Honk the horns, ladies and gents – there’s a new baby name trend driving into a delivery room near you. You guessed it – car-inspired baby names.
Now, hear us out because as weird as this sounds, there are actually a few decent names that fit the mould. Let’s have a browse, shall we?
The data for popular car-inspired names paving the way for the next-gen of trendy tots comes from US insurance company Uswitch, which analyses a whole slew of car makes, models and manufacturers compared to babies born last year.
While the info is American, plenty of car-inspired baby names also swerve into our top 100 most popular baby names as well. Hudson, Cooper, Lincoln, for example.
Most popular car-inspired baby names
In America, the most popular car-inspired names for all genders include:
Astin – After Astin Martin, and a cute alternative to Austin or Ashton.
Cooper – From the Mini Cooper, naturally. Cooper happens to ring in at #27 in Australia’s 2021’s most popular baby names.
Devin – Devin is an American car manufacturer. I’ve actually never heard of it but, hey, there you go.
Lincoln – Lincoln is synonymous with luxury so it makes sense that people are choosing this moniker. Lincoln is the 41st most popular name for boys in Australia.
Bentley – Another stylish car, Bentley continues to climb the baby name charts in Australia as well as around the world.
Hudson – After the Hudson Hornet, this popular name is #14 on the most popular baby boy names.
Lexus – A cute alternative to Lexi or Alexis, perhaps?
Holden – Aussies represent!
Mercedes – Oddly enough, Benz doesn’t seem to be as popular in terms of car-inspired baby names.
Morgan – After Morgan Cars Company which, sadly, only just stopped manufacturing their Classic Morgans in Australia in December 2020. Side Note: Morgan can also be considered a boozy baby name after Cpatian Morgan if you’re so inclined to go that route.
Other car-inspired baby names to consider:
Elantra – I don’t know. I kinda like it. Elan is a cute nickname.
Caprice – Another Holden gem, Caprice has an appealing ring to it. It means “impulsive change of mind” which is a bit odd.
Cruz – We’re just going through the whole Holden catalogue aren’t we? But Cruz remains a popular name in Australia and we predict it will break the top 100 at some stage in the near future.
Tesla – You KNEW Tesla was going to make the list, right? Little Tessie is giving Mercedes a run for her money.
Chevy – It’s a bit rough and American for my liking, but Chevy can work for both a little guy or gal with a bit of spark to them.
Nova – One of the most trending names of 2021 is also the name of yet another Holden car (or a Chevy car if you’re in America).
Camry – A cute alternative to Camryn, Little Camry is reliable, zippy and packs a punch.
Jetta – The VW Jetta is a trendy zippy little thing and the name Jetta is a bit wild too. A cute alternative to Jett.
Ford – Owen Wilson named his kid Ford and it’s quite common in America. But here, well, Holden dominates.
Audi – This unique name means “listen” and remains incredibly uncommon at this stage. But, hey, you never know – it could pick up speed.
Porscha – The princess of car-inspired baby names, Porscha obviously comes from Porsche and is another variant to Portia, which actually means “pig”.
Royce – Rolls off the tongue nicely, right?
Alpha – Or Alfa, after Alfa Romeo, Alpha comes with a whole slew of interesting meanings. It’s the first letter in the Greek alphabet – oh look – and the first part of the word alphabet too! It also means dominant. Or you could go with Romeo (pronounced ruh·may·ow, not Rome-E-O).
Indy – 360 anyone?
Kia – Sure, it’s a Korean car manufacturer, but it’s also a sweet and simple three-letter name that means “season’s beginning”.
Mack – Okay, technically Mack is a truck, but it’s still a cool name.
Dodge – Just kidding. Don’t name your kid Dodge. Get the hell outta Dodge.
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