Naming Your Car Means You Love It: 10 Popular And Fun Car Names

The “Electric Blue Bomb.” That was what I named my first car.

Naming Your Car Is Very Personal And Also Very Fun

The Electric Blue Bomb. It was a used 1972 electric blue Mustang 2 Hatchback, with manual transmission. No AC, but it did have an 8-track player. I had to keep a matchbook in it for it to work, of course, but it was great. Very high tech!

I taught dozens of people how to drive a “stick” in my Electric Blue Bomb. To this day those old high school pals remind of this whenever we get together. It’s a fun memory that I will truly cherish forever. And yes – I can still drive a manual transmission, and still teach anyone.

I would also pile people in the hatchback to go to lunch, the drive-in – a party at Julie’s house – wherever we needed to be.

What To Consider When Picking Out A Name For Your Car

Does your car not have a name? Why? It’s apparently a sign of love.  A poll literally found that people who love their car are more likely to name it

49% of people who have a car they love have given it a name.  That’s compared to 20% of people who just kind of “like” their car, and 14% who really don’t like their car.

The poll found the #1 thing we consider when naming our car is its “personality.” Make and model is next, followed by how it performs.

1.  Personality: What is the feel of your car, and the essence of that ride.

2.  Make and model: Someone named their Kia Forte “Will”- after Will Forte.

3.  How it performs. Is it fast? Perhaps Zippy,” or “Bolt,” or “Jet.”

Need some ideas on what to name your car? Men and women have different favorites, but there’s definitely a name for every car- just like kids.

Here are some of the most popular, and fun car names for 2024. Although, all of them could probably also work for baby names.

  • 1. Shadow

    If you have a black, or charcoal car, this seems to be a popular name.  

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  • 2. Snowball

    Yes, the complete opposite of “Shadow.” I have a white car. I love “Snowball,” but I went with “Betty White.”

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  • 3. Ruby

    Do you have a red car? “Ruby” is a perfect name. I had a friend back in college who named her red car “rhubarb.” Cute and catchy for a little red VW bug.

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  • 4. Betsy

    Still driving that old, reliable station wagon from back in the day? Or maybe that Land Cruiser is still getting you around town. “Betsy” is a great name for that old, reliable vehicle. Rusty and Trusty also work.

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  • 5. Gizmo

    Is your car filled with high tech? Self-driving? Self-parking? Then “Gizmo” might be the name for your car. Although I think I would go with “Jetson” or “Rosie.” Cartoon kids get it.

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  • 6. Tank

    “TANK!” The name pretty much says it all. Durable, indestructible, and can withstand a whole lot.

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  • 7. Sir Honksalot

    Just a fun name. And if your car is a fun car, you have to go with a fun name.

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  • 8. Speedy McSpeedface

    This one might be taken wrong. however, it’s another fun name for a fun car.

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  • 9. Gassy Gus

    Do you have a gas guzzler – or an SUV? Then this might be the car name for you! If so, I’m sorry…

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  • 10, Aurora

    The Roman goddess of dawn. A beautiful name for a car that’s a joy to get into, and drive, each and everyday! Or – just “Joy.”

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