Equestrian names

[name]Hi[/name] All,

So despite being a name nerd, one area I’m kind of lax in is name meanings. A good friend who is a fairly accomplished equestrian is expecting a girl, and I wanted to see if anyone could help out with girl names to do with horses. I already know of a few–[name]Philippa[/name], Eponine, [name]Rosamond[/name] & Cabalina. Any other suggestions? Cheers!

Names that mean ‘horse’:

[name]Agrippa[/name]- [name]Wild[/name] Horse
Alcippe- (al-kip-uh) Mighty [name]Mare[/name]
Epona- Celtic [name]Goddess[/name] of Horses
[name]Eowyn[/name]- (ay-uh-win) Horse [name]Joy[/name] (Tolkien Name)
Etain- (AY-teen) Horse goddess in irish mythology
[name]Rohan[/name]- Horse Country (Tolkien Name)
[name]Rosalind[/name]- Horse/Soft & Tender
Xanthippe- (zan-tip-ay)Yellow Horse

Names from some winning mares & horses in history:

Alydar
[name]Colin[/name]
Gallorette
[name]Kelso[/name]
[name]Mariah[/name] ([name]Mariah[/name]'s [name]Storm[/name])
[name]Nashua[/name]
Nasrullah
[name]Sunday[/name] ([name]Sunday[/name] [name]Silence[/name])

Thanks! I ran the list by her and she loved Alcippa and Etain, though she said Etain might be too masculine sounding. And your idea of winning mares was great (she liked [name]Mariah[/name], but wasn’t sure it had enough of a tie), she now thinks [name]Bellamy[/name] might be a nice choice, I think this was a horse that ran in the Kentucky [name]Derby[/name] a few years ago. Any other suggestions?

This is a tough one but I’ll give it a go.

Amathea - Horse of the God [name]Helios[/name]
[name]Pippa[/name]
[name]Derby[/name]
[name]Ebony[/name] [name]Bella[/name] - Would mean [name]Black[/name] Beauty
[name]Ginger[/name] - From [name]Black[/name] Beauty
[name]Bree[/name] - From C.S [name]Lewis[/name]’ The Horse And his Boy
[name]Rhiannon[/name]/[name]Rhian[/name]/[name]Rihanna[/name] - Welsh horse goddess

[name]Velvet[/name] from National [name]Velvet[/name] :slight_smile:

The perfect name: [name]Rachel[/name] [name]Alexandra[/name] for the Horse of the Year!