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Truck Names - Over 150 Ideas to Cement Your Truck's Place as Part of your Family

This article was last updated 14th May 2024

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How to Name Your Truck -|- Classic Truck Names
 -|- Badass Truck Names  
Girl Truck Names -|- Boy Truck Names -|- Movie Inspired Truck Names 
Cool Truck Names -|- Red Truck Names -|- Blue Truck Names
Legit Truck Names -|- Truck Names for a Junker -|- White Truck Names
Black Truck Names

People who drive trucks tend to form a special bond with their pickups, often remaining truck owners and committing to the same make or truck model for life. They cherish their trucks, caring for them, and often naming them to reinforce the bond formed between them.

Why Do Truck Owners Name Their Ride?
Chevrolet, the maker of several of the best trucks on the market, conducted a poll of truck owners to find out why so many of them name their rigs. The results showed that truck owners are highly passionate about their trucks and often associate their pickup with positive memories, including their first kiss, first date, hunting with their dog, high school graduation, and bringing the baby home.

This emotional connection between the pickup and its owners creates a lasting attachment, leading many owners to consider their pickup as a family member.

Honoring your truck with an official name is just one way to deepen that connection and cement your truck’s status in your family.

The poll also discovered that many people believe that driving a pickup truck makes them appear more attractive and popular.

How to Name Your Pickup Truck
When choosing good truck names, there are a few factors to consider to help you develop something meaningful, memorable, and fun.

The Look of Your Truck
Observe your truck's overall appearance. Is your vehicle big or small? Is it new or vintage? Consider the color and outstanding features. These details can inspire you and help narrow down your name selection.

Your Truck’s Function
What do you primarily use your truck for? Is it a rugged outdoor vehicle or city dweller? Some trucks are workhorses, and others are used for towing your camper. Your truck’s name should reflect your lifestyle.

Your Truck’s Personality
All trucks have an attitude that often reflects the personality of the owner. Your truck might be sleek and refined, or tough and burley. You could choose a name opposite to your truck’s character for an ironic effect. Or try a truck name that is straightforward to communicate the basic nature of your vehicle.

Your trucks color could also provide inspiration to the name of your truck, you may have even specifically bought the truck because of the specific color, or if you've had it for a while, the color may be faded. You may also find that the color you have may not fully reflect the personality of your truck or the bed of the truck is a bit bland. If you find yourself thinking along these lines, there are easy options, such as spray on bedliner paint to give your truck, or truck bed an extra splash of personality that will help it live up to its name.

Another great way to come up with truck name ideas is to think about the things that inspire you. Your loved ones, celebrities, and favorite movies, books, or songs are excellent sources of inspiration for fantastic truck names.

But, if you are still having trouble finding the perfect name for your pickup, we have collected more than 150 classic, badass truck names for you to choose from.

Classic Truck Names
According to Chevrolet’s poll in 2018, the most popular name for a pickup truck is Betsy. While this name will always remain a favorite among truck lovers, there is a massive range of other classic names for your ride.

1. Betty
2. Chief
3. El Grande
4. The Roadrunner
5. Lady
6. Black Beauty
7. Bandito
8. Rambo
9. Charlie
10. Baby
11. Silver
12. Monster

Badass Truck Names

Pickup trucks are badass machines, so you need a badass truck name to reflect your vehicle’s personality and look. Here is a selection of some of the most extreme names for your truck with attitude.

13. Home Wrecker
14. Mad Max
15. Hellraiser
16. Night Rider
17. Judge Dread
18. Notorious
19. The Grim Reaper
20. El Toro
21. Godzilla
22. Fuego
23. Beast
24. El Diablo
25. Drax the Destroyer
26. Wild Thing
27. Thunder
28. Goliath
29. Widowmaker
30. Slayer
31. Mean Machine
32. Hades
33. Bonecrusher

Girl Truck Names
Like boats, many truck owners turn toward female truck names. Female names can be sweet or sassy, so try one of these badass truck names for your girl truck.

34. Black Betty
35. Lola
36. The Dame
37. Xena Warrior Princess
38. Fat Amy
39. Bad Mama
40. Sally
41. Bonnie
42. Kitty
43. Goldie
44. Banshee
45. Angel Baby
46. Femme Fatale
47. Cleopatra
48. Baby Cakes
49. Brienne of Tarth
50. Bella
51. Buffy
52. Black Mamba
53. Sweet Caroline

Boy Truck Names
Tough and uncompromising, if your pickup has a distinctly masculine appearance, these boy truck names are the perfect fit.

54. Samuel L. Jackson
55. Steve (McQueen)
56. Hudson
57. Lincoln
58. Leon
59. Mack
60. Big Papa
61. MJ / Jordan (another pickup truck enthusiast)
62. LeBron
63. Lemmy
64. The Rock
65. Indiana
66. Big Boy
67. Hellboy
68. Balboa
69. Steely Dan
70. Bruce
71. Hercules
72. Zeus

Movie-Inspired Truck Names
If you are a movie buff in addition to a truck lover, a name inspired by your favorite film is a great way to honor both your big passions.

73. Furiosa (Mad Max: Fury Road)
74. The Imperator (Mad Max: Fury Road)
75. Black Pearl (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise)
76. Cool Runnings (Cool Runnings)
77. Bumblebee (Transformers franchise)
78. Optimus (Transformers franchise)
79. McFly (Back to the Future)
80. Toretto (Fast and the Furious franchise)
81. Black Widow (The Avengers)
82. Hulk (The Avengers)
83. War Machine (Iron Man)
84. Maverick (Top Gun)
85. Dark Knight (Batman)

Cool Truck Names
A cool truck deserves a cool name. So we’ve collected some of the coolest names on the planet for you to dub your truck.

86. Drogon
87. Cool Hand Luke
88. Clint
89. The Bandit
90. Valkyrie
91. Tank
92. Bullet
93. Easy Rider
94. The Godfather
95. Road Warrior
96. The Equalizer
97. Dirty Harry
98. Scar Face
99. Obi-Wan
100. Blade

Red Truck Names

Red truck owners tend to resort to classics like Big Red, Old Red, and variations on the theme, but there are plenty of creative ways to name your bright, flashy ride.

101. Crimson Tide
102. Red Rager
103. Devil
104. Firestarter
105. Yosemite Sam
106. TNT
107. Lightning McQueen
108. Red Bull
109. Clifford (The Big Red Dog)
110. Cherry Bomb
111. Inferno
112. Sizzler
113. Bloody Murder
114. RED
115. Starsky
116. Red Rocket

Blue Truck Names

The color of your truck can tell you a lot about its personality. Blue suggests confidence and reliability. So, if you have a truck that never lets you down, consider one of these fun names for your blue truck.

117. Li'l Boy Blue
118. Baby Blue
119. Ol’ Blue Eyes
120. Skye
121. Mystique
122. Jaws
123. Nightcrawler
124. Smurf
125. Sonic
126. Sulley
127. Tsunami

Legit Truck Names
Unusual and legitimately awesome, just like your rig, these names are unforgettable and make your truck stand out from the crowd.

128. Sabotage
129. Apocalypse
130. Road Rager
131. Skull ‘n’ Bones
132. Sledge Hammer
133. Ripper
134. Outlaw
135. Warhammer
136. Gravedigger
137. Iron Maiden
138. Truckasaurus
139. Moby Dick
140. Doomsday

Truck Names for a Junker
If you have a truck that’s looking a little worse for wear, but you can’t let her go, here are a few endearing names for your junker.

141. Roadkill
142. Die Hard
143. Sasquatch
144. Swamp Thing
145. Tow Mater
146. Troublemaker
147. Milk Dud
148. The Goon
149. Junkyard
150. Squeaky
151. Leviathan
152. Greaser
153. Half-Life

White Truck Names
If you have a bright white, check out these options

154. Casper
155. Gandalf
156. Whitey
157. Snowy
158. Ghost
159. Blizzard
160. Frosty
161. Ice Breaker
162. Old Cotton
163. Lunar

Black Truck Names
If you've gone black, these names will make sure you never go back:

164. Black Panther
165. Black Adam
166. Black Messiah
167. Knight Rider
168. Dark Knight
169. Lucifer
170. Dark Angel
171. Abyss
172. The Crow
173. Darth (Vader)
174. Shadow
175. Dark Chocolate
176. Kodak (Black)

If You Love Your Truck, Protect It With Durabak

If you love your truck enough to give it a great name, you need to provide it with the right protection to prolong its lifespan. Durabak polyurethane paint is an affordable way to restore your truck and an excellent alternative to a truck bed liner, providing enhanced long-lasting protection from the general wear and tear.

Durabak truck bed liner paint is easy to apply and comes in two different finishes smooth and textured. Smooth Durabak gives your truck bed a sleek appearance that is easy to clean. But, if you use your truck for hauling loads or heavy-duty work, textured Durabak creates a non-stick surface to prevent equipment from sliding.

Durabak is water and UV-resistant to protect the bed against the elements and reduce corrosion that can eat away at the chassis. The flexible formula won’t peel or crack and helps to absorb vibration for a smoother ride.

Call Durabak at (303) 690-7190, or chat live with us to learn more about our full range of colors and textures, as well all the awesome and useful things you can do with Durabak.

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