75 Car Names for Boys

Updated: August 24, 2020
If you’re passionate about automobiles, a car-inspired name for your baby boy might be the perfect solution. Here are 75 car names for boys that are sure to give your baby boy a unique spin.
75 car names for baby boys

Finding the right name for your son can send you looking in a bunch of different directions. Sometimes you need to focus on a specific theme to help narrow down your selection.

If you, your partner, or anyone else in your circle is a car enthusiast, that may be the way to go. Between names of past and current car companies, car models and car parts, there is a wealth of options. Here are 75 car-inspired names for your future race car driver.

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  1. Allen - the name meaning "little rock" was also a model of car back in the late 1910s.
  2. Aries - this zodiac name meaning "the ram" is a model of Dodge.
  3. Aston - the Aston Martin is a well-known British sports car. The place-inspired name means "East-Town."
  4. Ayrton - this is the first name of Ayrton Senna, a Brazilian race car driver.
  5. Axel - this name means "my Father is peace" and is an important car part.
  6. Baron - this name is a model of Chrysler, and it means "noble man."
  7. Bentley - this nature name, meaning "meadow with coarse grass" is also a very high-end car.
  8. Brooks - meaning "from the brook," it's the name of a steam motor company that ran from 1923 to 1931.
  9. Carr - no, it's not a misspelling for the vehicle, it's the acronym for a famous mechanic.
  10. Cedric - this English name is also a model of Nissan.
  11. Chevy - short for Chevrolet, it means "knight or horseman."
  12. Cole - this name of an Indiana based motor company means "victory of the people."
  13. Colt - this name means "young horse" and is also a model of Dodge.
  14. Cooper - like the popular Mini Cooper, this name means "barrel maker."
  15. Cruz - not just something you can do in a car, it's also the name of a Chevrolet model.
  16. Dale - this name, which means "valley" and is the first name of race car drivers Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Jr.
  17. Dash - this name that means "from the ash" is a nickname for Dashiell, but also taken from the dashboard, an important part of the car.
  18. Datsun - looking for something a little less common? This is the name of a Japanese car company.
  19. Dayton - even non car enthusiasts know about the Daytona 500. It"s also the name of an electric car company.
  20. DeVille - the DeVille is a model of the popular Cadillac brand.
  21. Diesel - this diminutive of Matthias means "gift of God"; it's also a type of car fuel.
  22. Dodge - this powerful name shares its name with an American car brand known for its trucks and SUVs.
  23. Enzo - this German name which means "rules the home" is the name of car company Ferrari.
  24. Essex - not only is it a section of England, it's also a car company.
  25. Everest - meaning "dweller of the Eure River," it's also the name of a Ford model.
  26. Ford - arguably one of the most well-known American companies, this name means "river crossing."
  27. Forest - this is the name of the Forest Motor Car Company that existed for one year; it also means "from the woods."
  28. Franklin - the Franklin Automobile Company lasted from 1902 to 1934. The name means "free man."
  29. Gage - this is an alternative spelling to the part of a car spelled "gauge" and it means measurer.
  30. Graham - sharing a name with Graham Motorette, this name means "from the gravelly homestead."
  31. Grant - the name means "large, great" and shares its name with the Grant Motor Car Corporation.
  32. Harrison - this English name meaning "song of Harry" was also the name of a touring car made by Harrison Wagon Company.
  33. Henry - Henry Ford is arguably one of the most well-known car manufacturers and inventors. The name means "ruler of the home."
  34. Herbie - old school Disney enthusiasts probably remember the popular franchise Herbie the Lovebug. The name, a derivative of Herbert, means "warrior."
  35. Holden - this popular literary name is also the name of an Australian car brand.
  36. Jackson - this popular name meaning "son of Jack/John was the name of the Jackson Automobile Company from 1903 to 1923.
  37. Jaeger - this name means "hunter" and was also the Jaeger Motor Car Company which only lasted a year.
  38. Jenson - this name, which means "son of Jens", is the first name of Formula One racer Jenson Button.
  39. Jeremy - for fans of the car show, Top Gear, this name, which means "exalted by God" is the name of host Jeremy Clarkson.
  40. Jimmy - this diminutive of James, which means "supplanter" is also the name of a discontinued GM SUV.
  41. Knox - the Knox Automobile Company lasted from 1900 to 1915. The name means "from the small hill."
  42. Lewis - not only does this name mean "famed warrior," it's also the name of popular race car driver Lewis Hamilton and the Lewis Motor Company.
  43. Lincoln - you don"t have to be continental to name your baby after this common American car brand.
  44. Logan - this already popular name is the name of a sedan from French car brand Renault.
  45. Mack - this English name is also the name of a truck brand.
  46. Mario - Mario Andretti is a very famous race car driver. The name means "warlike" in Italian.
  47. Martin - the other half of Aston Martin, meaning "servant of Mars, God of war."
  48. Maverick - this name, which means "wildly independent" is a model of Ford car.
  49. Monte - from the Chevrolet Monte Carlo, you can also use the spelling Monty to make it less obvious.
  50. Morgan - this name that means "great circle" is the name of a British sports car brand.
  51. Nash - taken from the Nash Motors Company that was in business in the early 1900s until the mid-1950s.
  52. Nelson - this name means "son of Neil or Nell" and is the last name of the E.A. Nelson Motor Car Company.
  53. Orion - meaning "dweller on the mountain," this is the name of a Ford model.
  54. Owen - this name meaning "the yew tree, or youth" is another short-lived car company from the early 1900s.
  55. Packard - this is the name of a luxury car company that existed from the late 1800s until the 1950s.
  56. Phoenix - the Dodge Phoenix is a model borrowing the name that means "blood red."
  57. Pierce - this English name meaning "rock" is another now defunct car company, the Pierce-Arrow Motor Company.
  58. Ranger - technically, this is a mini truck, but this name that means "outdoor guardian" still works.
  59. Renault - looking for something a little less well known? This is the name of a popular French car brand.
  60. Richard - Richard "King" Petty is a Daytona 500 winner seven times over. The name means "brave ruler."
  61. Riker - the Riker Electric Vehicle Company was formed in 1902. The name, which can also be spelled "Ryker," means "rich."
  62. Romeo - you may not think of cars when you hear this name that means "from Rome," but it's also part of the name of a popular Italian car brand.
  63. Ross - this name means "headland" and shares its name with a steam car invented by Louis S. Ross.
  64. Rover - this isn't just a name for a dog, it's also a popular luxury sport SUV.
  65. Royce - your little boy can be the height of luxury sharing the name with this ultimate luxury car brand.
  66. Sebastian - this name, meaning "venerable" is popular among race car drivers.
  67. Shelby - meaning "Willow farm" this name is a sports car with a Ford engine.
  68. Stanley - the Stanley Motor Carriage Company was an early 1900s steam-engine vehicle manufacturer.
  69. Stu - this name comes from the Studebaker, which is a vintage car from the early 1900s.
  70. Tucker - meaning "softner of cloth," it shares its name with The Tucker Corporation, which operated from 1946 to 1948.
  71. Veyron - the Veyron is a model of Bugatti and slightly less obvious to non-car people.
  72. Vin - this name is a car acronym, standing for Vehicle Identification Number. It also means "conquering."
  73. Walker - meaning "fuller of cloth," this is the name of a motor company that lasted from 1905 to 1906.
  74. Wilson - this name means "son of Will" and shares its name with the Wilson Automobile Manufacturing Company.
  75. Zephyr - this vintage car model means "west wind."

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