Looking for red horse names?
Some of my favorites are red and black horses.
Usually, the color may not be purely red but a variation of it like reddish-brown.
If you’re the new owner of a red horse, below are some interesting ideas that will suit your mount perfectly.
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65 Thought-Provoking Red Horse Names
As nearly all of these red horse names are unisex, we decided not to break it down into male and female categories.
- Snaps – short form for ”red snapper,”
- Cherry Garcia – for ice cream lovers.
- Puffy – for “strawberry puff”, a sweet choux pastry with strawberry filling.
- Marinara – based on marinara sauce, which is made with tomatoes.
- Flann – a male name of Irish origin meaning red-colored.
- Sriracha – like the sriracha red hot sauce, a paste made with different varieties of chili peppers.
- Honeycrisp – in reference to the medium-sized apple with a red-orange hue.
- Empire – also a type of apple with a bright red color.
- Alev – meaning flame in Turkish.
- Gala – an apple made from a cross between the Kidd’s Orange Red and Golden Delicious.
- McIntosh – loved for its slightly sweet and tart flavor, this is an apple with bright red color.
- Cortland – this is a variety of the McIntosh apple species originating from New York.
- Tini – it’s the short form for “Pomtini”, a cocktail made primarily using pomegranates.
- Shirley – from “Shirley Temple”, a type of drink flavored with pomegranate.
- Kool Aid – inspired by Nebraska’s state soft drink.
- Belenus – it’s a Celtic name, which means something bright.
- Boysenberry – the dark-reddish black fruit is also a great name for black horse.
- Azalea – a flowering shrub that bears pink, red, or reddish-orange flowers.
- Poinsettia – refers to a group of plants which are mostly in red color.
- Celosia – for the plant with differently-colored flowers on reddish leaves.
- Sumac – a group of flowering plants with a bright cardinal red color.
- Red Lobster – refers to the spiny, reddish-brown lobster.
- Yosemite Sam – inspired by a character from Loony Tunes.
- Calida – Latin translation for “fiery”.
- Verma or Blush – short form for “blushing vermillion.”
- Ruby Cerise – Cerise is a reddish-pink color; can shorten it to “Ruby”
- Roseate – meaning a pale-pink color.
- Titian the Titan – suitable for a horse that is more of brown than red.
- Goji – refers to a red or deep-orange berry originating from Asia.
- Electra – a name of Greek origin, which means “fiery sun.”
- Hulthemia – a rose consisting of yellow flowers with a dark red center.
- Aguaje – a palm tree that bears fruits that red on the outside.
- Umlilo – it means fire in Zulu language.
- Montoya Cabernet – it’s a type of wine, loved for its intense flavors of plum and blackberry.
- Missus Hibiscus – Missus is a fancy word for “mistress.”
- Brigid – referring to the mythical, red-haired goddess of poetry.
- Red Herring – refers to a strong kipper
- Bada Bing Cerise – derived from bing cherry
- Merida – named after the character featured in Disney Pixar movie Brave.
- Babylon Red – from the Dahlia plant species, which has fiery-red flowers.
- Pansy – based on the hybrid plant that produces bright red flowers.
- Carrot Top – the American stand-up comedian famous for his red hair.
- Pomona – inspired by the mythical Roman goddess.
- Tulip – like the bright red flowers that bloom in spring.
- Mozaic – borrowed from the strategy board game.
- Hulk – as a tribute to the fictional character featured in several comic books.
- Hong – meaning red in Chinese.
- Red Boy – a character from the 16th Century novel: Journey to the West.
- Kalama – a female name of Hawaiian origin, meaning a “flaming torch.”
- Rojo – the Spanish translation for red.
- Mars – also known as the Red Planet.
- Blaze – which means to burn brightly.
- Magenta – a variation of red color.
- Elmo – like the fiery red character from Sesame Street.
- Flynn – Irish name, which means son of the red-haired one. This is one of the cutest Irish horse names.
- Weasley – inspired by the fictional character with red hair from the Harry Potter series.
- Fennec – referring to the nocturnal fox, which has a whitish to brown fur.
- Hazel – ideal for a horse with a shade of brown.
- Ruby – like the color red.
- Peony – named after the herbaceous plant, which produces vibrant red flowers.
- Bronze – similar to the bronze metal, which has a red hue.
- Hawk – refers to a hawk species, which has a red-to-brown tail.
- Brick – based on the building blocks, which have a characteristic red color.
- Kiwi – named after the kiwi fruit, which typically has a red ring in the middle.
- Rusty – short form for rust, which tends to have an orange-to-brown color.
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