Top 50 Famous Horse Names Inspired By Movies

If you love movies, horses are your true passion and want to give your horse a famous name, here’s the list of the most famous horse names from TV shows. Check the list and make your choice.

  •     Cisco, John Dunbar’s buckskin gelding from Dances with Wolves
  •     Sylvester, from Sylvester (1985)
  •     Big John, from For Richer or Poorer
  •     Copper, one of the horses ridden by Eddie Dean in his films
  •     Gunpowder, Constable Ichabod Crane’s horse in the film The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  •     Phillip, Edmund’s horse from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  •     Little Blackie, from the John Wayne film True Grit
  •     Spirit, buckskin stallion from Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
  •     Napoleon, Snoe’s gray cart horse and The Black’s stable mate in the film The Black Stallion
  •     The Horse of a Different Color, from The Wizard of Oz
  •     Joey, from the movie War Horse
  •     April Love, from April Love (1957)
  •     Beau, from True Grit with John Wayne
  •     Gulliver, from The Horse Whisperer book and film of the same name
  •     Checkers, from Moondance Alexander
  •     Flicka, from Flicka (based on the book “My Friend Flicka”)
  •     Oliver Hardy, at the end of Flying Deuces; after he died in a plane crash, he was reincarnated as a horse
  •     Maximus, horse featured in the animated film Tangled
  •     Gypsy, Meggie MacWade’s horse, which undertakes a 500-mile journey over treacherous terrain to be reunited with her in Gypsy Colt
  •     Sprout, from The Parent Trap

  •     Sonny, Joe’s horse in My Outlaw Brother
  •     Aldebaran, Antares, Rigel and Altair from Ben-Hur (one of four from the chariot race)
  •     Taff/Bo, the main horse character in Disney’s Ride a Wild Pony
  •     Lucky Number Slevin, from the movie of the same name
  •     Pepper, from Two Bits and Pepper (1995)
  •     Bucephalus, from The Adventures of Baron Munchausen and Alexander
  •     Khartoum, the ill-fated horse from The Godfather
  •     Don, talking horse from Hot to Trot
  •     Pie, Velvet Brown’s horse from National Velvet
  •     Blue Boy, race horse from Laurel and Hardy’s 1929 comedy short, Wrong Again
  •     Cochise, the Appaloosa stallion ridden by John Wayne in the movie El Dorado
  •     Bad Horse, from Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
  •     Diablo, the black and white pinto from the Cisco Kid movies
  •     Two Bits, from Two Bits and Pepper (1995)

  •     Dover, race horse from My Fair Lady (does not appear on screen)
  •     Nurah and Thebes, the horses of Pharaoh Ramses from Cecil B. DeMille’s 1956 The Ten Commandments
  •     Pilgrim, troubled, injured horse from The Horse Whisperer book and movie
  •     Conquistador, the General’s horse stolen and rescued by Pablito from The Littlest Outlaw
  •     Tolo, gelding from The Long Shot
  •     Artax, Atreyu’s Horse from The NeverEnding Story
  •     The Black Stallion, from The Black Stallion and The Black Stallion Returns, based on Walter Farley’s books; played by the Arabian stallion Cass Ole
  •     Shadowfax from Lord of the Rings: the Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
  •     Goliath, from Ladyhawke
  •     Hidalgo, paint stallion from the movie of the same name (disputed)
  •     Ginger, from Black Beauty
  •     Beric, from Knights of the Round Table, Lancelot’s horse with Robert Taylor
  •     Denny, the buckskin gelding of The Man From Snowy River (also appeared in the sequel, The Man from Snowy River II)
  •     Dollar, the horse of John Wayne’s character (John Bernard “J.B.” Books) in The Shootist, 1976
  •     Tír na nÓg from Into the West
  •     Flash, from Flash

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