Name Your Car Day
Name Your Car Day is held on February 10. This event in the first decade of the month February is annual. Help us
Why do we feel the need to name our cars? With headlights that leer and a grill that seems ready to snap or laugh, it’s hard not to see faces and personalities in cars and automobiles. In fact, the personality expressed in a vehicle’s “face” is often a huge reason why we choose to purchase one car over another.
It’s a surprisingly common phenomenon and has been around since the very first automobiles. A 2019 survey in honor of National Name Your Car Day found that 40% of people named their vehicles. That same survey revealed that women are more likely to name their cars than men (56% to 44%). The most popular inspiration for car names is from a TV or movie character, or from a friend or family member.
There are accounts of cars being informally named by their owners as early as 1918, when MIT professor Walter James wrote about his Model T Ford called “Lizzie,” and a 1912 Cadillac he addressed as “Caddie Maria.”
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