5 Cool Nicknames Ideas for Your Car

Teens enjoying ride in new car

Did you know Americans spend an average of 50.6 minutes per day driving in the car, which totals to about 18,470 minutes a year? Whew, talk about a long drive!

Needless to say, we spend a lot of time in our rides. Think about it. You probably drive your car to and from work every day, get it cleaned and detailed, and take it on fun road trips. It’s practically your baby, so why not give your car its own cool, personal nickname?

If you’ve been driving around in a “nameless” vehicle and want to give your ride a special moniker, here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing:


  1. Don’t rush it.
    Good things come to those who wait — that includes cool car names. People take their time coming up with the perfect name for their children and pets, so the same energy should be applied to your car. There’s no point in rushing — take your time and let it come to you naturally. When you know, you’ll know.

  2. Think of names you already like.
    You might not have kids or a pet right now, but have you thought about what their names would be if you did? If so, maybe one of those names could work for your car. Just a thought.

  3. Incorporate color.
    What color is your car? Royal blue? Green? Maybe a sporty red? Your car’s hue could help inspire its nickname, like Blue Ivy or The Green Lantern, for example.

  4. Use the same initials as the car make/model. Got a BMW? Big Money Whip might be an option (super appropriate). Or maybe you have a Toyota Camry? Tyler the Creator might work. You might not go with either of those names, but the point is, your car’s initials could help spark some ideas.

  5. When in doubt, use the Internet.
    Still stumped? Don’t stress! That’s what the Internet is for. There are plenty of name generators floating around that can help you in your decision-making process.

On that note, we wish you the best of luck with finding the perfect name for your car!

If you haven’t made it to the car-naming stage because you need help getting credit approval for a car, Credit Acceptance can help you get started.