Female horses make excellent companions. Whether you have a young horse (filly) or an older horse (mare), the name can be an incredibly important part of their personality and character. There are so many names out there and picking the perfect one can seem daunting. No one wants to pick a name they will later come to regret. The key is to take your time, evaluate your options, and consider your horse. Here are 151 amazing female horse names for mares and fillies to inspire your next name choice.
Things to Consider Before Naming a Horse
There are numerous things you should consider before naming a horse. Horses can live for 30 years or more, so you could potentially have this animal for decades. The perfect name is very important, and you want to pick something that is a good fit for your horse. Things to consider before naming your horse include its color. Color is a great way to inspire a name. Other things to consider are who is riding the horse (kids vs. adults) as well as the size and stature of the horse. Looking at these things will help inspire your name and pick the best one for you and your horse.
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Feminine Mare Names
This group of names was based on some of the most feminine names available. Each name evokes a picture of grace or historic beauty. These names are perfect for anyone who wants to lean into the femininity of their horse. Now all you have to do is pick a fantastic name to match.
Nature Inspired Names
Mares offer an excellent opportunity to choose a wild nature inspired name. Names such as Snowflake, Sunshine, and Skydancer evoke images of nature and would be perfect for a beautiful, majestic filly or mare. If none of these names is a winner, consider taking a stroll outside around the barn and looking for other pieces of inspiration from nature.
Sweet Names for Fillies
With female horses, you have more leeway to use sweet names than you do with male horses. These names are cute, yummy, and sweet. Each name is based on a favorite food or dessert. There are a number of names that would be perfect for horses of a variety of different colors and sizes. Let’s be honest; who didn’t dream of having a beautiful mare named Sprinkles or Peanut Butter when they were young?
Popular Names for Any Female Horse
This is a general list of some of the most popular names for mares in the world right now. This list was compiled from databases of the most popular horse names. These names are a mix of common and uncommon and casual and intense. Any one of these names will be a perfect fit for a wide variety of female horses. Each one can offer you the inspiration and clarity you need to make a final decision.
Each one of these names could be the perfect fit for a mare or filly right now. There are names that speak to the color of the horse, like Wine, Stormy, or Cocoa. There are also names inspired by goddesses and nature, like Juno or Gaia. Each name has a special significance that will fit some horses better than others. All you have to do is settle on the one that you feel is the best fit for your horse and you.
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