47 White Horse Names

White horse with black hair standing outside

The Spruce / Meg MacDonald

There’s something extra-special about a grey or white horse. These horses naturally stand out from the rest of the herd, so don’t they deserve an extra-special name to reflect that, too? When you have a grey or white horse, it’s natural to want to incorporate some inspiration from his color into his name, but sometimes that’s easier said than done. If you need some inspiration, the below names can help you to get started. They’re full of references to your white horse’s coat color and you might just find the perfect name in the lists below.

Top White Horse Names

Memorable, meaningful, and all-around great, if you have a grey or white horse, you’ll want to consider one of these highly popular names:

  • Cloud
  • Casper
  • Angel
  • Champagne
  • Heaven
  • Crystal
  • Pearl
  • Storm
  • Snowy
  • Snow White
  • Marshmallow
  • Snowball
  • Luna
  • Sugar

Tips for Naming Your White Horse

While you can give your white or grey horse any great horse name, a name that references your horse’s color can be particularly meaningful. A name that’s inspired by the color white may seem like a natural fit, and it can also help to make it easier for other people at the barn to learn and remember your horse’s name. Plus, there’s something fun about choosing a name that honors your horse’s appearance.

There are plenty of famous grey and white horses that you can take inspiration from, too. The mythical Pegasus was white, and legendary horses like Gem Twist, Snowman, and Milton can also give you some ideas for your horse’s name.

But there are plenty of other potential ideas, too. Think about naming your horse after white foods, white flowers, and even different types of clouds.

You’ll probably find it easiest to brainstorm a list of potential names. Keep a piece of paper or your smartphone by your side so that you can record a name any time inspiration strikes. Once you have a good list of names, start sorting through it to identify your favorites.

You may find that some names are a natural fit for your horse, while others might not catch on. If you’re considering a name, try it out for a few days and see how it suits your horse. An ideal name will be easy to pronounce and remember, and just a couple of syllables long so that you can use it regularly while training your horse. Look for a name that doesn’t sound too similar to the names of the other horses in your barn to help prevent confusion among both horses and humans.

While a barn name needs to be short and sweet, you have more room for creativity when choosing your horse’s show name or registered name. Traditionally these names reference your horse’s bloodlines, but you can also choose to create a unique name that doesn’t tie into your horse’s heritage. This is your chance to get creative. Start brainstorming favorite phrases, references to snow or the North Pole, or names that evoke or honor some of those famous grey and white horses mentioned earlier. Don’t forget to choose a name that’s easy to read and pronounce so that when you compete with your horse, the show announcer can correctly pronounce your horse’s name when calling out your placings.

If you’ll be registering your horse, be sure to look up the breed registry’s naming guidelines before you settle on the perfect registered name. Most registries have strict rules dictating the number of characters a name can contain, whether you can incorporate punctuation into a name, and more. Familiarizing yourself with these rules ahead of time can help to ensure that you’re able to register the name that you ultimately choose. The registry may reject a few names if horses are already registered with those names, so come up with a list of your top picks. 

If you’re still looking for some great ideas, read on and consider using one of these top white horse names for your horse or pony. Any of these names can work as barn names, but you can also incorporate them into a registered or show name.

More White Horse Names

  • Moon
  • Ivory
  • Clara
  • Diamond
  • Moondance
  • Faith
  • Fog
  • Arctic
  • Nova
  • Ghost
  • Moonlight
  • Orchid
  • Buttermilk
  • Daisy
  • Stratus
  • Blizzard
  • Camellia
  • Lily
  • Dreamer
  • Princess
  • Iris
  • Snowdrop
  • Cream
  • Coconut
  • Jasmine
  • Cirrus
  • Pegasus
  • Peony
  • Nimbus
  • Starlight
  • Wings
  • Twister
  • Moonbeam

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