Names That Mean Horse

  1. Rosalind
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "supple horse or pretty rose"
    • Description:

      Rosalind has a distinguished literary history – used and popularized by Edmund Spenser and Shakespeare via one of his most charming heroines, in As You Like It. Along with a bouquet of other Rose names, Rosalind might be ready for a comeback.
  2. Colt
    • Origin:

      Word name
    • Meaning:

      "young horse"
    • Description:

      Colt is the kind of unconventionally macho name that is so trendy right now, because of or in spite of its association with horses and guns.
  3. Eowyn
    • Origin:

      Literary name
    • Meaning:

      "horse lover"
    • Description:

      A literary name created by J. R. R. Tolkien for a Lord of the Rings noblewoman of Rohan. Properly spelled with an accent over the first E – Éowyn – it would make an interesting choice for literature lovers or fans of names like Elowen and Evelyn.
  4. Rosamund
    • Origin:

      German
    • Meaning:

      "horse protection"
    • Description:

      This lovely, quintessentially British appellation, also spelled Rosamond, is the name of a legendary twelfth-century beauty. Rare on these shores, it is more than worthy of importation.
  5. Destry
    • Origin:

      French
    • Meaning:

      "war horse"
    • Description:

      Destry rides again, this time as a Western flavored baby name. Derived from the French surname Destrier, from an Anglo-Norman word meaning "warhorse", this rugged name was popularized by the 1930 novel Destry Rides Again by Max Brand, subsequently adapted for the big screen.
  6. Rosamond
    • Origin:

      German
    • Meaning:

      "horse protection"
    • Description:

      The kind of serious old-school name that sounds appealing again; perfect for the intrepid baby namer. More commonly spelled Rosamund but highly unusual these days in either version, with fewer than 20 baby girls named Rosamund in the US last year while Rosamond didn't even register with five.
  7. Baylor
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "horse trainer"
    • Description:

      Baylor is a possible occupational alternative to the tired Taylor, especially for a horse lover.
  8. Bronco
    • Origin:

      Spanish
    • Meaning:

      "rough, unbroken horse"
    • Description:

      For the parent who might also have Buck and Ryder on his list.
  9. Xanthippe
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "yellow horse"
    • Description:

      Famous as the long-suffering wife of the philosopher Socrates.
  10. Epona
    • Origin:

      Celtic
    • Meaning:

      "horse"
    • Description:

      In Celtic mythology (later borrowed into the Roman empire), Epona is the goddess of horses and fertility. Link's horse in The Legend of Zelda is fittingly named Epona.
  11. Eachna
    • Origin:

      Irish
    • Meaning:

      "horse"
    • Description:

      Eachna is the name of an Irish goddess renowned for her beauty, brains and stylishness; in early legend, a Connacht princess named Eachna was deemed to be one of the loveliest and cleverest women int he world.

      Eachna is pronounced ahk-na, so despite its nice namesake story, it would provide a pronunciation challenge outside the Irish culture.

  12. Yggdrasil
    • Origin:

      Norse
    • Meaning:

      "Odin's horse"
    • Description:

      The sacred giant tree Yggdrasil or Yggdrasill in Norse mythology is a world tree which supports all else in the universe, including the many different realms. It is said that Odin once hanged himself from the tree as a sacrifice to gain wisdom, which may be where the name comes from – traditionally, gallows were known as the "dead man's horse".
  13. Kolt
    • Origin:

      Variation of Colt, English
    • Meaning:

      "young horse"
    • Description:

      Depending on how you look at it, a variation of the word name Colt or an abbreviated form of Kolton.
  14. Xanthipe
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "yellow horse"
    • Description:

      Xanthipe, also spelled Xanthippe, is the name of the wife of Socrates. Challenging for English speakers, it's also dramatic and alluring.
  15. Xanthippi
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "yellow horse"
    • Description:

      Modern form of the Classical name Xanthippe, name of Socrates' wife, this name is often used as a by-word for a nagging, scolding woman.
  16. Éowyn
    • Origin:

      Literature
    • Meaning:

      "horse lover"
    • Description:

      A literary name created by J. R. R. Tolkien for a Lord of the Rings noblewoman of Rohan. It would make an interesting choice for literature lovers or fans of names like Elowen and Evelyn.
  17. Rosamonde
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "horse protection"
    • Description:

      Variant of Rosamund