What the Heck Does “Jeep” Mean? Car Names Explained

Eight minutes of pure car-name trivia that every enthusiast has got to know.

While every average eight-year-old car enthusiast can probably list the names of over a century’s-worth of makes and models, it takes a long time to gain enough knowledge to really explain where each of the words, monikers or naming-schemes originated from. Packed into eight minutes of intense car trivia, this video offers some better and less-known facts about the people, places and made-up nonsense behind the names of the various cars we so love.

Check out Mental Floss’s 32 Car Name Meanings to throw out at your next enthusiast meet-up:

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