83 Best Car Names for Honda, Audi, etc (Curated & Ranked) + Generator

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The very first automobile had a straightforward name — the Benz Patent Motorwagen, created by Carl Benz.[1]

The first mass-produced car was the Ford Model T, which had the more unique nickname of “Tin Lizzie.”[2]

In the many decades that have passed since the Model T dominated the market, people have enjoyed giving nicknames to cars.

Sometimes these are well-known nicknames used in popular culture, such as “T-Bird” for the Ford Thunderbird.[3] Sometimes they’re personal nicknames given by the owner to their individual car.

Below, we the list of car names tailored toward different makes and models — from Mustangs to Honda Civics and beyond.

Scroll past the list for our tips to help you choose the perfect name.

Honda (incl. Honda Civic)

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    Rhonda

    rhymes with “Honda”

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    CiCi

    for a Honda Civic

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    Cora

    for a Honda Accord

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    Crystal

    for a Honda CR-V

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    Odysseus

    for a Honda Odyssey

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    Ciara

    for a Honda Civic

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    Cordelia

    for a Honda Accord

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    Corvy

    for a Honda CR-V

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    Cicely

    for a Honda Civic

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    Harvey

    for a Honda HR-V

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    Harmony

    for a Honda Accord; “harmony” and “accord” share similar meanings

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    Acacia

    for a Honda Accord

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    Ciandra

    for a Honda Civic

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    Cinnamon

    for a Honda Civic

Audi

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    Gertie

    suitable for a GT model

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    Auburn

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    Aurora

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    Audrey

    sounds similar to “Audi”

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    Dowdy Audi

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    Aubree

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    Toddi

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    Audra

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    Cloudy

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    Rowdy

    rhymes with “Audi”

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    Autumn

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    Audie

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    Aubriana

Hyundai

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    Ellie

    for a Hyundai Elantra

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    Kolette

    for a Hyundai Kona

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    Tom Cruz

    for a Hyundai Santa Cruz; inspired by the actor Tom Cruise

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    Sonny

    for a Hyundai Sonata

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    Hunny

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    Cruzer

    for a Hyundai Santa Cruz

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    Kobe

    for a Hyundai Kona; inspired by Kobe Bryant

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    Nick

    for a Hyundai IONIQ

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    Koko

    for a Hyundai Kona

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    Pally

    for a Hyundai Palisade

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    Ian

    for a Hyundai IONIQ

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    Saffy

    for a Hyundai Santa Fe

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    O'Keeffe

    for a Hyundai Santa Fe; inspired by the artist Georgia O’Keeffe, who lived in Santa Fe

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    Niqole

    for a Hyundai IONIQ

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    Bandelier

    for a Hyundai Santa Fe; inspired by the Bandelier National Monument in Santa Fe

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    Bruzer

    for a Hyundai Santa Cruz; a play on “bruiser” and “Cruz”

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    Moonlight

    for a Hyundai Sonata; inspired by Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata”

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    Georgia

    for a Hyundai Santa Fe; inspired by the artist Georgia O’Keeffe, who lived in Santa Fe

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    Vivi

    for a Hyundai Veloster

Mazda

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    X-Man

    suitable for any MX model

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    Rudy

    for a Mazda Roadster/MX-5

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    Misty

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    Mazzy Star

    inspired by the rock band of the same name

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    Maddy

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    50 Cent

    for a Mazda CX-50

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    Cinco

    for a Mazda5

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    Mazella

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    Speedy

    for a Mazdaspeed model

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    Mr. Six

    for a Mazda6

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    Maverick

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    Max

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    Mila

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    Niner

    for a Mazda CX-9

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    Maxine

    suitable for any MX model

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    Fiddy

    for a Mazda CX-50

Ford (incl. Mustang)

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    Crazy Horse

    for a Ford Mustang

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    Annie Oakley

    inspired by the legendary American sharpshooter

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    Faster Horse

    for a Ford Mustang; inspired by Henry Ford’s quote about customers wanting “faster horses”

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    Oxford

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    Ms. Mare

    for a Ford Mustang

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    Ol' Henry

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    Vasco de Gama

    for a Ford Explorer; inspired by the famous explorer

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    Pretty Pony

    for a Ford Mustang

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    Walker

    for a Ford Ranger; inspired by “Walker, Texas Ranger”

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    Bradford

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    Christopher Columbus

    for a Ford Explorer; inspired by the famous explorer

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    Clifford

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    Buford

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    Fiona the Filly

    for a Ford Mustang

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    Fordham

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    Sir Walter Raleigh

    for a Ford Explorer; inspired by the famous explorer

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    Tori

    for a Ford Taurus

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    Hartford

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    Hernando Cortes

    for a Ford Explorer; inspired by the famous explorer

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    Rustang

    for a rusty Mustang

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    The Stang

    for a Mustang

See our related list for BMW car name ideas.

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How to Create Your Own Car Names

Choosing a car name is personal. You’ll want to find something that not only suits your type of car but also reflects your personality.

Keep the following tips in mind to create your own personalized car name options:

  • Get inspiration from the make and/or model. Rhyming words, puns, and names that start with the same letter as your make or model of vehicle are the easiest starting points for finding a great car name. For example, “Rhonda” rhymes with “Honda” — so you could call your car “Rhonda” or “Rhonda the Honda.”
  • Think of your car’s traits. Things like the car’s color, age, or other characteristics can provide great inspiration for a name. For example, you might call a red car “Rock Lobster” or “Fireball,” as noted in our list of Jeep names.
  • Get inspired by the car’s heritage. While a brand’s cars might be sold worldwide, the car’s design and the manufacturer’s history are undoubtedly tied to the country where the company was founded. Perhaps you have a Ford Mustang — you can give it a classic American name like “Annie Oakley.” Likewise, if you have a Hyundai, you could choose a Korean word or a Korean name like “Jin.”
  • Get inspiration from popular culture. The name you choose doesn’t have to connect directly with the car itself. You can choose a name from a song, movie, TV show, or book that you enjoy. Name the car after a favorite character, or even a villain if you want something more intimidating and menacing!
  • Choose something that suits you! At the end of the day, it’s your car, and the most important thing about the name is that you like it! Choose something that suits your interests and personality — something punny if you’re known for your sense of humor, for instance.

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