The foaling season is in full swing, and as every year, breeders come up with a wide range of names for their foals. Which names were the most popular last year? We delved into the KWPN Database in search of the ten most common foal names among the KWPN-registered foals of 2023.

In 2023, more than 11,000 foals were born, all starting with the letter T. Very popular were the prefixes: Total (or Totally), Top, and The each came up hundreds of times. Also, names with Touch incorporated, or variations of Tom(my), were beloved.

Thunder most popular
More and more breeders are adding their stable name or initials behind the name of their foals. To determine which names were most commonly given, we excluded any suffixes from a name. Thunder is the most popular foal name of 2023, including all variants such as Thunderstorm and Thunderbird. Some names are spelled differently, such as Tiamo, which we also see as Ti Amo or Ti-Amo. These were counted as one name.

Top 10

  1. Thunder
  2. Tiamo, Ti Amo, or Ti-Amo
  3. Treasure
  4. Tiara
  5. Talent
  6. Thor
  7. Tequila
  8. Toscana / Toscane
  9. Tiësto
  10. Tiger

Popular names in 2024
In 2024, a considerable number of foals have already been registered with the KWPN. The initial letter of the year 2024 is the letter 'U'. But which names are the most popular in 2024 so far? Unique/Uniek is the name that has been most commonly bestowed this year. This is followed by the names Utah, Uptown Girl, and Undercover.

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Source: KWPN

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