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250+ Foreign Horse Names: How to Name Your Horse in Different Languages

Riding a horse is one of the most amazing experiences you can have, and different cultures around the world have developed their own unique naming traditions for these majestic animals. In this blog post, we will explore 250+ foreign horse names from around the world! We have included the meanings of these foreign names so you can choose wisely and have a memorable one for your pet horse.

Here are the best foreign horse names:

250+ foreign horse names

Top Foreign Horse Names From Different Countries

  • Welsh: Angharad, Arwyn, Blodwen, Branwen
  • French: Cadenza
  • Spanish: Alba (meaning “white”), Amarillo (“yellow”)
  • Russian: Татьяна (“Tatiana”, meaning “princess” or “favor of God”)
  • Japanese: Taiitsu
  • Swahili: Nandi (meaning “joy”)
  • Romanian: Parada (“parade”, as in a horse parade)
  • Azerbaijani: Arzujan, Sarahsiya (both meaning “desired”), Laleyla
  • Finnish : Lines [pronounced “eye-nees”], Ninni, Iiris
  • Norwegian: Hestfrid
  • Czech: Beruza (meaning “beautiful maiden”)
  • Spanish: Alba (meaning “white”), Amarillo (“yellow”)

French Horse Names (with meanings)

French horse names
Ganache
a dark chocolate icing
Meringue
white or pale yellow egg and sugar pie topping
Brigitte Bardot
French actress and model
Napoleon
the once emperor of France
Éclair
yellow dough pastry topped off with icing
Merlot
darker colored grape used for wine making
Coco Chanel
the famous French fashion designer
Crème de la Crème
the best of the best
Henri Matisse
the world renowned French painter
Baguette
long and narrow French bread, lightly crisped
Quiche Lorraine
open cheese pastry type meal
François
translates to the English name Francis
Beau
handsome
Monet
as in Claude Monet the famous painter
Amour love
Crème Brûlée
burnt sugar dessert
Versailles
formerly a royal château
Dom Pérignon
famous monk
Sauvignon
often referred to a white grape for wine making
Mademoiselle
Ms. or miss.
Jacques
name for a male horse
Estelle star
Marie Antoinette
former Queen of France
Antoinette
a lovely name for a girl horse
Profiterole
cream puff dessert
Yves Saint Laurent
male fashion designer
Belle beautiful
Cabernet
the prefix for many different types of wines
Chérie
sweetheart
Mousse
pastry cream
Bisou kiss
Bordeaux
city in France know for its wine
Claudette
a beautiful French name for a girl
Parfait perfect
Givenchy
male fashion designer

Latin Horse Names (with meanings)

Latin Horse Names
Inachus 
(a river in the Argolid)
Hirpinus 
(from Hirpina, region in Campania)
Basilius 
(Kinglike)
Parasitus 
(Toady)
Ferox  (Fierce)
Calimorfus 
(Beauty)
Latro  (Robber)
Incitatus 
(Bounce)
Victor  (Winner)
Palmatus 
(Receiver of the Palm Branch)
Felicissimus 
(Very Lucky)
Verbosus 
(Chatterbox)
Dominator 
(Boss)
Leo  (Lion)
Muccosus 
(Snotty)
Olympus 
(from Olympus)
Farus 
(Lighthouse)
Roseus  (Bay)
Mirandus 
(Wonderful)
Bubalus 
(Gazelle)
Dignus  (Worthy)
Gallus  (Rooster)
Dromos  (Racer)
Achilles 
(name of a Greek hero)
Hiberus 
(Spaniard)
Scholasticus 
(Studious)
Nauta 
(Sailor Boy)
Titas  (Titan)
Campus  (Field)
Romanus 
(Roman)
Sica  (Blade)
Sidereus 
(Starry)
Gemmula 
(Little Jewel)
Glaucus  (Grey)
Dilectus  (Pet)
Icarus 
(name of the Greek boy who flew and fell)
Speciosus 
(Handsome)
Halieus  (Fisher)
Diomedes 
(name of a Greek hero)
Elpis  (Hope)
Adamas 
(Rock Hard)
Laureatus 
(Celebrated)
Castor 
(name of a mythological twin)
Admetus 
(name of a Greek hero)
Palumbus 
(Dove)
Nereus 
(name of a sea god)
Valens 
(Powerful)
Caesarius 
(Like Caesar)
Tigris  (Tiger)
Sagitta (Arrow)
Lampas  (Torch)
Frunitus  (Jolly)
Adorandus 
(Adorable)
Garrulus 
(Chatty)
Blandus 
(Charming)
Candidus 
(White)
Hipparchus 
(Chief)
Abigeius 
(Cattle Rustler)
Fastidiosus 
(Choosy)

We have more of these Latin horse names in our different list of 40 awesome options.

Icelandic Horse Names

  • Kambur: rooster comb, impressive mane
  • Sefa: troll woman
  • Festa: stability
  • Ekja: cart-load, waggon load
  • Deigja: maid-servant, cook
  • Galman: old and rare man’s name
  • Myrkva: dark
  • Gálmur: sword
  • Ísafold: Iceland
  • Galli: fault, defect
  • Reykur: smoke
  • Riddari: knight
  • Veima: weakling, coward
  • Fenja: female slave
  • Brími: fire
  • Sandra: woman’s name
  • Galdur: the wild one
  • Fenna: hard snow
  • Kanill: cinammon-coloured
  • Feila: shyness
  • Lilja: lily
  • Almur: elm tree
  • Eistla: name of a troll-woman
  • Myrja: small, miserable animal
  • Kalli: diminution of Karl
  • Kapall: horse
  • Brimir: sword
  • Digra: chubby, stout one
  • Mýra: loves the swamps
  • Alsviður: agile
  • Dekkja: darkness
  • Reynir: man’s name, warrior
  • Brettingur: descendant of Brattur
  • Mygla: grey horse
  • Lilla: nickname for a little girl
  • Alskær: clear, radiant
  • Veila: fault, defect
  • Feima: the shy one
  • Galar: a dwarf
  • Irpa: the bay one
  • Yngri: junior
  • Eisa: glowing ashes
  • Sáta: pile of hay
  • Kalsi: cold weather
  • Reyr: man’s name
  • Ylur: friendly, warm
  • Ekkja: widow
  • Demba: sudden downpour of rain
  • Sara: woman’s name
  • Depla: speckled, spotted
  • Lína: a goddess
  • Allvar: careful
  • Ymsi: a giant
  • Limbra: limerick (poetic form)
  • Brimill: male seal

Mexican Horse Names

Mexican horse names
  • Arbaza
  • Esmeralda
  • Perro
  • Paloma
  • Gato
  • Amigo
  • Pablo
  • Carmen
  • Das equis
  • Chico
  • Baco
  • Sueno
  • Mariposa
  • Qutro
  • Amado
  • Hombre
  • Fernando
  • Risa
  • Bello
  • Juilta
  • Sonara
  • Santo
  • Armando
  • Pepe
  • Gordita

If you need more options, then check out our complete list of the top 75 Mexican horse names.

Italian Horse Names (with meanings)

Armino 
(Soldier, Warrior)
Testarosso 
(A Famous Ferrari Model)
Girasole 
(Sunflower)
Aurelia  (Golden)
Angelina 
(Little Angel)
Bianca  (White)
Luce del Sole 
(Sunshine)
Aurelio  (Gold)
Buon Volatore 
(High Flyer)
Liocorno or Unicorno 
(Unicorn)
Bel Ragazzo 
(Handsome Boy)
La Dolce Vita 
(The Good Life)
Bacio del Sole 
(Sun Kiss)
Tesoro 
(Treasure)
Tesorino 
(Little Treasure)
Adoratore del Sole 
(Sun Worshipper)
Augustine 
(Great, Venerable)
Bellezza 
(Beauty)
Amara 
(Everlasting)
Bellino  (Pretty)

Some of these names come from our list of the top 45 Italian horse names.

Spanish Horse Names (with meanings)

Spanish Horse Names
Bravo  (brave)
Atrevido 
(sassy, brash)
Carmen 
(garden)
Hermanito 
(little brother)
Poco 
(small or little)
Letitia  (joy)
Fernanda 
(peaceful venture)
Melia  (rival)
Zanita 
(small apple)
Bella  (beautiful)
Luisa 
(fame & war)
Macaria 
(blessed)
Rico  (rich)
Risa  (laughter)
Sonora 
(pleasant sounding)
Guapo 
(handsome)
Precioso 
(precious)
Fiesta  (party)
Lucia  (light)
Olinda 
(native of Olinda)

We also have more of these name ideas from our complete list of over 200 Spanish horse names that should inspire you.

Arabian Horse Names (with meanings)

Arabian Horse Names
  • Khadijah – First wife of the Prophet
  • Malik – Master, angel, king
  • Jumah – Born on Friday
  • Mayyadah – To walk with a proud, swinging gait
  • Khali – Good friend
  • Faizah – Victorious, winner
  • Maha – Wild cow, cow-eyed
  • Khalida – Eternal
  • Salma – Peaceful
  • Kamilah – Perfect
  • Shihab – Flame, blaze
  • Alima – Wise
  • Mona – Wish, desire
  • Baha – Beautiful, magnificent
  • Ruqayyah – Gentle
  • Faisal – Decisive
  • Lina – Tender
  • Abdul Aziz – Servant of the powerful one
  • Ali – the greatest, excellent, noble
  • Amal – hopes, aspirations
  • Ibrahim – Arabic form of ‘Abraham’
  • Salim – Safe, whole, flawless
  • Emir – To command
  • Amatullah – Female servant of Allah
  • Labeeb – Sensible, intelligent
  • Barakah – Blessing
  • Aminah – trustworthy, faithful
  • Nadir – Rare, dear
  • Bahira – Dazzling, brilliant
  • Ubaid – Faithful

Some of these suggestions come from our complete list of the best Arabian horse names.

This list of foreign horse names is a great place to start if you’re looking for inspiration. It includes 250+ unique, international equine monikers that will make your horse stand out in the herd! And with so many choices from around the world, there are plenty of options no matter what country you’re from or where your favorite breed originated. What’s more? Some languages might have different meanings than others, which makes it even easier to find just the right name for your new family member.

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