Red Horse Names for Chestnut Mares, Stallions & Geldings

Red horses or ponies usually have a reddish-brown coat and markings. In the equine community, a red horse is called rossel or chestnut. The solid reddish-brown color is a base color of horses, caused by the recessive e gene. In fact, chestnut is one of the most common coat colors in horses.

From Azalea, Crimson, Scarlett, Carmine to Ginger, there are many names you can give your sorrel. Here is a collection of cute, unique, funny and popular names for your chestnut mares, stallions and geldings.

Top Red Horse Names with Meaning

Azalea-A small light red flower with a very soft fragrance. You can use this name for both males and females

Akako– A name popular in Japanese cultures which means red

Magenta-Color like red

Pomme-Apple in the French language

Carmine-Refers to vivid red. It is of Italian origin. It adds a modern twist to your new red equine name

Crimson-It implies rich deep red inclining to purple. An impressive name ideal for female horses.

Garnet– beautiful red jewel

Ginger-This is quite a popular name of English origin that means light reddish-yellow or orange-brown color fur or hair. It is also a spice…you should definitely spice your red horse with a spicy name.

Omaira-Of Arabic origin meaning long life or red

Scarlett-Variation of scarlet which is a shed of red- brilliant red color, sometimes with a slightly orange tinge

Sienna-Of Italian origin and it means reddish-brown fur

Adam-Biblical masculine name translates to son of the red earth.

Umlilo – Zulu (South Africa) word for fire

Flanagan-A popular name with origins in either Ireland or Scotland that means ‘reddish’ or ‘ruddy’

Radcliff-Means red cliff

Russell– of French origin. It translates to redhead or fox colored

Stimpy – Ren’s counterpart in the hit TV show Ren and Stimpy. He was a fat red cat.

Aguaje – A fruit covered in red scales, this name is great for a tough and spunky horse

Celosia-This name referrers to red flower. In the Greek language it translates to burning or flame

Kellogg – As in the famous cereal maker’s red logo

Boysenberry-Red Plant

Hulthemia – A type of rose

Montoya Cabernet – An established brand of red wine; you can twist or shorten it to ‘Montie’ or ‘Montoya’

Blushing Vermillion – Verma or Blush for short

Poinsettia-Red Plant

Paprika – Reddish spice made from a variety of red peppers

Chestnut Horse

Other Good Female and Male Red Horse names include;

  • Wildfire
  • Redmond
  • Reddish
  • Cherry Blossom
  • Ruddy-coat
  • Valentine
  • Redwood
  • Mr Red
  • Carrot Top
  • Red Devil
  • Red Bull
  • Red Lobster
  • Strawberry
  • Flame
  • Fire Chief
  • Red Baron
  • Red Racer
  • Red Herring
  • Cortland
  • Brick
  • Fudge
  • Rusty
  • Maroon
  • Wine Red
  • Sriracha
  • Marinara
  • Honeycrisp
  • Gala
  • Empire
  • Meatball
  • Cinnamon
  • Cayenne
  • Firing
  • Autumn
  • Cannonade
  • Bronzy(from bronze)

Punny and Funny Red Horse Names

Cute, punny or foreign, these names play on words to evoke the idea of red for your horse.

Flamington -From the word flame.

Pommagranita – Rearrangement the fruit-pomegranate that is usually red when ripe

Bada Bing Cerise – A punny blend of a variety of cherry (Bing) and the French word for cherry (Cerise). ‘bada bing’ is an interjection (English) used especially to emphasize something regarded as surprising, sudden, effortlessly achieved, or impressive

Seeing Red – Great name for a spunky horse.

Red Herring – Punny name for a distractible horse.

Missus Hibiscus – A combination of feminine ‘miss’ and hibiscus (plant with red large flowers)

More Funny Name Ideas

  • Transginger
  • Apple cheeks
  • Cherry Pie
  • Cherry Ripe
  • Fire engine red
  • On red alert
  • Paint the town red
  • Red Buttons
  • Red-blooded
  • Rosy Cheeks
  • Simply Red

Red Dead Redemption 2 Horse Names

Red Dead Redemption is a 2018 action-adventure game developed and published by Rockstar Games. Horseback riding is one the main elements and it is why fans of this game have come up with amazing names for their virtual riders. Here is a collection of these hilarious and laughable names.

Funny Red Dead Redemption 2 horse names
A scene from Red Dead Redemption 2
  • David Hasslehoof
  • Filly Collins
  • Mustang Sally
  • Pony Montana
  • Whinny Houston
  • Marenia Trump
  • Theresa Neigh
  • Jurgen Clop
  • Neighmar Jr
  • Marevin Naye
  • Usain Colt
  • Bored Bronco
  • Mustang Hybrid
  • Equine Intervention
  • Leon Trotsky
  • Essence of Gelding
  • Taking it all in stride
  • Hi-ho Silver
  • Whoa, Nelly
  • Pinto Lowrider
  • Paddock Basher
  • Beverly Hills Clop
  • Joesph Stallion
  • Flank Ocean
  • Harry Trotter

Chestnut Horse Show Names

Looking for ideas to name your red show horse or pony? Here are some ideas

  • A Lady in Red
  • Autumn Dream
  • Burning Arrow
  • Bentley Red
  • Blazing By
  • Cool Under Fire
  • Copper Sunrise
  • Fan the Fire
  • Far Out Fox
  • Flame Broiled
  • Flat out Foxy
  • Harvest Moon
  • Knight’s Rose
  • Red Hot Assassin
  • Redneck Report
  • Seeing Red
  • Scottish Affair
  • Strawberry Fields
  • Warning Ahead

Famous Red Horse Names.

Some red horses are known for particular deeds. These deeds have made them popular all the world. Here is a list of some of the most famous red horses with their names.

Affirmed– A red-colored, American Thoroughbred horse. It became the 11th winner of the American Triple Crown in 1977. Later, he won an impressive 22 out of 29 races in his career.

Affirmed- one of the most famous red horse

Flash– A beautiful chestnut colt in the endearing movie Flash, a story that follows the journey of a young boy who is determined to buy his favorite horse despite his bleak financial state.

Sonador– A red race horse in the movie Dreamer that suffers from a broken leg. The movie revolves around the rescue and recovery of the horse.

Pie– A chestnut gelding that Jimmy Stewart rode in a number of his western films. Jimmy and Pie were said to be close friends for 22 years.

Man O’ War– Often touted as the greatest racehorse of all time, this chestnut-colored American Thoroughbred won an astounding 20 out of 21 races.

Man O' War photo
Man O’ War

Phillip– Edmund Pevensie’s talking reddish war stallion in The Chronicles of Narnia, a series of books written by C.S. Lewis.

Reckless– A glossy brown Mongolian mare that was purchased by the US Marine Corps, trained to serve as an ammunition packhorse, given the title of Sergeant and later received two Purple Hearts for valor.

Red Horse Name Ideas from Different Languages

  • Hazel-Old English for reddish-brown
  • Idouma-The Greek word for red
  • Rowan-Word for red in Gaelic
  • Lolo-Red in Japanese
  • Cabello Rojo-Red hair in Spanish
  • Rossa-Feminie Red in Italian
  • Rosso-Masculine Red in Italian
  • Rouge-French for red color
  • Rötlich -of reddish in German language
  • Nyekundu-Red in Swahili language
  • Rory- An Irish name that means red king
  • Arusha- of Indian origin and it refers to reddish horses and rising sun

Choosing the Perfect Name- Ideas

Here are some ideas and tips to come up with the perfect name for your chestnut.

  • Ensure the name is say
  • Fits your horse character
  • Hints at personality-name it after something that you’re passionate about
  • Sounds good when you ‘call’ it-let the name make some sense
  • Remember to it is essential to have some fun-play with words to make the name funny and punny. People will thank you later for making them smile…

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