Car Babies - What are the most common car-inspired baby names?

by ChooseMyCar Staff Writer

Naming a new baby is a huge task, and many parents choose to take inspiration from their passions, so what if their passion is for cars? Well that’s surely not going to stop countless parents from making sure their new addition has a name that matches their own car or perhaps one that they dream to have.

Car Babies - What are the most common car-inspired baby names?

We’ve looked at government data from 2000 onwards to find out what UK and US parents choose to name their children to find the most popular and most unusual automobile-inspired names. Here’s what we discovered...

The Most Common Car Names for UK Boys:

  1. Morgan - 15,181
  2. Austin - 8,398
  3. Rio - 4871
  4. Hunter - 4,286
  5. Lincoln - 3,897
  6. Cooper - 3,065
  7. Aston - 2,840
  8. Hudson - 2,777
  9. Prince - 1,371
  10. Bentley - 1,330

The Most Unusual Car Names for UK Boys:

  1. Mclaren - 3
  2. Dodge - 3
  3. Chevy - 3
  4. Wraith - 6
  5. Triumph - 6
  6. Healey - 11
  7. Noble - 22
  8. Lexus - 47
  9. Jazz - 105
  10. Kia - 107

The Most Common Car Names for UK Girls:

  1. Morgan - 9,332
  2. Alba - 1,556
  3. Kia - 1,470
  4. Mercedes - 1,237
  5. Clio - 217
  6. Lexus - 181
  7. Jazz - 124
  8. Porsche - 113
  9. Aston - 77
  10. Lotus - 59

The Most Unusual Car Names for UK Girls:

  1. Triumph - 3
  2. Hudson - 3
  3. Cruz - 3
  4. Mini - 6
  5. Chevy - 6
  6. Megane - 14
  7. Devin - 18
  8. Zafira - 19
  9. Hunter - 33
  10. Astra - 37

The Most Common Car Names for US Boys:

  1. Austin - 167,301
  2. Hunter - 164,090
  3. Cooper - 77,068
  4. Devin - 64,857
  5. Hudson - 57,111
  6. Lincoln - 53,250
  7. Bentley - 42,388
  8. Holden - 18,884
  9. Cruz - 14,948
  10. Colt - 12,822

The Most Unusual Car Names for US Boys:

  1. Subaru - 5
  2. Chevrolet - 5
  3. Cadillac - 6
  4. Mercedes - 7
  5. Alfa - 11
  6. Derby - 16
  7. Wraith - 24
  8. Nissan - 29
  9. Jaguar - 29
  10. Avanti - 31

The Most Common Car Names for US Girls:

  1. Morgan - 96,684
  2. Mercedes - 11,188
  3. Hunter - 6,186
  4. Devin - 4,088
  5. Lexus - 2,910
  6. Bentley - 2,209
  7. Alba - 1,945
  8. Austin - 1,945
  9. Cooper - 1,613
  10. Tesla - 1,395

The Most Unusual Car Names for US Girls:

  1. Mini - 5
  2. Ford - 11
  3. Mclaren - 13
  4. Alfa - 21
  5. Ferrari - 23
  6. Aston - 55
  7. Zafira - 72
  8. Noble - 111
  9. Astra - 127
  10. Audi - 133

The Most Common Car Names in the UK and the US:

  1. Austin - 177,644
  2. Hunter - 174,595
  3. Morgan - 132,696
  4. Cooper - 81,784
  5. Devin - 69,338
  6. Hudson - 61,053
  7. Lincoln - 58,242
  8. Bentley - 45,927
  9. Holden - 19,204
  10. Cruz - 16,627

The Most Unusual Car Names in the UK and the US:

  1. Subaru - 5
  2. Chevrolet - 5
  3. Cadillac - 6
  4. Mini - 11
  5. Healey - 11
  6. Megane - 14
  7. Derby - 16
  8. Ferrari - 23
  9. Nissan - 29
  10. Jaguar - 29

Morgan is the most popular name for girls in the UK and the US as well as boys in the UK. Morgan Motor Company is a British car manufacturer, making luxury cars as well as sports cars, and inspiring the names of thousands of children every year.

Austin ranks as the most popular car name for boys in the US, a name that is shared with the Austin Motor Company, a British car manufacturer that produced some of Britain’s first cars. This name also ranks as the most popular name overall.

The most unusual names overall are Subaru and Chevrolet with only five instances each since the year 2000. Unusual names also include Ferrari (23 instances), Nissan (29 instances), Wraith (30 instances), Delorean (64 instances) and Benz (76 instances).

The gender divide shows that boys are more likely to be named after cars with 51,782 baby boys in the UK and 724,238 baby boys in the UK with car names, compared to 14,546 UK baby girls and 139,193 US baby girls.

Methodology:

We used data from the UK government data for boys names and girls names as well as US government data for baby names to find out how many instances there are of car-related baby names for children born between 2000 and 2018.

We based this on an extensive list of car manufacturers and models removing some of the most common baby names that have also been given to cars, such as Zoe. We then presented to top and bottom ten for boys and girls in both countries as well as the overall top and bottom.


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