50+ Car Names: Why Each Car Name Suits Your New Auto

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Getting a new car can be a big deal.

For some, it’s an ally, an alter-ego, a home or an escape route.

With this much importance emplaced on your car, it deserves a fitting and personable name.

To help bring your car to life, we’ve made a list of 50 car names for you to choose from. Whether you have a manly-looking car, a feminine car, and old hunk of junk, a racer or a truck, you’ll be able to find a name that suits your beloved car the best.

Happy name hunting!

Male Car Names

How do you know your car is a male? Well, you just… know.

As strange as it sounds, cars can have personalities of their own, and some cars just look more masculine than others.

Maybe your car has bigger features and a rough exterior. Maybe its colors are darker and its interior is a bit more rugged. Maybe it’s slick and sports deep royal blue hues.

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First step is deciding on what “gender” your car is – as ridiculous as it sounds.

The tough part is deciding on a name that best suits him.

Below, you’ll find a top 10 list of the best male car names for your right-hand man. You will probably recognize a few of these names right off the bat. For the names that are more difficult to recognize, check out the link to view the personality the name represents.

  1. Tonk
  2. Diesel
  3. Goodfella
  4. Darth
  5. Indiana
  6. Dirty Harry
  7. Willis
  8. Clint
  9. Schwarzenegger
  10. Jack

Female Car Names

If your car is a female, name choosing can be fun.

You need a name that brings out your car’s best characteristics. What’s your car like, deep-down? What qualities does she have? What does she do in times of need? For your lovely lady, we’ve compiled a list of names that could potentially serve her well.

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As mentioned above, some of these names you’ll recognize immediately. For the more obscure names, we’ve included links to provide you with the personalities these names represent.

  1. Bae
  2. Adele
  3. Eleven
  4. Jane
  5. L. Croft
  6. Sansa
  7. Regina
  8. Del Rey
  9. Xena
  10. P. Leia

Old Car Names

Alright, so you got yourself a fixer-upper.

Whether or not you’re actually planning on fixing it, is beside the point.

An old, beat-up car is sometimes the best car. They have so much personality and you’re never afraid to live an exciting life with an old car as your side-kick. Any additional damage just adds to its character!

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Some of these old car names are references to characters or people, and some just have an old car ring to them. Check them out for yourself:

  1. Grandma/Grandpa
  2. Ol’ Lucy
  3. The Joker
  4. Dumbledore
  5. Gandalf
  6. Fruitcake
  7. Prune Juice
  8. Prince of Whales
  9. Carl
  10. Rust Duster

Fast Car Names

A slick, fast car deserves a name to match.

If you own or are about to purchase a fast car, chances are you’re pretty proud of it. That pride needs to be translated to an awesome, attention-grabbing name.

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Unlike the options above, this category doesn’t include as many famous names to draw inspiration from. This list simply includes names we think would suit a fast racer. However, at the end of the day, the perfect name will probably come to you as soon as you feel that sweet engine while in the driver’s seat.

  1. SpeedX
  2. Duster
  3. Smoke Machine
  4. Bolter
  5. Roadrunner
  6. Rocket
  7. Bam Bam
  8. The Racer
  9. Lightning bolt
  10. Crazy Bullet

Truck Names

Similar to old cars, trucks have a lot of personality.

They’re the type of car you can get a ton of use out of – a true working man/woman’s vehicle. Trucks are also a way to show what you’re made of.

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This kind of comradery deserves a fitting name. Here are some we found:

  1. Big Poppa
  2. Monster
  3. Ralph
  4. The Punisher
  5. Godzilla
  6. Wild Thang
  7. Grinder
  8. Thrasher
  9. The Butcher
  10. Mud Slinger

So, What did You Get From This List of Car Names?

Through these various lists of car names, we hope you’ve found the perfect name for your special vehicle.

However, the truth is, once you spend a bit of time with your car, the name usually just comes to you. Cars have a way of becoming distinct characters in our lives, so it’s only appropriate to support these characters with fitting, personable and unique names.

Either way, we hope you’ve gained some inspiration from these lists and are ready to invite your new car into your life and begin creating some lifelong and priceless memories.

Have any other car name ideas for our list? Let us know!

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