100+ Palomino Horse Names: Ideas for Golden & Royal Horses

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Palomino refers to a coat color created by the cream genetic dilution of a chestnut horse. This results in a gorgeous golden coat color or some variation thereof. These fair beauties are also admired for their stark white manes and tails. Although some horses may appear Palomino, they must have the cream gene in order to reign true. Did you know that palomino horses were once reserved for the monarchies and royal families? These highly saute after horses were true representations of wealth and power just as their golden coats suggested. 

If you are searching for a great name for your Palomino horse – we are sure that you will find a suitable match among one of our lists below. We have gathered our favorite male and female ideas, as well as options for mares and geldings. Additionally, we have listed the best names for a Palomino painted horse. 

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Female Palomino Names

  • Rapunzel
  • Winter 
  • Chantilly
  • Platinum
  • Bambi
  • Mimosa
  • Blanca 
  • Daffodil
  • Orianna
  • Blondie 
  • Glimmer
  • Sundrop
  • Aurora
  • Honey
  • Dusty 
  • Aurelia
  • Sandy 
  • Peaches
  • Gold Getter
  • Sunshine
  • Starfire

Male Palomino Names 

  • Copper
  • Biscotti
  • Nugget
  • Nacho
  • Sunburst
  • Butters
  • Wheatie 
  • Harlow
  • Biscotti
  • Lemonade 
  • Corn Pop
  • Mustard
  • Cheerio
  • Honeycomb
  • Atomic
  • Hayworth
  • Smiley
  • Sandman
  • Mellow Yellow
  • Brass Knuckles
  • Fools Gold
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Palomino Mare Names 

A mare is defined as a female horse over the age of 4. If your horse falls into this category, we understand that you may be looking for a mature and graceful name. Although 4 may still seem young, these horses are considered full-grown and well into adulthood. Here are our favorite names for the female coming of age horses:

  • Penny 
  • Merris
  • Citrine
  • Golden
  • Marigold
  • Clementine
  • Ginger
  • Tawny
  • Strawberry
  • Champagne
  • Goldie Hawn
  • Paloma
  • Maizey
  • Dulce
  • Carmen
  • Soleil
  • Glitz

Palomino Gelding Names 

A gelding refers to a male horse that has been castrated. This usually means that these males are much calmer and easier to train. Their tranquility makes them great riding horses and even better companions. 

  • Suede
  • Custard
  • Wafer
  • Toastie
  • Ochre
  • Tesoro
  • Saturn
  • 24 Carrots
  • Orville
  • Croissant
  • Leche
  • Saffron
  • Treasure
  • Aztec
  • Orrest
  • Yellow Mount
  • Dune 
  • Limoncello
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Palomino Paint Horse Names 

A Palomino Paint horse is a combination of golden or yellow spots on a white or cream-colored coat. This includes a few small darting patchings to large and cow-like splotches. The colors of the palomino paint horse can be rather subtle, or various shades of the same hue and are very complimentary of each other. 

  • Montie
  • Domino
  • Spotter
  • Illusion
  • Deuces 
  • Chex
  • Dawn 
  • Spot
  • Rewind
  • Mildred
  • Charro
  • Paint the Town
  • Frost
  • Patch
  • Bullseye
  • Bindy 
  • Kamanchee
  • Penguin
  • Dutchess
  • Acoma
  • Dotty / Dot
  • Taos
  • Fiesta 
  • Amelio
  • Checkers 
  • Ivory 

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Finding the Right Name for Your Palomino Horse

Your horse is not only your pet, but they are your lifelong companion and become part of your family. The connections that some have with their horse is truly remarkable. So we understand how crucial it is to choose a name that not only proudly represents your horse, but also attributes their personality and who they are. 

We hope that you have found the right inspiration from our list of Palomino names. Regardless of their age, whether they are still a colt, or already an adult, we are sure there is a seamless match among our suggestions. 

if these were not quite right, you could look to one of our other horse name posts for additional inspiration: 

Whimsical Grey Horse Names 

100+ Arabian Horse Names

Funny and Puns Horse Names 


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