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200+ Dutch Warmblood Names and KWPN Naming Rules

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There are two types of names that most purebred horses have, a barn name and a registered name. Choosing a name for a Dutch Warmblood can be fun on both levels. To honor the horse’s heritage, you may want to choose a Dutch name for the barn name. We’ve given you over 200 options to choose from in this post!

black dutch warmblood horse

With any breed of horse, the barn name is typically something short and to the point, a name that is chosen to fit a horse’s personality or color in some way.

The registered name, on the other hand, is typically longer and quite a bit more thought goes into creating it. For the Dutch Warmblood horse, there are some rules you have to abide by.

Let’s start, though, with my top 10 favorite names for Dutch Warmbloods.

Top 10 Dutch Warmblood Names

  • Amalia
  • Anika
  • Augustus
  • Chloe
  • Christel
  • Jetta
  • Joeri
  • Kobe
  • Yorick
  • Zoe

Registered Names for Dutch Warmbloods

When it comes to registered names for your Dutch Warmblood horse, things can get a little more difficult. The KWPM requires that registered dutch warmblood names adhere to the following rules:

  • Maximum of 20 letter positions
  • Start with a letter determined by the General Board based on the year of Birth
  • The name does not have a negative meaning such as being inappropriate or show a relationship with a person or group that might damage the reputation of the KWPN

While this may limit possibilities for a registered name, these rules have the added benefit of being able to tell a horse’s birth year, with reasonable accuracy, by just knowing their registered name.

Here is a list of the years and corresponding Dutch Warmblood name letter.

Birth YearFirst Letter of Horse’s Name
2000T
2001U
2002V
2003W
2004Z
2005A
2006B
2007C
2008D
2009E
2010F
2011G
2012H
2013I
2014J
2015K
2016L
2017M
2018N
2019O
2020P
2021R
2022S
2023T
2024U
2025V
2026W
2027Z
2028A
2029B
2030C
2031D
2032E
2033F

Creating the Perfect Dutch Warmblood Name

Depending on which year your foal is born, it can be hard to come up with a great registered name. These lists are just starter words but, be sure to check out my comprehensive post of show names for horses which is, conveniently, organized alphabetically!

mare and foal in a pasture

Here are some ideas for the next couple of years to help you get some ideas going!

2020 – P

Dutch Warmblood foals born in 2020 must have names that start with the letter P. Here are some great ideas for your 2020 foals. Keep in mind these are just words or ideas that could be used for the start of your horse’s name. How you end it is up to you, so long as you stay within the 20 character requirement!

  • Pacific
  • Page
  • Paint
  • Pair
  • Pass
  • Partner
  • Pearl
  • Patriotic
  • Pick
  • Phone
  • Perfect / Perfectly
  • Planned
  • Pleasant
  • Port
  • Pour
  • Power
  • Prairie
  • Precious
  • Pretty
  • Prime
  • Prince
  • Princess
  • Private
  • Promise / Promised
  • Prospecting
  • Proud
  • Purely
  • Push
  • Puzzle

2021 – R

Foals born in 2021 will have names that begin with the letter “R”. Here are some ideas for show names that begin with “R”.

  • Race
  • Radiant
  • Rail / Rails
  • Rain / Rainy
  • Raise
  • Rampant
  • Ransom
  • Rapid
  • Ready
  • Really
  • Reasonably
  • Rebel / Rebellious
  • Red
  • Regal
  • Regretful
  • Reliable
  • Rhythm
  • Rising
  • River
  • Roaring
  • Robbed
  • Royal
  • Run
  • Rustic

2022 – S

Dutch Warmblood foals born in 2022 will have names that begin with the letter “S”. Here are some ideas for show names that begin with “S”.

  • Sacred
  • Safe
  • Saint / Saintly
  • Sapphire
  • Scare
  • Scotch
  • Sea
  • Second
  • Secret
  • September
  • She / She’s
  • Shining
  • Show
  • Silver
  • Sky
  • Smart
  • Solo
  • Sound
  • Southern
  • Sparkle
  • Spirit
  • Star
  • Starship
  • State
  • Storm
  • Strawberry
  • Strictly
  • Strong
  • Successful
  • Sugar
  • Sunday
  • Sunshine
  • Surprise
  • Sweat / Sweater
  • Sweet
  • Swiss

Dutch Horse Names

If you are looking for a barn name that pays homage to the origin of your Dutch warmblood, here are a few to consider.

Female Dutch Names

  • Amalia
  • Angelique
  • Anika
  • Anke
  • Annie
  • Carola
  • Charlotte
  • Chloe
  • Corrie
  • Danique
  • Diantha
  • Eleonora
  • Ellen
  • Elvira
  • Esmee
  • Evelien
  • Feline
  • Flora
  • Franka
  • Gabrielle
  • Gemma
  • Gerarda
  • Gisela
  • Gusta
  • Hanna
  • Hannie
  • Hedy
  • Heleen
  • Helga
  • Hermina
  • Ida
  • Ima
  • Ingrid
  • Irene
  • Iris
  • Isabella
  • Ivonne
  • Jacintha
  • Jacomina
  • Jana
  • Janneke
  • Jasmijn
  • Jaylinn
  • Jessica
  • Jetta
  • Johanna
  • Jolanda
  • Julia
  • Karin
  • Katelijne
  • Katinka
  • Katrien
  • Klazina
  • Laura
  • Lea
  • Lieke
  • Liesbeth
  • Linde
  • Lisanne
  • Liselotte
  • Maaike
  • Maartje
  • Madelief (means Daisy)
  • Margareta
  • Margreet
  • Marielle
  • Marilou
  • Marina
  • Mariska
  • Marjolijn
  • Marta
  • Mathilde
  • Meike
  • Melanie
  • Michelle
  • Milou
  • Miranda
  • Mirjam
  • Natalia
  • Nele
  • Nicole
  • Nicoline
  • Nina
  • Noa
  • Noelle
  • Paula
  • Petra
  • Petronella
  • Prisca
  • Rachel
  • Rebekka
  • Ria
  • Rianne
  • Roosje
  • Rosanne
  • Samantha
  • Sandra
  • Sara
  • Selma
  • Senna
  • Silke
  • Sofie
  • Stefana
  • Stefanie
  • Stella
  • Suze
  • Tamara
  • Tatiana
  • Tess
  • Thera
  • Thyrza
  • Tina
  • Trudie
  • Ursula
  • Vanessa
  • Vera
  • Willemina
  • Wilma
  • Xandra
  • Zoe

Male Dutch Names

  • Alexander
  • Antonius
  • Arnold
  • Arthur
  • Agustus
  • Bart
  • Ben
  • Christel
  • Clemens
  • Coos
  • Corey
  • Cornelius
  • Damian
  • Diederik
  • Egbert
  • Elbert
  • Elias
  • Erwin
  • Fabian
  • Ferdinand
  • Franciscus
  • Frederik
  • Gerlof
  • Gerry
  • Gillis
  • Gust (short for Augustus or Gustaaf)
  • Hannes
  • Heiko
  • Hendrick
  • Hubert
  • Izaak
  • Jaak
  • Jacobus
  • Jef
  • Joeri
  • Johan
  • Joris
  • Julius
  • Jurgen
  • Karel
  • Klaas
  • Kobe
  • Koen
  • Lennard
  • Loek
  • Lourens
  • Ludolf
  • Maarten
  • Marcel
  • Martinus
  • Matthias
  • Maximiliaan
  • Mick
  • Moos
  • Nico
  • Nicolaas
  • Olaf
  • Otto
  • Pascal
  • Philip
  • Pieter
  • Puck
  • Quinten
  • Radboud
  • Rein
  • Rembrandt
  • Rob
  • Robrecht
  • Rupert
  • Samuel
  • Sander
  • Sebastiaan
  • Sieger
  • Siemen
  • Silvester
  • Sjors
  • Stefan
  • Theodorus
  • Theofilus
  • Theun
  • Timotheus
  • Tjaard
  • Tuur
  • Victor
  • Wendel
  • Werner
  • Wilbert
  • Willy
  • Xander
  • Yorick
  • Ysbrand
  • Zef
pinterest image, 200+ Dutch Warmblood Horse Names

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