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HONDA car's names - Origin and Meaning

Car's names Origin and Meaning

Note: If you want to see the photo of each car, please tap or click the car name.

ACCORD

ACCORD is derived from the English word "accord". ACCORD was also named after "the car that satisfies the theme of how to comfortably connect and harmonize people and cars".

ACCORD INSPIRE

ACCORD is derived from the English word "accord". ACCORD was also named after "the car that satisfies the theme of how to comfortably connect and harmonize people and cars".
INSPIRE is derived from the English word "inspire", which means like "to make someone have a particular feeling".

ACTY

ACTY is derived from the English word "active". ACTY was also named after "the car that moves hard for work and leisure".

AIRWAVE

AIRWAVE was named after "the car that has a sophisticated style like the flow of air, has a bright and spacious interior space, has a refreshing feeling of a sense of oneness with nature".

ASCOT

ASCOT was named after "the elegant and bright impression of the British town Ascot, that known for Ascot Horse Racing and Ascot Tie".

ASCOT INNOVA

ASCOT was named after "the elegant and bright impression of the British town Ascot, that known for Ascot Horse Racing and Ascot Tie".
INNOVA is derived from the English word "innovation".

AVANCIER

AVANCIER is derived from the French word "avancier", which means like "advance". AVANCIER was also named after "the advanced car that will lead the future".

AVANCIER Nouvelle Vague

AVANCIER is derived from the French word "avancier", which means like "advance". AVANCIER was also named after "the advanced car that will lead the future".
Nouvelle Vague is derived from the French word "nouvelle vague", which means like "new wave". Nouvelle Vague also was named after "the car that make a new wave of wagons".

BALLADE

BALLADE is derived from the English word "ballad", which means like "narrative poem of popular origin, narrative song with a recurrent refrain".

BEAT

BEAT is derived from the English word "beat", which means "strong rhythm like jazz, heart beat". BEAT was also named after "the car that has the spark joy of running in the wind and the fun of running".

CAPA

CAPA is derived from the English word "capacity".

CITY

CITY is derived from the English word "city". CITY was also named after "the new concept car targeted at active young people who yearn for the city".

CIVIC

CIVIC is derived from the English word "civic", which means a "relating to a town or city", also means "the car that was thoroughly developed for citizens".

CIVIC FERIO

CIVIC is derived from the English word "civic", which means a "relating to a town or city", also means "the car that was thoroughly developed for citizens".
FERIO is derived from the Esperanto word "ferio", which means like "holiday".

CIVIC SHUTTLE

CIVIC is derived from the English word "civic", which means a "relating to a town or city", also means "the car that was thoroughly developed for citizens".
SHUTTLE is based on the impression of the space shuttle that safely carry people and luggage by advanced technology.

CIVIC TYPE R

CIVIC is derived from the English word "civic", which means a "relating to a town or city", also means "the car that was thoroughly developed for citizens".
"R" of TYPE R stands for the English words "racing". TYPE R is the highest performance model in Honda's sports model and also is synonymous with Honda's sports car.

CLARITY

CLARITY is derived from the English word "clarity", which means like "free from obscurity and easy to understand, the comprehensibility of clear expression". CLARITY was also named after "fuel cell vehicles are a clarity solution for Honda, which challenges the future of cars".

CONCERTO

CONCERTO is derived from the Italiah word "concerto", which means "a piece of classical music, usually for one instrument and an orchestra". CONCERTO was also named after "the new sedan that makes a rich car life with good quality".

CR-V

CR-V is derived from the initials of the English words "Comfortable, Runabout, Vehicle". CR-V was named after "the car that make various lifestyles comfortable, also makes driving light and enjoyable".

CR-X

"CR" of CR-X is derived from the initials of the English words "Car Renaissance or City Runabout or CRuising". There are multiple theories about this origin. "X" means a unknown performance. The name of the car for export is ”CRX", there is no hyphen. In Japan, "CRX" was already registered as a trademark, so became "CR-X".

CR-X delSol

"CR" of CR-X is derived from the initials of the English words "Car Renaissance or City Runabout or CRuising". There are multiple theories about this origin. "X" means a unknown performance. The name of the car for export is ”CRX", there is no hyphen. In Japan, "CRX" was already registered as a trademark, so became "CR-X".
delSol is derived from the Spanish word "delsol", which means like "of the sun".

CR-Z

CR-Z is derived from the initials of the English words "Compact Renaissance Zero". CR-Z also means the will to create a new compact car and the challenge after returning to the origin of car making.

CROSSROAD

CROSSROAD is derived from the English word "crossroad", which means "a junction where one street or road crosses another". CROSSROAD was also named after "the starting point for people's hobbies, aspirations, dreams, and journeys and encounters to a future where possibilities are endless".

DOMANI

DOMANI is derived from the Italian word "domani", which means like "tomorrow, future". DOMANI was also named after "the wish to be a new sedan that will fit perfectly into the society of the future".

Edix

Edix is a mixture of the English word "edit" and "six". Edix also means "the six-seater minivan that can be edited by one to six people with their own pleasure".

ELEMENT

ELEMENT was named after "the car that is important to the lifestyle such as "EARTH, WATER, AIR, FIRE" that are the root elements that make up the world".

ELYSION

ELYSION is the name of a paradise in Greek mythology. In Homer's epic Odyssey, ELYSION is depicted as a place for eternal peace. ELYSION also comes with a wish of "the car where all passengers can enjoy a comfortable time".

ELYSION PRESTIGE

ELYSION is the name of a paradise in Greek mythology. In Homer's epic Odyssey, ELYSION is depicted as a place for eternal peace. ELYSION also comes with a wish of "the car where all passengers can enjoy a comfortable time".
PRESTIGE is derived from the Latin word "prestige", which means like "a high standing achieved through success or influence or wealth etc.".

FCX

FC stands for the English words "Fuel Cell". X means a unknown performance. FCX was named after "future technology car with great potential".

FIT

FIT is derived from the English word "fit". FIT also comes with a wish of "the car that fits every scene of everybody's life". The sales catalog and TV commercial were completed on the premise that this car will be released under the name "Fitta". However, Fitta was found to mean a female genital in France and Sweden, so this car's name was suddenly changed to "Fit" from "Fitta" before release.

FIT ARIA

FIT is derived from the English word "fit". FIT also comes with a wish of "the car that fits every scene of everybody's life". The sales catalog and TV commercial were completed on the premise that this car will be released under the name "Fitta". However, Fitta was found to mean a female genital in France and Sweden, so this car's name was suddenly changed to "Fit" from "Fitta" before release.
ARIA is derived from "a solo song sung in an opera". ARIA also comes with a wish of "the car that release everyone's hearts like music and brings the joy of driving like a sing freely".

FIT SHUTTLE

FIT is derived from the English word "fit". FIT also comes with a wish of "the car that fits every scene of everybody's life". The sales catalog and TV commercial were completed on the premise that this car will be released under the name "Fitta". However, Fitta was found to mean a female genital in France and Sweden, so this car's name was suddenly changed to "Fit" from "Fitta" before release.
SHUTTLE is based on the impression of the space shuttle that safely carry people and luggage by advanced technology.

FREED

FREED is derived from the English word "freedom". FREED means "a car that is developed with free thinking without being bound by conventional wisdom and rules", also means "free+do".

FREED Spike

FREED is derived from the English word "freedom". FREED means "a car that is developed with free thinking without being bound by conventional wisdom and rules", also means "free+do".
Spike is derived from the English word "spike", which means like "something long and thin with a sharp point, especially a pointed piece of metal". Spike also comes with a wish of "to be sharp without forgetting the picky to everything".

GRACE

GRACE is derived from the English word "grace", which means like "a disposition to kindness and compassion". GRACE also comes with a wish of "the sedan that drivers to spend comfortably with their loved ones".

HORIZON

HORIZON is derived from the English word "horizon". HORIZON was also named after "the car that can expand your range of actions and have big dreams without staying in a narrow world".

HR-V

HR-V is derived from the initials of the English words "Hi-rider Revolutionary Vehicle".

INSIGHT

INSIGHT is derived from the English word "insight", which means like "grasping the inner nature of things intuitively". INSIGHT was also named after "the car with an observing eye that captures the movements of the world and proposes environmental technology and the enjoyment of driving".

INSPIRE

INSPIRE is derived from the English word "inspire", which means like "to make someone have a particular feeling".

INTEGRA

INTEGRA is derived from the English word "integrate", which means like "make into a whole or make part of a whole, become one". INTEGRA also also means "the new car that combines driving performance and a spacious living space".

INTEGRA SJ

INTEGRA is derived from the English word "integrate", which means like "make into a whole or make part of a whole, become one". INTEGRA also also means "the new car that combines driving performance and a spacious living space".
SJ is derived from the initials of the English words "Sedan Joyful".

INTEGRA
TYPE R

INTEGRA is derived from the English word "integrate", which means like "make into a whole or make part of a whole, become one". INTEGRA also also means "the new car that combines driving performance and a spacious living space".
"R" of TYPE R stands for the English words "racing". TYPE R is the highest performance model in Honda's sports model and also is synonymous with Honda's sports car.

JADE

JADE is derived from the English word "jade", which means like "hard, usually green, stone often used to make jewellery". JADE also comes with a wish of "to create a new-age standard car with a noble beauty and unchanging value, like a jewelry that has been heavily used since ancient times".

JAZZ

JAZZ is derived from the English word "JAZZ", which means like "a type of modern music originally developed by African-Americans, with a rhythm in which the strong notes often come before the beat". JAZZ is also the name of FIT in Europe.

LAGREAT

LAGREAT is a combination of the English word "la" and "great". "la" means the interjection for example "oh well". LAGREAT was also named after "the high-end minivan that people can say, "Oh, a wonderful car!"".

LEGEND

LEGEND is derived from the English word "legend". LEGEND also comes with a wish of "as the legend of Honda cars, the quality and the design philosophy of car making will be inherited for a long time".

Life

Life was named Honda minicar in the past. This name was used again, with the wish to be the car that fits the lifestyle of the new era.

Life DIVA

Life was named Honda minicar in the past. This name was used again, with the wish to be the car that fits the lifestyle of the new era.
DIVA is derived from the Latin word "diva", which means "goddess". DIVA was also named after "the impression of running around the city in stylish".

Life Dunk

Life was named Honda minicar in the past. This name was used again, with the wish to be the car that fits the lifestyle of the new era.
Dunk is derived from a basketball dunk. Dunk was also named after "the turbo's powerful driving impression".

Life PASTEL

Life was named Honda minicar in the past. This name was used again, with the wish to be the car that fits the lifestyle of the new era.
PASTEL is derived from "Pastel Crayon", which is one of the painting materials. PASTEL was also named after "Bright, elegant and stylish car".

Logo

Logo is derived from the Latin word "logos", which means "god's word, reason". Logo is a word that freely represents the driver himself. Logo also comes with a wish of "driving a logo will make the life of the driver richer and more enjoyable".

MDX

MDX is derived from the initials of the English words "Multi Dimension X". MDX was also named after "SUV with unknown potential that has evolved multidimensional elements to a higher dimension".

MOBILIO

MOBILIO is derived from the English word "mobile", which means like "moving, capable of moving readily". MOBILIO was also named after "the car that proposes a new style of mobility life".

MOBILIO Spike

MOBILIO is derived from the English word "mobile", which means like "moving, capable of moving readily". MOBILIO was also named after "the car that proposes a new style of mobility life".
Spike is derived from the English word "spike", which means like "something long and thin with a sharp point, especially a pointed piece of metal". Spike also comes with a wish of "to be sharp without forgetting the picky to everything".

N-BOX

"N" of N-BOX is the motif of "N" of Honda's first mass-produced car "N360". This name comes with a wish of "return to the starting point once again and make a new era car." This name also includes the initial of "New," "Nippon," "Norimono (vehicle)" and "Next," and has the meaning of "making new Japanese vehicles in the future." "BOX" was named after the shape of this car.

N-BOX+

"N" of N-BOX is the motif of "N" of Honda's first mass-produced car "N360". This name comes with a wish of "return to the starting point once again and make a new era car." This name also includes the initial of "New," "Nippon," "Norimono (vehicle)" and "Next," and has the meaning of "making new Japanese vehicles in the future." "BOX" was named after the shape of this car.
"+" comes with a wish of "plus the new idea to the room size of the N-BOX created by Honda's original center fuel tank layout, and create new possibilities in car life".

N-BOX SLASH (N/)

"N" of N-BOX is the motif of "N" of Honda's first mass-produced car "N360". This name comes with a wish of "return to the starting point once again and make a new era car." This name also includes the initial of "New," "Nippon," "Norimono (vehicle)" and "Next," and has the meaning of "making new Japanese vehicles in the future." "BOX" was named after the shape of this car.
SLASH (N/) is derived from the English word "slash", which means like "to cut something violently with a knife, sword etc.". SLASH also enhances the presence of the N-BOX brand, and represents the "interesting" and "easy-to-understand" product characteristics of N-BOX whose roof cut.

N-ONE

N-ONE comes with a wish as follows. "First": Inheriting the concept of "N360", the origin of Honda. "One and Only": A light car unique to Honda. "Personal": 1 person. "Everyone": a new light car for everyone.

N-WGN

N-WGN was named after "next generation light wagon" proposed by N series. "WGN" is also stands for the English word Wagon, which shares the trademark with STEP WGN.

NSX

In Japan, NSX is derived from the initials of "New Sports X". NSX was also named after "Honda's new sports car, which has high performance, can be operated at will, and is easy to handle and comfortable. In overseas, NSX is derived from "New Sportscar eXperimental".

ODYSSEY

ODYSSEY is derived from "Homer's epic Odyssey (Odysseia in ancient Greek)". Odyssey is the Greek mythology, means like "a long wandering or voyage". ODYSSEY comes with a wish of "even on a long drive, all the family and friends can enjoy an exciting adventure trip together".

ODYSSEY ABSOLUTE

ODYSSEY is derived from "Homer's epic Odyssey (Odysseia in ancient Greek)". Odyssey is the Greek mythology, means like "a long wandering or voyage". ODYSSEY comes with a wish of "even on a long drive, all the family and friends can enjoy an exciting adventure trip together".
ABSOLUTE is derived from the English word "absolute", which means like "perfect, complete, pure".

ORTHIA

ORTHIA is derived from the beautiful goddess "Orthia" in Greek mythology. Orthia was originally a Spartan goddess associated with nature, fertility, and childbirth. ORTHIA was also named after "passengers are gently wrapped in the car". ORTHIA series names "P" and "V" is derived from the dealer's name. "P" is the initial of "PRIMO Dealer" and "V" is the initial of "VERNO Dealer".

PARTNER

PARTNER is derived from the English word "partner". PARTNER also comes with a wish of "a strong partner that will support drivers for a long time in business".

PRELUDE

PRELUDE is derived from the English word "prelude", which means like "an introductory piece of music, most commonly an orchestral opening to an act of an opera, the first movement of a suite, or a piece preceding a fugue".

PRELUDE inx

PRELUDE is derived from the English word "prelude", which means like "an introductory piece of music, most commonly an orchestral opening to an act of an opera, the first movement of a suite, or a piece preceding a fugue".
inx is derived from the English word "link". inx was named after "the car that enhances the sporty and calm atmosphere and tries to link with older drivers".

QUINT

QUINT is derived from the English word "quintet", which means like "musical composition for five performers". This car was sold in Europe under the name Quintet.

QUINT INTEGRA

QUINT is derived from the English word "quintet", which means like "musical composition for five performers". This car was sold in Europe under the name Quintet.
INTEGRA is derived from the English word "integrate", which means like "make into a whole or make part of a whole, become one". INTEGRA also means "the new car that combines driving performance and a spacious living space".

Rafaga

Rafaga is derived from the Spanish word "rafaga", which means like "strong wind". Rafaga was named after "provide a breath of fresh air in Japanese sedans".

S360

"S" of S360 stands for the English words "Sports". "360" means engine displacement (engine type is unknown). S360 was not mass-produced, and the successor S500 was mass-produced.

S500

"S" of S500 stands for the English words "Sports". "500" means AS280E engine displacement(531cc).

S600

"S" of S600 stands for the English words "Sports". "600" means AS285E engine displacement(606cc).

S660

"S" of S660 stands for the English words "Sports". "660" means S07A engine displacement(658cc). S660 was named after "inherit the DNA of successive S series".

S800

"S" of S800 stands for the English words "Sports". "800" means AS800E engine displacement(791cc).

S2000

"S" of S2000 means the new generation real sports. "2000" means F20C engine displacement(1997cc). In addition, S2000 comes with a wish of "year 2000". A few years after the launch of S2000, The engine was changed to F22C with a displacement of 2156cc, but the car name was not changed.

S-MX

S-MX is derived from the initials of the English words "Street Mover X". The position of the hyphen is "SM-X" in front of the X in the Honda model name rule, but this name was not adopted because of the sexual impression of sadism and masochism.

SABER

SABER is derived from the English word "saber", which means like "fencing sword with a v-shaped blade and a slightly curved handle". SABER was also named after "the car that opens up a new era with a proud presence and higher quality driving".

SHUTTLE

SHUTTLE is based on the impression of the space shuttle that safely carry people and luggage by advanced technology.

Step Van

"Step" of Step Van comes with a wish of "to be able to step up on any scene".

STEP WGN

STEP comes with a wish of "to be able to step up on any scene".
WGN is stands for the English word Wagon, represents a category as a new genre of the car. This name represents "premonition and feelings" that the family can create a new life.

STEP WGN SPADA

STEP comes with a wish of "to be able to step up on any scene".
WGN is stands for the English word Wagon, represents a category as a new genre of the car. This name represents "premonition and feelings" that the family can create a new life.
SPADA is derived from the Italian word "spada", which means like "sword".

STREET

STREET is derived from the English word "street". STREET was also named after "the stylish car that easily runs through the streets and can be used like a passenger car".

STREAM

STREAM is derived from the English word "stream". STREAM also comes with a will of "the creation of a new Seven-Seater for the 21st century, which has a high level of style and comfort not possible with conventional minivans, and combines excellent driving performance".

That's

"That's" is a shortened form of "That is". "That's" was named after the familiar car that makes anyone say "that!".

today

today is derived from the English word "today".

today associe

today is derived from the English word "today".
associe is derived from the English word "associate".

TORNEO

TORNEO is a mixture of the English word "touring" and the Greek word "neo". "neo" means like "new".

VAMOS

VAMOS is derived from the Spanish word "vamos", which means like "come on!". VAMOS was also named after "the car that brings new enjoyment to owner".

VAMOS Hobio

VAMOS is derived from the Spanish word "vamos", which means like "come on!". VAMOS was also named after "the car that brings new enjoyment to owner".
Hobio is derived from the Esperanto word "hobio", which means like "hobby". Hobio also comes with a wish of "the car widely use for hobbies".

VIGOR

VIGOR is derived from the English word "vigor", which means like "energy, vitality, power, spirituality". VIGOR was also named after "the leader of the car with dynamic driving performance".

VEZEL

VEZEL is a combination of the English word "bezel" and "vehicle". "bezel" means like "small area of cut gems". VEZEL also means like "car with multifaceted charm and value, like a jewel whose color changes depending on the angle".

Z

Z comes with a will of "the compact car designed from the "zero" aiming for the ultimate about all performances".

ZEST

ZEST is derived from the English word "zest", which means like "add charm, enthusiasm, fun, flavor, herbs or spices". ZEST was also named after "the car that enriches the owner's life with exciting fun".

ZEST Spark

ZEST is derived from the English word "zest", which means like "add charm, enthusiasm, fun, flavor, herbs or spices". ZEST was also named after "the car that enriches the owner's life with exciting fun".
Spark comes with a wish of "the car heats a person's soul with an overwhelming jewel-like sparkle".

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