We are always looking for unique names that will set your dog apart from every other dog on the planet. There are hundreds of thousands of names you could choose from, but why not pick something that’s different? Zeus and Max are overrated names, anyway! Why not choose from our list of car names for dogs?
Just think about it – when you name your dog Lambo, you can brag to your friends that you own a Lamborghini… without paying a $200,000 price tag!
Alternatively, you can name your pup after car parts or your favorite race car driver – it’s up to you! In this guide, we’ve put together some car names for dogs that will be fun and entertaining. We hope you feel inspired by these names and that you can find the perfect name for your pet. Let’s take a look at some car names for dogs.
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Top Car Names for Dogs
We’ve come up with some car and car part names for dogs that are perfect for the automotive enthusiast who needs a good choice for their dog. Check these out!
Let’s start off with the classic Lamborghini. However, there is no need to actually say the entire word every time you use their name. Name your dog Lambo and it has the same effect plus it shortens it to two syllables, making it much easier for you and your dog to use and understand the name for training purposes.
A classic car name that will never let you down. Ford serves well as a car name and can easily serve as a non-car name too. You’ve heard the catchphrase “Built Ford Tough” so why not give your dog some of that tough juju and name him Ford?
Axle is a great car part name for a dog. If your dog is big and tough, picture the name Axle. Of course, if he is small maybe the name Axle will give him a confidence boost! The axle is the part of the car that passes through your wheels and stabilizes them. It’s a great dog name too!
If you have a pretty dog and you need a pretty name, name her after the pretty car Porsche. You can even put a slight twist on it and name her Porscha if you don’t want to be too obvious naming her after the car. The Porsche 911 is a very sleek and smooth sports car so it seems fitting for a dog.
Go with another classic car brand, the Chevy. Chevy makes a variety of cars and trucks but it’s a popular name among car brands and car lovers. It makes a great option for a dog and might even be used for either a male or female – it’s totally up to you. This brand will always be an icon in the industry.
Speaking of luxury cars, Rolls Royce has created the Phantom. This is one of their signature vehicles and your dog deserves a name like this! Plus, it’s pretty cool sounding when you say it out loud. It’s quiet, it’s luxurious, and it’s spacious. Any dog would be lucky to be named after this beauty of a car.
If you like Ford or the Mustang, why not name your dog Shelby after the Shelby Cobra or the Shelby Mustang? This particular vehicle is one of the most well-known muscle cars in America and it was the first hand-built vehicle to become a world champion car. From daily driving to racing and having fun, you can’t go wrong with a Shelby.
That’s right. Let’s take this dog-naming fun old school. You can name your dog Stu, short for Studebaker. This American car was a classic family car or a wagon car. From the old times of making buggies and carriages to an adaptation to wagon cars, the Studebaker is a classic we’ll never tire of. Stu would be a great car name for a dog.
We all love the Volkswagen beetle and most car lovers and movie lovers have seen the Love Bug movies. This series of movies is about an old bug racing car named Herbie that had a mind of its own. Naming your car Herbie can be fun and not everyone will know that you named your dog after a car.
Hitch could be a really fun name! This name comes from a car part. Not every car has them but they can be found on cars, trucks, and SUV’s. Hitches are connectors. They are strong and sturdy. If your dog is the connection of the family, Hitch might just be suitable.
Your spark plugs play a big part in the life of your car. Without a spark from the spark plugs, there is no power to the car. Without a Sparky or Spark from your dog, your life might feel meaningless. Too corny? We still think it’s a great car name for dogs.
Hemi can be used for a male or a female and is actually recommended as a female dog name. You choose how you want to use it, we’re just here to make the recommendations! A hemi is a type of engine that is known for its power and design. Your dog will sound tough as nails and might even make other dog owners jealous.
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The Dog Name Matters
The name of your dog really matters. Naming your dog might set the tone for their entire life, much like a human name. It’s what they will answer to and what they will know themselves to be.
At the same time, you want to keep your dog’s name simple to understand. While you can certainly go with some cool and extended names, it may not be beneficial to your dog. Pick a moniker that fits your pup’s personality.
If your name is too complicated or even too long, it might be challenging for your dog to understand their name. Dogs do best with names that are 1-2 syllables and fairly short in length. It’s just the way that their brains work.
In addition, we would probably do better with shorter names as well because we have to be able to easily use and pronounce that name when we’re talking to our dogs, right? We hope that you found a car dog name for your boy or girl dog!
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Dr. Sabrina Kong graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in England in 2016 and has been working at a small animal clinic in Northern California since then. She grew up in the Bay Area and got her bachelor’s degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She also became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner through a program at the University of Tennessee.
When she isn’t in the clinic taking care of her four-legged patients, she enjoys traveling and trying new foods with her friends and her three-legged dog, Apollo. She adopted Apollo from her clinic when he was a puppy with numerous health issues. Dr. Kong truly cares about taking care of animals.