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Best Car Names for Black Cars: The Complete List

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Best Car Names for Black Cars

People name their cars for a multitude of reasons: to increase their bond, to give it a little more personalization, or, simply, for identification.

I named my car because I think of her as a friend; someone I quite literally entrust my life to every day. It’s also fun to say, “I’m taking Celeste for a ride today,” and see the confusion on my friend’s face when I say it. To this day, they still don’t know that Celeste is my 2016 Civic Sedan.

If you own a black car, and wondering what you should name it, you’re in the right place. Here’s a list of the best car names for black cars for you to choose from!

Is it Weird to Name Your Car?

It’s understandable to feel a little hesitant or awkward to name your car. But the truth is, it’s not weird at all! In fact, people have been naming their cars for decades.

Here’s a little fun fact: the oldest known running automobile, an 1884 quadricycle prototype, was named after the creator’s mother, La Marquise. La Marquise still lives to this day.

You’ve also surely heard of Herbie, AKA “The Love Bug,” a 1963 Volkswagen Beetle. Herbie is perhaps one of the most, if not the most, famous cars out there. After all, he has over half a dozen movies to his name!

There’s also the “Batmobile” from Batman, the “DeLorean Time Machine” from Back to the Future, and “Baby” from Supernatural. They’re all memorable because they have names.

So, no, it’s definitely not weird to name your car. No one will look at you oddly or judge you, because chances are, they’ve probably thought of doing the same. Don’t worry about it!

The Best Car Names for Black Cars

There’s a lot to consider when choosing a name for your car. Other than its color, you should also take into account its model, looks, and the “personality” you want to give it.

You’ve probably noticed by now, but cars have increasingly recognizable “faces”. If you squint, you can imagine them smiling, frowning, or even looking at you menacingly (yes, I’m looking at you, Toyota Supra.)

Just like how people say, “Oh, you look like a Fred,” some people would look at your car and think, “yeah, she kinda looks like a Stacy.” Cars have this innate power to create their own personality just by looks alone.

Naming your car essentially gives it a new life. Thus, you’re going to have to start from the beginning: your car’s make and model, AKA your car’s personality.

Is your car young, or old? Does it make a noise whenever it starts? Is it large and burly, like a pickup, SUV, or a truck? Or is it average, small, and kinda shy, like a sedan, roadster, or coupé? Is it fast, sturdy, and reliable, or does it stop every five seconds?

Think of all the qualities that make your car unique. Gather that information and make a list. Here are some ideas you can choose from:

1.    Car Names for Fast Cars

If you own a fast car, like a race car, for example, here are some names to consider:

  • Apollo
  • Devil
  • Furiosa
  • Hawk
  • Knockout
  • Racer
  • Roadrunner
  • Shadow
  • Smoke
  • Spitfire
  • Stallion
  • Triumph

2.    Car names for Slow Cars

My Celeste, regardless of how beautiful she is, won’t win races anytime soon. She’s great, but she’s also slow. If your car is the same, check out these names:

  • Do-little
  • Dumbo
  • Lazies
  • Leggy
  • Leisurely
  • Potato
  • Slowpoke
  • Slugger
  • Snail
  • Tortoise
  • Unhurried

3.    Car Names for Big Cars

Do you own a pickup, a truck, or an MPV? What about a campervan, or a limousine? Regardless of what your car is, one thing’s for sure: it’s huge! And it needs a name that suits it:

  • Anubis
  • Bear
  • Cosmo
  • Gladiator
  • Gorilla
  • Grande
  • Tank
  • Vortex

4.    Car names for Old Cars

Maybe your car has been passed down generations. Maybe it’s gone through more replacements than you can count. You love your car, but it’s on its last legs. So why not name your car something that matches its age?

  • Ancient Alien
  • Benjamin Button
  • Old Blood
  • Death Mobile
  • Faithful
  • Old Betsy
  • Antique
  • Old Reliable Henry
  • Old Soul
  • T-Rex
  • Timex
  • Undertaker
  • Wine

5.    Car Names Inspired by Its Manufacturer

There’s no shame in taking inspiration from your car’s manufacturer. A dear friend of mine calls his 2011 Chevrolet Colorado “Chevy.” It’s not the most unique name in the entire world, but you have to admit it’s cute. Here are some other ideas:

  • Ayrton
  • Bentley
  • Cobra
  • Cruz
  • Datsun (for Nissan/Datsun owners)
  • Enzo
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Morgan
  • Ranger (for mini trucks)
  • Stanley (as in Stanley Motor Carriage Company)
  • Subaru
  • Thunderbird
  • Veyron
  • Viper

6.    Female Car Names

Do you want your car to be identified as a boy, girl, or gender-neutral? Since you’re giving it a name, it’s best to go all out. Consider the following:

  • Alexus
  • Baby
  • Bertha
  • Betsy
  • Betsy Sue
  • Bettie
  • Catalina
  • Dahlia
  • Herbie
  • Iris
  • Katherine
  • Lassie
  • Lotus
  • Lucy
  • Monroe
  • Petunia
  • Rosie/Rossie
  • Sally

7.    Male Car Names

  • Aston
  • Axle
  • Cooper
  • Jimmy
  • Lewis
  • Morgan
  • Nash
  • Owen
  • Richard
  • Romeo
  • Ryker
  • Sebastian
  • Stanley
  • Zephyr

8.    Your Car’s Color

Since you’re reading this post, chances are your car is color black. Here are some ideas you can take inspiration from:

  • Bandit
  • Black Beauty
  • Black Diamond
  • Dark Knight
  • Doom
  • Black Cat
  • Eclipse
  • Grim
  • Jack Black
  • Knight Rider
  • Lilith
  • Mamba
  • Midnight
  • Nightshade
  • Nitro
  • Nyx
  • Panther
  • Sirius Black
  • Wednesday

9.    Your License Plate

Look at your car’s license plate. What do you see? If your license plate has the letters MGS you can call it Magnus. If it has the letters RR you can call it Road Runner. And so on. It’s also quite useful in case you need to remember your license plate!

10.                  A Funny or Memorable Experience

Nothing is more unique than a name inspired by a funny or memorable experience that happened with you and your car. That way, when someone asks why you named your car, you’ll be able to explain why. It makes for a great conversation starter!

Of course, only you can think of a suitable name for your car as per experience. But here are some ideas you can use:

  • Apocalypse
  • Buzzard
  • Cappuccino
  • Clown Mobile
  • Strangeglove
  • Eye Candy
  • Furby
  • Gremlin
  • Lettuce
  • Lumpy
  • Nugget
  • Payday
  • Rambo
  • Redbull
  • Road Rage
  • Skittle
  • Smelly Joe
  • Summer Vacation
  • The Chaser
  • The Zit
  • Uncle Jeb

Conclusion

Naming your car is almost like naming your child; it needs time and careful consideration. After all, it’s going to be a name you’re going to use a lot!

The only downside of naming your car is that you might get attached to it. When it’s time to scrap it, or buy a new one, you might have a slightly harder time to let go.

Regardless, you’ll be able to fondly look back at all the time you and your car spent together. Name your car, folks, it’s fun and adds meaning to your every trip!

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