Top Names for Black Horses (Including Black & White)

Black horses are unpopular and uncommon in most parts of the globe. In most cases, people tend to see similar shades of the black horse such as chestnut and dark bay as compared to a true black horse. Nonetheless, naming a black horse isn’t as easy as you may think.

Black horses have multiple definitions. Celtics symbolize it with fear, death, and bad luck, but in some cases, the black horse symbolizes freedom and indifference. This is why many of these names such as black beauty, black gold, Skydancer, Stormy, and Thunderstorm are dominant names in the batch.

Take a look at some of the common names for black horses that you can emulate and use for yours. For each section, we were sure to pick our favorite.

Good Black Horse Names for Females

Our top coolest female name is the Black Caviar. The name was famous for an Australian thoroughbred racehorse that has won over 25 races. An unbeaten champion among other horses. The name is cool too because it’s also the names of one of the most expensive foods in the world. One with an exceptional taste. What better name than that.

Female Black Horse
Black Mare

Following are more girl/mare name ideas for your miss black.

  1. Aaron
  2. Alastair
  3. Alec
  4. Alfie
  5. Alice
  6. Amanda
  7. Annabel
  8. Antonia
  9. Anya
  10. Archie
  11. Arianna
  12. Armies
  13. Ashford
  14. Aurora
  15. Belinda
  16. Benjamin
  17. Betty
  18. Blake
  19. Brendan
  20. Brittany
  21. Brooke
  22. Bruce
  23. Cameron
  24. Candice
  25. Cara
  26. Carlos
  27. Celestia
  28. Chandler
  29. Channing
  30. Chloe
  31. Christian
  32. Cindy
  33. Clarissa
  34. Clover
  35. Colson
  36. Columbus
  37. Cory
  38. Daisy
  39. Dakota
  40. Dean
  41. Delilah
  42. Derek
  43. Diamond
  44. Edward
  45. Ethan
  46. Eugena
  47. Evie
  48. Finch
  49. Flame
  50. Francesca
  51. Georgina
  52. Grant
  53. Grayson
  54. Gunther
  55. Hannah
  56. Isabelle
  57. Isaiah
  58. Isla
  59. Jace
  60. Jack
  61. Jackson
  62. Jada
  63. Jade
  64. Jake
  65. Jason
  66. Jasper
  67. Jessica
  68. Jewel
  69. Joey
  70. Jonah
  71. Joseph
  72. Joy
  73. Justin
  74. Katie
  75. Kendall
  76. Kirsty
  77. Knuckles
  78. Kristin
  79. Leonard
  80. Libby
  81. Lola
  82. Lorelai
  83. Lorna
  84. Louis
  85. Lucky
  86. Mario
  87. Mary
  88. Meghan
  89. Melrose
  90. Michelangelo
  91. Millie
  92. Mira
  93. Misty
  94. Molly
  95. Monique
  96. Morgana
  97. Nathaniel
  98. Nina
  99. Orlando
  100. Paris
  101. Phillip
  102. Pixie
  103. Rapunzel
  104. Rebecca
  105. Rhys
  106. Ricardo
  107. Ronald
  108. Rory
  109. Rose
  110. Rowan
  111. Ryan
  112. Sarah
  113. Savannah
  114. Seamus
  115. Sean
  116. Serena
  117. Seth
  118. Shadow
  119. Shane
  120. Sheldon
  121. Sunshine
  122. Susanna
  123. Tara
  124. Thomas
  125. Tiana
  126. Tiffany
  127. Tracy
  128. Trixie
  129. Tyler
  130. Tyra
  131. Victoria
  132. Zachary

Unique Black Horse names for Males (Stallions)

Our number one unique male name is Bucephalus. A legendary black horse/ stallion named as the top horse and only rode by “Alexander the Great”. A legendary horse is globally known for its antiquity. The stature and uniqueness were exceptional that it was named after an art piece. Moreover, there’s a city as well named after it.

Black Male horse
Black stallion
  1. Ace of Spades
  2. Atlantic Black
  3. Bandit
  4. Batman
  5. Black Beard
  6. Black Beauty
  7. Black Cloud
  8. BlackJack
  9. Black Magic
  10. Black Rose
  11. Black Winter
  12. Blackberry
  13. Blacksmith
  14. Bramble
  15. Bucephalus
  16. Cobra
  17. Cobra
  18. Condor
  19. Dark
  20. Dark Knight
  21. Diablo
  22. Domino
  23. Dreamy
  24. Ebony
  25. Eclipse
  26. Expresso
  27. Fonzie
  28. Galaxy
  29. Ghost Rider
  30. Harley
  31. Imperial Black
  32. Jackson
  33. Jet
  34. Jett
  35. Licorice
  36. Midnight
  37. Moonlight
  38. Morena
  39. Moro
  40. Mysterious
  41. Nebula
  42. Nightlight
  43. Nightmare
  44. Nightshade
  45. Obsidian
  46. Onyx
  47. Orio
  48. Othello
  49. Paint It Black
  50. Panther
  51. Pedro
  52. Pirate
  53. Raven
  54. Shade
  55. Shadow
  56. Share
  57. Share
  58. Silky
  59. Slate
  60. Sorcerer
  61. Spider
  62. Strider
  63. Tapenade
  64. Thunderstorm
  65. Truffles
  66. Velvet
  67. Volcanic
  68. Wizard
  69. Zombie

Famous Black Horses Names

Our best pick for famous black horses is Tornado for Zorro. Zorro is a Spanish word for fox. Zorro is a fictional character that was more than just a Superhero. It was an all-time sensation since the early 2000s which saw everyone amazed by the show. For over a decade, zorro is still influential and one of the biggest names of shows. It would be an excellent choice for your horse.

More other famous black horses include;

Goliath – the 2005 Guinness Book Of Records World Record holder for Tallest Living Horse who passed on 2014. There is also another famous horse name goliath in the Ladyhawke Movie

Famous back horse names
Goliath-Tallest Horse

The Black Stallion – The fiery hero of Walter Farley’s beloved books.

Bucephalus – was the horse of Alexander the Great, and one of the most famous actual horses of antiquity

Black Gold (The Indian Horse)- An American Thoroughbred racehorse that won the 50th running of the Kentucky Derby in 1924.

Black Jack – Black Jack served in the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment’s (The Old Guard) Caisson Platoon

Burmese – a black RCMP Police Service Horse (PSH) mare, was given to Queen Elizabeth II

Black Hawk Morgan – A grandson of Justin Morgan, Black Hawk retired undefeated as a trotting horse and became a major influence on more than just the Morgan breed.

Midnight Sun – a descendant of Black Hawk, was the Tennessee Walking Horse’s most influential sire

Byerley Turk –was the earliest of three stallions that were the founders of the modern Thoroughbred horse racing bloodstock.

Ruffian (Queen of the fillies)

Black Beauty

Gender Neutral Black Horse Names

One great name for your black horse has to be Estrella to mean star. You can only see the stars once it is dark. That’s the beauty of the name. Black horses are a rarity and can only be celebrated by what makes darkness unique. Estrella is a female name that embraces the silky dark coat of a black mare.

More great unisex black equine names

  • Aberforth
  • Abina
  • Acacia
  • Ace
  • Achilles
  • Alaric
  • Alistair
  • Annabeth
  • Arlo
  • Atlantic Black
  • Axel
  • Babette
  • Baden
  • Bagheera
  • Baird
  • Baldwin
  • Balthazar
  • Bambi
  • Bandit
  • Bane
  • Barnaby
  • Baron
  • Bear
  • Belladonna
  • Black Cloud
  • Black Diamond
  • Black Magic
  • Black Pearl
  • Black Rose
  • Black Winter
  • Blackberry
  • Blake
  • Blaze
  • Bramble
  • Bucephalus
  • Cara
  • Carmelita
  • Cato
  • Cersei
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Christof
  • Cobra
  • Cole
  • Comet
  • Condor
  • Dark Sunshine
  • Diablo
  • Dodger
  • Dodie
  • Domino
  • Donatella
  • Dreamy
  • Drogo
  • Echo
  • Eclipse
  • Eden
  • Effy
  • Equinox
  • Esme
  • Expresso
  • Fabian
  • Faiza
  • Fallon
  • Fido
  • Fire
  • Flicka
  • Fonzie
  • Galaxy
  • Ghost Rider
  • Gunner
  • Hades
  • Hermione
  • Idris
  • Igor
  • Imperial Black
  • Inferno
  • Kava
  • Kendare
  • Kendra
  • Marshall
  • Midnight
  • Midnight Express
  • Moonlight
  • Morena
  • Moro
  • Morty
  • Mysterious
  • Mystery
  • Nightlight
  • Nightmare
  • Nightshade
  • Obsidian
  • Octavia
  • Odin
  • Onyx
  • Ophelia
  • Oreo
  • Orio
  • Othello
  • Otis
  • Pandora
  • Pansy
  • Panther
  • Peaches
  • Pedro
  • Peppercorn
  • Peter
  • Pharaoh
  • Phillip
  • Phoebe
  • Pirate
  • Quigley
  • Raven
  • Ryder
  • Sarge
  • Savannah
  • Scout
  • Shade
  • Shadow
  • Silky
  • Sir
  • Slate
  • Solar Eclipse
  • Sorcerer
  • Spider
  • Spooky
  • Strider
  • Summer
  • Sunny
  • Sydney
  • Tapenade
  • Tate
  • Theon
  • Thunderstorm
  • Tracy
  • Tristan
  • Trixie
  • Troy
  • Truffles
  • Twist
  • Uriah
  • Volcano
  • Wednesday
  • Willow
  • Wyatt
  • Ziggy
  • Zombie
  • Zorro

Black and White Horse Names

A black and white horse is called a Piebald. A Piebald is a variation of a pinto, which is multi-colored equine coat with large patches of white and another color especially black or brown. The brown version is called skewbald.

Black and white horse names

Some of the best names for black and white mares and stallions include;

  • Arion
  • Arkel
  • Best Mate
  • Black Beauty
  • Black Bess
  • Black Gold
  • Black Hawk
  • BlackJack
  • Black Stallion
  • Black Widow
  • Blaze
  • Blessing
  • Boomerang
  • Boxer
  • Bree
  • Bucephalus
  • Burmese
  • Byerley Turk
  • Capilet
  • Cherry
  • Columbus
  • Cornishman
  • Dancing brave
  • Dawn Run
  • Eclipse
  • Felix
  • Figaro
  • Flame
  • Flicka
  • Florian
  • Fru- Fru
  • Fury
  • Goliath
  • Guido
  • Gunpowder
  • Gypsy
  • Joey
  • Lark
  • Merrylega
  • Midnight Sun
  • Mill Reef
  • Misty
  • Monarch
  • Moonlight
  • Morgan
  • Morgenstern
  • Nana
  • Napoleon
  • Nara
  • Night Nurse
  • Pie
  • Pips
  • Pirata
  • Poacher
  • Pollux
  • Priceless
  • Pylon
  • Rival
  • Rocinante
  • Rocket
  • Ruffian
  • Rusher
  • Sceptre
  • Sea the Stars
  • Sefton
  • Sham
  • Skydancer
  • Smoky
  • Stormy
  • Stroller
  • Sylvester
  • The Black
  • Thunderhead
  • Top Moon
  • Tornado
  • Trojan
  • Warrior

Names of Black and White Horse Breeds

Some of the know Pure Black Horse Breeds include.

  • Friesian horse
  • Murgese
  • Ariegeois
Pure black Horse breeds
Friesians

Other breeds that can be black include; Fell pony, Dales pony, Ostfriesen and Alt-Oldenburger, Kladruber, and Groningen.

Black and White

Following are horse breeds with black and white coat pattern.

  • Gypsy Vanner
  • American Saddlebred, or ASB
  • Appaloosa
  • American Mustang
  • Knabstrupper
  • Shire
Black and white horse breed Names
Piebald

Tips to Choose an Awesome Name

Black horses are unique and should be embraced as such even with their names. Therefore, here are naming ideas you can use to name your black horse;

  • Search from a variety of dark color names to symbolize and embrace the black coat of the horse.
  • Copy from famous black horses – more especially for thoroughbred racehorses.
  • Female horses could have a liking to names ending with consonant Y or vowel E. For example Speedy. Sweety, or Molly
  • Male names too often lie towards the masculine side of names.
  • Try combining an ordinary name with the word dark or black. For example; dark Sophie, black beauty, the dark knight, and more.
  • Female names can also use nature words for a dramatic effect. Choose names such as stormy, lightning, flash, or Midnight.
  • Look into the horse’s breed, pedigree, and lineage for inspiration on the name of the horse. Especially for registration of the horse a thoroughbred racehorse.
  • Consider your horse’s personality traits to guide you on the best name.

Finally, when all is said and done, you gave it to test it out with the horse to find its ideal name. Calling out on its name is the best way to find what fits and what’s acceptable to the horse. By now, the list is shorter and easier to experiment with. Before you know it, you’ll have the right name for your black horse.

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