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Chestnut horses are beautiful bright reddish-brown horses that you would definitely love. If you have a new chestnut horse, you may have thought of a beautiful and perfect name for your horse.

In this article, there are more than 180 awesome names that you can give to your chestnut horse.

Best Names for Chestnut Horses

These are the top 10 best names for chestnut horses:

  1. Red
  2. Fox or Foxy
  3. Blaze
  4. Copper
  5. Rusty
  6. Annie
  7. Ginger
  8. Rosie
  9. Flame
  10. Ember

Chestnut Horse Names Male

If your chestnut horse is male, whether a stallion or gelding, these names might be perfectly suited for him:

  • Alchemist
  • Blaze
  • Chester (the Chestnut)
  • Copper
  • Cowboy
  • Demon
  • Dragon
  • Elmo: The red monster from Sesame street
  • Flash
  • Fox
  • Hades
  • Maroon: Similar to red and chestnut
  • Mars
  • Meatball
  • Mufassa (from the “Lion King”)
  • Red Devil
  • Rusty
  • Satan
  • Simba: From the “Lion King”
  • Sunny
  • Titian
  • Tormund (like Tormund Giantsbane from Game of Thrones)

Chestnut Horse Names Female

Do you have a female chestnut horse? Cool. Here are some pretty names for her:

  • Amber
  • Annie
  • Apple
  • Ariel
  • Autumn
  • Brandy
  • Cayenne
  • Cherry
  • Cinnamon
  • Coral
  • Coraline
  • Dana (like Dana Scully from the X-Files)
  • Daphne (like Daphne Blake from Scooby Doo)
  • Ember
  • Fiona (like Princess Fiona from Shrek)
  • Foxy
  • Ginger
  • Gloriana
  • Hazel
  • Henna
  • Hibiscus
  • Jean (like Jean Grey from X-Men)
  • Ladybug
  • Lucille (like Lucille Ball)
  • Merida
  • Paprika
  • Pebbles
  • Peony
  • Pippi (like Pippi Longstocking)
  • Robin
  • Rosa
  • Rosy
  • Ruby
  • Salsa
  • Scarlet
  • Scully (like Dana Scully from the X-Files)
  • Sunshine
  • Ygritte (from Game of Thrones)
  • Venus
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Unisex Chestnut Horse Names

The names below are suitable for both male and female chestnut horses:

  • Arizona
  • Aster (Arabic word meaning “red”)
  • Blaze
  • Chestnut
  • Chilli
  • Crimson
  • Red
  • Fiery
  • Fire
  • Firefly
  • Flame
  • Flare
  • Irish
  • Jasper
  • Mars
  • Rua: Meaning “red” in Irish
  • Salmon
  • Saturn
  • Spice
  • Zodiac

Chestnut Horse Show Names

Naming your show horse is never easy. If you are looking for a great show horse name for your chestnut horse, here are some ideas to get you started.

  • A Lady in Red
  • Autumn Dream
  • Burning Arrow
  • Bentley Red
  • Blazing By
  • Cool Under Fire
  • Copper Sunrise
  • Fan the Fire
  • Far Out Fox
  • Flame Broiled
  • Flat out Foxy
  • Harvest Moon
  • Knight’s Rose
  • Red Hot Assassin
  • Redneck Report
  • Seeing Red
  • Scottish Affair
  • Strawberry Fields
  • Warning Ahead

Chestnut Horse Names Inspired By Food & Drinks

Chestnut horses are known for their reddish-brown color. If you love food and drinks, you will definitely love to name your horse after these red food and drinks (or use their shortened forms):

  • Carrots
  • Chardonnay
  • Cherry Garcia – Cherry
  • Cider (like Apple Cider)
  • Cinnamon
  • Cortland
  • Currant
  • Curry
  • Donut
  • Gala (like a Gala Apple)
  • Ginger
  • Grenadine
  • Heinz (like the Ketchup)
  • Kool (like Kool Aid)
  • Marinara
  • Paprika
  • Pip (as in orange pip)
  • Pomegranate Martini – Pomtini or Tini
  • Red Snappers – Snaps
  • Shirley Temple – Shirley
  • Spicy
  • Strawberry Puff – Puffy
  • Tangerine

Chestnut Horse Names Inspired By Nature

Do you love nature? Here are some names inspired by nature for your chestnut horse:

  • Amaryllis
  • Anemone
  • Aster
  • Azalea
  • Begonia
  • Boysenberry
  • Camellia
  • Carnation
  • Celosia
  • Cinnamon
  • Cosmo
  • Dahlia
  • Hibiscus
  • Marigold
  • Pansy
  • Peony
  • Petunia
  • Poppy
  • Red Lobster
  • Rose
  • Sea Horse
  • Sweet Pea
  • Strawberry
  • Sumac
  • Tomato
  • Tulip
  • Zinnia

Liver Chestnut Horse Names

Liver chestnut horses are kind of their own subset. Their deep, dark, almost maroon color definitely sets them apart from the bright red copper chestnuts that are so common.

Here is a list of names that are perfect for a liver chestnut horse:

  • Maroon
  • Cinnamon
  • Currant
  • Curry
  • Crimson
  • Mahogany
  • Sangria
  • Merlot
  • Burgundy
  • Saffron
  • Sumac

Getting Names from Other Languages

“Chestnut” is similar to red and other related colors. You can name your chestnut horse with a word from where it (i.e. the breed) originated from. The names below mean red, chestnut, brown, or other related colors from various languages:

  • Aka (Japanese)
  • Castana (Spanish)
  • Dearg (Irish)
  • Hong (Chinese)
  • Kastanie (German)
  • Kurumi (Japanese)
  • Maroon (Spanish)
  • Redeca (Solvenian)
  • Roja (Spanish)
  • Rosso (Italian)
  • Rot (German)
  • Rouge (French)

Unique Chestnut Horse Names

Here are some unique horse names that work great for chestnut horses:

  • Alev: A Turkish word meaning “flame”. This name is best for brightly colored female horses
  • Basia: In Czechoslovakian, Basia means “fire”.
  • Brigit: Brigit is a Celtic goddess of poetry and fire. It is best for dramatic chestnut horses
  • Calida: This name is Latin for “fiery”. It suits horses with a fiery temperament.
  • Coral: Aquatic invertebrates that come in various colors especially reddish brown just like chestnut horses.
  • Ember: The hot fiery coals (or fuel) that keeps a flame burning. While the keep you warm, they can hurt you if you get too close. This name is suitable for horses with warm temperament that can sometimes act out.
  • Etain: Meaning “jealousy” in Ireland, Etain is suitable for male horses with bright colors that attract people intensely.
  • Eldur: This word from Iceland means fire. It is suitable for male horses.
  • Fiamette: This name is Latin for “fiery one”. It is suitable for pretty bright-colored female chestnut horses.
  • Golner: A Persian name that means the bright center of a flame. Golner is suitable for chestnut stallions.
  • Hestia: In Greek methodology, Hestia means hearth or fireside. Hestia was the goddess of hearth and home. This name is suitable for calm tempered horses.
  • Kalama: This name for females originates from Hawaii and means “a flaming torch”. It is suitable for horses with bright colors or personalities.
  • Keegan: This Irish name means “descendant of the fiery one”. It is suitable for both males and females, but mostly used by males. This name is best for horses born in sunset.
  • Niran: Niran is an Arabian word for “flames”. This name is best for chestnut breeds that originate from Arabia.
  • Rowan: These tress have chestnut or fiery flowers. It is suitable for both genders
  • Pele: Pele is the goddess of volcanoes and fire in Hawaii. She is usually calm, but can be quite of a temper sometimes. This name is best for chestnut horses with bright markings.
  • Phoenix: This bird is mythological. It burns itself in a very bright flame and then, it is reborn from its own ashes. “Phoenix” is a great name for every chestnut horse.
  • Pyralis: Meaning “of fire” in Greek, this name is suitable for horses with sound and calm temperaments.
  • Vanhi: Vanhi means “fire” in Hindu. It is suitable for both genders and reminds you of the fiery coat of your horse.
  • Vulcan: He was the Roman god of fire. This name is suitable for large and strong chestnut stallions.

April Lee

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