100+ Black Horse Names: Ideas for Dark & Mysterious Horses

Last Updated: July 29, 2020

In addition to being undeniably gorgeous, black horses are fairly rare which makes them all the more special. Their coats are lean and shiny, with dark mysterious eyes and long flowing mane, these steeds are marvelous to watch. Not all black horses are covered head to toe, and often have white or other shades mixed within to offset their shadowy coat. Nonetheless, horses are great companions and life long friends for those who adopt them. 

We want to ensure that you find the most suitable name for your black beauty. So through a little research, we found the top-rated, most popular, unique, and fun options for you to have a hay-day with! 

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Female Black Horse Names

  • Dahlia 
  • Raven 
  • Mysteria
  • Ebony
  • SuperNova
  • Cherry
  • Midnight Luna
  • Velvet
  • Melna
  • Noona 
  • Morticia 
  • Bacardi
  • Parada
  • Nori
  • Stormy Skye
  • Belle 
  • Black Pearl
  • Flicka
  • Starry Night

Male Black Horse Names 

  • Nero 
  • Volcano
  • Black Jack
  • Slayer
  • Ace 
  • Bagheera 
  • Spades
  • Shade
  • Carbon 
  • Nebulon
  • Tribute
  • Klyde
  • Nitro
  • Hade
  • Serious Black
  • Slate
black friesian horse
Friesian horse, Wikipedia | B0rder

Famous Black Horse Names 

Some of the most famous horses in the world happen to have a black luxurious coat. We have included some of the most iconic steeds from film and literature, as well as some of the real-life greats!

  • Bucephalus
  • Goliath
  • Sylvester
  • Black Beauty 
  • On X
  • Figaro
  • Black Caviar
  • The Black
  • Quo Vadis
  • Tornado
  • Ruffian
  • Black Stallion 
  • Sky Dancer
  • Top Moon
  • Felix 
  • Cass Ole

Black and White Horse Names 

Now there are many coat color combinations among horses, but one of the most prominent and fetching has to be the classic white and black duo. This could include checkered, spotted or lined patterns on the coat, and even offset mane colors, white body black mane, or vis versa! Here are our timeless white and black horse name suggestions. 

  • Domino 
  • Zebra 
  • Orca
  • Cow 
  • Freckles
  • Patches
  • Spot
  • Marbles
  • Bingo
  • Tux
  • Orio 
  • Inked
  • Zorro
  • Chaplain
  • Black Tie 
  • Pongo
  • Cosmo
  • Smudge
  • Chipped
  • Dotty
black friesian horse galloping
Flickr | Friesian Filly

Dark Horse Names

Dark horses, in general, are quite beautiful and majestic, but there is just something about a black horse that’s mysterious and alluring. For the effortlessly cool dark horse in your life, we have listed our favorite edgy and tough names for you to consider:

  • Eclipse 
  • Hades 
  • Loki
  • Dark Knight 
  • Silhouette
  • Lucifer
  • Voldemort
  • Darkest Secret
  • Spook
  • Coven 
  • Voodoo
  • Dark Star
  • Wednesday
  • Omen 
  • Dracula
  • Ninja 
  • Black Magic 
  • Twilight
  • Phantom 
  • Obsidian
  • Nior
  • Vader

Cool & Unique Black Horse Names

Now we know you could also consider a trendy and different name for your steed. Selecting something that’s both cool and unique, just as your horse is, may just be the perfect compliment that you could ever give them.

  • Astra 
  • Darth
  • Hershey
  • Jinx
  • Pepper
  • Nyx
  • Bean 
  • Deja Vu
  • Bruno
  • Emery
  • Tarmac
  • Java
  • Opal
  • Vega 
  • Coal
  • Celeste
  • Jett
  • Bullet
  • Jedi
  • Ember
  • Indigo
  • Cola

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Finding the Right Famous Name for Your Black Horse

Choosing the perfect name for your black stallion shouldn’t leave you or your horse chomping at the bit! With a great selection of captivating, unique and celebrated suggestions, we are sure you’ve found a superb match for your grand steed.  

If not, we have linked a few of our other name posts and hope with one of them you’ll have better luck. 


Feature Image Credit: Pexels | Jan Laugesen