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Baby Names for the Year of the Horse
According to the Chinese Zodiac calendar, 2014 is the Year of the Horse.
If you have a baby on the way this year, it might be fun to go with a equine-inspired name. Whether you want the name of a famous horse (real or from a Disney movie!), a name with equine etymology, one with ancient mythology behind it, or a word that’s used to describe a horse (like Colt or Roan), here are 50 names to consider:
Names for Babies Born in the Year of the Horse
Click through to see them all. Which one is your favorite?
Means “wild horse”
Refers to an unbroken horse.
This popular name is also the name for a young horse
Or go with the longer version
This type of horse-race makes a fun name for boy or girl.
Means “mighty mare”
In Greek Mythology, Arion is an immortal horse
The only talking horse left in C.S. Lewis’ The Horse and His Boy
A great name, but not necessarily what you want to have happen when you’re riding a horse!
The horse in Disney’s 101 Dalmations
Colin was one of the best Thoroughbred racehorses in American history (and, I have to add, the name of one of my favorite British actors)
In Norse mythology, Dag is the son of Night who brings daylight as he rides his horse around the earth
Colors don’t often make great names, but “Ebony” is an exception!
Queen Elizabeth the II is well-known for her love of horses
Or you can spell it with an “s” instead of a “z”
Drop the E and you have a more unique version of Elizabeth
The shortest variation of “Elizabeth”
This name, who is a beloved character from Lord of the Rings, means “horse joy”
Anyone who read a lot of horse books in their childhood is familiar with My Friend Flicka
What’s a hunter without his horse? (I always think of the hunting party in Mary Poppins).
Means “stallion” in Aramaic
This surname originally indicated someone who worked with horses (like a shoe smith)
Or go with this female version, which, like many old-fashioned names, is making a comeback.
Or shorten it to Max. This boy’s name is always a favorite!
This is the name of Flynn Rider’s very hilarious horse in Tangled
If you’re looking for something a bit unusual, this is the name of the famous horse that won the Kentucky Derby in the 1950s
Greek for “horse lover”
Or spell it with two “l”s
Another variation on “Philip”
A female variation of Philip
This spunky name is a shortened version of Phillippa
I love this name AND it’s the name of the horse in Cinderella.
The Welsh horse goddess (and one of my favorite girl names)
A variation on the more popular Rhiannon
This variation for Rhiannon could be for a boy or girl
Means “gentle horse”
A more classic shortened version of Rosalind
A more spunky version of Rose or Rosalind
Refers to the color pattern of a horse. This makes a great name for a boy or girl.
A Gaelic variation of Roan meaning “little red-head”
Another variation of Rosalind
Did you know Princess Jasmine had a horse? Sahara is her horse’s name.
Prince Philip’s horse in Sleeping Beauty
A horse with a copper-colored coat
This is a common name for horses with a blaze on their forehead (a light patch between their eyes), and it makes a beautiful girl’s name
Means “horse guard”
A great boy’s name, it refers to an uncooperative horse.
This is a more modern version of “Terrell”
Pronounced “AY-teen,” she is a horse goddess in Irish mythology
The horse in Disney’s show Wander Over Yonder
If you need more naming inspiration, try BabyZone’s awesome baby name finder!