What Should I Name My Tesla? Top Tesla Names

We all know how cool it can be when you find the perfect name for your Tesla. It fits your personality and the car’s personality perfectly.

In this article, I compiled an extensive list of the most popular car names (in general) that would be best suited for your Tesla. You’ll know exactly how to choose a name for any Tesla model and I even provided a list for your future Tesla Cybertruck. Check it out!

How To Choose a Name for Your Tesla

Before I show you some of the most popular Tesla names, let’s look at how you can choose your own. Of course, there are no rules to how you should name your Tesla—but if you need inspiration, here are some things you can keep in mind.

  • What model is your car? If you have a Model S, X, or Y, you might want to choose a name that starts with that letter. If you have a Model 3, you might want a name with three in it, or maybe even three letters or a word like triple. The number 3 is also often replaced with an “E”.
  • What color is your car? Another idea for naming your Tesla is to incorporate the color of your car into the name, such as the “Black Bullet” or “Ruby Red.” 
  • Does your car have any sentimental value? Maybe a family member gave you the car, and you want to name your Tesla after something that reminds you of them. Or, if someone passed down the car to you, maybe you want to keep the name the previous owner had or choose a nickname for your car based on that name. 
  • Do you want a more masculine or feminine name for your car? This may help you narrow down the possibilities. It’s common to go for feminine names—in fact, 70% percent of men choose a feminine name for their cars. Some examples are Baby, Ruby, Betty, and Pearl. 
  • Finally, consider any other cars you have and whether or not you want all the names to correspond. Maybe you have two Teslas, and you want their names to be similar, like John and Jack. Or, maybe you want to name the newer one a Junior, such as Sammy and Sammy Jr. If you have other non-Tesla cars, you can still choose names that go together, like the names of characters in your favorite TV show or movies. 

Here is a list of Tesla Cybertruck names to choose from A-Z

Abyss
Apocalypse
Baby
Balboa
Bandito
Beast
Betty
Big Boy
Big Papa
Black Widow
Blade
Blizzard
Bloody Murder
Bonecrusher
Bruce
Bullet
Bumblebee
Casper
Charlie
Cherry Bomb
Chief
Clifford
Clint
Cool Hand Luke
Cool Runnings
Crimson Tide

Dark Angel
Dark Chocolate
Dark Knight
Darth
Devil
Die Hard
Dirty Harry
Doomsday
Drax the Destroyer
Drogon
Easy Rider
El Diablo
El Grande
El Toro
Firestarter
Frosty
Fuego
Furiosa

Gamma
Gandalf
Ghost
Godzilla
Goliath
Gravedigger
Grease Lightning
Greaser
Grey Wolf
Hades
Half-Life
Heavy Metal
Hellboy
Hellraiser
Hercules
Hi-Ho Silver
HigherChuck
HigherLuck
HigherStruck
Home Wrecker
Hudson
Hulk
HyperChuck
HyperLuck
HyperStruck
Ice Breaker
Indiana
Indigo
Inferno
Inky Prowler
Invincible
Iron Maiden
Iron Man

James Bond
Jarvis
Jaws
Jet Black
Jolt
Joules
Judge Dread
Juice
Junkyard
Katana
Kilobyte
Kit
KITT
Knight
Knight Rider
Kodak (Black)
Lady
LeBron
Lemmy
Leon
Leviathan
Li’l Boy Blue
LighterChuck
LighterStruck
Lightning McQueen
Lincoln
Lucifer
Luna
Lunar

Mack
Mad Max
Magneto
Maverick
McFly
Mean Machine
Mercury
Metalhead
Metallica
Michael Jordan
Midnight Queen
Milk Dud
Mist
Moby Dick
Monster
Moonlight Rider
Mystic
Mystique
Neutron
Night Rider
Nightcrawler
Nightshade
Nikola
Nitro
Notorious
Obi-Wan
Obsidian
Ohm
Old Cotton
Old Silver
Ol’ Silver Eyes
Onyx
Optimus
Outlaw

Pearly Tailgate
Pewter
Pitch Black
Poppa
Power Machine
Proton
Quicksilver
Rambo
Raven
RED
Red Bull
Red Rager
Red Rocket
Redbull
RiderAmok
RiderLuck
RiderStruck
Rims
Ripper
Road Rager
Road Warrior
Roadkill
RoadRunner
Robo Car
Rocket Fuel
Rt.66
Rusty

Sabotage
Sasquatch
Satin Beauty
Scar Face
Scythe
Serenity (Firefly)
Shadow
Shadow Rider
Shine
Shock and Awe
Shocker
Silver
Silver Bullet
Silver Edge
Silver Fox
Silver Grills
Silver Lightning
Silver Sand
Silver Sonic
Silver Streak
Silver Stripe
Silver Surfer
Silversword
Silverware
Silver Adam
Silver Beauty
Silver Messiah
Silver Panther
Silver Pearl
Sizzler
Skull ‘n’ Bones
Skye
Slammer
Slayer
Sledge Hammer
Smoke
Smokey
Smurf
Snowy
Sonic
Soul Ride
Spark Plug
Sparky
Specter
Speedy Gonzales
Squeaky
Starsky
Static
Steely Dan
Sterling
Steve (McQueen)
Storm
Stormy
Stripes
Sulley
Summer Vacation
Surge
Swamp Thing
Sweet Caroline
Swoosh
Sylvia
Tank
Tazer
Tess
Tessie
The Bandit
The Crib
The Crow
The Crypt
The Donald
The Equalizer
The Godfather
The Goon
The Grim Reaper
The Imperator
The Razor
The Roadrunner
The Rock
Thunder
Thunderbolt
Titanium
TNT
Tokyo Drift
Tone Zone
Toretto
Tow Mater
Tron
Troublemaker
Truckasaurus
Tsunami
Uncle Jeb

Vader
Valkyrie
Voltron
Voyager
War Machine
Warhammer
Watts
Wheels
Whitey
Widowmaker
Wild Thing
WireStruck
Xray
Yosemite Sam
Zapp
Zeus
Zippy

How People Choose a Name for Their Car

As you probably already know, a lot goes into choosing a name for your car. Even though you can always change it, there is something special about having your car keep its name for its entire time with you. 

Just over fifty percent of people have a name for their car. You don’t have to have a name for your car, but it can be fun to come up with one. A majority of the people who name their cars are men, and they tend to choose feminine names. But anyone can name a car, and you can choose any name you want—just feminine ones.

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79% of people chose the name for their car themselves, while 21% of people let their family or friends choose.

Of the people who chose their car names themselves, more than one-third of them did not have a reason for choosing their name—they just chose it. Other people gave their car a sentimental name, let someone else in their family choose the name, or went with a witty or funny name. 

You could also go for a name that’s especially popular where you live. I can’t really explain why, but the fact is that different states have specific preferences for naming their cars. Here are some examples:

RegionMost popular names
NortheastSpark/Steve
SoutheastBig Blue/Big Red
WestBubu
SouthwestSally
MidwestBeast

Most popular names in different regions of the US.

You can truly choose to name your Tesla anything, whether it has meaning, it is a popular electric vehicle or car name, it has something to do with a characteristic of your car, or you just liked the name.

If you would like to find out which Tesla Personalized License Plates should go with your name, maybe this article that I wrote will help a bit. Check it out!

Top Tesla Names

Now that we’ve gone over how you could name your Tesla, here’s a list of popular names to get you inspired. Who knows—maybe you’ll find the right one here!

As you’ll see, many of these names have a connection to Tesla or electricity.

  • Nikola
  • Electra or Electro
  • Musk
  • Circuit
  • EV or Evie
  • Thunder
  • Edison
  • Bolt
  • Tess or Tessie
  • Sparky
  • Speed or Speedy
  • Turbo
  • Electron
  • Lightning McQueen
  • Sonic
  • Nitro

Popular Car Names

Electricity puns are fun, but maybe you don’t want to be your car name to be too obviously Tesla. In that case, you can use a more traditional car name. Here is a list of some of the most popular car names:

  • Baby
  • Bumblebee
  • The Wagon
  • Blade
  • Drifter
  • Max
  • Madonna
  • Scarlett
  • Hercules
  • Herbie
  • Betsy
  • Demon

When Tesla Naming Started

Naming your Tesla has not always been an option. Tesla announced a software update in September 2014 that included the option to name your car. 

The announcement came just in time for National Name Your Car Day, which is on October 2nd. Hopefully, by October 2nd, you have a name picked out. That way, you could have an official naming ceremony with your Tesla. 

People have been naming their cars since they were invented, but you can make the naming official by adding the name in the Tesla app. 

Make sure you choose a name you like for your Tesla. You will see it every time you open the Tesla app and on the screen in your Tesla. 

If you input a few specific names, like characters from Monty Python or the number 42, you will see some special pop-ups to signify that you found a Tesla easter egg. 

If you don’t know how to name your Tesla, you can follow the instructions in the app or user manual. If you’re still not sure how to do it or want an easy guide to follow, watch this Youtube video from nukem384:

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Name Your Tesla?

The main reason to name your Tesla is that it’s fun, but it also helps you find your car in the Tesla app. This is especially useful if you have multiple Teslas.

Can You Change Your Tesla’s Name?

You can change your Tesla’s name as many times as you want. To do it, go to the app and click on the car’s current name. A screen will pop up where you can edit the name.


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