100+ Brown Horse Names: Ideas for Natural & Tanned Horses

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Brown is a fairly common color for horse coats. However, they can be vastly different from one another depending on their breed, genes, and distinctive patterns and markings. This might include, but is not limited to, light brown horses with white patches, dark brown with black points, and chestnut offering up some variations of reddish-brown coats. The possibilities are truly endless. 

When it comes time to name your new foal, we know that you may be inspired by their coat color. Although they may not be head to hoof brunette, we know there are still some great brown inspired names for every horse shade! Read on to find our top picks for female and males, dark and sultry options, brown and white ideas for the multi-tonal horse, and lastly for those who are distinctly chestnutty!


Brown Female Horse Names

  • Autumn
  • Cinnamon
  • Taz
  • Mocha
  • Kahlua
  • Brown Sugar
  • Henna
  • Honey
  • Sahara
  • Toffee
  • Hershey
  • Brown Beauty 
  • Peanut 
  • Tootsie
  • Sable
  • Caramel
  • Coco
  • Sedona
  • Bronze
  • Cafe 
  • Java
  • Bruschette 
  • Nutmeg
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Brown Male Horse Names 

  • Tazo 
  • Espresso 
  • Nestle
  • Dusty
  • Doc
  • Miso 
  • Jack Daniels
  • Whiskey
  • Salisbury 
  • Molasses
  • Moose
  • Charlie Brown
  • Chewbacca
  • Acorn 
  • Teddy 
  • Snickers
  • Clove 
  • Chip
  • Woody
  • Clay
  • Munk 
  • Truffles
  • Chocolate 
  • Brioche
  • Cedar
  • Monkey
  • Churro

Dark Brown Horse Names

Dark horses are wild and mysterious – their lusky features are stunning! This category includes seal and dark bay brown horses. Features of both include chocolate brown eyes and deep brunette manes. Selecting a name from this list will be a wonderful match for the dark horse in your stable!

  • Hickory 
  • Cosmos
  • Eclipse
  • Smokey 
  • Nior
  • Chia 
  • Twilight
  • Shadow
  • Astra
  • Slate
  • Nero
  • Nova 
  • Chaos
  • Jett
  • Stella
  • Muddy
  • Kuro
  • Guinness
  • Onyx
  • Bruan
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Brown and White Horse Names 

Horses can have endless white color combinations among their chocolatey coat. The most common would be the splash along the belly, the snip, star, or strips along the front of the horse’s face, or pattern throughout the body depending on their breed. Did you know that a colored horse with a completely white face is referred to as bald? How funny! 

  • Champagne 
  • Dunkin
  • Hazel 
  • Tawny
  • Bits
  • Taffy
  • Freckles
  • Biscuit
  • Forrest
  • Sandy
  • Oatmeal
  • Rocky
  • Oattie
  • Buckhwheat
  • Fawn 
  • Mochi
  • Marbles
  • Pebble 
Chestnut horse

Chestnut Horse Names 

If you’ve ever seen a shelled chestnut, you would know they are a slight tinge of red. This inspired the auburn and red-headed horse category to be referred to as Chestnut! These fierce-looking horses are nothing short of bold and breathtaking. It would only be natural that you would gallop toward to name that honors their fiery furred undertones. 

  • Rusty 
  • Penny 
  • Burgundy 
  • Copper 
  • Scarlette 
  • Mars
  • Merlot
  • Tawny 
  • Amaretto
  • Ember 
  • Prune
  • Cayenne
  • Cinder
  • Russet
  • Picante
  • Sienna
  • Sepia
  • Saffron
  • Jasper
  • Dulce


Finding the Right Name for Your Brown Horse

Deciding on a name for your bronzed beauty shouldn’t be a stressful task! We hope that the suggestions on our list of brown horse names have hopefully pointed you in the right direction. With super names like Astra, Java, or Molasses, or subtle suggestions such a Doc or Bits, we hope that you’ve learned a few interesting facts and ended up with a sweet name for your hoofed hooligan

If not, have a quick peek at a few of our other horse name links below. 

100+ Show Horse Names

Arabian Horse Names 

Fun Spanish Horses Names

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