If you’ve ever asked yourself, “what should I name my car?” then you’re not alone.
We’ve compiled some of the best, funny, brilliant and cool car names we could find.
Some might think it a ridiculous idea to give your car a name, but given cars seem to share the human visage.
It is an excuse to naming your car.
Their headlights that shine through the thick fold of darkness with a seeming leering look that seems to pose for laughter makes them a seeming being of their kind.
It is not so hard to see the faces and personalities of cars.
For some car buyers, a particular brand of car’s perceived personality plays a significant factor in their choice to purchase that car over another.
Car manufacturers are aware of this perceived personality in cars and their looks.
Thus, trucks are built to look mean, aggressive, and intimidating; sports cars are designed with milder looks, and the SUVs and family vehicles are more friendly and inviting.
If you’ve watched a car movie, then you ought to know the look of a car doesn’t just give a hint of a car’s personalities but the names as well too do.
In a sense, cars really do resemble people.
Just as humans share a deep love for pets, we sometimes can’t help but anthropomorphize our favorite cars.
Therefore, if we could give names fondly to our pets, why not our favorite cars?
Besides, it is an avenue to explore hilarious names we might not use for children and pets.
Hints to Consider When Naming Your Car
1. Consider the Car’s Personality, i.e., the Make and Model
You need to consider the look and structural frame of your car significantly.
Does it look boyish or more of a girly thing?
Does its look strike you as an old or a young thing?
Is it a large car, a small car, a sports car, a classic, or a new car?
Does it feature any unusual yet appealing character or traits?
Does it make much noise or barely?
No matter the brand of car you intend to name, you are sure to find something descriptive to guide you to a suitable creative name.
Stunning to know, it is the same process car manufacturers implored and ended up giving the Volkswagen “Beetle” its name.
It was initially just called Volkswagen; however, due to its apparent resemblance to a beetle, it was called the Volkswagen Beetle.
You could also tap into rhymes and puns words that sound similar to your car’s make or model for a fun name.
Example: Rhonda the Honda, Jack the Cadillac, the Hyundai thunder.
However, it would be best if you took note to avoid names that are too common, try out ones that are not so obvious.
2. Your Personality
If you are the calm kind of person who likes to take their time doing things, slow but effective, you do not want to name your car Lightning, Bolt, or Speedy.
If you are the shy type, a more laid back name would be suitable, and for an extrovert, a sharp-cut quick name would be fitting.
You could even carve names from historical events, your favorite sports team or sports star, favorite movie, even an author that matches your personality.
For example, a dark skin guy with a dark car could name his car the Black Panther.
3. Consider the Car’s License Plate
The letters in your car’s license plate also can be the basis for a car name.
For example, a license plate with the letters SDE could be called Sadie.
TOA could be called Tonia, MDN could be called Madonna, FBK could be called Facebook, and so forth.
It could also serve as a way to remember your license plate.
4. The Color of the Car
Color of the particular car you intend naming can as well play a factor too
So, back to the question.
What Should I Name My Car?
Calling it “car” or “ride” as a name does sound cliche.
Something more creative would be nice.
However, it could be quite a weighty decision, since whatever name you give to your car will stick for a long time as it is something you will live with, as long as the vehicle remains in your possession.
So you need not rush it.
Take. Your. Time.
The following are some of the coolest car names we could find.
Black Car Names
- Black Beauty
- Black Cat
- Black Stallion
- Black Widow
- Dark Knight
- Nitro, Zorro
White Car Names
- Jon Snow
- Snow White
- White Rabbit
Yellow/Gold Car Names
- Big Bird
- Bumble Bee
- Cyrus Gold
- Gold Bug
Names for Red/Orange Cars
- Carrot Top
- Chuckie Finster
- Kenny Mc”Car”mick
- Orange Crush
- Red Claw
- Ron Burgundy
- Star Fox
- Yosemite Sam
Names for Blue Cars
- Blue Beetle
- Blue Devil
- Blue Velvet
- Ice Cube
- Sam Eagle
Names for Green Cars
- Green Arrow
- Mike Wazowski
- Poison Ivy
- Poison Ivy
Names for Purple Cars
- Dark Wing
- Dizzy Devil
- The Joker
- Tinky Winky
- Twilight Sparkle
- Willy Wonka
Names for Silver/Grey Cars
- Iron Man
- Silver Dagger
- Silver Fox
- Silver Surfer
Car Names Inspired by Celebrity Babies’ Names
Celebrities name their kids unique names, not common to the ear.
You could draw inspiration from some of your favorite celebrity kids names and come up with a somewhat creative name for your car.
Car Names Inspired by Game of Thrones
Car Names Inspired by Harry Potter
Superheroes & Villains Inspired Names
- Black Widow
- Lex Luthor
The Sandman Series Inspired Names
- Dream (Morpheus)
Greek & Roman Inspired Names
- Aphrodite (Venus)
- Ares (Mars)
- Artemis (Diana)
- Athena (Minerva)
- Dionysus (Bacchus)
- Hades (Pluto)
- Hera (Juno)
- Hermes (Mercury)
- Hestia (Vesta)
- Poseidon (Neptune)
- Zeus (Jupiter)
Names of Cars Inspired by Shakespeare
- Tylbalt (Tyl”bolt”)
TV Shows, Movies & Video Games Inspired Car Names
Athletes & Sports Inspired Names
You can show your allegiance to your favorite sports superstar or team by naming your car after them or something related to them for sports lovers.
Hope you found a good name for your car.
The process of finding a brilliant and fitting name for your car is, no doubt, an enjoyable experience.
Certainly intriguing and memorable.
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