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The Big List of Cool Nicknames for Guys and Girls

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Girl with cool glasses.

Girl with cool glasses.

Unique and Cool Nicknames Require Patience—Don't Choose Too Quickly

Any guy or girl trying to come up with a cool nickname try to strive for one thing... for the name to relate to them in some way, whether it be through their physical traits or their personality. Everyone wants their alternate online identity to be unique, but the coolest nicknames always seem to meet that criteria.

Nicknames are pretty easy to find on the Internet, but finding really good nicknames that meet the above criteria can be a bit hit or miss at best; you usually have to wade through a lot of bad ones to find a good one. A second name is a bit of a necessity on the web these days. It's an alternate way for friends and people who aren't necessarily close friends to bond with you. A nickname is like a name that really isn't yours, but is. They've been used for a very long time and will continue to be used far into the future. In real life, nicknames are mostly given to you by people who know you. On the web, however, you usually have the luxury of choosing a nickname, so take your time and choose well.

Cool friends with even cooler nicknames.

Cool friends with even cooler nicknames.

Nicknames That Are Cool as Well as Creative


Champion (irony)


7th Heaven

Quarter Till

Rubber Love



Bad Ref

Black Ghost

Had It All


Yodel King (or Queen)

Last Loser

Healthy Tension



Married Man

Pink Cactus

Mud Pie


Red Stiletto

Half Past Dead

Fourth Place

Quick Stop



Witchy Woman




Drinking On The Job





Instantly Insane

Hell Sent

I Bet

Cut Loose

Trashy Diamond



Random Sass

Plain and Simple


British By The Way

Sugar Cat

Straight Shift



Sky High

Burger Shot


The Brown Lizard



Come First

Walk This Way


Over The Moon



Yet To See


Good Night Mom

Pen Pal Lady

Deal With It

Burnt Orange

Pumpkin Patch

Getty Up

Proudly Poor


Without Warning

Sweet Sundown

Smooth Operator

3 Word


Heat Wave

Boat Rocker


Yummy Yuppie




Sweet Heat

Kooky Cookie

Cheap Trick


Tiger Parrot

Black Darling

Mad Axe


Spring Apocalypse


Clever Cobra

Super Sour

Cereal Killer

Major Mayhem

Expert Menace

Bubblegum Monster

Raw Dog

Cute girly nicknames can easily be inspired by what people wear.

Cute girly nicknames can easily be inspired by what people wear.

Cute and Cool Nicknames for Girls

2 Good 2 Be True (perfection in every way)

Acting Outlaw (Someone who acts like a bad girl but isn't.)

All Natural (No plastic surgery, even though they look like they have had it.)

AM Sexy (someone who always looks good when waking up in the morning)

Angry Eyes (very competitive and intense)

Apparition (A girl who is fair-skinned.)

Apricot (Sweet and delicious.)

Arctic Fox (Likes to dress in white most of the time.)

Aurora (Always wears colorful make-up.)

Autumn Apple (sweet and colorful)

Bad Girl Gone Good (a lady who had a criminal past)

Banshee (someone with a powerful scream)

Bathory (a girl who likes to watch gory horror movies)

Battleground (guys always fighting over her)

Beautiful Loser (someone that never gives up)

Birdy (Good at doing bird calls.)

Black Ice (cold and dangerous)

Black Velvet (Someone with a soft touch and gentle voice.)

Black Widow (Beautiful and dangerous.)

Blink (A woman that likes to stare into other peoples' eyes.)

Bliss (A girl that when you're with, you're always happy.)

Blue Cougar (A sad,older attractive woman. Temporary nickname?)

Blush (For someone who is very shy.)

Boost (A motivator.)

Booth Babe (A cosplay and comic book fan.)

Burn (likes to play with fire)

Cajan Lady (Well spoken with a Louisiana accent.)

Calamity (bad things happen around her)

Campfire Mama (A great nickname for someone good at campfire cooking.)

Charity (always giving people help in some way)

Citrus (ate an orange for breakfast every day for a year to lose 100 lbs)

Confusion Solution (a great problem solver)

Cotton Candy (very light)

Curly Girl (has very uncontrollable curly hair)

Damsel In Distress? (never sure if she needs help)

Dance at Dawn (A party all night kind of person.)

Daughter of Mars (a fan of the John Carter books by Edgar Rice Burrough)

Dead Girl (Has cancer, but is beating the odds and living longer than expected.)

Disco Slinky (a sexy dancer that can keep dancing forever)

Dragonfly (quick and quiet)

Drop Dead (gorgeous)

Easy A (for a pretty red head)

Elvira (huge fan of bad horror movies)

Ember (somewhat hot)

Envy (A very jealous woman.)

Felony (A law breaker.)

Femme Fatale (beautiful and dangerous)

Find It Girl (someone good at finding hidden things)

Frog (a jumper)

Glimmer (a girl who shows a little but never a lot)

Granola (Sarcastic nickname for a health nut.)

Gremlin (a troublemaker)

Guns (could be a great nickname for a girl who shoots guns or has great arms)

Heavenly Connection (a beautiful friend you can depend on)

Hit Girl (a lady that can kick your a$$)

Hugs (For the woman who likes to hug everyone.)

Imperfect Muse (always giving bad advice)

Impure Thoughts (a dirty mind)

I Scream (really loves to eat ice cream)

Jackpot (given by a lucky husband or boyfriend)

Jersey Fox (a pretty lady from Jersey)

Kiss and Tell (can't keep a secret)

Knock Knock (likes to knock on wood twice during conversations)

Locks (has long braided hair all the time)

Low Voltage (likes to play with electricity)

Magenta (a fan of the Rocky Horror Picture Show)

Moonpie Bottom (having a good looking filled out butt thanks to eating moonpies)

Mother Lode (someone who likes to look for gold)

Ms. Tree (someone who is an advocate for Mother Nature)

Natural Mess (not a fan of makeup)

New Boss (newly married)

Nibbles (a girl who likes to leave hickeys)

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October Summer (Someone who dresses warm no matter how cold it is.)

Octopussy (a Bond fan)

Oops (a favorite saying of a lady who causes a lot of accidents)

Otter (likes the water)

Overexposed (likes to wear revealing clothes)

Pandora (chaos occurs whenever they're around)

Paralyzer (she can paralyze you with her beauty)

Popcorn (a girl who likes to go to the movies a lot)

Princess of Darkness (A lady who is married to a very bad person.)

Psycho Jellybean (revenge with just a slingshot and some jellybeans)

Quality Control (makes sure things are in tip top shape)

Quiz Queen (always asking questions)

Ragdoll (A girl that always buys used clothes that are in decent condition.)

Rain (A big fan of rainy weather.)

Random Sass (a back talker)

Raven (likes to wear black all the time)

Red Hot (after the candy)

Reel Beauty (for aspiring actresses)

Remedy (for a doctor or nurse)

Rogue (keep an eye on your valuables)

R Rated (doesn't sugar coat anything)

Rubik's (hard to figure out)

Salem (A girl who's into witchcraft.)

Satisfaction (not a worry in the world)

Shimmer (always wearing glitter)

Silver (always wears silver jewelry)

Sinner (self-explanatory)

Skin Tight (Likes to wear clothes that show off her figure.)

Skittles (always snacking on the candy with the same name)

Slippery When Wet (a bit of a tease)

Smuckers (for a butt that shakes like jelly)

Songbird (a singer)

Suddenly Psycho (someone with a quick temper)

Sugar Rush (always eating sweets)

Sunset (a night owl)

Swerve (Great nickname for a girl who likes to compete in car races.)

Swiss Miss (Hot chocolate fan.)

Trash (Dresses trashy but still looks good.)

Tricks (practical joker)

Trillion (For a lady with big dreams.)

Trouble (self-explanatory)

Typhoid Mary (leaves a relationship trail of broken lovers)

Unholy Annie (a red headed terror)

Upgrade (always trying to improve herself)

Vampire by Night (goth chick)

Vampirella (has a biting fetish)

Vertex (looks around corners; geometry term)

Voodoo Vixen (a sexy practitioner of the religion)

Wednesday (fan of The Addams Family show)

Wheels (loves to roller skate)

Whirl (a woman who likes to dance)

Wolf Peach (old nickname for tomatoes when they were still thought to be poisonous)

Wonder Girl (very strong)

Working Girl (sarcastic nickname made cool by the fact that she works at an office)

X-Play (gamer chic)

X-Ray (likes to wear see through shirts)

Yard Bird (temporary musical lyrics)

Young Gun (been around firearms her whole life)

Zen Babe (a beautiful woman who is very mellow)

Zodiac (a believer in the mystic)

A bird sculpture by Joe Pogan.

A bird sculpture by Joe Pogan.

Getting Cool Nickname Ideas From Photos

A favorite picture can inspire all kinds of nickname choices if you look at it for a while. After looking at this wonderful pic, five popped into my head immediately.

  • Perch
  • Bronze Beauty
  • 10 Cent Finch
  • Tiny Metal Bird
  • Homemade Flyer

Barbie Girl




Mother Hen






Lazy Gamer

Alley Cat







Half Pipe



Big Dog Dan

Sugar Free

Little Dragon

Chilly Fridge

8 Ball


Guy nicknames can come from one place, but have a completely unique meaning.

Guy nicknames can come from one place, but have a completely unique meaning.

Cool Nicknames for Guys That Stand Out

1st Base (A guy that is only somewhat lucky with the ladies.)

2 Much (Too much cologne, hair gel, etc.)

3rd Horseman (Someone who is very thin.)

Absolute Zero (Some guys embrace the fact that they are a loser.)

Accidental Villain (Someone who is willing to be the bad guy for the greater good.)

Ahab (This is a good call sign for a hunter.)

Aimless (A guy with no direction in his life.)

Alcoa (always chooses aluminum bats over wooden ones)

Alligator Man (once killed one with his bare hands)

Alpha Genius (top student in a class or group)

Anaconda (a guy who gives powerful hugs)

Animal Man (has a connection with animals)

A$$ Man (A proctologist with a sense of humor.)

Atlas (for someone who likes to travel)

Attila the Hungry (always eating)

Avalanche (A larger guy that has bad balance and always falling.)

BaBomb (Super Mario fans will know this one.)

Bandit (a fast driver)

BB (A guy who likes women with smaller breasts.)

Beast Master (has a way with animals)

Bear In The Air (A big guy who is very light on his feet.)

Big Mac Man (a fan of McDonald's)

Big Snack (a heavy eater)

Bird Dog (always on the lookout for attractive members of the opposite sex)

Black Box (Can't tell what he is thinking.)

Blanka (any Street Fighter 2 fan will appreciate this cool nickname)

Blindside (always attacking without being seen)

Blister (Someone who is an aggravating pain that is hard to get rid of.)

Bloodhound (A good nose for smells.)

Bloodier Than Yesterday (A guy that likes to fight all the time.)

Bloodshot (a guy who stays up very late partying)

Booger (always picked on)

Boss Hogg (Always looking to make a buck.)

Bowie (A fan of really big knives.)

Box Office (movie fan)

Brick (A brick layer who is as hard as the bricks he lays.)

Buckshot (Insert a first or last name.)

Buzz Kill (always saying things to bring down the mood)

Caterpillar (Slow, strong and steady, but also reliable.)

Caveman (Not the best of manners.)

Chewbacca (a guy with a lot of hair and not just on his head)

Chopper (Cuts wood for a living.)

Coffee (because you grind so fine)

Colossus (I gave this nickname to a weightlifter friend of mine who loves the X-Men.)

Comedian (A sarcastic nickname for someone who is not funny.)

Cornbread (country strong)

Critter (For a guy who doesn't like to keep himself clean.)

Diamond in the Rough (said about him by many girlfriends)

Dice (For a person that likes to curse; after Andrew Dice Clay.)

Dig Dug (has a job as a grave digger)

Digger (has a job as a grave digger)

Dizzy (No balance.)

Dog From Hell (one tough hombre)

Dropkick (someone who uses this move every time he gets in a fight)

Electric Mayhem (electronics have a way of not working around you)

Entertainment Gamer (watches the guy playing the game instead of playing it)

Fly On The Wall (always eavesdropping)

Friday (Someone who likes to smoke.)

Full Frontal (likes to expose himself to friends)

Furio (someone with anger issues)

Good Shot (Someone who is good, not great, with a gun.)

Goosebumps (creepy personality)

Great White Hunter (a large muscular albino who likes to hunt)

Gunslinger (Someone who makes reckless decisions that are successful 50% of the time.)

Hammer Down (a good nickname for people who like speed)

Hard As A Rock (a dedicated bodybuilder)

Hedge (Always preparing for the worst, hedging his bets.)

Highlander (good with a sword)

Iceberg (has a cold nature about him)

Iron Jaw (sarcastic nickname given to him because he can't take a punch)

Jawbone (always trying to get you to do what they want to do)

Junkyard (his backyard fits the name)

Kid Boom (a fan of firecrackers)

Kingpin (A big fan of bowling and the movie of the same name.)

Knots (has trouble untying the simplest of them)

Kraven (Someone who likes to hunt big game; after the Spiderman comic villain.)

Laser (focused)

Last Year (always out of style)

Lead Belly (a guy who has a large gut but rock hard abs)

Link (key figure in a team)

Lord of the Fishes (can always catch the limit)

Manimal (a guy who can do a lot of what some animals can do)

Maxx (Someone who always gives 100%).

Mayday (asks for help a lot)

Microchip (Perfect nickname for someone who is tech savvy... or Punisher fans.)

Midas (wears a lot of gold jewelry)

Monster Man (A cool nickname recently given to me by a Hardee's employee because I eat a lot of their Monster Thick Burgers. I'm pretty happy with it.)

Murdock (Based on the A-Team character; just a tad bit crazy.)

Nat Gas (short for natural gas)

Nickname Player (always trying to give people a cool nickname)

No More Mr. Nice Guy (Someone with anger issues.)

All Sorts of People Have Awesome Nicknames

More Badass Guy Nicknames (The List of Cool Nicknames Continue)

Old Boss (Demotions are never pleasant.)

Old Creepy (an old guy who is quite creepy)

One Shot One Kill (Really good with a rifle.)

OSHA (always worried about other people's safety)

Overkill (always going way too far in all that they do)

Pancake (Likes to eat pancakes for breakfast all the time.)

Panda Bear (a big old softie)

Pennywise (works as a party clown in his spare time)

Perfection (Someone who isn't perfect, but constantly strives for it.)

Plus One (a bigger guy)

Puff (an appropriate nickname for a smoker)

Q (thinks he is more powerful than he actually is)

Quarters (always asking for change)

Quick Draw (An artist that is very fast, but not very good.)

Quick Kick (An ironic nickname for someone who is slow.)

Replay (has only a few video games that is played over and over again)

Rice Krispie (a guy that cracks and pops while working out at gym)

Roadblock (always tries to get around them unnoticed)

Rusty Nail (nearly died by stepping on one when young)

Safe Pair of Hands (Good nickname for a surgeon.)

Sandwich (once went on a month long sandwich diet)

Scraps (a guy who always eats the leftovers from the plate of people they know)

Sell Sword (always able to be hired to do something)

Shadow Man (someone who is really good at hiding)

Sherwood Gladiator (a backwoods fighter)

Spartan (someone who doesn't own too many things)

Strutter (A guy who likes to strut.)

Stuntman (insert first name)

Suds (beer drinker)

Sunrise Surfer (always on the beach early)

Tackle Box (a dedicated fisherman)

Tango (Sarcastic nicknames for bad dancers are always in demand.)

Temper (A guy who has one.)

Tinker (good at fixing things)

Turbo (This degrading nickname was given to a friend of mine who made it his own by losing weight and becoming quite fast.)

Tradecraft (Someone who is very good at a lot of things.)

Tripper (very clumsy)

Twitch (always jerking on purpose)

Ultimate Performance (gotten from a college football game)

Under Construction (remaking their body or life)

Upchuck (can easily be made to vomit)

Vader (a fan of the wrestler and not the movie villain)

Vegas Vampire (Lives in Vegas and only comes out at night.)

Venom (been bitten by poisonous snakes several times and still alive)

Verbal (a real talker or not if used sarcastically)

Vertigo (someone who is not afraid of heights and has above average balance)

Wedge (used to give a lot of wedgies when in high school)

Wimpy (for people who really like hamburgers)

Wrecker (been in a lot of car accidents)

Xerox (remembers everything)

XL (extra large)

Yawning Lion (someone who is dangerous but looks lazy)

Young Man Winter (plays in the snow like he did when a child)

Yukon (very tough)

Zartan (someone who is a big fan of the GI Joe villain from the cartoon)

Zod (believes they always should be in charge)

Amazing Nicknames That Will Cause People To Raise Their Eyebrows



Lucky Strike

Shy Rebel


Greedy Pirate



Soft Touch

Chica B



Wicked Lass

Angry Bird


Crash Override



9 to 5

Raider Lady


Mr. Wizard


Foxy Spanks

Arcade Cowboy

Blue Jean

Cool and Clever Nicknames for Gamers

Professional gamers always seem to have cool handles, but what surprises me is how simple or uneventful the origins of those names are. That just goes to show that a ho-hum nickname can become a great one when paired with an interesting person.

Nicknames for Best Friends Are Cool Because the Giver Thinks About Them Before Giving Them




Go To

Miss Reliable

Trick Master


Lazy Robin

Laid Back Dragon

Back Kick

Sly Gangster




Grizzley Man

Old Reliable

Creeping Thief

Corner Man



Old Hickory






Mama Bear

Good Vibes





Rif Raf







Bubble Yum


Kiss Kiss




More Cool Nicknames for Girls That Need Some Explaining

Ally Capone (Ally really likes guns and old gangster flicks.)

Barbwire (A woman who is very protective of her friends.)

Chaos (A perfect nickname for someone who is a bit clumsy.)

Network (Someone who makes friends easily.)

Oasis (A feeling of relief occurs every time this person shows up.)

PG-13 (Someone that hardly ever utters a curse word.)

Roller Coaster (A lady who can go from calm to angry in a moment's time.)

Small Fry (Only orders a small order of fries when they go to a restaurant.)

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