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185 Male Horse Names for Geldings and Stallions: Ideas that are Unique and Popular

Male Horse Names

There are few things as exciting as getting a new horse. After you get a brand-new equine companion, it can be stressful to decide on a name. Horse names are something unique and special, and horses can live for a very long time, so the perfect name is imperative. Luckily, the equestrian world is vast and deep. There are hundreds of years of rich history to draw from, along with current trends. This list features 185 names that can help inspire you to pick the perfect one for your next gelding or stallion.


Triple Crown Winners

There were thirteen Triple Crown winners in history dating back to 1919. Triple Crown winners are legendary horses that win the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and the Belmont Stakes. The names can offer plenty of inspiration. Give homage to the great horses that came before by naming your current gelding or stallion after an all-time great.

  • Sir Barton (1919)
  • Gallant Fox (1930)
  • Omaha (1935)
  • War Admiral (1937)
  • Whirlaway (1941)
  • Count Fleet (1943)
  • Assault (1946)
  • Citation (1948)
  • Secretariat (1977)
  • Seattle Slew (1977)
  • Affirmed (1978)
  • American Pharaoh (2015)
  • Justified (2018)
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Famous Male Horses

There have been a number of famous horses throughout history. Some of these horses were ridden by famous generals like George Washington or the Duke of Wellington. Other horses were near and dear to the hearts of people like Alexander the Great. If you want your horse to have a weighty historical name, one of these will do nicely.

  • Bucephalus
  • Trigger
  • Red Rum
  • Traveler
  • Copenhagen
  • Godolphin Arabian
  • Blueskin
  • Nelson
  • Marengo
  • Comanche
  • Warrior
  • Man o’ War
  • Seabiscuit
  • Sergeant Reckless
  • Bamboo Harvester
  • Frankel
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Other Racehorse Names

Racehorses are known for having a long list of eclectic names. Racehorse names often have to do with a series of factors, including their lineage on both their mother’s and father’s side, their home stable, and their trainer. The result is a bit of a word salad, but many people find racehorse names extremely fun and interesting. Here is a list of some famous and unique racehorse names to inspire your next horse’s name.

  • Alysheba
  • Bahram
  • War Emblem
  • Blue Peter
  • Exterminator
  • Bret Hanover
  • Brigadier Gerard
  • Canonero II
  • Carry Back
  • Tim Tam
  • Charismatic
  • Sunday Silence
  • Silver Charm
  • Swaps
  • Majestic Prince
  • Count Fleet
  • Fairway
  • Hambletonian
  • Fifinella
  • Funny Cide
  • Gainsborough
  • Isinglass Kincsem
  • Mahmoud
  • Native Dancer
  • Northern Dancer
  • Niatross
  • Pensive
  • Pleasant Colony
  • Pretty Polly
  • Real Quiet
  • Smarty Jones
  • Dan Patch
  • I’ll Have Another
  • Spectacular Bid
  • Kauai King
  • Messenger
  • Nevele Pride
  • Straight No Chaser
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Masculine Horse Names

Geldings and stallions can be extremely large and imposing. In order to give them a name that fits, give them a name that matches their stature. Here are some classic and current masculine names that give you a sense of power and poise that is perfect for a male horse of almost any kind.

  • Harrison
  • Ethan
  • Bradley
  • Peter
  • Quentin
  • Frank
  • Brian
  • Zachary
  • Uriel
  • Robert
  • Jacob
  • Benjamin
  • Andrew
  • Kyle
  • Michael
  • Xavier
  • Stephen
  • Daniel
  • David
  • Liam
  • Patrick
  • Ian
  • Wesley
  • Christopher
  • Kevin
  • Ulysses
  • Victor
  • Aaron
  • William
  • Frederick
  • Nathan
  • George
  • Charles
  • Ryan
  • Lucas
  • Oliver
  • Joseph
  • Matthew
  • Owen
  • Nicholas
  • Alexander
  • Yosef
  • Edward
  • Vincent
  • Thomas
  • Samuel
  • Henry
  • Isaac
  • Gregory
  • Timothy
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Fun Horse Names

If you don’t want to name your horse a generic sounding name, you can always opt for something more whimsical and fun. These names are both casual and interesting. Any one of these names could be the perfect inspiration you need to break through and find the perfect title for your new gelding or stallion.

  • Blackjack
  • Deputy
  • Whiskey
  • Hero
  • Cash
  • Outlaw
  • Star
  • Austin
  • Gizmo
  • Midnight
  • Mocha
  • Eclipse
  • Applejack
  • Teddy
  • Dante
  • Phantom
  • Trooper
  • Whisper
  • Bandit
  • Snickers
  • Hero
  • Thunder
  • Wrangler
  • Levi
  • Spot
  • Patches
  • Apollo
  • Butterscotch
  • Mercedes
  • Ford
  • Mustang
  • Cupid
  • Star
  • Tex
  • Beamer
  • Ghost
  • Legacy
  • Rascal
  • Thunder
  • Chewy
  • Copper
  • Dandy
  • Buck
  • Amigo
  • Hunter
  • Breeze
  • Bourbon
  • JD
  • Dusty
  • Villa
  • Poncho
  • Cowboy
  • Tequila
  • Double Shot
  • Sheriff
  • Captain
  • Bear
  • Rocky
  • Rebel
  • Yankee
  • Shadow
  • Storm
  • Pirate
  • Blaze
  • Pepper
  • Prepper
  • Patriot
  • Hercules

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Even if none of these names are “the one,” there is plenty of content here to inspire your next name choice. There are famous names, historical names, great names, common names, fun names, casual names, and race names here. The diversity on this list gives you plenty of material to forge your new and perfect name for your next male horse. All you have to do now is pick one that sings to you.

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