Zebra names - Two wild zebras in the bushes

When you think of a zebra, you probably think of its beautiful black and white stripes. These African animals are unique in many ways, including their names! There are countless creative and inspiring names to choose for your pet zebra or plush toy.

Explore our collection of 130+ best zebra names to suit every personality and character. Join us and gallop into the fascinating world of zebras!

Famous zebra names

Zebras are iconic African mammals known for their distinctive black and white striped coats. These equines are closely related to horses and asses.

Each zebra has a unique stripe pattern. It’s fascinating that each striped equine is one of a kind!

We’ve listed famous fictional zebras from movies, books, and cartoons.

StripesAn abandoned zebra called Stripes believes he’s a racehorse in the movie Racing Stripes.
ZebraA character in Nick Bland’s children’s picture book The Very Cranky Bear.
ZigbyA fictional children’s book character created by Brian Paterson. Zigby lives in a tree house on a tropical island.

Cartoon zebra names

KhumbaA half-striped zebra in the 2013 animated film Khumba.
MartyA zebra in the Madagascar movies.
ZecoraA zebra in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.
ZoëA zebra girl in Peppa Pig. The big sister of the twins Zuzu and Zaza.
Zuzu and ZazaZebra twin sisters in Peppa Pig.

Disney zebra names


A female golden zebra in The Lion Guard.

DuchessA zebra in the 1960 Disney film Swiss Family Robinson.
HamuA young male zebra in The Lion Guard.
KwatoA male zebra foal in The Lion Guard.
MuhimuA female zebra in The Lion Guard. Hamu’s mother.


A male zebra in The Lion Guard.


A female zebra in The Lion Guard. Raha’s sister.

StripesA lavender-colored zebra with purple stripes in Palace Pets.
Talking ZebraA character in the animated television series Phineas and Ferb.


A male zebra in The Lion Guard.

ZoraA baby zebra in the T.O.T.S. episode “Zebra Zebra”.

Baby zebra names

A baby zebra in savannah

Like their horse counterparts, baby zebras are called foals. Female baby zebras are also called fillies, while baby males are colts.

These names range from funny to playful to sophisticated – perfect for any little foal!

  • Blanca
  • Cookie
  • Cutie
  • Dawn
  • Destiny
  • Filly
  • Fluffy
  • Foaly
  • Hope
  • Mosi
  • Nova
  • Pony
  • Safari
  • Shimmer
  • Sparkle
  • Sun

Cute zebra names

Each name on this list has been carefully selected to reflect characteristics related to zebras, like speed and strength. 

Whether you’re searching for a unique female name or an eye-catching male moniker, this list has something sure to stand out from the herd! 

  • Dash
  • Derby
  • Domino
  • Gallop
  • Grace
  • Hippo
  • Oreo
  • Panda
  • Penguin
  • Speedy
  • Turbo
  • Twilight

Pet zebra names

Zebra is not a popular pet. If you’re lucky enough to have your own striped friend, these name ideas are for you. They work for zebra stuffed animals as well!

  • Bella
  • Cuddles
  • Dusty
  • Gait
  • Hoofy
  • Joy
  • Lady
  • Lucky
  • Melody
  • Silky
  • Spirit
  • Spot
  • Sugar

Funny zebra names

A laughing zebra

Do you want to add some fun and creativity to your day?

Consider giving a zebra a humorous name! Whether it’s a pun-tastic classic like Stripes McStriperson or a funny play on words like Z-Rex, these names are sure to generate plenty of laughs.

  • Barcode
  • Catherine Zebra-Jones
  • Chevron
  • Rhonda MacMare
  • Stripes McStriperson
  • Stripy O’Stallion
  • Tiger
  • Tuxedo
  • Zebrah Winfrey
  • Zeeprak Chopra
  • Zig Zag
  • Z-Rex
  • Z-Star

African zebra names

Zebras are native to eastern and southern Africa. Giving your zebra an African name is a beautiful way to respect its heritage.

Swahili names work for zebras well since the language is spoken in many of the animal’s natural habitats.

Amana“Faithful” (Swahili)
BarackA male name meaning “blessing” (Swahili).
BoboA Ghanaian boy’s name that means “born on Tuesday”.
BokangA South African name that means “praise”.
Jambo“Hello” in Swahili.
KenyaThis is the name of an East-African country, but it also means “striped one”. What a perfect name for a female zebra!
LelaA female name that means “black beauty” (Swahili).
MadagascarThe African island country in the Indian Ocean.
Mosi“Firstborn child” (Swahili)
Safari“Journey” (Swahili). This is a unisex name.
ZaharaA Swahili girl’s name that means “to shine”.
ZalikaA female name meaning “well-born” (Swahili).
ZikhonaA Xhosa name that means “blessed with girls”.
ZuberiA Swahili boy’s name meaning “strong”.
ZuriA Swahili female name. It means “beautiful”.

Good zebra names

Are you looking for workhorse names (pun intended) that work for any zebra?

These monikers are your trusted friends when naming a zebra. In fact, most of them are so versatile that they work for any equine.

Eowyn“Horse joy” (English origin)
Hippocrates“Horse power” (Greek)
HippolytaA Greek female name that means “horse let loose”.
HippolytusA Greek male name meaning “horse let loose”.
PhilipA Greek boy’s name that means “lover of horses”.
PhilippaA Greek girl’s name meaning “lover of horses”.
RajeevA Sanskrit boy’s name that means “striped”.
SavannahThis female name fits zebras because savannahs are one of their habitats.
Xanthippos“Yellow horse” (Greek)

Pink zebra names

Two pink-striped zebras on pink background

Pink zebras aren’t real. However, it’s a lot of fun to imagine how pretty they would look! Of course, names that mean pink are perfect for these colorful beauties.

Donda”Pinkish and small stones” (American)
Fruit StripeColorful chewing gum with zebra stripes.
MagentaA purplish-pink color.
PembeA Turkish female name that means ”pink”.
Rhoda”Rose” (Greek origin)
Zaria”Rose” (Arabic)

Zebra names that start with Z

  • Zack
  • Zahara
  • Zara
  • Zazu
  • Zephyr
  • Zephyra
  • Zeus
  • Ziggy
  • Zig Zag
  • Zikhona
  • Zimbo
  • Zinnia
  • Zippy
  • Zodiac
  • Zola
  • Zone
  • Zoom
  • Zora
  • Zorro
  • Zuberi
  • Zumba
  • Zuri

Zebra FAQ

Zebras drinking in a row

What are female zebras called?

Just like female horses, female zebras are called mares.

What do you call a male zebra?

Male zebras are called stallions.

How many different types of zebras are there?

There are three zebra species in the world: The Grévy’s zebra, the plains zebra, and the mountain zebra.

How fast is a zebra?

Zebras can gallop at the top speed of 65 km/h (40 mph).

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