RV ownership has increased more than 50% in the past four decades, and it’s estimated that over 40 million people in the U.S. go camping each year!
The first motorized campers appeared in the early 1900s, and by the 1930s, RVs with proper beds, electric hookups, water, and dinettes began to hit the market.
Today, options range from compact and simple pop-ups to retro vans to state-of-the-art tour buses that are practically luxury homes on wheels.
While it isn’t quite the rustic tent camping experience, camping in a camper or RV can help you get closer to nature, have memorable outdoor experiences, and enjoy a relaxing vacation.
Whether your travel vehicle of choice is a pop-up, camper, RV, motorhome, or hippie van, we have the list of name ideas to choose from below.
Scroll past the list for a name generator and tips to help you create your own name ideas.
pronounced “classy”; a play on the classes of motorhomes
Home Sweet Roam
a play on “Wonder Woman”
A Little Lost
for a pop-up camper
Cara the Van
a play on “caravan”
Anna the Vanna
Road to Nowhere
Tourists in Transit
short for “glam camper”
The Mystery Machine
short for “weekend warrior”
Gus the Bus
Hot Mess Express
The Happiest Camper
The Dog House
based on the shape of a VW van
Camper/RV Name Generator
How to Create Your Own Camper/RV Names
If you’d prefer to create your own personalized camper or RV name, keep these tips in mind while brainstorming:
- Decide what type of name you want. Do you want something funny, sentimental, ironic, or classic? Setting parameters early on will make creating or finding the perfect name a lot easier!
- Try out different synonyms. If there’s a certain word you really enjoy, like “wanderlust” or “adventure,” check the thesaurus to find more options with the same meaning. You might stick with the original word or find a completely unique option!
- Take input from your fellow happy campers. Whether you typically camp with your family, in a group, or solo, you probably know other people who are interested in camping or will come with you on some of your trips. If you’re struggling to choose between a few names, ask around and see which names they like best. The decision is still yours, but the opinions of others can help!
- Choose a name that brings you joy. Camping can be fun and adventurous or very relaxed. Choose a name that fits your camping style and makes you feel as good as you do mid-trip. Depending on your sense of humor, it might be a name that others find crude or silly, but the important thing is that the name suits you perfectly!