Dark Horse

Meaning of Dark Horse: A nickname for someone with hidden talents or abilities, often surprising others with unexpected achievements.

Literal Meaning of Dark Horse: Literally, Dark Horse refers to a racehorse that is not well known but unexpectedly wins or performs well, symbolizing someone with hidden potential.

Popularity: Moderate.

Origin: English.


Anna: Did you see how Sam won the competition? No one saw that coming!

Mark: That’s why we call him Dark Horse. He always surprises everyone with his hidden talents.

Anna: It’s a perfect nickname for him. He always has something unexpected up his sleeve.

Related Nicknames: Underdog, Hidden Gem, Surprise Package.