Greek Horse Names and Meanings

Want to name your next foal after a Greek god? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We have compiled the most popular horse names and their meanings from the ancient Greeks. What are you waiting for? Check out our list below!
-Athéna: Goddess of wisdom and war -Apollo: God of light in literary works; God who used to be human before he was granted immortality by Zeus; Son of Zeus and Leto -Arès: The god of war among other things (depending on the myth) -Artemis: Goddess of hunting, fertility, virginity, childbirth; twin sister to Apollo and daughter to Zeus and Leto. These are just a select few as you will see below there are many more exciting names.

Greek Horse Names with Meaning

Archippos: Meaning “Master of horses” is a Greek name made up of the parts Archos “master” and hippos “horse.”

Aeton: The name of one of Pluto’s horses in Greek mythology, generally translated as “swift as an eagle.”

Ursula: Ursula Major and Ursula Minor are two constellations that you may be familiar with. Ursula is a Greek name that means “small beer.”

Medusa: A mythological creature with venomous snakes instead of hair growing from her head. In Greek, Medusa means “Guardian.”

Leukippos: Derived from Greek meaning white bright horse. This name was given to a Greek philosopher from the 5th century BC, as well as various characters from Greek mythology.

Gaea: Gaea, the mother of the Titans, was the goddess of the Earth in Greek mythology.

Balios: “Dappled, piebald” is a Greek name. This is the name of one of two immortal horses in Greek mythology.

Hippolytos: “Freer of horses” is what it means. He was the son of Theseus, who was sadly loved by his stepmother Phaedra, according to Greek mythology. This was also the name of a theologian, saint, and martyr from the third century.

Kallippos: Derived from ancient Greek means beautiful horse.

Olympia: Mount Olympus inspired the name, Olympia. This was known as the Mountain of the Gods in Greek mythology.

Cynthia: It’s another name for the goddess of the moon. Cynthia is derived from the Greek word Kynthos. On the Mount of Kynthos, the moon goddess Artemis resided. As a result, she was also known as Cynthia.

Callisto: Callisto is a Greek goddess whose name means “most beautiful.”

Aphrodite: The most enthralling Greek goddess of beauty, pleasure, and love.

Clypso: A Greek mythological nymph who lived on the fictitious island of Ogygia.

Atticus: It is used to describe someone who is “from Attica.” Attica was where Athens was located in ancient times.

Who Is the Greek God of Horses?

Poseidon, the deity of horses, is supposed to have been brought to Greece by the early Hellenes, who also brought the first horses to the country in the 2nd century. Poseidon’s name means “husband of the earth” or “lord of the earth.” The trident, which was previously a fish spear, was his weapon and prominent symbol.

Poseidon was the god of the seas and the protector of many Hellenic towns and colonies. According to Homer and Hesiod, Poseidon became master of the sea after his father Cronus was defeated and the universe was split by lot among his three sons: Zeus was given the sky, Hades was given the underworld, and Poseidon was given the sea, with the Earth and Mount Olympus belonging to all three.

Poseidon was also married to Amphitrite, an Oceanid with whom he had many children, including the sea creature Triton.

What Are the Names of Apollo’s Horses?

Apollo’s Golden Chariot is being dragged. One of Apollo’s most important everyday tasks was to tether the four horses pulling his golden chariot.

  • Aethon
  • Pyrois
  • Phlegon
  • Eou

So that he could drag the Sun across the sky every day.

What Was the Name of Zeus’s Horse?

Pegasus is a winged horse from Greek mythology that emerged from the Gorgon Medusa’s blood as she was decapitated by the hero Perseus. Bellerophon seized Pegasus and rode him in battles against the Chimera and subsequently in retaliation against Stheneboea (Anteia), who had falsely accused Bellerophon.

Bellerophon then attempted to fly to heaven with Pegasus, but was unseated and murdered, or lamed, according to certain stories. The winged horse was made into a constellation and Zeus’ servant.

What Are the Names of Hades Horses?

The Greek God Hades owns a black horse named Alastor (branded with the mark of Dis). When Hades rose from the Underworld to bring Persephone down with him, he was one of the four horses pulling his chariot. Orphnaeus (savage and fleet), Aethon ((swifter than an arrow), and Nycteus (proud glory of Hell’s steeds) were the other three.

Mythical Horse Names Female

  • Hera: Queen of gods in Greek
  • Nemesis: Nemesis, the goddess of vengeance, is especially interested in those who pay the price for acts of hubris, or excessive pride. Nemesis, also known as “the inescapable,” is a person no one likes to see approaching them from behind.
  • Tethys: Mother of the sea
  • Danae: Danae was a princess of Argive and the mother of the hero Perseus.
  • Selene: Selene is the goddess of the moon and a titan. She rides a delicate moon chariot through the nighttime sky, and she is said to have a large number of lovers.
  • Mazu: Mazu is a sea goddess in Chinese mythology. Mazu was a former shamaness who had been transformed into a god. She traveled the oceans, defending believers and miraculously rescuing people from the seas.
  • Artemis: Apollo’s twin sister Artemis is the daughter of Zeus and Leto. She is the goddess of hunting, the great outdoors, wild animals, virginity, and childbirth.
  • Penelope: Penelope is a common name that frequently appears in the top 50 lists in a variety of countries. Penelope is best known in Greek mythology as Odysseus’ wife, and she was known for being the most devoted of wives, as it was said that she waited 20 years for her husband to return to her.
  • Eurydice: Eurydice was Orpheus’s wife in Greek mythology. Orpheus was a musician who used the power of music to try to resurrect her from the dead. In Greek, Eurydice means “broad justice.”
  • Nyx: At the dawn of life, Nyx, the goddess of night, served as a mother figure to Thanatos (death) and Hypnos (sleep).
  • Althea: In Greek mythology, Althea is the queen of Calydon. Her name means “healer,” and her story is intertwined with that of her son Meleager, as they both died as a result of each other’s actions.
  • Xiha: Di Jun has two sisters, one of whom is this solar goddess. Xihe gave birth to ten suns in the form of three-legged crows. Every day, one of the crows will travel the world in a chariot with Xihe.

Mythical Horse Names Male

  • Kirin: A unicorn, in Japanese folklore.
  • Sleipnir: Sleipnir was Odin’s horse, and is said to be the best of all horses. He was also the fastest horse on the planet, and nothing could ever slow him down, whether on Earth or in Heaven.
  • Uchchaihshravas: Hindu mythology’s seven-headed flying horse.
  • Daoji: This Chan Buddhist monk, also known as Chan Master Daoji, was thought to possess supernatural abilities that enabled him to fight evil and protect the poor and downtrodden.
  • Zeus: God of thunder, lightning, sky, weather, law, order, and justice; ruler of Mount Olympus and king of the gods.
  • Zephyr: Zephyr is a Greek name that means “west wind” in English. Isn’t that a great name for a horse that can run as fast as the wind?
  • Tian: This is one of the oldest Chinese words for the heavenly world. Tian is in a harmonious relationship with Di, the universe. They support the three planes of life, as well as humanity, as a whole. This name may be appropriate for a horse or foal with a positive attitude or who is especially attractive. Maybe a handsome grey or a lovely bay with flickering stockings and ablaze.
  • Hippogriff: Has the body of a horse and the head of an eagle with wings, according to Greek mythology.
  • Hermione: Hermione’s name is derived from Hermes, who was the Greek gods’ messenger. Furthermore, we are all familiar with Hermione Granger, the wizard from Harry Potter.
  • Perses: Perses is the titan of devastation, according to historians, who aren’t completely sure what the name implies.
  • Orion: Orion was the son of Poseidon in Greek mythology. He was unfortunately killed, but his name was immortalized as a star in the sky.
  • Yinglong: Yinglong is a Chinese word that means “responsive dragon.” In Chinese mythology, this dragon was a winged beast who was a rain god. Yinglong is a kind dragon who is always willing to support others.
  • Hades: Hades is the god of money and the lord of the underworld, and he is one of Zeus’ brothers. Cerberus, his gigantic three-headed dog, guards the entrance and exit to the underworld.
  • Centaur: A centaur, also known as a hippocentaur, is a Greek mythological beast with a human upper body and horse lower body and legs. Centaurs are believed to be as wild as untamed horses in many Greek myths.

Egyptian Horse Name

  • Amun
  • Nawal
  • Sofian
  • Azira
  • Whisper
  • Sahara
  • Maihab
  • Nellie
  • Adnan Aljassimya
  • Yakootah
  • Patriot Lsa
  • Ziyadah
  • Queenie
  • Saqr
  • Safiry
  • Hani
  • Masir Al Mar
  • Baha
  • Habib
  • Sawsan
  • Adel

Roman Horse Names

Name & Meaning

  • Fortis – Strong
  • Agilis – Nimble
  • Spe – Hope
  • Mirandus – Wonderful
  • Paratus – Ready
  • Pardus – Leopard
  • Penna – Feather
  • Bellus  – Cute
  • Sica – Blade
  • Veteris  -Old
  • Tigris – Tiger
  • Dominus – Boss
  • Hercules – Son of Zeus
  • Puerina – Girly
  • Argenti – Silver
  • Phoebus – Bright
  • Fastidiosus – Choosy
  • Minerva – Goddess of Wisdom
  • Sagitta  – Arrow
  • Malum – Apple
  • Passerinus – Sparrow
  • Luvenis  – Lady
  • Pusillum – -Pitty
  • Lupus – Wolf
  • Sidereus – Starry
  • Gemmula – -Little Jewel
  • Hipparchus – Chief
  • Cornu – Wings
  • Juno – Queen of gods
  • Cupido – Eager
  • Leo – Lion


It is clear from this article that naming your horse can be a difficult decision. You should consider what you are looking for in the name and how it will represent both of you while also being appropriate and creative. Hopefully, our list has helped you come up with some ideas or at least given insight into how to make your own decisions about names going forward. If not, check out our other Great Unique and Exiting Horse Name Posts Below!


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