105 Clever Christmas Horse Names You’ll Love

If you’re looking for some of the best Christmas horse names, you’re in the right place!

The holiday season is the most special time of the year and it gives us so many memories that will be cherished for a lifetime.

It also is the time for gift-giving to those we love dearly.

If a horse is among those gifts, check out my favorite holiday-themed names that are just perfect for your newest family member!

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41 Christmas Horse Names for Future Racing Foals

A horse given during the holidays must have a special name.

Here is a list of foal names that are perfect for future racehorses!

One note, though: if you ARE trying to name a horse that you’ll eventually race, check to make sure your favorite isn’t already claimed.

brown horse with one of the best Christmas horse names

  1. Buche de Noel
  2. Be Bright
  3. Boxing Day
  4. Bright Candles
  5. Bonus Money
  6. Christmas Night
  7. Christmas Past
  8. Christmas Pageant
  9. Christmas Kid
  10. Christmas Storm
  11. Christmas List
  12. Christmas Gift
  13. Christmastide
  14. Cold As Ice
  15. Dashing Through the Snow
  16. Festive Touch
  17. Holiday Spirit
  18. Iron County Xmas
  19. Jingle All the Way
  20. Joyful and Triumphant
  21. Little Drummer Boy
  22. Lemon Drop Kid
  23. Lords a Leapin’
  24. Merry Measure
  25. Myrrh
  26. Naughty and Nice
  27. Present
  28. O’ Tannenbaum
  29. Saint Nicholas
  30. Seattle Christmas
  31. Snow Chance
  32. Snowed In
  33. Kris Kringle
  34. Partridge in a Pear Tree
  35. Sweet Silver Bells
  36. The Holly and the Ivy
  37. Wrapped
  38. Winter Holiday
  39. Winter Spice
  40. Yule Fire
  41. Yule Log

If you’re still struggling to find the perfect idea for a future racehorse (or if all of the ones you love are taken), here’s a tip: check out the lyrics of your favorite Christmas carols.

For example, “Partridge in a Pear Tree” and “Lords a Leapin'” come from the 12 Days of Christmas. “Merry Measure” is part of We Wish You a Merry Christmas!

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19 Christmas Show Names for Horses

Looking for a really great show horse name inspired by the holidays? Try these!

  1. Bushels of Fun
  2. Christmas Cracker
  3. Christmas Rose
  4. Candy Cane
  5. Gingerbread Man
  6. Holiday Spirit
  7. Mistletoe
  8. Nutcracker
  9. Jingle Belle
  10. North Pole
  11. Tinsel Time
  12. Polar Express
  13. Sleigh Bells
  14. Saint Nick
  15. Winter Solstice
  16. Yule Brynner
  17. Snowflake
  18. Silent Knight
  19. White Christmas (perfect for a white horse)

As with racehorses, you’ll want to make sure that your favorite isn’t already chosen.

45 Christmas Names for Pet Horses

If you’re not planning to race or show your horse, then you can go with a simpler name. Here are some of my favorites inspired by all things Christmassy, including many inspired by different languages.

For those, I’ve noted the language and rough translation (not all are exact translations, especially when it comes to Santa’s name in other cultures).

Brown and white horse with green reins

  1. Angel
  2. Blitzen
  3. Bethlehem
  4. Carol
  5. Cheer
  6. Charity
  7. Chestnut
  8. Cookie
  9. Comet
  10. Cupid
  11. Dasher
  12. Dancer
  13. Donder
  14. Evergreen
  15. Elf
  16. Eve
  17. Figgy Pudding
  18. Frost
  19. Frosty
  20. Fruitcake
  21. Garland
  22. Gobanak (Christmas in Basque)
  23. Grinch
  24. Hoteiosho (the Japanese version of Santa)
  25. Hope
  26. Ho Ho Ho
  27. Holly
  28. Jack Frost
  29. Jól (Christmas is Icelandic)
  30. Joy
  31. Julemanden (Denmark’s Santa)
  32. Joulupukki (Finland’s name for Santa)
  33. Krampus
  34. Nadal (Catalan for Christmas)
  35. Navidad
  36. Noel
  37. Mittens
  38. Pai Natal (Portugal’s Santa)
  39. Prancer
  40. Rudolph
  41. Snowball
  42. Sparkler
  43. Star
  44. Vixen
  45. Viejo Pascuero (Chile’s Santa)

My favorites are Prancer and Figgy Pudding. The first is a good traditional horse name, while the second is just fun and clever, don’t you think?

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There you go! These 105 clever Christmas horse names should help you pick the perfect one for your new equine friend!

Just remember, if you’re naming a horse that you plan to show or race, do your research first. While it’s fine to use a similar name to a famous horse for local shows, national competitions have stricter rules.


  • Hammonds, Evan. 2016. “Holiday Horse Names, Gifts That Keep Giving.” BloodHorse.com. BloodHorse. December 24, 2016. https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/218606/holiday-horse-names-gifts-that-keep-giving.
  • “What Is Santa Called in Different Languages.” 2018. Wordminds. December 12, 2018. https://wordminds.com/blog/what-santa-called-different-languages#:~:text=Let%E2%80%99s%20translate%20Santa%20%E2%80%93%20here%20are%20a%20few,%28a%20God%20or%20priest%20that%20brings%20gifts%29%20.
White horse with holly and text

What are your favorite Christmas horse names? Share below!

Bryanna Tanase
Bryanna Tanase

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