The idea of naming a vehicle is mostly a fun way to personalize it in a unique way and to create a stronger connection between the vehicle and its owner.
If you have just bought a golf cart and are trying to brainstorm a great name, you may be struggling to find something that feels unique and appropriate for your new cart.
Here is a list of 50 of the coolest golf cart names to use.
50 Cool Golf Cart Names to Use
The names below were selected by researching real golf cart names, checking other types of lists similar to this, and by brainstorming unique variations on these ideas.
Our goal was to produce a list that would cover as many different variations on cart names as possible without being overwhelming or too hard to read when scrolling through the webpage.
Each of the nicknames mentioned below will have a brief write up about why we chose it and the type of name that we consider it to be, such as funny, hardcore, or even more serious.
Some of the names are going to be specific while others are general or a type of name.
We have included the latter type because it makes it easier for you to change up the type of cart name you select.
The list below is numbered not by the value or quality of the name, which will depend upon your own personal preferences and tastes, but the numbers are there simply to make the list easier to scan if you check back later.
Pro Tip: When choosing a name for your golf cart, you may want to talk to a professional plaque maker who can create a fun metal sign you can install on your cart to let the world know its name.
50. The Tank
Name Type: Mostly Serious, Somewhat Funny
Perfect For: Big and Burly Carts
If you have a big golf cart that you want people to take seriously, “The Tank” might be a good choice.
Though this name can also be a little funny, it can also create a unique feeling of strength for you and your passengers.
49. The “Mother” Cart
Name Type: Respectful, Serious
Perfect For: Families
Naming a golf cart after your mother can be both a respectful way of honoring her and an interesting way of bringing your family together.
You can also name the cart after yourself or your female partner to achieve a similar effect.
48. The “Superhero” Name
Name Type: Fun, Adventurous
Perfect For: Comic Fans, Young Riders
Does your family love Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Thor, or any other superheroes?
Name your cart after them to create a cart that everyone will love and to produce a powerful and memorable name for your great cart.
47. Midnight Cruiser
Name Type: Mysterious, Interesting
Perfect For: Serious and Adventurous People
If you’re a Steely Dan fan or someone who enjoys a little night riding in your golf cart, “Midnight Cruiser” would be a very fun name.
It will create a mysterious feel that will intrigue many passengers and your friends and family as well as casual observers.
Name Type: Powerful and Simple
Perfect For: Very Fast Golf Carts
Many golf cart owners take steps to increase their engine’s power to make their carts faster than normal for on-road riding or off-road cruising.
The name “Flash” is perfect for this type of golf cart, as it reminds viewers of the famous superhero.
45. Greased Lightning
Name Type: Nostalgic
Perfect For: Fast Carts and Grease Fans
Any fan of the movie Grease who buys a fast golf cart may be inspired to name their cart “Greased Lightning” after the infamous vehicle in the movie.
Though it’s not 100 percent original, it doesn’t have to be. Remember, it’s your cart and you can name it what you want.
Name Type: Fun and Nerdy
Perfect For: Transformers Fans and Families
Bumblebee is probably the most famous character in the Transformers movies and cartoon series and is a favorite of both adults and children.
Name your cart after this character and paint it with his trademark yellow and black colors.
Name Type: Fun and Ominous
Perfect For: Older Carts That Have Seen Some Use
Though you might get literature and movie fans telling you that your cart should be named “Frankenstein’s Monster”, we think it’s okay to shorten the name to make it a bit punchier.
42. Chitty-Chitty Bang Bang
Name Type: Very Silly
Perfect For: Families with an Old Cart
Chitty-Chitty Bang Bang is a ridiculous name but one that will make just about anybody laugh and remember the old Disney movie.
This name is great for carts that are very old and shouldn’t run but somehow fly when they’re on the road.
41. Roswell Invader
Name Type: Nerdy and Funny
Perfect For: Alien Fans or Sci-Fi Fanatics
Whether you’re a true believer in aliens or just love science fiction, the “Roswell Invader” might be a fun and original name.
Alternate names for sci-fi fans include “The Millennium Falcon” and “The Starship Enterprise”.
Name Type: Respectful and Serious
Perfect For: Native Cart Owners
If you’re a Native American or someone who respects native culture, the name “Cherokee” might be a powerful way to honor this tribe and the struggles that they encountered throughout history during European settlement.
Name Type: Stealthy and Memorable
Perfect For: Stallone Fans and Serious Riders
Cobra is an infamous action movie from the 1980s, starring Sylvester Stallone and his amazing black roadster, which was easily the best thing about the film.
You can name your cart after this film or the dangerous snake: the name is cool regardless.
38. Fiery Roadster
Name Type: Fast and Engaging
Perfect For: Speed Red Carts
Fire is a common metaphorical image for fast vehicles, and pairing your red cart with this type of name will make it memorable, fun, and engaging for yourself, your friends, and all other passengers and observers.
37. Winter is Coming
Name Type: Nostalgic and Nerdy
Perfect For: Game of Thrones Fans and White Golf Carts
If you love Game of Thrones or have a white golf cart that feels winter friendly, this name might be an interesting one for your cart.
It will, at least, create an instant connection with you and other riders.
36. Marilyn Monroe
Name Type: Romantic and Playful
Perfect For: Huge Marilyn Monroe Fans
Marilyn Monroe was one of the most beautiful women who ever lived, and naming your golf cart after her would be a fun way of not only honoring her memory but also making your cart feel more attractive at the same time.
Name Type: Silly and Fun
Perfect For: Cartoon Fans and Families
Homer Simpson is one of the most famous cartoon characters of all time, and naming your cart after him could be a fun way to honor him.
Fans of Greek mythology may have a real appreciation for this name, as well.
Name Type: Cool and Historical
Perfect For: Movie Buffs and Japanese-Culture Fanatics
“Samurai” is an interesting name for a golf cart because it creates an image of both power and stealth, making your cart sound like a mysterious vehicle that nobody will ever catch.
Name Type: Classic and Traditional
Perfect For: Western Fans and Older Cart Riders
The name “Bronco” brings to mind bucking horses and old west saloons, making this a great name for a variety of different older riders or fans of westerns.
Name Type: Fun and Nerdy
Perfect For: Blue Carts That Go Off-Road
The movie Avatar left behind an interesting legacy of amazing visual special effects that you may want to tap into if your cart is, for some reason, blue and you enjoy taking it off road.
Name Type: Fun and Nerdy
Perfect For: Fast and Impressive Carts
Fast carts may not move at the speed of sound, with most rarely topping 45 miles per hour, but the name “Soundwave” will make it feel faster and more impressive than it may otherwise.
This is also another name from the Transformers, so it might appeal to fans of that franchise as well.
Name Type: Funny and Serious
Perfect For: Older Carts
Cart owners with an old or somewhat run-down vehicle may appreciate this name.
It could make your cart seem closer to death. However, you can also pair it up with the famous wrestler to make it more ominous.
Name Type: Wild and Spurious
Perfect For: Carters with Powerful Rides
Tornado storms are very dangerous and out of control, and naming your cart after one creates an image that is very powerful and engaging for many owners and their passengers.
28. The Shadow
Name Type: Mysterious and Ominous
Perfect For: Late-Night Cart Riding
The Shadow was a character from old radio plays that solved mysteries and used stealth over strength, a concept that may pair well with your cart.
27. The Knight
Name Type: Brooding and Severe
Perfect For: Dark and Strong Carts
The Knight brings to mind chivalry and strength, creating a very cool image for a cart.
Tweak the name a little and you can get Knight Rider (or even KITT) or The Dark Knight after Batman.
26. Betty Boop
Name Type: Silly and Nostalgic
Perfect For: Family-Friendly Carts
If you want a silly cart name that is also family-friendly, Betty Boop may be a fun one that most in your family will enjoy.
Name Type: Speedy and Nostalgic
Perfect For: Movie and Steve McQueen Fans
The classic Steve McQueen film Bullit featured the incredibly fast title car that you can name your cart after for an old-school feel.
24. Crash and Burn
Name Type: Competitive and Aggressive
Perfect For: Cart Owners Who May Get into Racing
Impressing people on the racetrack with your golf cart—a growing sport in many areas—requires not only a powerful cart but one with a name that will impress your fellow racers.
Name Type: Aggressive and Fun
Perfect For: Powerful and Memorable Carts
Though a real-life tsunami is a very dangerous natural disaster, a cart named Tsunami is one that is powerful, fast, and impressive.
Perfect For: Fast and Impressive Carts
Like the name Tsunami, Hurricane brings to mind speed and power, and gives your cart a name that will stand out among others.
Try to paint its side to look like a windy day and you might create an even cooler look.
Name Type: Old-School and Inspiring
Perfect For: Western Fans
Cowboy (or Cowgirl) is a name that has a pretty old-school feel, one that feels like it’s been used 100 times or more by many vehicle owners.
However, that classic touch is what makes it such a great name for so many riders.
20. Tyrannosaurus Rex
Name Type: Awe-Inspiring and Old-School
Perfect For: Big, Old Carts and Dinosaur Fans
The T-rex is one of the most famous dinosaurs of all time, and naming your cart after them connects it with this ancient legend.
19. The Goblin
Name Type: Horrific and Comical
Perfect For: Comic Fans and Aggressive Drivers
Goblins are infamous horror characters, including the character “Green Goblin” from the Spiderman comics, and naming your cart after them creates both a comical and scary feel for your cart.
18. The Incredible Hulk
Name Type: Strong and Imposing
Perfect For: Large and Powerful Carts
If your cart is rather strong and powerful, you may want to name it after the legendary Hulk, one of the strongest and most imposing characters in comic history.
Wrestling fans may tweak the name for Hulk Hogan.
17. Death from Above
Name Type: Imposing and Threatening
Perfect For: Racers Who Want to Stand Out
Cart names that strike fear into the hearts of other racers are rare, but this cart name is one of those that will make other riders think twice.
16. The Cheetah
Name Type: Animalistic and Engaging
Perfect For: Fast Carts and Serious Racers
The Cheetah is the fastest land animal and naming your cart after them makes it sound more impressive and ominous for other carters.
15. The Ghost
Name Type: Mysterious and Spooky
Perfect For: Night Carters or Horror Fans
Those who want their cart to seem low-key and interesting may like this name as it brings to mind a wisp of a ghost floating through the night and leaving behind no traces.
14. Mercury Rising
Name Type: Aggressive and Inspiring
Perfect For: Racers and Serious Cart Mechanics
This name brings up images of mythology— like the fleet-footed messenger of the gods—and the concept of rising temperature.
As a result, it is a great name option for those who want their cart to seem very impressive.
13. Ghost Rider
Name Type: Intense and Brooding
Perfect For: Comic Fans and Serious Riders
Ghost Rider is an infamous cartoon character who appears as a man in a leather coat with a flaming skull—an image that may be quite awesome to pair up with that of your cart.
Name Type: Classic and Sly
Perfect For: Old-School Racing Fans
Ace is one of those names that seems obvious at first, but which is not so much cliché as classic.
It makes your cart seem cool, mysterious, and high-powered all at the same time.
11. The Revolution
Name Type: Serious and Engaging
Perfect For: Hardcore Golfers and Serious-Minded People
The Revolution brings to mind a lot of different images: changes in society, heavy rock music, and even the rotation of wheels on the ground.
The many different name interpretations make this a fun option.
10. Iron Maiden
Name Type: Threatening and Energetic
Perfect For: Heavy Metal Fans and Serious Riders
The name “Iron Maiden” brings to mind ancient torture devices and a fast-paced heavy metal band that is still going strong today.
Fans may also like the name “Eddie”, based on their infamous wild-haired mascot.
9. The DeLorean
Name Type: Nostalgic and Fun
Perfect For: Back to the Future Fans
This name is self-explanatory: anybody who loves the Back to the Future franchise will enjoy this name.
Alternate choices: Marty McFly or Doc.
8. The Beast
Name Type: Threatening and Funny
Perfect For: Most Golf Cart Owners
“The Beast” is a name that can be used both by serious golf cart owners who want their cart to look and feel cool or sillier owners making fun of a smaller cart.
The choice is yours in how you want to interpret the name.
Name Type: Brooding and Dark
Perfect For: Serious-Minded Golf Cart Owners
“Phantom” is a great name for golf cart owners who want to make their cart feel like a ghost in the night or a midnight wind blowing in the air around them as they drive.
6. Desert Fox
Name Type: Serious and Ominous
Perfect For: Hardcore Riders
The name “Desert Fox” produces images of a jeep flying through a desert and fighting important wars against bitter enemies.
This name is great if you want your cart to seem hardcore and unforgettable to others.
5. Herbie the Love Bug
Name Type: Nostalgic and Funny
Perfect For: Disney Fans and Families
The Herbie series is one of the most famous and long-lasting of all of Disney’s many, many series, and has lasted through many incarnations.
Honor your love of this series with this quirky and fun call-back to the series.
Name Type: Serious and Respectful
Perfect For: Racing Fans
If you’re a big racing fan and want to respect one of the legends of the sport, the name “Earnhardt” may be a great option.
Choose either the father or the son to honor and paint your cart to look like either of their vehicles.
3. Lightning McQueen
Name Type: Fun and Kid-Friendly
Perfect For: Pixar Fans and Families
Similar to the “Earnhardt” name mentioned above, this name honors a famous racer, in this case, fictional anthropomorphic car Lightning McQueen from the Pixar series Cars.
Name Type: Funny and Memorable
Perfect For: Off-Road Carts
Do you like to take your golf cart off the road and get it messed up in dirt, mud, or any types of messy weather elements?
Then name it after the most famous dirty person of all time—the Peanuts character Pigpen.
1. The “Partner” Nickname
Name Type: Romantic and Serious
Perfect For: New Romances
Cart owners who have just started a new relationship or who are very much in love with their partner can name their cart after them.
Just imagine what Amanda or Justin will think when they come home and see their name emblazoned on the side of your cart.