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.

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

Before she started writing, she got a graduate degree in Economics and Statistics from Kenyatta University, Kenya. After that, she did a couple of clerical jobs just to make ends meet. She now works as a full-time freelance writer.

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