What’s In A Name? The Most Popular Car Names in the UK

By Lewis on 27th September 2019 - View Comments

A car is a vital part of a lot of people’s lives. In rain or shine, it provides a safe, comfortable and convenient way for us to get from A to B. For a lot of us it isn’t just a metal box on wheels – it’s part of our family. In fact, we love our cars so much, 1 in 10 of us give them pet names, according to a Quotezone.co.uk survey. 

What’s more, the top 10 names given by the drivers in the UK are names you would give to a human. It shows that we do see our cars as something that’s more than just a vehicle. 

UK’s Ten Most Popular Car Names

1

Betty

6

Bertie

2

Bob

7

Alfie

3

Bert

8

Peggy

4

Dave

9

Katy

5

Amy

10

Tilly

 

Can Cars Have A Gender?

You might laugh at this question, but the survey also revealed that  the most common car gender on UK roads is female!

According to figures, 50% of cars are perceived as female in gender, and 30% of cars are considered male, while 20% have no gender identification.

 The gender of cars is largely dependent on the gender of their owners. For example, 1 in 2 female respondents considered their car to be female.

Naming Your Car Makes You More Attached to It

66% of the survey respondents said that naming their cars make them feel more attached to the vehicles.

So, what makes people want to name their car? According to car owners, both its inner and outer beauty are inspirations when naming their motors.

Top 5 Inspirations Driver Use When Naming Their Cars

28%Car’s colours or appearance

20%Car’s personality

15%Friend/family member

11%Movie/TV show

7%   Celebrities

 When we delve further into what kind of perceived personality traits a car can have, 39%of respondents described their cars as dependable and reliable. 20%said their cars has a ‘playful’ nature, and 15%said their cars are sexy.

Perceived Personalities According to Car Brands

Adventurous

Honda

Confident

Fiat

Cute

Nissan

Dependable/Reliable

Ford, BMW

Intelligent

Mercedes, Honda

Playful

Fiat, Peugeot

Sexy/Good Looking

Honda, BM

 

It’s probably unsurprising that the top car names are quite common, but they’re not all like that…Quotezone also produced a graphic showcasing some of the weirder ones they found:

See the full top 10 list of car names at  https://www.quotezone.co.uk/car-insurance/most-popular-car-names.htm

Have you named your car? If so, what was the inspiration behind it? Let us know in the comments below!

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