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1001+ Cool Nicknames for Guys and Girls

Updated on May 23, 2017

Did you ever have a nickname as a child? Do you have one currently? Believe it or not, many of us go our entire lives knowing what nicknames are, or even giving them at some point but never actually having a nickname ourselves. How does one escape such a thing? I have no clue, but I know I’ve had a few cool nicknames, myself, and they still follow me to this day!

Let's get right into the nicknames, then we'll give you some tips for when to use nicknames and how to come up with an awesome, personalized nickname for you or a friend!

Video: Cool Nicknames for Guys and Girls

Cool Guy Nicknames

Bad Mr. Frosty
Kraken
Boomer
Lumberjack
Boomerang
Mammoth
Boss
Mastadon
Budweiser
Master
Bullseye
Meatball
Buster
Mooch
Butch
Mr. President
Buzz
Outlaw
Canine
Ratman
Captian RedBeard
Renegade
Champ
Sabertooth
Coma
Scratch
Crusher
Sentinel
Diesel
Speed
Doctor
Spike
Dreads
Subwoofer
Frankenstein
Thunderbird
Froggy
Tornado
General
Troubleshoot
Godzilla
Vice
Hammerhead
Viper
Handy Man
Wasp
Hound Dog
Wizard
Indominus
Zodiac
King Kong
 

Cool Nicknames for Guys Inspired by the Animal Kingdom

Mammoth
Lobster
Highlander
Mastodon
Slug
Prawn
Canine
Spider
Taz
Ratman
Snake
Sabre-Tooth
Sabertooth
Gecko
Bear
Hammerhead
Dragon
Yak
Viper
Vulture
Zee-donk
Thunderbird
Fish
Dino
Froggy
Jackal
T-Rex
Wasp
Megalodon
Raptor
Hound Dog
Bandicoot
Bird
Wildcat
Bulldog
Gator
Husky
Catfish
Bull
Trunk
Dingo
Longhorn

Awesome Guy Nicknames From the World of Sports

Boomerang
Sticks
Horsehide
Helmet
Tackle
Hose
The Bat
Wishbone
Hot Box
Field Goal
X
Rain Delay
Touchdown
Z
Interstate
TD
ZD
J-Run
Foul Play
ZB
Junk
Red Flag
Ace
Knuckleball
Endzone
Airmail
Knee-Buckler
Defense
Aspirin
Leather
Offense
Bail
Lights Out
First Down
Banjo Hitter
Lumber
Chip Shot
Barrel
Maddux
Snap
Batter
Masher
Quarterback
Belt
Meat
QB
Big League
Bullseye
LB
Major League
Dart
Flea Flicker
Bigs
Midnight
Fourth Down
Bronx Bomber
Moonshot
FD
Bullpen
Olympus
Fumble
Butcher Boy
Relay
Fullback
Captain Hook
Ribbie
FB
The Chair
Road Game
Gridiron
Cheddar
Rookie
Halfback
Chuck
Room Service
HB
Clinic
Shoe String
Huddle
Cookie
The Show
Interference
Creature
Showboat
Jack
Daisy Cutter
Shut Out
Mo
Dead Red
Sinker
Jumbo
Deuce
Skyscraper
Juke
Earnie
Slap Hitter
Monster Man
Evil Empire
Smoke
NFL
Ump
Southpaw
Pancake
Baller
Stats
Red Shirt
Flamethrower
Stopper
Red Zone
GM
Stretch
Ref
Grand Slam
Tailgate
Rover
Hammer
Tomahawk
Sam
Hat Trick
Uncle Charlie
Sideline
Goalie
Yardwork
Side Zone
Offsides
Zinger
Slobber-knocker
Home Plate
Ballgame
Sneak
Homer
Matchpoint
Split / Splits
Hook
Basket

Badass Professional Nicknames

Boss
Manager
Inventor
Mr. President
The Management
Woodshop
Doctor / Doc
Engineer
Baker
Handyman
The Talent
Chef
Lumberjack
Officer
Astro
Undertaker
The Philosopher
Buzz Aldrin
Henchman
The Pro
Navigator
Judge
Vet
Pilot
Teach
The Specialist
Reverend
Preach
Rep
Detective
VP
HVAC
Inspector
POTUS
Tinker
Undertaker

Nicknames for Guys from Military and Law Enforcement Lingo

Commander
Jail Bond
Marine
Outlaw
Bazooka
Boomer
Renegade
Chopper
Boomstick
Champ
The Law
Booter
Sentinel
Bullet
Box Kicker
Colonel
The Enforcement
Captain Jack
Recruit
Howitzer
Doughboy
General
Patrol
FLAK
Air Raid
Platoon
FUBAR
Blitz
Saber
Hoover
Blitzkrieg
Air Alert
Hun
Atomic
Cannon
Iron
Bootleg
Amphibian
Genghis
Guard
HQ
Scuttlebutt
Gunslinger
Armed Force
Trigger
Gunner
Napoleon
Deck
Pistol
Patton
Basecamp
Rifle
Tank
Bomber
AK47
Sub
D-Day
Shield
WMD
Rocket

Names Based on Superheroes and Other Famous Characters

King Kong
Rocky
Caesar
Godzilla
Robin Hood
Joker
Kraken
Butch Cassidy
Goldfinger
Frankenstein
Sundance Kid
Sherlock
Terminator
Superman
Watson
Mad Max
Tarzan
Grinch
Tin Man
Rooster
Popeye
Scarecrow
Moses
Bullwinkle
Chewbacca
Jesus
Daffy
Han Solo
Zorro
Porky
Captain Redbeard
Batman
Mr. Magoo
Blackbeard
Lincoln
Jetson
HAL
Hannibal
Panther
Wizard
Darth Vader
Gumby
Zodiac
Alien
Underdog
V-Mort
The Shark
Sylvester
C-Brown
Martian
Space Ghost
Finch
Dracula
Felix
Indiana
Kevorkian
Jungle Man

Fun Titles to Use as Nicknames

Count
Master
Earl
Cardinal
Knight
Governor
Esquiare
Abbot
Herald
Junior
Admiral of the Fleet
King of Arms
Senior
Professor
Lord Privy Seal
The Third
Baron
Pharoah
Lord Charles
Bishop
Saint
Uncle
Centurion
Sultan
Sir
Don
Tribune

Random Hilarious Nicknames

Bad Mr. Frosty
Boomer
Subwoofer
Coma
Buster
Tornado
Scratch
Mooch
Thunder
Crusher
Butch
Lightning
Speed
Buzz
Storm
Troubleshoot
Spike
Bass
Vice
Dreads
Gr8 Beyond

Names Based on Where You're From

West Coast
Sun Belt
German
East Coast
Bible Belt
High Altitude
Dirty Dirty
Pacific
Lowlands
Rust Belt
Atlantic
Cornfed

Wacky Names Inspired by the Dinner Table

Cheese
BBQ
Choco
Meatball
Tex-Mex
Whiskey
Budweiser
Ice
Tango
Mustard
Snicker
Hard-Boiled
Nightcap
Snow Cone
Egg
Salty
Twix
Turk
Pepper
Red Hot
Beef
Ribeye
Tabasco
Belly
Rhubarb
Cornflake
Spice
Seasoning
Crunchie
Sammie
Vinegar
Crisp
Foot-long

Cool Car Nicknames

Piston
Wrangler
Rocker
Xccelerator
Seatbelt
Clutch
Motor
Volt
Shift
Engine
Power Steering
Automatic
Railroad
ATV
Gasoline
Sparkplug
4-Wheel Drive
High-Octane
Diesel
Hog
Gear Bait
Cadillac
Fuse
Collision
Hummer
Hydraulics
Nut

Fun Names Based on Hobbies and Interests

Drum
Mega
HTML
The Keys
Fiddle
8-track
Pipes
Breakdance
Frontflip
Picasso
Half-Pipe
Hemingway
Einstein
Kickback
Nobel Prize
Banjo
Hard-Drive
Green Thumb
Nintendo
2-bit
Lock Stock
Sega
Code Master
Target

Cool Girl Nicknames

Agent 99
Mad Dog
Alias
Moonshine
Blueberry
Mustang
Black Lotus
Neptune
Black Widow
Number Six
Bonbon
Opaline
Butterfly
Princess Peach
Champagne
Radar
Chardonnay
Sgt. Calhoun
Claws
Shadow
Copycat
Sphinx
Dahlia
Subzero
Dollface
Sugar Plum
Dragonfly
Trinity
Eclipse
Twister
Epiphany
Twizzler
The Evil Queen
Uhura
Firefly
Venus
Frostbite
Vicious
Hurricane
Vivi
Jessica Rabbit
Wind
Jetta
Winger
Katniss
Winter
Lady Luck
Wonder Woman
Lunar
Zelda
Source

Cool Girl Nicknames Based on Popular Characters

Agent 99
Cinderella
Turanga
Alias
Ella
Killer Frost
Number Six
Katniss
Batgirl
Princess Peach
Scarlet
Betty Boop
Trinity
Granger
Goldilocks
Venom
Princess
Reno
Poison Ivy
The Bride
Jo Jo
Superwoman
Poppins
Sabriel
Zelda
Dorothy
Ezzie
Lady Luck
Juno
Sphinx
Wonder Woman
Wicked
Isis
Uhura
Mrs. Robinson
Aphrodite
Jessica Rabbit
Baby Doll
Artemis
The Evil Queen
Zena
Athena
Snow White
Rapunzel
Cupid

Sweet Names for Your Friends

Chardonnay
Candy Cane
Banana Bread
Merlot
Good ‘n Plenty
Biscuit
Sherry
Tootsie
Bun Bun
Moonshine
Skittle
Cookie
Bourbon
Smartie
Pecan
Whisky Ginger
Gummy Bear
Hot Cocoa
Soda Pop
Wonka
Brownie
Rum Punch
Pop Rock
Vanilla Bean
Rummy
Taffy
Banana Split
Tequila
Pixy
Shortbread
Brandy
Lifesaver
Shortcake
Barbera
Double
Red Velvet
Ginger
Jelly Bean
Caramel
Cherry
Peep
S’Mores
Wildberry
Jolly
Chocolate Chip
Strawberry
Dottie
Gingersnap
Blueberry
Sixlet
Protein
Blackberry
Pocky
Fresh
Apple
Redvine
Tart
Mulberry
Starburst
Twisty
Brambleberry
Junior Mint
Juice
Peaches
Peppermint
Combo
Lem / Lemon
Cinnamon
Whirly
Champagne
Kit-Kat
Vitamin C
Martini
Twix
Cayenne
Manhattan
Snickers
Hitch
Bonbon
Cake
Kicks
Sugar Plum
Cupcake
Queen C
Twizzler
Muffin
Snappie
Sugar
Snickerdoodle
Snazz
Brown Sugar
Thumbprint
Snapple
Honey
Apple Pie
Polka-Dot
Maple
Cherry Pie
Aqua

Adorable Names Based on Animals

Mustang
Mouse
Lion
Claws
Fox
Squeak
Whiskers
Dove
Chirp
Pigtail
Paloma
Quck
Mittens
Catnip
Duck
Paws
Bambi
Duckling
Snout
Rabbit
Goose
Appaloosa
Bunny
Gosling
Fuzz
Hedgehog
Coo Coo
Muzzie
Chipmunk
Turtle
Kitten
Squirrel
Frog
Cat
Roar
Gully

Names From Under the Sea

Guppy
Congo
Electric Blue
Goldfish
Flowerhorn
Cobalt
Tetra
Peacock
Swordtail
Clownfish
Flamingo
Sunburst
Betta
Firemouth
Mudskipper
Angelfish
Earth Eater
Cosmic
Koi
Red Terror
Starfire
Ember
Green Terror
Squeaker

Great Nicknames From Cities, Countries, and States

Dakota
Dallas
Athens
Texas
New York
Berlin
Geneva
Prairie
Bombay
Paris
Milan
Kawaii
London
Roma
California
Tokyo
Austin
Cali

Names Based on Flowers

Lilac
Susie Q
Fennel
Rosie
Buttercup
Iris
Wild Rose
Willow
Marigold
Daisy
Reed
Moonflower
Black Lotus
Cattail
Snowdrop
Dahlia
Dandelion
Sunflower
Petunia
Snapdragon
Tansy
Petal
Poppy
Tulip
Leaf
Minty
Sienna
Stem
Chrysanthemum
Sierra
Bloomer
Daffodil
Mushroom

Bug and Butterfly Nicknames

Bug
Firefly
Beetle
Black Widow
Grasshopper
Bumble Bee
Butterfly
Cricket
Swallowtail
Dragonfly
Rolly Polly
Monarch
Ladybug
Blue Bottle
Yellowjacket
Mantis
Moth
Lightening Bug

Nicknames That Are Out of This World

Venus
Luna
Big Bang
Eclipse
Stardust
Chaos
Lunar
Stargazer
Dark Matter
Neptune
Earthshine
Fireball
Comet
Equinox
Hubble
Orbit
Retrograde
Light Year
Cosmos
Solstice
Nova
Star
Supernova
Parallax
Shooting Star
Twilight
Quasar
Jupiter
Zenith
Virgo
Pluto
Absolute Zero
Leo
Galaxy
Aurora
X-Ray

Gorgeous Names of Jewels and Gems

Opaline
Slate
Tiger’s Eye
Emerald
Pearls
Jasper
Crystal
Moonstone
Platinum
Diamond
Lapis Lazuli
Titanium
Gem
Opal
Golden Girl
Sapphire
Cat’s Eye
Silver Miss
Ruby
Serpentine
Bronze One
Aquamarine
Sunstone
Pebble

Hardcore Nicknames for Girls

Radar
FLAK
Magnet
Doppler
SWAT
Polar
Jam Jam
Helmet
Sgt. Calhoun
True North
Kevlar
Subzero
True South
Teflon
Soldier
Laser
Grenade
Robber
Taze
Land Mine
Mizzen
Boot
Quest
Camber
Combat
Detector
Dogwatch

Names Based on Ghosts

Blue Lady
White Lady
Specter
Red Lady
Casper
Shadow
Banshee
Lele
Copycat
Mad Dog
Ghost
Phantom

Cutesy Nicknames

Lady
Brown Eyes
Glitzy
Ladygirl
Blue Eyes
Jewel
Ladybird
Button
Be-Jewel
Punkin
Doodle
Tator Tot
Bubbles
Dumpling
French Fry
Giggles
Noodle
Tinkerbell
Dollface
Goobers
Twinkle Toes
Vi-Vi
Snicky Snack
Muffy
Gi-Gi
Pancake
Chuckles
Zi-Zi
Waffle
Heart
Pinkie
Cool-Whip
Valentine
Rosebud
PB&J
Whizzy
Lala
Peanut
Cheeto
Belle
Tic Tac
Dorito
Bitsy
Sparkles
Lolli
Bitsy Boo
Glitter
Lollipop

Badass Nicknames for Girls

Vicious
Firestruck
Nemesis
Winger
Epiphany
Mayhem
Sling
Black Magic
Rubble
Lava
Fight Club
Fiend
Blade
Devil
Cutlass
Scavenger
Fire Sign
Black Pearl
Blaze
Riot
Black Diamond

Names That Come From the Weather

Winter
Cloudburst
Sunshine
Frostbite
Cold Front
Monsoon
Wind
Cyclone
Breezy
Stormy Waters
Dew Drop
Rainbow
Twister
Flurry
Sandstorm
Hurricane
Diamond Dust
Short-Fuse
Black Ice
Drizzle
Thunderstorm
Frost
Funnel Cloud
Thundercloud
Arctic Air
Hazy
Thunderhead
Blizzard
Jet Stream
Icecap
Cirrus
Sunny
Snowflake

High Luxury Names

Jetta
Prada
Dolce
Bentley
Burberry
Fendi
Mazda
Cartier
Beamer
Lexus
Hermes
Ferrari
Tesla
Versace
Benz
Louis-Vuitton
Chanel
Porsche
Gucci
Armani
Infiniti

Royal Names and Titles of Authority

Empress
Princess
Missy
Duchess
Queen
First Lady
Countess
Miss
Mamsell

Random Fun Nicknames A - Z

Art Axe
The Illness
Rellie J
Bear Bae
JK
Sweeper
Big Love
Ki-No-Wa
Trouble
Ci-Ci D.
Lucy Locks
Updog
Dream Devil
Miss Gold
Vams
Egg Tease
New Night
Wild Kitty
Fry Starter
Oldie
X-Tra
Good Deal
Pretty Sue
Young B
High Top
Quirk
Zils Manils

What's a Nickname?

For those of you who might not know, whether it‘s a foreign concept or you have English as a second language, a nickname is a name assigned to you, usually by someone other than yourself, that is earned and a good expression of your true personality.

Sometimes it’s just given for humor purposes and other times it can be quite serious! There are a lot of factors to be considered when giving a nickname to someone.

When to Use Nicknames

Nicknames can be self-assigned such as for gamertags for online video game play, or given by others. Usually when there is a nickname given, it’s for a reason:

  • Team names: Sports teams that are a bit flexible on the rules often allow any name to be placed on the back of a jersey so as long as it falls into tasteful guidelines. If you’re on, say, a softball team, you probably have a few different shirts from the current season and seasons past with an interesting name or two! These kinds of names usually don’t stick outside of game time or practice with the team.
  • Office names: Often times with work projects that require teams, team names are given which frequently leads to nicknames being given for fun. If you work in a fun environment, chances are, you’ve encountered this scenario and likely have a nickname that has stuck from it!
  • Clique names: Personally, the name that stuck with me the longest (that will remain unmentioned) was given to me by my clique of friends in middle school and quickly became the name I was known by everywhere. This is what friends are good for!
  • Spur of the moment: Sometimes things just happen and you wind up with a nickname, whether it’s a result of a word you said incorrectly or the ass-end of an inside joke. Either way, it gets funny and the name somehow sticks!

How to Choose a Nickname

Whether you’re looking to give cool nicknames or funny nicknames, there are a few things that should be considered, mainly:

  • Personality: The nickname should suit the personality of the person it is being given to, unless the point of the nickname is to be funny and the complete opposite of the person’s true personality, for example: Naming a quiet person “Screamer.”

  • Interests/Hobbies: Hobbies are often a big part of a person, so keeping their personal hobbies in mind can really help drum up a few good nicknames!

  • Favorites: Fan of the Harry Potter? Choose a name based of that person's favorite character from the movie (or one most like them!) Maybe they just love ice cream, choose their favorite flavor! "Hey Cookie Dough!"

  • Mannerisms: People have things about them that are beyond their control, whether it be gestures or facial expressions. You can certainly use these to your nicknaming advantage!

When giving someone a nickname, it’s best to make sure that they are cool with it, whether it’s cool nicknames or innocent nicknames. Some people get easily offended or simply just prefer to keep their real names alive. Having a nickname should be fun for all involved, so make it fun!

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      Sam Sam 2 weeks ago

      I found my nickname...SamSam, although it was not on here.

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      Heartwell Antwi 7 weeks ago

      I need a good nick name that will suit me

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      Paradox 2 months ago

      Girls if you want a nickname think of one based on your personality. Think of one like: Shadow, Luna, Coacoa, or Peppermint. Guys think of something cool if your name is like Sindarys call yourself Aries as the zodiac sign. Get something like: Zyphere, Leo, Sin, or Ace.

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      wizard 2 months ago

      Cool and unique names

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      Maddy k 3 months ago

      Lollipop is a cute and adorable name for a girly girl for

      Kahoot

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      Muhammad Raheel 3 months ago

      Rahii

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      Osha 3 months ago

      Wow Yall got all the nicknames

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      shadow 3 months ago

      I need cool nickname for geowtopia i know thads poor and bad game but i n33d

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      GameTimesHD 3 months ago

      Very good namens add this page

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      Daisy 4 months ago

      Need a nickname for my year 12 jacket in school, my name is Daisy. Only one that i considered was 'cupid' because i'm secretly shipping everyone I know. But then I thought about it and it's pretty lame. I don't want to JUST put my last name because it's boring as hell and such a generic thing to do. I'm screwed.

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      muhamad dedi 5 months ago

      Arti

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      FakYoMadr 5 months ago

      nick : Lyeogrph, Zephyrnaut, iRemember,UltimateShadow

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      Martha 5 months ago

      I want a nickname

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      motherparker 5 months ago

      Kurt

      Kazer

      Mzter

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      Treywon 6 months ago

      i need a good nickname for online game

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      nate mackey 7 months ago

      i need a cool short nickname somthing cool n Catchy

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      Jonah Helcock 8 months ago

      Well, congrats on the fabulous website. Now my nickname is brownie!!! Thx Paired Life xx

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      Nobody 8 months ago

      I just need a good cool nickname for my friends, but this site didn't help a lot.

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      carlos 13 months ago

      I need a cool simple short nickname

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      Katechrisy 20 months ago

      I need good name for online game , i dont have anything good :(