159+ Palomino Horse Names [ Famous & Western Ideas]

Palomino is a unique breed with gold or yellow color and light cream mane. Coat color is obtained by cream and chestnut gene. Palomino is one of the beautiful horse breeds. According to research, 50% of palomino horses are quarter horses.

Naming palomino horses is very easy depending on gender and breed. If you have a new palomino horse, these ideas can help to pick the best name for him or her.

For StallionsFor MaresFor Geldings
Golden ChieldJean HarlowPlatinum
PharoahPrincess dianaMoondust
MarigoldGoldie hawnDakota Fanning
Golden CloudDolly PartonZlatan 
DaffodilsDuchessCate Blanchett
GlimmerButtercreamLannister gold
Goldie LocksCrystal DesertBuddy
Chick of dreamsLana TurnerRusty
CometVanilla skyKay moss
TriggerJulius Caesar Glitter
Mr.EdLana TurnerBoron

Famous Palomino horse names

Palominos have been around for centuries and praised for their glamorous coloring, glistening golden coats, and beautiful blonde manes. From racecourse, fields to movies, Palominos have conquered many fields of the world. Though they do not possess a rare color, these golden beauties do standout.

Trigger Horse

Trigger Horse fueled the dreams of many wannabe cowboys and cowgirls with many iconic movie roles. Starting his career as a Golden Cloud, this palomino horse was every kid’s favorite in the 1930s to 1950s. The Golden Cloud debuted in the 1938 movie ‘The adventures of Robin Hood’.

When young cowboy singer Roy Rogers picked Golden Cloud for a role in the movie ‘Under Western Stars’ alongside him, their pair became an instant hit.

Roy named him Trigger as he was faster than the wind. People loved the pair so much that Trigger made an appearance in all of Roy’s movies.

Bamboo Harvester

Bamboo Harvester or otherwise known as Mister Ed was an American Saddlebred/part-Arabian horse who portrayed Mister Ed in the 1960s black and white television series. Voiced by western movie star Allan Rocky Lane, the whole series was about the talking palomino.

Initially, the team used to put soft nylon under his lips to make him look like he was actually taking. However, ‘Mister Ed’ was a fast learner, he eventually learned to move his lips on cue.

When retired, Bamboo Harvester was shifted to a small house with his trainer, Lester Hilton, on Sparks Street in Burbank, California.

Xena Horse

Have you seen Xena: Warrior Princess? A princess riding a palomino horse to the battle. Agro was her name, this horse was the trusted steed of Xena who was also always understanding what Xena wanted her to do. Agro was a faithful servant who even responded to Xena’s whistling and gestures.

Agro was very similar to American Saddlebred but no one can say for which breed he belonged to. She made an appearance in more than 72 episodes of the show and had a daughter named Agro ll.

Plaudit Horse

Plaudit was an attractive American Thoroughbred racehorse who was good at racing like his half-brother Hastings. Plaudit was from Cinderella, this palomino horse became a sire after retirement and his bloodline continues through Holly Bulls and sons.

Plaudit managed to secure a place for himself in the American General Sire three times. Bred and raised by Dr. J.D.Neet, Plaudit was sold as a colt to John E Madden for $6500. Plaudit’s heir, King Plaudit influenced Quarter Horse and Appaloosa breeding.

Buzzie Bars

Buzzie Bars was a Quarter Horse produced by the crossing of Buzzer Bar Flash and Tee Jay Hope. Buzzie Bars was a majestic horse praised by onlookers for its beauty and strength.

Buzzie Bars is an all-time leading sire of point earners and racers. This palomino horse has continued its legacy with many predecessors in the PHBA.


Palomo was Simon Bolivar’s trusted steed, he contributed to his campaigns for liberation by carrying him across Latin America and into multiple wars. He rode Palomo for many years for his trips to different parts of the world.

Gifted to him by a peasant woman, Palomo was not like any other horse for him, the liberator took good care of him and keep him by his side for most of the time. When loaned to an officer, the Palomo died of exhaustion as a result of a long grueling march.

Bucephalus Horse

Who does not know the most famous warhorse, Bucephalus Horse? Bucephalus was the most loved Alexander’s mount, Alexander convinced his father to bought him when he was 12. Even though the horse was too wild to be tamed, he managed to calm and train him.

Bucephalus only allowed Alexander to ride him and he carried him to every battle, the conquest of Greek City, the battle of Gaugamela, and Darius lll. Bucephalus was so dear to him that after his death, Alexander named a city after him, Bucephala.


Mahuba like her sire Rock Sand was a highly-strung, nervous horse. She was famous for being the dam for Man O’ War. Mahuba was also referred to as the ‘Fair Play’s wife’ because of her popularity for being the dam of the best racing horse of all time and she mated only one stallion.

Mahuba means ‘good greeting’ or ‘good fortune’, she stayed true to her name by producing three runners Man o’ War, Playfellow, and My Play. Mahuba came from a family of winners and produced one of the best runners that history has witnessed.


Orfevre’s contribution to Japanese horse racing can not be forgotten, even though the horse has retired, he continues to serve as an active breeding stallion. He is the most celebrated Japanese horse who has bagged three awards including best Japanese horse of the year.

Orfevre is also inducted into the JRA hall of fame. Produced by sire Stay Gold and Dam Oriental Art, Orfevre was trained by Ikee Yasutoshi. With multiple wins, Orfevre was an intense competitor on the racecourse. Orfevre intimidated fellow horses with his strong presence.

Phar Lap Horse

Though born and bred in New Zealand, Phar Lap was an Australian legend. Phar Lap moved to Australia when he was 2 years old and became one of the best racehorses. In Thai, Phar Lap means ‘lightning’, he lived up to his by running faster than the wind.

He raced 51 races and won 37 of them. Speculations had been that this speed horse was poisoned, though it was not proved. His champion’s heart weighed 6.3 kg, more than the average equine heart weight. Phar Lap’s heart is on display at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra.

Golden Cloud

Trigger horse named golden cloud in movies.Golden cloud named because of attractive golden palomino color. A golden cloud appeared in Olivia de Havilland,  The Adventures of Robin Hood, and other movies.

Mister Ed 

Mister Ed is a famous sitcom produced in 1961. The title of the sitcom ‘’mister ed’’ represents to talking horse who originally appeared in Walter R brooks. This show played by a gelding bamboo harvester and filmed by Allan lane. Mister ed was talking palomino horse.


Argo is a famous palomino that appeared in Xena: Warrior Princess. Argo was well trained and responded to Xena’s every whistle. If you have a new mare, Argo is the perfect name with the history behind it.

Palomino Names for Geldings

There is no coat color difference between male and female palomino horses. The difference is based on breed. Here are some unique ideas for palomino stallions.

  • Treasure
  • Pacman
  • Trigger
  • Gold boy
  • Buttercup
  • Caramel
  • Sunny Delight
  • Nugget
  • Cinamon
  • Crimson
  • Ginger
  • Goldie
  • Blanca
  • Oriana
  • Yellow
  • Marigold
  • Beach
  • Pumpkin
  • Rusty
  • Rose
  • Marley
  • Gizmo
  • Oscar
  • Rogue
  • Chase
  • Summer
  • Woody
  • Barley
  • Castello
  • Dixton
  • Castello
  • Aspen
  • Nacho
  • Rigby
  • Sherlock
  • Watson
  • Milan
  • Jude
  • Zone
  • Summer

Trigger: The trigger was a very famous horse in western movies that appeared with his rider. The movie director claims a slight change in palomino lineage. The trigger was a stallion and never bred to produce any horse. Director named Triggerson or Trigger jr to another horse.

Palomino horse names for mares

Mare or female horses need cute ideas. As palomino horses are golden so golden or cream color names are a great combination.

  • Gracy
  • Lucie
  • BORON 
  • Abby
  • Fluke
  • Bud
  • Buddy
  • Jubilee
  • Rusty
  • Toffee
  • Sunny
  • Candy
  • Cinderella
  • Jean Harlow
  • Princess diana
  • Lana Turner
  • Mae west
  • Kay moss
  • Goldie hawn
  • Beyonce
  • Glitter
  • Aurora
  • Goldenrod
  • Strawberry
  • Zehavi
  • Sunburst
  • Smiley
  • Peaches
  • Malibu
  • Sundance

Palomino names from nature

  • Amber – A golden and orange substance, best for palomino mares
  • Cinnamon – Another palomino resembling the color
  • Copper – Best a name for palomino male horse
  • Graham – Like Golden crackers
  • Rusty – From rust and best for brown, palomino, or red horses
  • Yellow – A simple name from gene combination of palomino
  • Ruby – Ruby is a reddish-golden stone
  • Marigold – Maybe you are aware of golden, yellow, or orange marigold
  • Zlatan – Golden in the Bosnian language
  • Dorado – Golden in Spanish language
  • Fairfax – A Scottish name stands for light hairs
  • Daffodils – Extracted from the famous poem and beautiful golden flowers
  • Oriana – It stands for sunshine in other language and best name for a mare
  • Julius Caesar – Refer to the roman politician
  • Xanthe – Looking for a unique mare name? Xanthe stands for blond hair in the greek language and best for your female horse.
  • Argus – Shining from the Greek language
  • Barbie – For blond hair mare
female Palomino Horse Names

Palomino horse names from movie stars

Naming palomino by movie star names is also a unique idea. Here are some naming ideas by the name of movie stars.

  • Cate Blanchett
  • Cameron Diaz
  • Carrie underworld
  • Dolly Parton
  • Britney spears
  • Dakota Fanning
  • Doris day
  • Grace kelly
  • Kate moss
  • Lana Turner
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Rita Hayworth
  • Princess Diana
  • Faeth hill
  • Cole Sprouse
  • Justin hartley
  • Chad Faust
  • Aaron Carter
  • Kiefer Sutherland
  • Matt Damon

Palomino Horse Names based on breed

Here are some horse names based on breed.

Quarter Palomino horse names

  • Barbie Butter Buck
  • Carolina chick
  • coconut badger
  • Chick of dreams
  • Vanilla sky
  • Lannister gold
  • Crackerjack
  • Blizzard

Thoroughbred palomino horse

  • Comet – For speed and brightness
  • Teddy – For a big chestnut horse
  • Stormy – Looks racehorse
  • Starlight – Combination of star and white color
  • Chase the Blue
  • Shower in stars
male Palomino Horse Names

Naming tips for palomino horse

Palomino horses have two color gene combinations in their coat. A true palomino horse should have these two colors in his coat. Some horses are often confused with palomino horses like Haflinger who miss the cream dilution gene but look like palomino horses.

Palomino comes in different shades like pale gold, cream, or dark gold. Their manes are creamy white in color.

Naming your palomino horse is easy as different shades in colors bring new ideas. Chestnut names are also perfect for your horse. Other shades like looking at red or white horse names can be good choices.

Based on breed

About 50% of the total are quarter horses. standardbred, thoroughbred, American saddle horses, and Tennessee walking horses are common breeds with palomino color.

You can choose these breed names for your horse. Tennessee walking horse names are a creative idea for palomino.


Palomino is a very beautiful color that appears in some common horse breeds. Naming your palomino breed is easy if you know his behavior, body appearance, and gender. Gender and breed should be first priority.

Palominos participate in many equestrian events owing to their strength, versatility, maneuverability, and endurance. It is important to mention here that it is not a breed just a color. Many famous Palominos have proven their worth in different equine activities.

They are smart, fast learners, gentle, and beautiful. These were just a few, there are still many Palominos whose contributions should be recognized.

Hi, I am Waqar and active in the horse world since 2012. I have MSc (Hons) in Agriculture from the University of Agriculture Faisalabad. I love to solve equine health care issues and note down in the form of research papers. I have written hundreds of equine health care, accessories, names, and history-related blogs. My equine related work is watering a lot of horse-related magazines and blogs.

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