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Are you a car enthusiast searching for the perfect name for your new canine companion? Let us steer you in the right direction! From car parts and manufacturers to muscle cars and cars in pop culture, we’ve fetched a list of possible car dog names for the new four-legged family member who is fast becoming a driving force in your life.

Car Names for Dogs, from car parts and manufacturers to muscle cars and cars in pop cultureCar Names for Dogs, from car parts and manufacturers to muscle cars and cars in pop culture

Cars Character Names

The 2006 Disney computer animation movie Cars provided dog lovers with a great list of characters whose names may have you signaling a checkered flag in your search for a puppy name:

  • Bob Cutlass– Bob Costas provided the voice for the race announcer.
  • Chick Hicks–A race car voiced by Michael Keaton.
  • Darrell Cartrip– Darrell Waltrip lent his voice to one of the race day announcers.
  • Doc Hudson– Paul Newman provided the voice for this character.
  • Fillmore– A VW bus.
  • Flo– A Mororama show car.
  • Lightning McQueen — Race car.
  • Lizzie– A Model T.
  • Luigi– A Fiat 500.
  • Mack– A Mack Super-Liner.
  • Mater– A tow truck.
  • Ramone– An Impala Lowrider voiced by Cheech Marin.
  • Rusty
  • Sally Carrera– A Porsche 911.
  • Sarge– A Jeep.
  • Sheriff– A Mercury Club Coupe.
  • Strip Weathers– A Plymouth Superbird voiced by racing legend Richard Petty.
  • Tex Dinoco– The proprietor of Dinoco.

Truck Names for Dogs

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  • Avalanche
  • Blackwood
  • Brat
  • Club Cab
  • Econoline
  • Lightning
  • Lil’ Red Express
  • LUV
  • Ram
  • Ranchero
  • Roadster
  • Silverado
  • Syclone
  • Transporter
  • Tundra

Pop Culture Cars

Choose from these car character TV names and movie names for your puppy:

  • Benny– Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
  • Black Beauty– The Green Hornet
  • Bumblebee– Transformers
  • Cannonball– Death Race 2000
  • Christine– from the Stephen King novel and movie
  • Creech– Monster Trucks
  • Cynthia– Before she became a star, Marilyn Monroe stepped in front of the camera with a car she called Cynthia in a commercial for Royal Triton gasoline.
  • Drag-u-la– The Munsters
  • Ecto-1– Ghostbusters
  • Herbie the Love Bug
  • KITT– Knight Rider
  • Striped Tomato– Starsky & Hutch

US auto manufacturers

  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • DeSoto
  • Dodge
  • Duesenberg
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Jeep
  • Lincoln
  • Oldsmobile
  • Packard
  • Peerless
  • Polaris
  • Studabaker
  • Tesla

British auto makers

Of the British auto makers, Bentley is one of the most popular British dog names, a gender-neutral name that fits any size dog. Bentley means “meadow with coarse grass,” a beautiful name for the dog with whom you’ll share years of dog walks and park visits.

  • Arash
  • Ascari
  • Aston Martin
  • Bentley
  • Jaguar
  • Lotus
  • McLaren
  • Mini
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Vauxhall

French Car Manufacturer Names

France has a shorter list of auto manufacturers but several make good French dog names. Several are family surnames–but Citroen means “lemon” in English, a good name for a yellow Lab!

  • Alpine
  • Bugatti
  • Citroen
  • Peugeot
  • Renault

German Manufacturers

OK, some of the German car brands just don’t cut it as dog names (do you fancy yourself shouting “Wartburg” at the dog park?) but others make great German dog names. Audi, Mercedes, Benz and Porsche are all popular car names for dogs.

  • AUDI: This car brand’s name stems from the Latin translation of founder August Horch’s last name. Horch means “listen!” in German; Audi is the Latin translation of that word.
  • BMW
  • Gumpert
  • Mansory
  • Maybach
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Opel
  • Porsche: a fun dog name that means “Offering”
  • Trabant
  • Volkswagen…or would you like to name your dog VW?
  • Wartburg
  • Weismann


Italy has given the world some great Italian dog names–and one of the most searched for is Enzo (after the Ferrari Enzo model and the name of the Ferrari founder: Enzo Anselmo Giuseppe Maria Ferrari.) If you’re wondering the meaning of the name Enzo for a dog, Enzo means “home ruler”…a pretty fitting name for the dog who will rule your home and heart!

  • Abarth
  • Alfa Romero: Alfa would be a fun dog name; Alfa is an Italian acronym for Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili or Lombardy automobile factory.
  • Covini
  • Ferrari
  • Fiat: this name is an acronym for Italian words when translated mean Italian automobile factory of Turin
  • Fornasari
  • Lamborghini
  • Lancia: this name means a soldier who carries a lance
  • Maserati
  • Pagani: “village dweller”
  • Pininfarina

Japanese Car Manufacturers

  • Daihatsu
  • Honda: a surname meaning “origin ricefield”
  • Isuzu: “50 bells”
  • Lexus: “defender”
  • Mazda: god of harmony, intelligence and wisdom
  • Mitsubishi: “three diamonds”
  • Nissan: basically “Japanese-made”
  • Subaru: “unite”
  • Suzuki: “bell tree”
  • Toyota: derived from the founder’s family name, Toyoda

Car Models Named After Animals

  • Barracuda
  • Beetle
  • Bison
  • Blackhawk
  • Bluebird
  • Bobcat
  • Bronco
  • Cheetah
  • Cobra
  • Colt
  • Cougar
  • Eagle
  • Fox
  • Gazelle
  • Honey Bee
  • Hornet
  • Impala
  • Jaguar
  • Lark
  • Marlin
  • Mustang
  • Pinto
  • Puma
  • Rabbit
  • Ram
  • Raptor
  • Road Runner
  • Robin
  • Sable
  • Scorpion
  • Skylark
  • Spider
  • Stag
  • Stingray
  • Super bee
  • Tiburon
  • Tiger
  • Trail Hawk
  • Urus
  • Viper
  • Wasp
  • White eagle
  • Wildcat

Cars Named After Mythical Beings

  • Apollo
  • Ares
  • Athena
  • Atlas
  • Banshee
  • Chimaera
  • Draken
  • Electra
  • Eos
  • Firebird
  • Gremlin
  • Hercules
  • Hermes
  • Mephistopheles
  • Mercury
  • Minerva
  • Minotaur
  • Odysseus
  • Pegasus
  • Phoenix
  • Phaethon
  • Sprite
  • Thunderbird
  • Tiguan
  • Titan
  • Vulcan
  • Wyvern

Muscle Car Dog Names

  • Apollo
  • Barracuda
  • Bel Air
  • Belvedere
  • Biscayne
  • Camaro
  • Caprice
  • Challenger
  • Charger
  • Chevelle
  • Cobra
  • Comet
  • Coronet
  • Cougar
  • Cutlass
  • Cyclone
  • Dart
  • Duster
  • El Camino
  • Falcon
  • Fury
  • Galaxie
  • Grand Am
  • Grand Prix
  • Gremlin
  • GTO
  • Hornet
  • Impala
  • Javelin
  • Jetstar
  • Li’l Red Express
  • Malibu
  • Marauder
  • Matador
  • Maverick
  • Mercury
  • Monte Carlo
  • Nova
  • Omega
  • Phantom
  • Polara
  • Rambler
  • Ranchero
  • Rebel
  • Riviera
  • Road Runner
  • Rogue
  • Skylark
  • Spirit
  • Starfire
  • Super Bee
  • Superbird
  • Tempest
  • Thunderbolt
  • Ventura

Sports Cars Names

  • Countach
  • Daytona
  • Karmann Ghia
  • Miata
  • Supra
  • Z-Car

Former “Flops” That Today are Top Collectible Cars

  • Allante
  • Arna
  • Bijou
  • Camargue
  • Dedra
  • DeLorean
  • Edsel
  • Imp
  • Lagonda
  • Sterling
  • Tucker
  • Vector

Names to Know

  • Karl Benz– Known as the man who invented the automobile.
  • Rudolf Diesel– Invented the diesel-fueled internal combustion engine.
  • Duryea– Charles and Frank Duryea created the first gasoline-powered automobile in the United States
  • Henry Ford– Developed the auto assembly line that is still in use today.
  • Kettering– Charles Frank Kettering invented the auto’s first electrical ignition system.
  • John Lambert– Created the first gas-powered car in the United States.
  • Model T– The first car that the public could afford.
  • Uhlenhaut Coupe– The most expensive automobile ever sold at an auction.

Car Parts Names for Dogs

  • Blinker
  • Bonnet (this British terms is what we know as the hood)
  • Boot (a British term for what is known as the trunk in the US)
  • Crankshaft
  • Bumper
  • Carburetor
  • Chassis
  • Fender
  • Fuse
  • Glowplug
  • Grille
  • Headlight
  • Hubcap
  • Ignition
  • Piston
  • Radiator
  • Spark Plug
  • Tail Light

Race Car Driver Names for Dogs

Do you have a speedy dog? Whether you plan to compete in agility, Fast CAT® or other dog sports–or just enjoy running with your dog, these race car driver names might be a good fit:

  • Mario Andretti
  • Kyle Busch
  • Dale Earnhart
  • A.J. Foyt
  • Jeff Gordon
  • Denny Hamlin
  • Joey Logano
  • Danica Patrick
  • Richard Petty
  • Jackie Stewart

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