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The Big List of Cool Nicknames for Guys and Girls

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I have many interests and an inability to make up my mind about which one to focus on. That's how I came up with my name: ControlledChaos1.

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

Looking for a list of awesome and cool nicknames for guys and girls? Well, congratulations, you've found an article that I hope will give you what you need. Everyone knows the perfect nickname has to be unique and cool, but the coolest nicknames are often those that relate directly to the person that has them, whether it be through their physical traits or their personality.

Nickname suggestions are somewhat easy to find on the Internet, but finding a nickname that meets the above criteria can be hit or miss at best. You usually have to wade through a lot of bad ones to get a good one. Despite this, a second name is a necessity not only on the web, but in the real world as well. A nickname is like a name that really isn't yours, but is. It's an alternate way for friends and people who aren't necessarily close friends to bond with you. 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. That's the difference between the two social worlds. You'll find three basic nickname lists below: one will be best suited for guys, one is best for girls, and another is made up of random names that I think are cool. Good luck on finding that perfectly cool nickname and thanks for giving the article a chance.

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 and Cool Nicknames for Girls

2 Good 2 Be True (perfection in every way)

9 To 5 (Only works 8 hours a day.)

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.)

Ally Capone (A girl named ally who really likes guns.)

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.)

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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)

Barbwire (very protective)

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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Oasis (A welcome sight.)

October Summer (For a girl who like to dress like it's 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)

PG13 (doesn't curse too much)

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 can be taken 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.)

Raider Lady (A female fan of the Oakland Raiders.)

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)

Use Photos to Come Up With Really Cool Nickname Ideas

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 Bird
  • Tiny Metal Bird
  • Homemade Flyer

Barbie Girl




Mother Hen






Lazy Gamer

Alley Cat







Half Pipe



Big Dog Dan

Sugar Free

Little Dragon

Chilly Fridge

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.)

8 Ball (Likes to get hit.)

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.)

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

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)

Network (Someone who makes friends easily.)

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

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)

Roller Coaster (Someone whose temperament is up and down.)

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)

Scramble (a guy who eats his eggs scrambled all the time)

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)

Small Fry (orders small fries with his burgers to lose weight)

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)

How About Some Badass Nicknames?



Lucky Strike

Shy Rebel


Greedy Pirate



Soft Touch

Chica B



Wicked Lass

Angry Bird


Crash Override



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




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Share Your Nickname and the Story Behind It

Ryan on June 19, 2020:

This is the greatest thing I’ve ever read, trying to figure out which of my friends I can call Tiger Parrot

Bubble tea on March 09, 2020:

Someone who love to drink bubble tea all the time

Laser on December 01, 2019:

My husband-ROADBLOCK




These don't need an exclamation. We're a family. It's obvious.

Corinth on October 07, 2019:

I just thought it sounded cool, and so did my friends. I am now Corinth.

Don (author) from Tennessee on August 29, 2019:

Two good nicknames that come to mind immediately are "Wooze" and "Zybot".

Soonup on August 28, 2019:

i want Nickname which start with W Or Z

Don (author) from Tennessee on July 30, 2019:

I've got to tell you that a nickname quickly comes to mind based upon what was written in your post; I love the nickname "Beautiful Widow".

Scar on July 30, 2019:

I use this app called Discord. I get to change our nicknames for each server. I am now running out of nicknames and I am explained as sexy, hot, beautiful, cute, adorable, dangerous, lonely, edgy, and cool. So I needed a nickname. Now ima trying to pick between Black Widow or battleground, Cotton Candy, Dead Girl. X3

Panda on June 02, 2019:

My friend nickname is panda the reason why is because well my friends watch a lot of YouTube and one youtuber my friend watches is nicknames panda or something but the friend we call panda she nicknamed after that youtuber because she reminded her of the youtuber so that’s where the name panda came from

Goldfish on April 10, 2019:

(Forgets things so easily)

Don (author) from Tennessee on April 03, 2019:

It does fit. I love nicknames that are given to people because of something good they did to help or protect someone or something. Nicknames like that mean a lot and have staying power.

Rebel on April 02, 2019:

So I don't exactly have a nickname for myself, but my friends says my nickname is Barbwire. It was given to me because I had protected my friend from her ex-boyfriend when he tried to go out with her again, hence the name Barbwire. I guess it fits.

Mcat on April 02, 2019:

I think nicknames for people is a great way to get to know them on a personal level. Even though some nicknames are embarrassing, they still mean a lot.

Blonde on October 26, 2018:

My boyfriend calls me blonde but i have brown hair. He calls me blonde because i have a lot of blonde moments!

Tina T on October 13, 2018:

It's so true that the best nicknames are those given to you by friends based on things you do. This can be a good thing or a bad thing, but if you have decent friends, you'll get a name that has some love behind it. My friends began calling me "Scatter" a few years ago after I threw a bunch of very small objects all over the lawn while I was drunk. We all had to spend the whole day looking for those items. I've never lived it down.

Tammy Perry on June 28, 2018:

My boyfriend calls me Shorty because I pick on him for being short when I’m 5 inches shorter than he is. He plays Basketball so we tease each other about how he isn’t tall enough to dunk.

Shannon Findley on June 06, 2018:

My nickname is blonde because (obviously) I’m blonde. It’s a running joke with my friends since I used to hate blonde jokes. I do have my blondes moments though.

Adebayo Ifeoluwa on May 06, 2018:

My friends are calling me "GENTLELOVE" because am a gentle guy and my name is "IFE (LOVE)"

Tiffany on February 21, 2018:

Ain't it funny how if you have more than 1 job you will likely have more than one nickname?

My #1 nickname is "Hard Too" because I work around a bunch of guys who lift weights and I am really in shape.

My #2 nickname is "Olympic" because my co-workers always say that I am striving for great things.

Deborah Minter from U.S, California on December 24, 2017:

Some of these nick names, could also make good analogies for people.

Mr.E on January 04, 2017:

My Nickname is Possum. The reason is when I was drunk one time during College I was acting like a opossum

Dan W Miller from the beaches of Southern California now living in Phoenix since 2000 on September 16, 2016:

Tell me about it. When you're 6' 5 1/2+" EVERY THING you do is amplified. A little guy at work gets mad, women laugh. I get the least bit upset and you'd think Godzilla is attacking. I got written up for getting mad AT MYSELF behind a closed door once! It's not fair.

But when I tried comedy for the first time at 51, I experimented at all kinds of venues (finally settling on my own tough west side neighborhood in Phoenix and creating my own shows so I could host, produce and get as much (or as little) stage time as I had scheduled but usually around 15+ minutes total. Because it's my damn show! (Google: The Big Comedy Show at Bullock's Cocktails.)

I thought about Darryl Dawkins 'CHOCOLATE THUNDER'

So, since I feel like 'Zilla and vanilla with Miller was naturally gonna work. BUT, just in case, I include "The" (as in "THEE") would avoid any name infringements.

My birth name's a bit common .


Gấu Khủng Long from Vietnam on May 25, 2016:

My nickname is Doremon - name of a friend set me. They called me this because I very much like doremon. I like this

Sima on March 22, 2015:

This is not a good nicknames list for girls. I can kind of tell that you are a guy making up nicknames that you might like for girls to have. There's nothing wrong with that, but you need to soften them up a bit for ladies. I do like what you're trying to do by putting why you might call a certain person the nickname, though.

MissyG on March 17, 2015:

My off line nickname (given by my friends) is Sketch. They called me this because I'm all the time drawing stuff in my notebook. I never leave home without paper and pencil.

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