach
Ferdinand
Pulpit
Graydar
Mineshaft
Giant’s Causeway
War Emblem
Storm Cat
I’ll Have Another
Conquistador Cielo
Go For Wand
Skip Away
Tiznow
Sir Barton
Key to the Mint
Palace Malice
Rachel Alexandra
Foolish Pleasure
Regret
Ghostzapper
Assault
Personal Ensign
Afleet Alex
Lady’s Secret
Curlin
Point Given
Wise Dan
Silver Charm
Easy Goer
Lexington
Round Table
Riva Ridge
John Henry

What should I name my mare?

Summer
Whisper
Honey
Luna
Hope
Beauty
Bella
Dream
Wish
Scarlet
Grace
Goldie
Rumor
Lady
Prada
Misty
Ivy
Daisy
Sugar
Holly
Sierra
Poppy
Lucy
Kylie
Sundance
Ella
Clover
Starlight
Luna
Tess
Ebony
Sally
Ginger
Silver
Winnie
Tori
Jewel
Twilight
Garnet
Hazel
Willow
Star
Dancer
Symphony
Flicka
Ruby
Cheyenne
Pumpkin
April
Opal
Diamond
Charm
Angel
Lily
Princess
Peach
Lucky
Duchess
Honey
Gloria
Clara
Ivy
Rose
Emma
Stormy
Jane
Glory
Magic
Strawberry
Hope
Melody
Fancy
Dolly
Cookie
Ellie
Lexi
Freckles
Brandy
Savannah
Spice
Luna
Frida

What is a good name for a boy horse?

Dusty
Patrick
Billy
Snickers
Storm
Bailey
Bear
Dandy
Tequila
Shadow
George
Harvey
Thunder
Murphy
Bourbon
Bandit
Wrangler
Teddy
Ghost
Blackjack
Jimmy
Turner
Apollo
Rebel
Danny
Beamer
Pirate
Jack
Dante
Pepper
Butterscotch
Midnight
Eclipse
Poncho
Spot
Hunter
Patriot
Copper
Rocky
Star
Justin
Trooper
Tex
Yankee
Mocha
Austin
Chewy
Legacy
Rascal
Deputy
Hero
Mercedes
Gizmo
Breeze
Hercules
Whiskey
Sheriff
Whisper
Phantom

What are funny names for race horses? 

Horsen Around 
Hoofy Heart 
Gaits of Hell
Whatshesaid
Talk Derby to Me
Walk of Shame
Odor in the Court
Bored Bronco
Mane Attraction
Foalin Around 
Equine Intervention
Fifty Bales of Hay
Whinny the Horseshoe
Long Face
Just Mare-ied
Always Neighing
Junkinthetrunk
Hot to Trot
Sofa Can Fast
Mane Event
Riding Miss Daisy
Wheres the Beef
Nosoupforyou
Maythehorsebewithyou
Rogue One
Horse Power
Pony of my Ownie
What the Buck
Sofa Can Slow
D’Apples Are Sweet

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