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152+ Awesome Bay Horse Names

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When it comes to horses, some colors are more prevalent than others. In fact, one could argue that bay, chestnut and gray are the three most common colors that exist in the horse world.

Bay horses often range in shade from a beautiful blood bay highlighted by bright red tones over the body to a gorgeous dark bay with a rich, chocolate colored coat.

In fact, most “brown” horses are genetically bay if you were to have them evaluated by a university. Part of the reason this color is so common is because of the genetics involved. Be sure to check out our article on bay horses to learn more about that.

Without further adieu, here are our most popular names for bay horses.

Top 10 Bay Horse Names

  1. Cookie
  2. Kahlua
  3. Baylee
  4. Mocha
  5. Reese
  6. Whiskey
  7. Teddy
  8. Sienna
  9. Hershey
  10. Brownie

28 Bay Horse Names for Girl Horses

Are you looking for the perfect name for your mare or filly? It’s hard enough to come up with the perfect name for your girls but, what if you want that name to reflect their gorgeous bay color as well?

These are some of our favorite bay horse names for females.

  • Amber
  • Auburn
  • Baby
  • Bambi
  • Batty
  • Bay Angel
  • Bay Belle
  • Bay Lee
  • Baybee
  • Baylor
  • Brandy
  • Cookie
  • Cupcake
  • Ember
  • Henna
  • Java
  • Kahlua
  • Kava
  • Latte
  • Maple
  • Moana
  • Mocha
  • Muffin
  • Pepper
  • Sable
  • Sierra
  • Toffee
  • Tootsie

26 Bay Horse Names for Males

Bay horse in the field

Do you have a bay gelding or stallion that needs a perfect name? Boy horses are fun to own and, even funner to name. Whether you have a deep red blood bay horse or a standard brownish bay color, we’ve got several options to choose from.

Here are some great bay horse names for your gelding or stallion.

  • Badger
  • Bear
  • Beaver
  • Brownie
  • Caramel
  • Carmel
  • Chewy
  • Chipmunk
  • Chocolate
  • Duncan (like Duncan Donuts)
  • Forest
  • Gravy
  • Grizzly
  • Guinness
  • Kodiak
  • Moose
  • Oso (means bear in spanish)
  • Porter
  • Reese
  • Russet
  • Scooby
  • Snickers
  • Teddy
  • Umber
  • Whiskey
  • Wookie

19 Unisex Names for Bay Horses

Are you looking for a name that is unisex? These names are perfect, for example, for an unborn foal. They can be used for mares, geldings or stallions.

  • Bay Leaf
  • Bayou
  • Bean (Beans)
  • Brownie
  • Chai
  • Chili
  • Chip
  • Cleveland
  • Java
  • Kona
  • Mocchi
  • Molasses
  • Monkey
  • Pinecone
  • Roo (like Kangaroo)
  • Starbuck
  • Toffee
  • Waffles
  • Walnut

31 Names for Blood Bay Horses

Blood bay horse

Blood bay horses often have very red or deeply red bodies with dark black manes and tails. Here are some great names for blood bay horses.

  • Auburn
  • Bayberry
  • Black Widow
  • Burgundy
  • Butterfly
  • Cabernet
  • Cerise
  • Cherry
  • Cherry Garcia
  • Cinnamon
  • Copper
  • Coral (like a Coral Snake)
  • Cranberry
  • Crimson
  • Current
  • Curry
  • Garnet
  • Hazel
  • Lady Bug
  • Maroon
  • Pepperoni
  • Ruby
  • Russet
  • Sandy
  • Scarlet
  • Sienna
  • Strawberry
  • Twizzler
  • Watermelon
  • Widow (like a black widow)
  • Zinfandel

Funny Names for Your Bay Horse

Coming up with a funny name for your bay horse doesn’t have to be hard. Think about using rhymes or play on words to form a perfect name.

Bay horse running

Here are some examples of funny bay horse names using those techniques.

  • Jay (the bay)
  • Kay (the bay)
  • Bay You A Drink
  • Big Bay Day (instead of big payday)
  • Gandalf the Bay (instead of Gandalf the Gray)
  • Not a Working Bay (instead of “working day”)

18 Bay Horse Names That Remind You of Chocolate

Because most bay horses have a brownish, sometimes chocolaty tone to their coats, it’s only natural to name your bay horse after the delicious treat.

Here are some great bay horse names inspired by chocolate!

  • Almond Joy
  • Cadbury
  • Bon Bon
  • Chip
  • Choco
  • Hershey
  • Godiva
  • Kit Kat
  • Klondike
  • Mars
  • Milky Way
  • Nestle
  • Nougat
  • Peanut
  • Reese
  • Rolo
  • Snickers
  • Toby (like Toblerone)

16 Show Name Ideas for Bay Horses

Do you want a perfect show name for your bay horse? Often you can combine the horse’s barn name with other words to make a great show name.

Here are some show name ideas that are great for bay horses.

  • 50 shades of bay
  • Bay Breeze
  • Bay Bridge
  • Bay is the new Black
  • Bay Ja Vu
  • Bay Leaf
  • Bayless
  • Blue Bay You
  • Chesapeake Bay
  • Half Moon Bay
  • Misty Bay
  • Not Just Another Bay
  • Ocean Bay
  • Oyster Bay
  • Pelican Bay
  • Quantanamo Bay

April Lee

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